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It WAS a Very Good Day For The 99% Of Us Who Aren’t An Executive at TransCanada

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 6th November, 2011 | 4 Comments

signWe know what happened today – it’s been decades since an issue has brought these numbers to Washington to demonstrate such strong support for a President to stand up against corporate interests and be held accountable to his own campaign promises. We demonstrated the very best of our people power. We just need to hear from the President that he was listening. Read a report back from the day!
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Jailed for Sailing to Gaza, Challenging the Blockade

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th November, 2011 | No Comments

tahrir-boat-for-webTwo boats full of courageous passengers were on their way to Gaza when they were intercepted on Friday, November 4, by the Israeli military in international waters. They were unarmed, and the Israeli military knew that. They were simply peace activists wanting to connect with civilians in Gaza, and the Israeli military knew that. Yet naked aggression was used against them in international waters—something that is normally considered an act of piracy.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action: Who Showed Up?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 3rd November, 2011 | No Comments

320107_2379404817527_1622872986_2251637_115244287_nWe spent a large portion of the day at Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza, seeing friends, meeting new ones, listening to speakers from the stage, joining the various actions throughout the day and as the sun sank we marched with 5000 people to the Port of Oakland participated in the shut down of the nation’s fifth busiest port. Who showed up? Check out the videos and photos below to meet some of the people we met yesterday!
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 8PM

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 3rd November, 2011 | No Comments

296940_10150353331135881_635695880_8551997_1361232981_nBeing at the Oakland General Strike/Day of Action for most of the day, you would think that you would be completely exhausted, but surprisingly, when 4 o’ clock rolled around to begin the march to the Port of Oakland the energy was high.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 4PM

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

day of the dead printingIt’s a carnival with a purpose at Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. The speeches from the stage are non stop. Voice after voice sharing messages of support from around the US, North America and the world, news of students, teachers and other workers deciding to walk out today and join the thousands.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 2pm

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

Occupy-Oakland-shoutingGrandpas and construction workers and students and musicians and dancers and teachers and reporters and celebrities and spiritual leaders and veterans and postal workers and mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers. All in Oakland, Calfornia today. All with a purpose. They are the 99%. We are the 99%.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action noon

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | 2 Comments

SEIUThe crowd was full of labor folks: nurses, teachers, SEIU workers, carpenters and even iron workers representing their unions marching side by side with students, babies in strollers and retired folks who kept saying, “I never thought I’d see this day”.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 10AM

Posted by in World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

Oakland amGood morning Oakland! It’s a crisp and sunny day in the Bay Area. Reports from Oakland say that the intersection surrounding Frank H Ogawa Plaza is completely packed with 2000 people. Read what’s going on…
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Nov 2: General Strike/Day of Action at #OO

Posted by in Community Rights, Economic Activism for Palestine, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

liberate_oaklandOn November 2, 2011, Global Exchange will stand in solidarity with the Occupy Oakland (#OO) movement and the broader Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) movement to participate in the General Strike/Day of Action. Here’s info about the action and how you can keep your finger on the pulse of this people’s movement.
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Sustainability is a Right

Posted by in Community Rights on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

prop1Envision Spokane – a group comprised of neighborhood advocates, labor union locals, and community activists –have been organizing for over two years around a citizen’s initiative placing the nation’s very first Community Bill of Rights on the November 2011 ballot in the City of Spokane known as Proposition 1. If passed, the initiative would recognize […]
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