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Want a Mini-Grant to Host a “Don’t Burn Democracy BBQ” in October?

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd August, 2012 | 1 Comment

MemorialDayBBQWant to organize a “Don’t Burn Democracy!” BBQ in your town? Apply for a $60 mini-grant to help kick things off!
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JPMorgan Chase: “Oops I Did It Again…”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Image Credit: DrMarty, www.nowpublic.com…but don’t even think about a bailout! In 2011, JP Morgan Chase spent $7.6 million lobbying against regulation that protects us from its gambling problem.
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Occupy Our Elections… Elect Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Photo: democraticunderground.comHow do we create a system where it actually matters who you vote for? We need to Occupy Our Elections in order to approach having the real ability to Elect Democracy. We should engage with and impact elections by providing systemic analysis and exposing the impact of big bank campaign contributions, corporate lobbying, and general ALEC-type corruption and collusion. Meanwhile, we can also simultaneously be creating new methods of meeting the needs of the 99%. It’s time to show the 1% what real democracy actually looks like.
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Support 5 Consecutive Days for the Cuban 5

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, World News & Events on 23rd March, 2012 | No Comments

Obama... Give me five!Since 1989, Global Exchange has played a leading role in the national campaign to normalize relations with Cuba our Caribbean neighbor. Our primary goals are: -End the U.S. blockade of Cuba -End travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba -Get Cuba removed from the U.S. list of “potential terrorist countries” -Support and learn from Cuba’s […]
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“What About Peace” Youth Art Contest Deadline Coming Up, $2500 in Total Prizes!

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

"Unity" 1st place painting winner by Christopher Minafo 15 years old, New YorkWhat About Peace? is an international arts contest for youth ages 14 – 20 to express ideas and thoughts about peace by responding to the question, “What About Peace?” through artistic expression, with $2500 in total prizes to be given out. Though the contest is in full swing and the deadline is closing in, there is still time to enter. Find out the deadline and details.
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“They Know Precisely What They Want”

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 18th October, 2011 | 1 Comment

DSCN2468This ongoing debate of ‘what do they want/what are they saying?’ is losing it’s interest as a media story as mainstream understanding of ‘We are the 99%’ takes hold outside of corporate media and in the streets.
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VIDEOS: 10 Things We (Heart) About Global Exchange

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st September, 2011 | No Comments

kylieGet a behind-the-scenes look at why Global Exchange staffers love what they do!
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Support a Voice for Climate Justice – Tim DeChristopher – on July 26

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 19th July, 2011 | No Comments

Tim Courthouse MNNTim DeChristopher will be sentenced on July 26 after being found guilty of one count of violating the Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act, and one count of False Statement March 3rd. He participated in the auction “won” $2.7 million in oil & gas leases in a brave creative nonviolent act to protect land from destructive oil and gas extraction. He is now facing 10 years in federal prison. Flora Bernard, Co-Director of Peaceful Uprising, shares her thoughts about Tim DeChristopher’s prosecution:
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Torpedoing the Gaza Flotilla, Israel Sunk its Own Ship

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 11th July, 2011 | 3 Comments

audacity_of_hopeMedea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace, and a passenger on “The Audacity of Hope”, shares her perspective about Israel’s recent flotilla reaction: “Instead of high-fiving each other for their success in thwarting the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Israeli officials should be throwing overboard the propaganda hacks who catapulted the flotilla into headline news for weeks and left Israel smelling like rotten fish.”
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G.E.L.T. Week 5: In Highland Park, a Region Raises a Hoop House

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 5th July, 2011 | No Comments

hoophouse2A barn-raising in the heart of Detroit? That’s certainly what it felt like as activists from across the region gathered in Highland Parkto construct a 2000-square-foot hoop house.
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