Medea Benjamin Code Pink Chicago Speaking Tour  

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Monday October 31, noon
WBEZ Jerome McDonald Worldview
Monday October 31, 6-7:30 pm
8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe, Chicago

Tuesday November 1, noon- 4:00 pm
 Purdue University, Calumet, Indiana

November 1, 6:30- 8:00 pm
City Lit Book Store, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd. Chicago
Wednesday November 2, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Loyola University
McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall, 1000 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago
Wednesday November 2, 6:00-8:00 pm
Seminary Coop Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago

Carbondale:  Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:00 pm: Southern Illinois University School of Law Auditorium, 1150 Douglas Drive, Carbondale, IL, 62901. Event-Margie Parker Teach-in for Peace.Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois

Collinsville:  Friday, Nov. 4, 6:00pm Collinsville Area Recreation District, 10 Gateway Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234 Hosted by the Southern Illinois People for Progress in conjunction with Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO | (314) 367-6731 

Springfield:  Nov. 5  10am to noon, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3111 S. Veterans Pkwy, Springfield, IL  Hosted by Progressive Democrats of Greater Springfield.

Champaign:  Nov. 5. 4-5:30pm, McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St. Champaign, IL Parking in garage across from the church or on-street. Hosted by Central Illinois PDA, Just Foreign Policy, and A.W.A.R.E.

 Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection In her new book Medea Benjamin—cited by the L.A. Times as “one of the high-profile members of the peace movement”—shines a light on the US-Saudi relationship.  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. 

Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide.
She is the author of nine books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, and her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet, The Other Words, and TeleSUR.
 For more information:
Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity,, 773-322-3168
 Bill Bianchi, Democratic Socialists of America,, 773-935-3346
Pat Hunt, Code Pink, Chicago, 773-405-2564.

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