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Occupy Our Elections… Elect Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Photo: democraticunderground.comHow do we create a system where it actually matters who you vote for? We need to Occupy Our Elections in order to approach having the real ability to Elect Democracy. We should engage with and impact elections by providing systemic analysis and exposing the impact of big bank campaign contributions, corporate lobbying, and general ALEC-type corruption and collusion. Meanwhile, we can also simultaneously be creating new methods of meeting the needs of the 99%. It’s time to show the 1% what real democracy actually looks like.

Why I Interrupted Obama Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan

Posted by in For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 8th May, 2012 | 4 Comments

ht_brennan_protester_nt_120Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington DC on April 30 to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin stood up and in a calm voice, spoke out. Here’s what happened: