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John Kerry sells a war that Americans aren’t buying

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 6th September, 2013 | No Comments

photo: Jason Reed, ReutersThe clock is ticking, with President Obama and Secretary Kerry frantically selling a war that the American people don’t want to buy. If Congress goes ahead and approves military action, they will fail to represent the people who elected them.
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The Summer I Researched Corporate Criminals

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd August, 2013 | 1 Comment

MostWanted2013For the past several weeks, I have been investigating corporations that are responsible for human rights abuses and environmental disasters for Global Exchange’s Most Wanted Corporate Criminals list for 2013. The annual ‘Top Ten’ list started to raise awareness about how familiar corporations were acting internationally, connect activists with organizations fighting back and standing in solidarity with impacted communities.
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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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Flower Power vs. Dirty Energy at Chevron Refinery

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 7th August, 2013 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Noah Chandler210 people were arrested at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on Saturday. Here’s why:
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Amandla! Ngawethu! Power to the People!

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 18th July, 2013 | No Comments

photo: Getty imagesIn the wake and the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict we are challenged to not only think about the victory from struggle great figures like Nelson Mandela have led, but also about our responsibility as a collective force to continue leadership down the road to justice.
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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 | 1 Comment

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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Where in the World are the TPP Negotiators?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 1st July, 2013 | 2 Comments

TPP headWe learned that Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators would be in San Francisco through a few subscription-only, on-line trade journals. We thought they’d like to hear from us, and we search high and low to find them. Here’s what happened …
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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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For Yemenis, US Refusal to Release Gitmo Prisoners is a National Offense

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 24th June, 2013 | No Comments

Medea Benjamin with American peace delegation in Yemen; June 2013 Photo Credit: codepinkhqOver 90 of 166 Guantanamo prisoners are from Yemen. Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin was part of an American peace delegation that spent a week in Yemen meeting with lawyers, human rights activists, government officials and most importantly, families with loved ones in Guantanamo.
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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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