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Scarlett Johansson’s Interest in Human Rights Goes Flat

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 5th February, 2014 | No Comments

scarlett2The only time I yelled at the TV during the Super Bowl was when Scarlett Johannson appeared, talking about SodaStream. She shed her white lab coat and declared in a sexy voice –“I just love helping people”. I almost choked on my tortilla chips. The stated joke of the commercial was that she wanted to make the ad go viral, because she is committed to making the world a better place (through shilling for a product?), and for this noble aim she would employ the sultry voice, the shedding of clothes, whatever it takes.
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KXL: Now the Clock is Really Ticking

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 31st January, 2014 | No Comments

Tar-Sands-Trip-099Today the U.S. State Department released the long-anticipated Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. Unfortunately, the oil industry influenced report claims that the pipeline would have a ‘minimal’ impact on climate change. 181 million metrics tons of carbon emissions is hardly ‘minimal’ impact.
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What Obama Didn’t Say

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, World News & Events on 29th January, 2014 | No Comments

ObamaDid you happen to catch what President Obama said in last night’s State of the Union address? Obama talked a lot about inequality in the world and in the U.S. What causes it. What he intends to do about it. But did you happen to catch what he said about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
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No Seat For Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2014 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkMedea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, is at the Syrian peace talks happening now: The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.
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No More New NAFTAs

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th January, 2014 | 2 Comments

TPPgroupThe Fast Track bill has been introduced by House Ways & Means Committee Chair David Camp and outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus. If passed, the legislation would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pacts to be ‘fast tracked’ through Congress and not be tested by our representatives in government by ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. We must beat the Fast Track.
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NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th January, 2014 | No Comments

mpr-nafta-BorderExplorerTwenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans. NAFTA has become an engine of poverty in the country, forcing millions of Mexicans to migrate to the United States in search of jobs.
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10 Good Things About the Year 2013

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th December, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkEnjoy Medea Benjamin’s annual blog post of what we challenged and celebrated in 2013, and what to watch for in the coming year.
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War on Drugs, War on Women

Posted by in Guest Posts, Mexico, World News & Events on 23rd December, 2013 | 1 Comment

Araceli and Laura (both right) at the Drug Policy Alliance conferenceAs part of the Voices of Victims tour, foreign policy writer Laura Carlsen and member of the Victims Platform of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity and human rights defender Araceli Rodríguez paired up for a Southwest tour through Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, October 23-November 5, 2013. Laura’s chronicle of the women’s part of the Voices of Victims tour is here.
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On #GivingTuesday, would you rather….?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2013 | No Comments

GivingTuesdaySeeing the frenzy that came out of Black Friday at big box stores across the United States, it is clear that many are more concerned with deals than with the true cost behind those products. Where do you stand?
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From Nobel Peace Prize Winner to War Criminal

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 26th November, 2013 | No Comments

What About PeaceEarlier this month the highly regarded human rights organization, Amnesty International made a bold assertion that US officials should face war crimes charges over drone strikes.
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