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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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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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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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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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Rand Paul’s Message to Obama: Don’t Drone Me Bro

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 7th March, 2013 | 2 Comments

nodronesThe most positive outcome of Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster was giving the American public a sense of the treacherous path that President Obama’s drone program could take, i.e. the targeted killing of Americans here at home. The biggest flaw, however, was Rand’s refusal to strongly condemn the way drones are already being used overseas and to blame CIA nominee John Brennan for being the mastermind of a nefarious program that has led to the deaths of so many non-American civilians and spread anti-American sentiment globally.
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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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What About Peace Needs You (and Couldn’t You Use $1000?!)

Posted by in Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest on 6th February, 2013 | No Comments

What-About-Peace-art-contesPrize money is available for the winners of a youth art contest for 14 – 20 year old youth who want to answer the question: What About Peace?
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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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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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Slaughter of Innocents

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

Mexican poet Javier Sicila on the Caravan for Peace this summer, 2012.Millions of anguished conversations about the murder of so many small children at a Connecticut elementary school have produced new resolve to do something. This new commitment to at least talk about gun restriction is heartening. Nevertheless, those, such as myself, who have watched previous waves of horror sweep in, and then recede in the wake of other gun-murder outrages, know we need a broad and resilient coalition against gun violence.
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