“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Plays in Columbia, Charleston & Charlotte

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” Play

SATURDAY Oct 25th, 7PM

Conundrum Music Hall

626 Meeting St. West Columbia, SC

Carolina Peace hosts the acclaimed one-person play “My Name is Rachel Corrie” starring Ashley Malloy.  Based on Corrie’s own writings, the play follows her maturing as a precocious and idealist adolescent through her finding her voice as a peace activist and traveling to Gaza.


Sliding Scale, $10-15 at door.

Advance tickets with reserve seating: $12. Use Paypal “Donate” button on right & include note ->

Proceeds benefit the Freedom Theatre in the West Bank. Watch the documentary Arna’s Children to learn about the Freedom Theatre.

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Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center


ALSO PLAYING in Charleston & Charlotte, NC (CLICK READ MORE FOR DETAILS) with proceeds benefiting The Freedom Theatre


“My Name is Rachel Corrie”

SUNDAY Oct 26th, 2PM

International Longshoreman Association Hall, Auditorium

1142 Morrison Dr. Charleston, SC 29403

Sliding Scale, $10-15 at door.

Sponsored by Lowcountry Peace, a local chapter of the Carolina Peace Resource Center.


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“My Name is Rachel Corrie”


UNC-Charlotte, McKnight Hall

“Pay what you can” at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Freedom Theatre.

Sponsored by the Palestinian American Cultural Center

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Medea Benjamin Talks in Greenville, Spartanburg & Rock Hill

Due to weather and travel issues, the Medea Benjamin talks in Charleston (Wednesday Jan 29th) and Columbia (Thursday Jan 30th)  have been canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience; Medea has given us a raincheck to come again to Columbia and Charleston to speak.  Thank you for your patience.

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Global Exchange, and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control speaks in Greenville, Rock Hill, Columbia and Charleston. A prominent peace & social justice activist she will speak on peace issues from drones to Syria to Iran sanctions to gun violence here at home.

Full Bio Here:  http://www.codepink.org/article.php?id=51

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South Carolina Speaking Tour



Coffee Underground, 1. E. Coffee St. Greenville, SC

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/668051359905391/

Co-sponsored by the Upstate Peace Network


Meet the Author: Lunch with Medea Benjamin

TUESDAY Jan 28th, 11:45AM-1:45PM

Delaney’s Irish Pub

117 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

An informal speaking engagement with Medea Benjamin, author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

Wearing PINK optional.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/624871757580791/


TUESDAY Jan 28th, 7PM

Winthrop University, DiGiorgio Campus Center-Dina’s Place

269 DiGiorgio Center, Rock Hill, SC 29733

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/783144228369088/



Unitarian Church in Charleston

4 Archdale St. Charleston, SC 29401

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/530684480362590/


THURSDAY Jan 30th, 7PM

Coker Life Sciences Building, Room 005 (CONFIRMED)

715 Sumter St. Columbia, SC 29225

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325473127593776/

Co-sponsored by Amnesty International USC

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center



Copies of Medea Benjamin’s book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control will be available for sale & signing at most venues.

CONTACT Carolina Peace for more information, opportunities to meet Medea Benjamin and media availability.

david @ carolinapeace.org / 803  215 3263


Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Benjamin 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.

Benjamin has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 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. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the 2012 Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial. She is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.

Peace Cmte & Lorraine Barlett on Guantanamo, TUES Aug 20th

Peace Committee Meeting &

Lorraine Barlett on Guantanamo

TUES August 20th

6PM Peace Cmte, 7PM Speaker

Modjeska Monteith Simkins House

2025 Marion St. Columbia, SC

The Peace Committee meeting is Carolina Peace’s monthly organizing meeting. Newcomers and volunteers are welcome. Bring a potluck item if you can.

