The 2014 Gandhi Peace Award will be presented to activist Medea Benjamin on Wednesday, April 16, by Promoting Enduring Peace, to honor her for her unyielding advocacy for social justice of more than 30 years. She has been 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.
Recently Medea has been on the forefront of the anti-drone movement. She is the author of eight books. Her latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her recent trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by US drone strikes. She also organized the first-ever international drone summit and lead delegations to Pakistan and Yemen to meet with drone strike victims and family members of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners.
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