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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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Leaving Truth Outside the Court House at Bradley Manning’s Trial

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th June, 2013 | No Comments

Ann Wright and others at front of Bradley Manning march. Ft. Meade 6/1/13 Photo Credit: codepinkhqMedea Benjamin, founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, and retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat Ann Wright, report back about Bradley Manning’s trial, which began on Monday and is expected to last approximately 3 months.
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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 | 5 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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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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