Special speaker Lorraine Barlett, retired US Army Lt. Col and JAG (Judge Advocate General), will speak on Guantanamo.  As a JAG in her final assignment, she represented a Guantanamo detainee which gave her special insight into Guantanamo and military commissions. She will update us on Guantanamo, including the hunger strik, and share here experiences. USA Today published an op-ed of hers on Guantanamo, “JAG Lawyer: Gitmo’s Decade of Shame Stains US.”

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Lorraine Barlett Bio:


Donna Lorraine Barlett (Lorraine, as she prefers to be known) was born in 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee, where she also received her formal education, graduating with a B.A. in History of Religion from Rhodes College and a J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law. After joining the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, she held a variety of legal positions and in 1993 obtained a Masters in Law degree. She served with the military for over 27 years, performing as Trial and Appellate Counsel, and in Legal assistance, Claims, Operational and Administrative Law. After three overseas tours and deployment to Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1999 she resigned from the Regular Army and entered the Reserves. In October 2001 she was recalled to active duty and since 9/11 has held numerous assignments including three at the U.S. Army Signal Center, where she served from 2009-10 with the 7th Signal Command, an Army element of the United States CYBER Command. After attaining 20 years of active duty she nonetheless volunteered for one last job, culminating in her final assignment as a defense attorney with the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel (OCDC), Office of Military Commissions (OMC), in Washington D.C. While there she served as OCDC Training Officer, Ethics Advisor and Senior Army Deputy, supervising all OCDC Army personnel. But most significantly, she represented a detainee in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, and gained valuable insight into the OMC system. She retired as Lieutenant Colonel in August 2012, and has returned to private practice in Augusta, Georgia, where she continues to speak out on behalf of Guantanamo detainees, on human rights issues relating to cyber and drone warfare, and against the creeping militarism which now pervades our society. As an attorney she also advocates for disabled veterans and the homeless, and fights predatory lending practices.



Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution

Augusta, GA native and Davidson Fine Arts High School graduate Jeb Boone (Twitter) is scheduled to talk about his experience as a freelance journalist covering Yemen’s revolution. He is joined by CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who has recently returned from a trip to Yemen where she spoke with revolutionary activists and relatives of Guantanamo detainees. The program will begin with a screening of the powerful, 27-minute documentary Karama Has No Walls (warning: violence not normally shown on US news broadcasts). This documentary shows footage from the Change Square massacre of March 18, 2011, to which Jeb was a witness, and interviews participants and relatives of a slain protester. The Yemeni revolution provides the proper context to understanding how Yemenis are responding to the United States’s targeting killing program, and Jeb will help us understand the program’s economic, political and diplomatic consequences. Continue reading “Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution”

Fall 2016 Internships with Carolina Peace: Deadline Extended

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is offering Fall 2016 Organizing Internships. Interested in learning all the angles of an activist non-profit organization?  Want to work on cutting the military budget, mideast peace or nuclear issues?  Do you have a passion for non-violent social change?  Then this internship is for you.  USC Students can earn 3 credit hours for a semester-long internship.  We are specifically looking for: Nuclear/Environmental Issues, Mideast Peace, Social Justice. Continue reading “Fall 2016 Internships with Carolina Peace: Deadline Extended”

Falun Gong and Human Rights in China, Wed Feb 9, 7pm

Dr. Frank Xie is an Assistant Professor at USC-Aiken. He will speak with us about his life in China and the battle for religious freedom. The ruling party has persecuted the Falun Gong since 1999. For more information call 706-951-2413. Please RSVP at Meetup.com.

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library: Main Library
823 Telfair St Augusta, GA, 30901
Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 7:00 PM

Complete Speaker Biography

Dr. Frank Tian Xie is Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Continue reading “Falun Gong and Human Rights in China, Wed Feb 9, 7pm”

Two Days Before the Plane ‘Cross the Big Pond

Packing, packing, packing…… then driving, driving, driving to DC.  Checking camera software, breaking out the battery charger, digging out khaki pants… no shorts, not modest in the Mideast… my next post will be from “across the pond.”

To find out more about Interfaith Peacebuilders, go to www.interfaithpeacebuilders.org