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Egyptians Stand Up to President’s Power Grab

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 28th November, 2012 | No Comments

Medea in EgyptHundreds of thousands of people filled Tahrir Square to protest the decree issued five days earlier by President Morsi giving himself power to make decisions that could not be challenged by the judiciary.
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CODEPINK Group Travels to Gaza to Bring Aid and Witness Devastation

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkIn light of the terrible humanitarian crisis happening right now in Gaza, CODEPINK has decided to put together an emergency delegation that will attempt to enter Gaza through the Rafah border in Egypt.
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Medea Benjamin Testifies at Congress: Drones Create Enemies

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

OR Book Going RougeOn November 16th Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin testified in Congress at a congressional briefing on drones organized by Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Here is her testimony.
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Pushing Obama’s Arc Toward Peace

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

medeaThe peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be critical of President Obama, has a challenge today to re-activate itself, and to increase its effectiveness by forming coalitions with other sectors of the progressive movement. Medea Benjamin explains.
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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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