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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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Help Me Hold Bush-Era Leaders Accountable For The Iraq War

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 29th May, 2013 | 5 Comments

Inder Comar (l) with Iraqi refugee plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh (r) in her apartment in AmmanThe following is a Global Exchange exclusive guest blog post written by Inder Comar, Esq.who practices law in San Francisco, California. He is in Jordan right now taking interviews with Iraqi refugees, you can watch two of these interviews here.
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Genocide and the Trial of the Century in Guatemala: Guatemala Genocide Conviction Overturned

Posted by in Fair Trade, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 16th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Reaction in the court room to the guilty verdict. Photo credit: APIn this guest post, human rights activist and lawyer, Jennifer K. Harbury, gives a first hand account of the trial proceedings that, on May 10, 2013, found former President and General Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide in Guatemala, and sentenced him to eighty years in prison.
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Why I Am on a Hunger Strike to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay Prison

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Diane Wilson in front of the White House.Diane Wilson writes about her solidarity hunger strike with the the hunger striking prisoners in Guantanamo. “As a fourth generation shrimper and an environmental activist on the Texas gulf coast, I have gone on hunger fasts to protect the seas that my community of fishermen depend upon. I know how far I would go to be heard. To have a voice. To push for justice.”
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10 Ways the Public Backlash Against Killer Drones Is Taking Off

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 1st April, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.comEfforts to counter drone warfare at home and abroad are growing everywhere you look, from the United Nations to the courts to places of worship.
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Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 13th March, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: They TyeeIt’s 20 years since NAFTA. Its damage is why latest trade deal must be stopped.
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International Protests of Bradley Manning’s 1,000th Day in Jail Without Trial

Posted by in Guest Posts, World News & Events on 21st February, 2013 | No Comments

Bradley ManningPFC Bradley Manning has been in jail awaiting trial for nearly 1,000 days for exposing war crimes, corruption, and widespread abuse. On February 23, there will be international protests in solidarity with Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning.
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Join the Week of Action to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers, March 16 – 23

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 20th February, 2013 | No Comments

Tar Sands Week of ActionRamsey Sprague of Tar Sands Blockade, who recently chained myself to a loud speaker to deliver his warning message to the tar sands industry, tells us all we need to know about an upcoming week of action to stop Stop Tar Sands Profiteers.
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Perpetual War

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th February, 2013 | 3 Comments

ham_bkSasha Wright lays bare the underlying dynamics of the U.S.-supported French intervention in Mali, spotlighting the role of AFRICOM and Western-imposed “structural adjustment” policies. She follows up by assessing the results of Israel’s “let’s debate-everything-except-settlements-and-occupation” elections.
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The Pain Caused by Guns Has No Borders

Posted by in Guest Posts, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 29th January, 2013 | No Comments

Javier Sicilia gun controlOn Wednesday, January 30, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to consider how to address proposals to control gun sales. A group of organizations issued this statement to make sure the Senate considers the impact that failed gun policies have had in Mexico as well as the United States.
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