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Benjamin, Medea 1952-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 244 publications in 6 languages and 5,695 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Filmed interviews  Interviews  Directories  History  Short films 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HN160.Z9, 338.197291
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Medea Benjamin
Don't be afraid, gringo : a Honduran woman speaks from the heart : the story of Elvia Alvarado by Elvia Alvarado( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oral history of Elvia Alvarado, a courageous campesina (peasant) activist in Honduras, the poorest country in Central America. Trained by the Catholic Church to organize women's groups to combat malnutrition, Alvarado began to question why campesinos were malnourished to begin with. Her growing political awareness, her travels by foot over the back roads of Honduras, and her conversations with people from all over the country have given her insights into the internal workings of her society that far surpass those of the majority of campesinos who have never ventured from their villages Working as a campesino organizer, Alvarado has led dangerous land recovery actions in an effort to enforce the national land reform laws. as a resultt of these activities, she has been harassed, jailed, and tortured at the hands of the Honduran military
Drone warfare : killing by remote control by Medea Benjamin( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drone Warfare is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who "pilots" these unmanned planes, who the victims are, and what the legal and moral implications are. In a vivid, accessible style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists are doing to ground the drones and considers ways to move forward
No free lunch : food & revolution in Cuba today by Medea Benjamin( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hijacking catastrophe : 9/11, fear & the selling of American empire( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film discusses how the events of September 11, 2001 have influenced United States politics, from advancing a pre-existing military agenda to curtailing civil liberties and social programs. Places the Bush administration's justifications for the war in the context of the struggle by neo-conservatives to increase American power globally by means of force. Contends that the administration has deliberately manipulated intelligence, political imagery, and fear to garner support for American military intervention
Stop the next war now : effective responses to violence and terrorism by Jodie Evans( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence begets violence - so believes the majority of people around the world who have stood up in protest against war. How to Stop the Next War Now is a reflective look and call to action to end violence, by acclaimed peace activists, experts, and visionaries, including Eve Ensler, Barbara Lee, Arianna Huffington, Janeane Garafalo, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many more. The book shares expert insight on the issues and powers-that-be that encourage war, including the media, politicians, global militarization, and the pending scarcity of natural resources
Benedita da Silva : an Afro-Brazilian woman's story of politics and love by Benedita da Silva( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this memoir, Brazilian cabinet member Benedita da Silva shares the inspiring story of her life as an advocate for the rights of women, people of color, and the poor, and argues persuasively for economic and social human rights in Brazil and everywhere
Bridging the global gap : a handbook to linking citizens of the First and Third Worlds by Medea Benjamin( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba : talking about revolution : conversations with Juan Antonio Blanco by Juan Antonio Blanco( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frank discussion on the current situation in Cuba, this book presents an all-too-rare opportunity to hear the voice of one of the island's leading intellectuals. Juan Antonio Blanco is the director of the Felix Varela Center, a non-governmental body in Cuba dedicated to the study of ethics and politics. Medea Benjamin is the executive director of Global Exchange, a San Francisco-based organization that promotes people-to-people ties
Kingdom of the unjust : behind the U.S.-Saudi connection by Medea Benjamin( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author researches the nature of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. In seven succinct chapters followed by a meditation on prospects for change, Benjamin shines a light on one of the weirder, and most important, elements of American foreign policy. What is the origin of this strange alliance between two countries that have very little in common? Why does it persist, and what are its consequences? Why, over a period of decades and across various presidential administrations, has the United States consistently supported a regime shown time and again to be one of the most powerful forces working against American interests? Saudi Arabia is perhaps the single most important source of funds for terrorists worldwide, promoting an extreme interpretation of Islam along with anti-Western sentiment, while brutally repressing non-violent dissidents at home. With extremism spreading across the globe, a reduced U.S. need for Saudi oil, and a thawing of U.S. relations with Iran, the time is right for re-evaluation of America's close ties with the Saudi regime
