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John Brennan vs. a Sixteen-Year-Old

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 9th January, 2013 | 2 Comments

photo: CODEPINKIn October 2011, attempting to document the drones that were constantly circling over his Pakistani village, terrorizing and killing his family and neighbors, 16-year-old Tariq Aziz was driving with his 12-year-old cousin to a village near his home in Waziristan to pick up his aunt, his car was struck by a Hellfire missile. With the push of a button by a pilot at a US base thousands of miles away, both boys were instantly vaporized—only a few chunks of flesh remained.
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Take Back the Holidays!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Human-RightsWe all have our own ideas on what the holidays are all about. Family. Laughter. Good will. But corporate greed and commercialization? They certainly don’t make the list. It’s time to take back the Holidays. The true meaning of the season cannot be packaged in a box. So instead of taking part in the corporate craziness, try this.
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CODEPINK Group Travels to Gaza to Bring Aid and Witness Devastation

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkIn light of the terrible humanitarian crisis happening right now in Gaza, CODEPINK has decided to put together an emergency delegation that will attempt to enter Gaza through the Rafah border in Egypt.
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VIDEO: Tis the Season to Get Trampled

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 20th November, 2012 | No Comments

YikesBlack Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when frenzied holiday shoppers hit the malls and super stores, is fast approaching. Check out this video of holiday shoppers going bonkers, plus alternative ways to approach the day after Thanksgiving.
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Huge Thanks to All Who Take Action for Social Justice

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 14th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lots-of-GX-thank-yousTo express our gratitude during this season of giving thanks, some Global Exchange staff members gathered recently to come up with a way to thank the people who make all of our work possible. Here’s the result:
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A Bright Candle in the Darkness

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 7th November, 2012 | No Comments

Peace Caravan candlesIn mid-August 2012 the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity – led by the mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers of Mexicans murdered and disappeared during the drug war – began its sojourn across the United States. Global Exchange Human Rights Program Director Ted Lewis reports back on what happened and what’s next.
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A Chat With Counterterrorism Chief John Brennan

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 5th November, 2012 | No Comments

John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism chiefPicture this. It’s Sunday in a Virginia suburb. Peace activist Medea Benjamin finds her way to the doorstep of John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism chief and the key person making decisions about drone strikes. The door opens.
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GAP and Death Trap Factories

Posted by in Fair Trade, Human Rights, World News & Events on 24th October, 2012 | 1 Comment

Garment workers point toward the burning That's It Sportswear factory, a Gap supplier. 29 workers died in the factory fire on December 14, 2010, many falling to their deaths from the upper floors of the building because locked stairway doors barred their escape.  (c) Andrew Biraj / Reuters.Since 2006 more than 600 garment workers have died in sweatshop factory fires while sewing clothing for giant fashion companies, like GAP, H&M, JCPenney, and Abercrombie. Join Bangladeshi and international unions and labor groups that are calling on GAP to commit to a meaningful fire safety program that will protect the lives of the company’s sweatshop workers
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A Bi-lingual Breakdown of Caravan for Peace Slogans

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 28th August, 2012 | 3 Comments

Caravan chanters3Global Exchange Caravan for Peace intern Chelsea Brown translates some of the popular Spanish chants heard along the Caravan for Peace route and the history behind their meaning.
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Deep in the Heart of Texas – Who’s in the RV?

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico on 23rd August, 2012 | 4 Comments

Javier-Sicilia-on-Caravan-fGlobal Exchange Executive Director, Carleen Pickard continues to blog from the road as she travels with the Caravan for Peace through the (very hot) state of Texas.
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