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Is Greece Being Blackmailed to Put the Brakes on Gaza Flotilla?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

usboattogazaThe following was written by Medea Benjamin about the U.S. boat to Gaza’s delayed departure. Since writing about the delay, news broke with an update about it.
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Setting Sail for Gaza, Armed with Love Letters and a Missive from Dr. King

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Activists across the United States have organized to raise funds for the US Boat to Gaza. ( US Boat to Gaza / Flickr )Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin and Board Member Anne Wright join other passengers aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, a fleet of nine boats scheduled to set sail for Gaza on June 25 from various Mediterranean ports. Medea shares her thoughts as she prepares to set sail.
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G.E.L.T. Week 4: Many Hands Make Light Work

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 20th June, 2011 | No Comments

HANDSThe next post by Global Exchange’s G.E.L.T. (Green Economy Leadership Training) program participant Kate Powers. Today, they tackle the huge task of gutting an abandoned house.
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Calderón Rebuked on the Ground and in the Air Over Drug War

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 16th June, 2011 | No Comments

Javier_caravanOver a week ago Federal Police broke into the Paso del Norte Human Rights Center in Ciudad Juárez, an important host of the Caravan for Peace that was travelling 3,000 kilometers north to Juárez through cities hard hit by the drug war like Morelia, San Luis Potosi, Torreon, and Monterrey. Thankfully the Caravan arrived safely in Juárez last Thursday. Here’s how it went.
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G.E.L.T. Week 3: Reality Check

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 14th June, 2011 | No Comments

GELT participants striking peaceful posesKate Powers continues sharing her experiences as a participant in Global Exchange’s Leadership Training program. Today she shares some of the sobering feedback her group received from community neighbors.
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G.E.L.T.: Week 2 Project Development

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 11th June, 2011 | No Comments

operationwesquatKate Powers shares her experiences as a participant in Global Exchange’s Leadership Training program. Read what she and others are doing to address a major problem in post-industrial cities– abandoned, rundown houses.
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Upcoming Book Release: “To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War”

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 8th June, 2011 | No Comments

87286100442200LNext week, John Gibler will be celebrating the release of his new book “To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War”, a collection of stories about Mexico’s drug war, at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco.
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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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What Happened at the Move Over AIPAC Conference?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st May, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC Protestors Photo Credit: acourtney6The Move Over AIPAC conference took place in Washington, DC on May 22-24. The purpose; to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. A lot happened at the conference. Find out what.
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Vision: How to Change Our Laws So That Corporations Don’t Trump Communities

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 24th May, 2011 | No Comments

blogimage_acidminedrainage.jpg_thumbs_600x943_310x220The following originally appeared on Alternet. — Our environmental laws and regulations, rather than put in place protections for the environment, instead seem to be written to exploit it. Here’s what can we do about it. The following is excerpted from the recently released book, The Rights of Nature: The Case for a Universal Declaration […]
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