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Meet With Your Congressperson in December…

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 13th November, 2012 | No Comments

IMG_1323This December, set up a quick meeting with your new or incumbent Congressperson and ask them some key questions about lobbyists and campaign contributors. It only takes a few hours to make a huge difference by letting your representatives know they aren’t off the hook now that the election is over.
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Pushing Obama’s Arc Toward Peace

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

medeaThe peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be critical of President Obama, has a challenge today to re-activate itself, and to increase its effectiveness by forming coalitions with other sectors of the progressive movement. Medea Benjamin explains.
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This Election’s 4 Deepest Democracy Victories You Missed

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th November, 2012 | 5 Comments

susan bWhat does Susan B. Anthony have in common with voters in Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania? What you probably missed in the glare of the pundits flashy graphics and Wed-morning quarterbacking were the real victories by and for people actually asserting their rights on Election Day. And regardless of political affiliation; against the dollars and scare tactics of huge corporations; sometimes against their own elected officials; AND against the mighty Robed Nine of the Supreme Court—they WON.
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Who Won Last Night?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 7th November, 2012 | 7 Comments

Global Exchange Elect Democracy campaigner Hillary Lehr, one of the many US voters who turned out on Nov. 7th to cast their ballotNow that we have the results from the US’ election day– who won? Here’s how the Global Exchange team has interpreted some of the results, and we’d like to hear your take on them too!
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A Bright Candle in the Darkness

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 7th November, 2012 | No Comments

Peace Caravan candlesIn mid-August 2012 the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity – led by the mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers of Mexicans murdered and disappeared during the drug war – began its sojourn across the United States. Global Exchange Human Rights Program Director Ted Lewis reports back on what happened and what’s next.
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Stick It To Super PACs…. VOTE!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Featured on 5th November, 2012 | No Comments

obey_voteToday, you have another opportunity to Stick It To Super PACs: VOTE!
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Know the Links Between GMOs and Human Health Before You Vote!

Posted by in Community Rights, Guest Posts on 5th November, 2012 | No Comments

No-gmos-294x300A former Global Exchange staff member and current apprentice at Rudolf Steiner College’s biodynamic farm encourages California voters to educate yourself about the links between genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and human health before voting on proposition 37.
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A Chat With Counterterrorism Chief John Brennan

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 5th November, 2012 | No Comments

John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism chiefPicture this. It’s Sunday in a Virginia suburb. Peace activist Medea Benjamin finds her way to the doorstep of John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism chief and the key person making decisions about drone strikes. The door opens.
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GAP and Death Trap Factories

Posted by in Fair Trade, Human Rights, World News & Events on 24th October, 2012 | 1 Comment

Garment workers point toward the burning That's It Sportswear factory, a Gap supplier. 29 workers died in the factory fire on December 14, 2010, many falling to their deaths from the upper floors of the building because locked stairway doors barred their escape.  (c) Andrew Biraj / Reuters.Since 2006 more than 600 garment workers have died in sweatshop factory fires while sewing clothing for giant fashion companies, like GAP, H&M, JCPenney, and Abercrombie. Join Bangladeshi and international unions and labor groups that are calling on GAP to commit to a meaningful fire safety program that will protect the lives of the company’s sweatshop workers
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Why Stick It To Super PACs?

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd October, 2012 | 7 Comments

Stick It Banner 2Stick it to Super-PACs! “If the Supreme Court won’t protect democracy, we will.” Join us this Thursday, October 25th to “Stick It to Super-PACs” and fight back against the Super-PAC spending blitz that is auctioning off our democracy. Be a proverbial wrench in the gears of super-PAC propaganda flooding the country with a critical mass of action-takers that flood super-PAC phone lines, email accounts, Facebook, Twitter, and mailboxes of the five largest Super-PACs manipulating the U.S. election. Our message to these Super-PACs: “Stop buying off our elections!”
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