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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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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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