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55 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Episode 127: #CancelStudentDebt & #CutThePentagon
On this week's episode of CODEPINK radio, we hear from two very special guests: First, we’ll hear from former Presidential Candidate and best-selling author Marianne Williamson on the crisis of spending more on our military than the next 12 countries combined. Then, we’ll hear from Braxton Brewington, Press Secretary from the Debt Collective, about the connection between the student debt crisis and U.S. Militarism.
55 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Episode 126: Free Alex Saab & Abolish the OAS
On this week's episode of CODEPINK radio, Leonardo Flores speaks with David Rivkin, attorney for political prisoner Alex Saab. In the second half of the show, Leonardo is joined by Alina Duarte, an independent journalist from Mexico and Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, to discuss Latin American geopolitics.
55 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Episode 125: Our CODEPINK Wish List for 2022
CODEPINK Congress co-hosts Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd discuss what President Biden could do with a stroke of his pen to alleviate much of the world's suffering. From Yemen to Afghanistan to Cuba to the U.S., we discuss the impact of U.S. militarism poisoning water in Hawaii, arming right-wing police forces around the world and imposing war-like sanctions that hurt vulnerable populations and weaken civil society. Demand executive action now! Featured guests: Colonel Ann Wright, who resigned from the State Department to protest the 2003 US invasion of Iraq; Pat Elder, author of "Military Recruiting in the United States;" Danaka Katovich, CODEPINK organizer of the Youth Peace Collective; John Lindsay-Poland, coordinator of Global Exchange's "Stop U.S. Arms to Mexico" project.
55 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
Episode 124: A PINK year in review
On this episode of CODEPINK radio, join all CODEPINK campaigners in reflecting on 2021 and discussing the optimism of 2022. Hear about Cut the Pentagon, Call to Disarm, China is not Our Enemy, Middle east & Latin America campaigns, divestment, BlackRock and more. CODEPINK co-founders Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin join as well to talk about Afghanistan and the Local Peace Economy.
55 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Episode 123: No War On China: Casualties and Environmental Cost of U.S. Militarism in the Asia-Pacific
On this episode, join CODEPINK and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign for No War On China: Casualties and Environmental Cost of U.S. Militarism in the Asia-Pacific. In the first half of the show, listen to CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans interview CODEPINK national team member Ann Wright about the fallout of militarism in Hawai'i and the current crisis of U.S. military jet tanks leaking and contaminating the island's drinking water. Then the 2nd half of the show will feature an excerpt from the CODEPINK China Is Not Our Enemy webinar, U.S. Militarization of Guam & the Marianas: Lived Impacts of the U.S. War On China, featuring CHamoru activists Moneaka “Naek” Flores and Julian Aguon speaking on the U.S. military's environmental devestation and violation of Indigenous sovereignty & rights in Guam and the Northern Marianas (CNMI).
55 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Episode 122: Cut the Pentagon, Fund the Planet!
This week on CODEPINK radio, we're joined by Congresswoman Maxine Waters on military spending, then from Bernadette Demien-teff, Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee who will talk about Indigenous resistance to oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Finally, we are joined by Netta Crawford, the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Boston University, who will talk about the intersection of climate change and militarism.
55 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Episode 121: Honduras ends a narcodictatorship and Barbados ditches the queen
This week on CODEPINK radio, Teri Mattson is joined by independent journalist Alina Duarte to discuss the historic elections in Honduras, where Xiomara Castro's victory marked an end to a narcodictatorship installed by a US backed coup. On the second half of the program, Teri speaks with David Denny of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration about Barbados ditching the Queen and becoming a republic.
55 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Episode 120: No War On China: Ending U.S. Aggression & Militarism in the Asia-Pacific
On this episode, join CODEPINK and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign for No War On China: Ending U.S. Aggression & Militarism in the Asia-Pacific. In the first half of the show, hear CODEPINK’s Madison Tang speak at No Cold War International campaign's "Europe against the cold war" online forum about how we need global outrage at US imperialism, militarism and forever wars.
55 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Episode 119: Voices From COP26 to the Arctic!
Listen to CODEPINK Congress (11/16/21) with Bernadette Demientieff, Executive Director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee in Alaska, sharing the indigenous nation's victories in convincing banks not to loan money for oil drilling on ancestral lands-also Boston University Professor Neta Crawford on the importance of avoiding the term "national security threat" when talking about the climate crisis because such terminology validates further US military aggression, and CODEPINK Co-founder Jodie Evans, who traveled with CODEPINK peacebuilders Nancy Mancias and Suzie Gilbert to Glasgow to march in the streets with an estimated hundred thousand, if not more, activists demanding climate justice (reparations for the Global South) and inclusion of militarism reporting and accountability in UN climate agreements.
55 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Episode 118: The Spoils of War, a conversation with Author Andrew Cockburn
This week on CODEPINK radio, we speak with noted Author Andrew Cockburn about his new book: The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. Based on years of wide-ranging research, Cockburn lays bare the ugly reality of the largest military machine in history: squalid, and at the same time terrifyingly dangerous.
