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United Methodist Church Votes on Boycott; Quakers Divest from Caterpillar

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th May, 2012 | No Comments

umcprotest2Led by human rights activists within the United Methodist Church and supported by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a resolution was passed calling for an explicit boycott of all Israeli companies “operating in the occupied Palestinian territories.”
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Global March to Jerusalem: An act of homage to a precious city in danger

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 29th March, 2012 | 1 Comment

GMJ-logo-282x400On March 30th, Palestinian Land Day, The Global March to Jerusalem will take place. This global initiative will bring thousands from all around the world to Israel’s borders and to Jerusalem, trying to direct attention of the world to Israel’s restrictions on religious freedom and ethnic segregation and ethnic cleansing policies in the city.
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It’s time to #OccupyAIPAC

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events on 7th February, 2012 | No Comments

occupy_aipac_illustrationWith the Occupy movement that has swept the country demanding social and economic justice, many have concluded that AIPAC—the powerful pro-Israeli government lobby that distorts U.S. policy in the Middle East— is a mandatory “occupy target”. Timed to coincide with the annual AIPAC policy conference in March 2012, the Occupy AIPAC summit will be a long weekend of teach-ins, cultural performances, protests and creative direct actions, and more.
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Palestine Freedom Rides: Taking a Stand Against Segregation

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine on 16th November, 2011 | No Comments

2009.10.31-015Freedom Rides from the 1960s are the inspiration for a similar kind of action…Freedom Rides in Palestine.
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Nov 2: General Strike/Day of Action at #OO

Posted by in Community Rights, Economic Activism for Palestine, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

liberate_oaklandOn November 2, 2011, Global Exchange will stand in solidarity with the Occupy Oakland (#OO) movement and the broader Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) movement to participate in the General Strike/Day of Action. Here’s info about the action and how you can keep your finger on the pulse of this people’s movement.
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SodaStream: Not so cool, clear bubbly water

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 12th July, 2011 | 1 Comment

SodaStream_factorySodaStream, an Israeli company producing a do-it-yourself, counter-top seltzer and soda maker, has been marketing its ware as a “green alternative” to soda cans and bottles. But buyer beware: SodaStream’s main production site is in Mishor Edomim, a settlement and industrial zone in the occupied West Bank, on confiscated Palestinian land. The company exploits Palestinian labor and sells it’s product with a “Made in Israel” label. 

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Is Greece Being Blackmailed to Put the Brakes on Gaza Flotilla?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

usboattogazaThe following was written by Medea Benjamin about the U.S. boat to Gaza’s delayed departure. Since writing about the delay, news broke with an update about it.
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What Happened at the Move Over AIPAC Conference?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st May, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC Protestors Photo Credit: acourtney6The Move Over AIPAC conference took place in Washington, DC on May 22-24. The purpose; to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. A lot happened at the conference. Find out what.
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Why did I disrupt?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th May, 2011 | No Comments

1_raeThis post was written by CODEPINK Middle East Campaign Coordinator, Rae Abileah who recently spoke out for justice during Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congressional Address.
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German company forced to divest from the Occupation

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 18th May, 2011 | No Comments

DeutscheBahnIn an unprecedented victory to a public campaign led by Palestinian, German and Israeli groups, the German firm Deutsche Bahn International has been pulled off an Israeli railway project by a decision of the German Federal Government.
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