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Chapo’s (Second) Escape Highlights Drug War Farce

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th July, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: rastamaniaco (Flickr)Chapo Guzman’s escape from Mexico’s maximum-security Altiplano prison last weekend further undermines the already wounded credibility of Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his security apparatus. But more than that, it underlines the futility of the war on drugs and its reliance on taking out “kingpins” while never questioning the flawed prohibition policies that drive the whole bloody mess.

US Lobby Groups Try to Squash Iran Deal Despite Public Support

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 10th July, 2015 | No Comments

CODEPINK protesters at Congressional hearing on Iran. Photo: CODEPINKA nuclear deal with Iran could be a game changer for US foreign policy and for the Middle East. But multimillion-dollar ad campaigns aim to influence Congressional votes.

Business as Usual With Mexico No Longer Possible as Human Rights Disaster Deepens

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 7th January, 2015 | No Comments

US-MEXICO-DIPLOMACY-OBAMA-NIETOWhen Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto last met with President Obama he was riding a wave of legislative success and media adulation, but terrifying events in 2014 have changed all that.

Guns and Violence are a Public Health Issue

Posted by in People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, What About Peace Contest on 21st November, 2014 | No Comments

Students from Buena Vista- Horace Mann School spoke up for the resolution in “Support of the Prevention of Gun Violence”. And it passed – lean how, here.

Make Music, Not War!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 29th July, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2014winnersWe all know the power of music and how it calms everyone by bringing peace. Our winner of ‘What About Peace’ contest shares one such peace anthem but in a different style altogether. Read on to see what this young rapper writes in times when we all call for peace to stop ongoing violence and bloodshed…

Global Day of Action: Support. Don’t Punish.

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

SupportDontPunishOn Thursday June 26th, people will take to the streets, the internet, the airwaves, and public plazas in more than 80 cities around the world to protest harmful drug laws at the root of violence and mass incarceration. The Support. Don’t Punish: Global Day of Action seeks to promote a more effective and humane approach to drugs that is based on public health and human rights.

Not another U.S. intervention in Iraq

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jessica_IraqSignThe recent escalation of sectarian civil-conflict in Iraq is driving a humanitarian catastrophe. Untold thousands are fleeing fighting in northern Iraq. Graphic reports of “cold-blooded executions” of Iraqi army soldiers by victorious rebel forces have been reported in the international media and verified by UN observers. But renewed U.S. intervention is not the answer.

And the 2014 What About Peace? Contest Winners Are…

Posted by in Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest on 24th April, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2014winnersAfter months of going through the hundreds of entries that came in from youth all over the world, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 What About Peace? contest.

Tell Us About Your Dreams for Peace!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

Poet Langston Hughes’ call to hold on is an eloquent reminder that the dream of a peaceful world can seem distant. And speaking of peace, the deadline for this year’s What About Peace? contest is fast approaching.

No Seat For Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2014 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkMedea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, is at the Syrian peace talks happening now: The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.

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