Medea Benjamin is an American peace activist, co-founder of the peace group CODEPINK and the fair trade advocacy group, Global Exchange. She is the author of ten books, including Drone Warfare, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection and Inside Iran. In 2012, she was awarded the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation’s Peace Prize; she is also recipient of the 2014 Gandhi Peace Award and the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
This talk is part of a continent-wide book tour for Benjamin's newly released book, War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict, co-authored by Nicolas J.S. Davies. Skillfully bringing together the historical record and current analysis, War in Ukraine looks at the events leading up to Russia's brutal and widely condemned invasion of Ukraine, surveys the different parties involved, and weighs the risks of escalation and opportunities for peace.
“This careful, informed, judicious study is an invaluable guide to understanding Russia’s criminal invasion of Ukraine, and most crucially, how we can act to help bring this terrible tragedy to an end.” —Noam Chomsky