Medea Benjamin





Medea Benjamin

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September 10, 1952

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Benjamin grew up in Long Island, New York, a self-described "nice Jewish girl." During her freshman year at Tufts University, she renamed herself after the Greek mythological character Medea. She received master's degrees in public health from Columbia University and in economics from The New School.

Benjamin worked for 10 years as an economist and nutritionist in Latin America and Africa for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization, the Swedish International Development Agency, and the Institute for Food and Development Policy. She spent four years in Cuba, and has authored three books on the country.

In 1988 with Kevin Danaher, her husband, and Kirsten Moller, Benjamin co-founded the San Francisco-
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Egypt’s Hunger Strikers Suffer Amidst increasing Human Rights violations


By Manar Ammar


Since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013, human rights abuses in Egypt have been piling high. The new authority that came from protesting has now banned any political public expression. In the Raba’a Massacre last year,at least 800 supporters of the deposed president were killed by governme...

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Cuba: Talking about Revolut...
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The Peace Corps and More: 1...
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