Noted activist tells WMNF her feelings about being 'pied' in the face listen07/03/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Last night on the Evening News, WMNF aired 2 different stories on the first ever U.S. Social Forum, which ended Sunday in Atlanta.
One of the many thousands who was at the event was Medea Benjamin, perhaps best known as the leader of the anti-war group Code Pink.
For years before that, she has been a social activist for a number of causes based in San Francisco, where she has led the social-justice group Global Exchange
In a short essay written on the website of the progressive commondreams.org, however, Benjamin writes that she was pied in the face by a member of a group calling itself â€œBakers Without Bordersâ€ - with photos depicting theâ€™ pie-ingâ€™ on the website of indybay.org WMNF spoke with Medea Benjamin to get her reaction to the incident, and what it means for those on the left who disagree with one another (roll tape#1 o.q.â€on the insideâ€)
Thatâ€™s activist Medea Benjamin, describing her thoughts and emotions after being pied in the face by another activist at the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta. To read why a member of Bakers Without Borders chose to physically attack Benjamin, go to the website of indybay.org