Code Pink Leader Medea Benjamin Detained by US after Trip to Communist Cuba
Code Pink co-founder Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin is being held by US immigration agents in Miami after she returned from heading up a 150 person group trip to communist Cuba, according to a tweet by her fellow Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans.
— Jodie Evans (@MsJodieEvans) February 18, 2015
“Returning from To Cuba with Love @CODEPINK delegation leaders @MedeaBenjamin & @AlliMcCrack taken away by US officials at Miami immigration”
Alli McCracken, also reportedly detained with Benjamin, is the national organizer for Code Pink.
A similar message was posted to Benjamin’s Twitter account but contained a mocking comparison of the United States with “supposed repressive Cuba.”
Upon return to U.S. Medea Benjamin and Alli from @CODEPINK are stopped entering from supposed repressive Cuba
— Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) February 18, 2015
“Upon return to U.S. Medea Benjamin and Alli from @CODEPINK are stopped entering from supposed repressive Cuba”
As of this writing, Benjamin was incommunicado and Code Pink had not posted an update since making the announcement around 2:50 p.m. EST.
When Benjamin was detained in Cairo last year before being deported she posted to Twitter about her plight and Code Pink mobilized to get her released.
Code Pink also participated in an outdoor rally for the communist front movement One Billion Rising.
Obama bundler Jodie Evans led Code Pink members on stage at the Havana rally in a celebratory dance.
There were no members of the anti-communist Ladies in White or the splinter group Citizens for Democracy seen dancing on stage with Code Pink.
During Code Pink’s week-long visit to Cuba, the Castro government arrested nearly one hundred dissidents without a peep from Code Pink.