The greening of the revolution : Cuba's experiment with organic agriculture by Peter Rosset( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first detailed account of Cuba's turn to a system of organic agriculture prepared on an international scientific delegation and fact-finding mission on low-input sustainable agriculture which visited Cuba in late 1992
Help or hindrance? : United States economic aid in Central America by Kevin Danaher( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report addresses three central question. (1) Does U.S. aid to Central America benefit the majority of Central Americans? (2) Does our foreign aid to Central America serve the interests of the majority of U.S. citizens? (3) How might U.S. aid play a more positive role in the region?
The Peace Corps and more : 114 ways to work, study, and travel in the Third World by Medea Benjamin( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Iran : the real history and politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran by Medea Benjamin( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1979, the Iranian Revolution brought a full-scale theocracy to the 80 million inhabitants of the Middle East's second largest country, with. The rule of the ayatollahs opened the door to Islamic fundamentalism. In the decades since, bitter relations have persisted between the U.S. and Iran. Yet how is it that Iran has become the primary target of American antagonism over nations like Saudi Arabia, whose appalling human rights violations fail to depose it as one of America's closest allies in the Middle East? In the first general-audience book on the subject, Medea Benjamin elucidates the mystery behind this complex relationship, recounting the country's history from the pre-colonial period to its emergence as the one nation Democrats and Republicans alike can unite in denouncing. Benjamin has traveled several times to Iran, and uses her firsthand experiences with politicians, activists, and everyday citizens to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of Iranian society. Tackling common misconceptions about Iran's system of government, its religiosity, and its citizens' way of life, Benjamin makes short work of the inflammatory rhetoric surrounding U.S.-Iranian relations, and presents a realistic and hopeful case for the two nations' future
Drone warfare : killing by remote control by Medea Benjamin( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drone Warfare is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of robotic warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who "pilots" these unmanned planes, who the victims are, and what the legal and moral implications are. In a vivid, accessible style, the book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists are doing to ground the drones and considers ways to move forward
Sweating for a t-shirt( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film examines work conditions in some sweatshops in Honduras and includes interviews with some of the workers. Promotes activism in consumer countries such as the U.S. to solve the problem
The activists : war, peace, and politics in the streets( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brings to life the stories of ordinary people who tried to stop the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their experiences in the antiwar movement helped them to learn about speaking out in the face of injustice. They inspired others to do the same during the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements' -- Container
Cuba, quelles transformations sociales? : les enjeux de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation by Medea Benjamin( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honduras--Estados Unidos : subordinación y crisis by Víctor Meza( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peace Corps and more : 175 ways to work, study, and travel at home & abroad by Medea Benjamin( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvia : the fight for land and liberty by Rick Tejada-Flores( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the work of Elvia Alvarado, a Honduran woman peasant activist, in getting the peasants, including the peasant women, of Honduras to, in light of the failure of the Honduran government to implement its own land-reform statute, take over the land themselves and set up a land-reform program of their own, in order to better their economic situation
 
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Don't be afraid, gringo : a Honduran woman speaks from the heart : the story of Elvia Alvarado
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Stop the next war now : effective responses to violence and terrorismBenedita da Silva : an Afro-Brazilian woman's story of politics and loveBridging the global gap : a handbook to linking citizens of the First and Third WorldsCuba : talking about revolution : conversations with Juan Antonio BlancoThe greening of the revolution : Cuba's experiment with organic agricultureThe Peace Corps and more : 114 ways to work, study, and travel in the Third WorldThe Peace Corps and more : 175 ways to work, study, and travel at home & abroad
Alternative Names
Benjamín, Medea 1952-

Benjamin, Susan 1952-

Medea Benjamin Activista pacifista y escritora de EEUU

Medea Benjamin activiste pacifiste américaine

Medea Benjamin Amerikaans auteur

מדיאה בנג'מין פעילה פוליטית יהודיה-אמריקאית

מדיאה בנימין

ميدي بنجامين

میڈیا بینجمن

മെഡിയ ബെഞ്ചമിൻ

벤저민, 메데아 1952-

ベンジャミン, メディア

梅地亞·本傑明

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