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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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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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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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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 | 4 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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Julian Assange’s Acceptance Speech at Global Exchange’s Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 14th May, 2013 | 3 Comments

Human-Rights-Awards-2013-26We celebrated the 2013 Human Rights Awards on Thursday May 9th in San Francisco. This year’s Honorees are People’s Choice Awardee Julian Assange and Wikileaks, Grassroots Awardee Crystal Lameman, and Human Rights Awardee Noam Chomsky. If you missed this special night here is Julian Assange’s acceptance speech, along with Kiki Kapany’s introduction.
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Challenges of Arab Uprisings Reflected at World Social Forum

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd April, 2013 | 1 Comment

Medea Benjamin in Tunisia. Photo Credit: codepinkhqGlobal Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin reports back about the the eleventh World Social Forum, held from March 26-30, 2013 in Tunis.
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Jobs Not Wars! Pressure Now Can Make a Difference

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 16th January, 2013 | 1 Comment

jobsnotwarpaycheckj1Now that the election is behind us, our priorities are clear: jobs & economic growth, end the war in Afghanistan and substantial cuts to runaway Pentagon spending. Send this message to the congress and president by signing the Jobs Not Wars Petition.
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