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AIPAC Undermines Democracy at Home and in the Middle East

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 29th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

aipacAIPAC has tremendous clout but its influence has been disastrous for U.S. foreign policy and U.S. democracy. Here are ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous.
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Police Chief Timoney, Meet Bahraini Mothers

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st February, 2012 | No Comments

Medea (right) with photo of boy in hospital who died from tear gas in Sitra, BahrainJohn Timoney is the controversial former Miami police chief well known for orchestrating brutal crackdowns on protests in Miami and Philadelphia- instances with rampant police abuse, violence, and blatant disregard for freedom of expression. It should be of great concern that the Kingdom of Bahrain has brought Timoney to “reform” Bahrain’s security forces. Here’s how that’s going. (A hint…not well.)
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Silence as Bahraini Children are Stabbed and Gassed

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th February, 2012 | No Comments

Code Pink and Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin holding a teargas canister in Bahrain, Feb 2012The following is a guest post by Tighe Barry who was part of an observer delegation in Bahrain with the peace group Code Pink, where he visited the village of Bani Jamrah with local Bahraini human rights activists. He shares his story with us:
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Kevin Gets a Valentine!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, World News & Events on 16th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

Kevin in his new SF DOE office!On Feb 15, 2012 Global Exchange staff visited Kevin Danaher’s new offices at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, to pass a long a collection of well wishes and love from Global Exchange supporters around the country. See a short video of the delivery and watch his thank you back to everyone that signed…
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Human Rights Award People’s Choice Contest Launches

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th February, 2012 | No Comments

Peoples-Choice-AwardTake part in the People’s Choice Awards, and help us honor the human rights heroes who are making a difference – whether they’re in your neighborhood or halfway around the world! Join us in shining a spotlight on those unsung heroes working for peace, justice, and sustainability. It’s easy.
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Occupied Bahrain One Year After the Uprising

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 15th February, 2012 | No Comments

Medea, Nabeel and others marching on the streets of Bahrain Feb 14, 2012Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin is in Bahrain right now. Here’s her latest on why it was clear that the government had called out all its forces to stop any protests.
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Over 800,00 Say No to Keystone XL in 24 Hours

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 15th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

6877618799_7c7c6d774b_zFriends, the response was rapid, fierce and overwhelming. When we joined the effort to gather 500,000 signatures in 24 hours, it seemed ambitious. Thanks to your help, representatives from the coalition delivered over 800,000 signatures directly to Senator Reid and Senator McConnell in DC.
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Grand Judge for “What About Peace?” Youth Art Contest Just Announced

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 14th February, 2012 | No Comments

raeabileahface_smallThe What About Peace? art contest for youth has a new grand judge, and that person is….drum roll please…
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This Just In: 6 US Citizens Arrested in Bahrain

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 14th February, 2012 | 4 Comments

Medea Benjamin holding a teargas canister in BahrainToday, 6 US citizens were arrested in Bahrain. Here’s Medea’s latest message: I write to you from the front lines of the violence rocking Bahrain. Today six US citizens– including CODEPINK’s very own Paki Wieland– were arrested by Bahraini security forces in Manama during a peaceful protest on the way to the Pearl Roundabout. Protesters had marched into the city center to reestablish a presence of nonviolent, peaceful protest on the one year anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising in Bahrain.
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The US-Bahraini Exchange: Tear Gas From Us, Kindness in Return

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 13th February, 2012 | 5 Comments

TeargasBahrainMedea Benjamin, Co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink, is in Bahrain right now. She shares her firsthand account of today’s demonstration in Bahrain’s capital, Manama.
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