55 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Episode 117: US-backed protests in Cuba & Elections in Nicaragua
This week on CODEPINK radio, we speak with journalist Alan MacLeod about U.S. attempts to overthrow the Cuban government, including the promoting of upcoming protests on November 15th. The second half of the program will feature excerpts of a press conference from U.S. and Canadian electoral observers who witness the presidential elections in Nicaragua.
55 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Episode 116: Resisting the U.S. War On China: From Guam & the CNMI to India
On this episode, join CODEPINK and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign to hear from Indigenous CHamoru scholars and activists Dr. Kenneth Kuper and Dr. Isa Arriola about how the native peoples, land, and environment of Guam & the CNMI are being impacted and harmed by the US’s military buildup in its escalating war on China. Then, in the 2nd half of the show, hear from Prabir Purkayastha, editor, writer, and activist who founded Newsclick.in about the role of India in the US’s war on China as it shores up alliances.
55 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Episode 115: Weapons Sales 101 with Jeff Abramson
The U.S. arms trade is complex. There are a lot of moving parts with not a whole lot of transparency. Listen to our episode "Weapons Sales 101" to learn the basics about the U.S. arms trade with the director of Forum on the Arms Trade Jeff Abramson! Jeff Abramson is a senior fellow for arms control and conventional arms transfers at the Washington DC-based Arms Control Association and also directs the Forum on the Arms Trade. Prior to re-joining the Arms Control Association in September 2019, he managed the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, the de facto monitoring regime for the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munitions. Immediately prior to joining the Monitor, he served as a policy advisor and director to the secretariat of Control Arms, the global civil society alliance that championed the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty that for the first time established global regulations for the trade in a wide array of conventional weapons. He is former Deputy Director of the Arms Control Association and Managing Editor of their publication Arms Control Today. An arms trade expert, his work has been published in numerous journals and comments cited by major US and global media.
55 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Episode 114: Stop Haitian Deportations & Link Militarism to the Climate Crisis.
In this episode, CODEPINK Congress coordinator Marcy Winograd and co-host Medea Benjamin talk to Patrice Lawrence, executive director of UndocuBlack, and Paul Christian Namfy, an organizer with the Family Action Network Movement, about their demands the Biden administration halt mass deportations and detentions of Haitians fleeing political collapse, street gangs and impacts of the climate crisis. During the second half of the show, after a pause for Hatian creole music, Marcy interviews CODEPINK campaign organizer Nancy Mancias about CODEPINK's planned protests outside the next UN Climate Conference, the COP26, in Glasgow Scotland, October 31-November 12, 2021. CODEPINK will call on the COP26 to require climate agreement signatories report and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their militaries.
55 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Episode 113: Sanctions on Venezuela: The Portugal Novo Banco case, and Venezuela's Anti-blockade Law
This week on CODEPINK radio we'll be discussing the sanctions on Venezuela. In the first segment Teri Mattson and Margaret Flowers interview William Castilo, Venezuela's Vice Minister for Anti-Blockade Policies, about the devastating economic war. In the second half of the program, Teri interviews Venezuelan Vice Minister Yvan Gil about $2 billion in Venezuelan funds currently being frozen by Portuguese bank Novo Banco - money that would otherwise be spent on healthcare for Venezuelans.
55 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Episode 112: Serve the People: China is Not Our Enemy
In this episode, we hear from the Chief Correspondent of the Globetrotter Independent Media Institute Vijay Prashad about the dire need for public anti-war actions as the U.S. government continues to allocate record-high military budgets and ignore urgent domestic needs. In the second half of the show, we will feature an interview with Tings Chak of The Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. Tings talks with CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans about her research on China’s massive campaign to eliminate poverty that has pulled 850 million people in China out of extreme poverty.
55 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Episode 111: Climate Strike, Military Budget & Afghanistan Relief.
In this episode, we hear the voices of youth at the Global Climate Strike and activist and author Winona LaDuke on stopping the Line 3 pipeline threatening to contaminate indigenous lands. We also go to the House floor for debate between AOC and Republicans on the military budget and Congressman Ro Khanna on his amendment to cut off funds for Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen. During the second half of our show, we turn to Afghanistan with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies on reparations and relief, also Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, on our new campaign: Pay the Afghan teachers.
55 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Episode 110: Exposing the War Profiteers with David Moore
In this episode, we hear from David Moore, Co-Founder of Sludge, and investigative news room focus on money in politics about his most recent article which details the members of Congress who personally profit from their investments in war profiteers.
55 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Episode 109: Sanctions and Hybrid War on Nicaragua
This episode features a conversation between CODEPINK's Teri Mattson, the Tricontinental Institute's Vijay Prashad, CEPR's Alex Main and Friends of Latin America's Jill Clark-Gollub about U.S. hybrid war and sanctions on Nicaragua, with an emphasis on the RENACER Act, a bill that just passed in the Senate and would sanction over half the Nicaraguan population.
55 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Episode 108: The US's Forever Wars: From Afghanistan to China
Join CODEPINK and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign for an exclusive episode of CODEPINK Radio with historian Vijay Prashad and CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans on the United States' Forever Wars: From Afghanistan to China. Hear about the underlying connections between the U.S. Military Industrial Complex's war in Afghanistan, the escalation of its hybrid war on China, and why humanitarian war is an oxymoron.
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