She interrupted the president during a foreign policy speech in may to demand the U.S. close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, and President Obama responded by saying she is worth paying attention to. Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink, will be at the Troy Public Library at 100 second street this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. to talk about drones, Yemen and Guantanamo. Media Benjamin stopped in to WAMC this morning for an interview with Brian Shields.
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. rounded up hundreds of suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and around the world. Many ended up at a special military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.