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Americans Take Anti-Drone Stance Directly to Pakistan

Posted by in Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

droneconvention2When it comes to drones, Americans and Pakistanis see the world through different lenses. Americans are looking through the eyes of remote-control pilots safely ensconced in bases in the United States, while Pakistanis are at the receiving end of the bull’s eye. Polls show to the two peoples as polar opposites: 83% of Americans support the use of drones against “terrorist suspects overseas”; in Pakistan, among those who say they know something about drones, virtually all—97%—oppose them.
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At Drone Convention, Zero Tolerance for Peace

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 13th August, 2012 | No Comments

droneconvention2When are we, as a nation, going to have a frank discussion about drones and remote-controlled killing? One might think that such a dialogue could take place when thousands of people come together, once a year, at the gathering of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Wrong.
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CODEPINK Protester Victorious Over AIPAC Assailant

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 30th July, 2012 | 5 Comments

tumblr_lls6xhIOv71qavauyCongratulations to activist Rae Abileah on the recently negotiated settlement after suing a AIPAC volunteer lobbyist. Here’s the background on this case, and details about the settlement.
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‘Elect Democracy’ Panel in Washington DC + Photos!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War on 17th July, 2012 | No Comments

Capital Building Fact:  F.I.R.E. (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) sector spent $879 million in Congressional campaign contributions since 2006: bit.ly/KPMK79Three speakers from Code Pink, Oil Change International, and Public Citizen joined Global Exchange in Washington DC, to compare notes on how undue corporate influence negatively impacts the ability of these groups to carry out their positive missions, and share inspiration about how people are standing up to protect and reclaim democracy.
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Hear Medea Benjamin Speak Out About Predator Drones

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 6th June, 2012 | No Comments

medea-benjamin-posterDid you know that a drone can be as small as a bumble bee? Find out what you don’t know about drones when Medea Benjamin comes to town. Or pick up a copy of her new book. Here’s how you can get one.
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Obama and Drone Warfare: Will Americans Speak Out?

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 30th May, 2012 | 4 Comments

medea-benjamin-posterOn May 29, The New York Times published an extraordinarily in-depth look at the intimate role President Obama has played in authorizing US drone attacks overseas, particularly in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. It is chilling to read the cold, macabre ease with which the President and his staff decide who will live or die.
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Why I Interrupted Obama Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan

Posted by in For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 8th May, 2012 | 4 Comments

ht_brennan_protester_nt_120Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington DC on April 30 to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin stood up and in a calm voice, spoke out. Here’s what happened:
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Obama Administration Silencing Pakistani Drone-Strike Lawyer

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 11th April, 2012 | No Comments

DroneWhen is the last time you heard from a civilian victim of the CIA’s secret drone strikes? Sure, most of them can’t speak because they’re deceased. But many leave behind bereaved and angry family members ready to proclaim their innocence and denounce the absence of due process, the lack of accountability, the utter impunity with which the U.S. government decides who will live and die.
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Enlisting Michelle Obama—and the American Public—to Stop War on Iran

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th April, 2012 | No Comments

We Love Iran womenAnother cross-border phenomenon erupted recently on Facebook when Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edri posted a photo of himself with his daughter and the message “Iranians We Love You. We will never bomb your country.” Edri and his partner Michal Tamir invited others to make similar images, and were soon flooded with responses by Israelis posting their photos with heartfelt messages. Within 48 hours, Iranians responded with similar expressions of love for Israelis, highlighting images of Jewish historic landmarks in Iran and Iranians who saved Jews during the Holocaust.
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The Pledge of Resistance Could Change the Game Against a War with Iran

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 3rd April, 2012 | 9 Comments

Picture of Iran Photo by: William HendricksonIf you sometimes find yourself at a bit of a loss of what to make of the on-again, off-again drumbeat for war with Iran, you should at least have the consolation that you’re in good company.
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