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Ten of My Favorite Things about 2012

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 31st December, 2012 | 1 Comment

medea benjaminThere are many things to be thankful for in 2012, starting with the fact that the world didn’t end on December 21st. Here are some US and global issues that experienced newfound gains in 2012.
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Slaughter of Innocents

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

Mexican poet Javier Sicila on the Caravan for Peace this summer, 2012.Millions of anguished conversations about the murder of so many small children at a Connecticut elementary school have produced new resolve to do something. This new commitment to at least talk about gun restriction is heartening. Nevertheless, those, such as myself, who have watched previous waves of horror sweep in, and then recede in the wake of other gun-murder outrages, know we need a broad and resilient coalition against gun violence.
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Global Exchange Community, Look What You’ve Done!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

DebMedeaStarbucksWe’re going to raise $25,000 by midnight on Dec. 31st. Here’s how and why.
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VIDEO: Global Exchange’s 2012 Year in Pictures

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 19th December, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mexico CaravanAs we close out the remaining weeks of 2012, we take a moment to look back at some of the highlights of our work in 2012.
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Oh, What a Year for the Elect Democracy Campaign

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th December, 2012 | No Comments

Hillary at RNC2012 certainly hasn’t been boring! Thanks to you and the hundreds of other people who are part of the Elect Democracy campaign, we’ve taken action to free our democracy from the moneyed grip of corporate interests… Thank you. Here’s what we’ve done:
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Senator Harry Reid and Guns: Time to Take a Stand

Posted by in World News & Events on 18th December, 2012 | No Comments

reid_guncontrolWhen CODEPINK, MoveOn and representatives of other organizations marched into Senator Harry Reid’s DC office on Tuesday, December 18, they wanted a simple answer to a simple question: Does the Senator support a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips, such as the legislation proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and supported by President Obama and Vice […]
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Mexico 2013: Hopes, Fears, and Six New-PRI Years

Posted by in Mexico on 13th December, 2012 | No Comments

Mexico's outgoing president, Felipe Calderon, left, gives a Mexican flag to Enrique Peña Nieto during the official transfer of command ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City. // AP PhotoThe Mexican Peace Caravan that crossed the United States last summer was bracketed between elections. It began in Tijuana, just six weeks after Mexico’s July presidential election, and concluded in Washington just six weeks before Obama’s re-election. Now, as 2013 is dawning, Mexicans can begin to see the outlines and true colors of their return to PRI rule.
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Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy SodaStream

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Economic Activism for Palestine, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th December, 2012 | No Comments

Black Friday Demonstrations against SodaStreamOne of the season’s most popular gift items this year is a do-it-yourself soda machine made by SodaStream which carbonates water at home. But don’t do it!
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Community Rights Holiday Reading List

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th December, 2012 | No Comments

ChelseaLooking for some eye-opening holiday reading suggestions? Here’s a handy list with a focus on community rights, complete with an exclusive sneak peak of a piece David Korten is working on.
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Make Jobs, Not War

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War on 7th December, 2012 | No Comments

jobsnotwarpaycheckj1Americans demand good paying jobs; corporations and the rich pay their fair share; protection of our social safety net; significant cuts to runaway Pentagon spending; and an end to the War in Afghanistan. We must not let up – we must continue to remind our elected officials who they represent. Together our voices can make a difference.
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