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Bradley Manning Acquitted of “Aiding the Enemy” Charge, Month-long Sentencing Phase Now Determines Fate

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 8th August, 2013 | No Comments

Bradley ManningBradley Manning acquitted of “Aiding the Enemy” charge, month-long sentencing phase now determines fate. “We won the battle, now we need to go win the war,” shared defense attorney David Coombs following today’s verdict.
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Staff and Interns Choose to Swap Not Shop for Clothing

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts on 17th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Drea Clothing Swap shoesLast week Global Exchange held its 3rd annual clothing swap, and as evidenced by the pictures, it was quite a success!
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Think outside the bottle: Ban bottled water at National Parks

Posted by in Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th July, 2013 | 1 Comment

nobottlewaterThe ‘Think Outside the Bottle’ campaign has teamed up with the Story of Stuff Project in a new effort to ban bottled water at national parks across the country. According to the campaign, 280 million people visit national parks every summer and consume 2.6 billion gallons of water…from disposable plastic bottles. Yikes.
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Why Edward Snowden Is a Hero

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 3rd July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Truth-tellers like Edward Snowden dispel a mythology constructed by the corporate cinema, the corporate academy and the corporate media.Listen to Julian Assange’s Grassroots Awards acceptance speech (read by Daniel Ellsberg) in the following video, then renowned investigative journalist John Pilger explains why Edward Snowden is a hero.
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Ecuador and Brazil Training New Haitian Army

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 25th June, 2013 | No Comments

Haiti ProtestorLong-time Global Exchange member Charlie Hinton discusses the connection between Ecuador, Brazil and the new Haitian army.
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Let’s Redefine the Word Conservative

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Green Festivals, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th June, 2013 | 1 Comment

kevindanaherThe right-wing in the United States worked very hard for many years to redefine the word “liberal” as negative. So now progressives should work equally hard to redefine the word “conservative” to be positive. The true conservatives are those of us who believe in conserving nature, so future generations will not curse us for leaving […]
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Meet Charlie Hinton, Global Exchange Member With a Story to Tell

Posted by in For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts on 10th June, 2013 | No Comments

Charlie HintonGlobal Exchange is celebrating 25 years, and folks who’ve been with us during our journey are sharing their stories. Here’s one, and how YOU can share your story too.
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Californians Rise Up to Say No to Fracking

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 5th June, 2013 | No Comments

Californians Against FrackingOn May 30th 2013, Californians (including some Global Exchange staff and interns) gathered in front of San Francisco City Hall to express our strong sentiment against hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking”. Here’s what happened.
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Food Justice – Where Local Meets Global

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 5th June, 2013 | No Comments

Biowatch’s Agro-Ecology Manager Lawrence Mkhaliphi with a farmer who has learned the value of seed saving. Photo Credit: IDEXProgram Manager, Grassroots Alliances at IDEX Katherine Zavala discusses food justice issues and and upcoming food justice movement event coming up soon.
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Leaving Truth Outside the Court House at Bradley Manning’s Trial

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th June, 2013 | No Comments

Ann Wright and others at front of Bradley Manning march. Ft. Meade 6/1/13 Photo Credit: codepinkhqMedea Benjamin, founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, and retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat Ann Wright, report back about Bradley Manning’s trial, which began on Monday and is expected to last approximately 3 months.
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