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What About Peace? Goes to Haiti!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, For Our Members, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 5th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

Haitian Boy shows his WAP drawingEntries from the contest which asks youth between the ages of 14-20 to respond to the question What About Peace? were shared with students at a Haitian school.
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Israel’s Lesson to Palestinians: Build More Rockets?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 5th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

IMG_0301Medea Benjamin is cofounder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange. She was recently part of an Emergency Delegation to Gaza and heard: “Please don’t wait for the third Israeli round of attacks,” said Hala Ashi, a 24-year-old whose home was badly damaged and whose neighbor was killed, “and help show us, the youth of Gaza, that violence is not the answer.”
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TPPxBorder Rally Reportback

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

StopTPPbannerSeattleWe called this rally TPPxBorder: The People’s Round. What I loved about it wasn’t only the fiery speakers, the diversity, the music, the unity, the hot Fair Trade coffee, and the ultra-legitimacy of our opposition to this heinous version of the TPP…. what I loved was learning about what an alternative deal would look like – one by and for the people. Listening to speakers and experts articulately describe what fair trade looks like, what it offers communities internationally, reminds me why these fights are so important, and the promise of real, practical, and respectful trade solutions. We have answers- now is the time to join hands and fight for them.
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We Want It to Stop

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2012 | No Comments

DSC01483Kathy Kelly, who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just participated in an emergency delegation to Gaza and heard: “We want to stop the killing of Palestinians.”
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Truth and Trauma in Gaza

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st December, 2012 | No Comments

DSC01464Kathy Kelly, who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just participated in an emergency delegation to Gaza and heard: “This is more than anyone can tolerate. We were unsafe at any place at any time.”
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A European Perspective on the 2012 U.S. Election

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 30th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

In my past twos months here in the States, I have been asked numerous times how it felt –from a European point of view– to witness the 2012 U.S. electoral campaign and presidential elections from here in the U.S. Here are some of my initial reflections from witnessing the 2012 election.
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Egyptians Stand Up to President’s Power Grab

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 28th November, 2012 | No Comments

Medea in EgyptHundreds of thousands of people filled Tahrir Square to protest the decree issued five days earlier by President Morsi giving himself power to make decisions that could not be challenged by the judiciary.
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From Super PAC Millions to Lobbyist Billions

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 28th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Illustration Credit: James T. PendergastOver $629 million in Super PAC spending in the 2012 election didn’t sway U.S. voters as significantly as expected, but in the coming months will the billions spent in corporate lobbying sway Congress?
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Introducing New “What About Peace?” Blank Note Cards!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 27th November, 2012 | 3 Comments

"What About Peace?" by Christina SchebleinJust released: Peace themed notecards, featuring artwork from the “What about Peace” youth art contest. The cards are available now for your holiday and New Year’s greetings!
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Ten Reasons to Protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on December 1st

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

TPPlogo1Kristen Beifus, Executive Director of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, working on behalf of people and the planet for a fair global trading system and lead organizer of the December 1 Day of Action explains why the TPP needs to be protested. And how YOU can get on the bus (literally) to join the protest.
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