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Police Chief Timoney, Meet Bahraini Mothers

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st February, 2012 | No Comments

Medea (right) with photo of boy in hospital who died from tear gas in Sitra, BahrainJohn Timoney is the controversial former Miami police chief well known for orchestrating brutal crackdowns on protests in Miami and Philadelphia- instances with rampant police abuse, violence, and blatant disregard for freedom of expression. It should be of great concern that the Kingdom of Bahrain has brought Timoney to “reform” Bahrain’s security forces. Here’s how that’s going. (A hint…not well.)

Silence as Bahraini Children are Stabbed and Gassed

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th February, 2012 | No Comments

Code Pink and Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin holding a teargas canister in Bahrain, Feb 2012The following is a guest post by Tighe Barry who was part of an observer delegation in Bahrain with the peace group Code Pink, where he visited the village of Bani Jamrah with local Bahraini human rights activists. He shares his story with us:

Occupied Bahrain One Year After the Uprising

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 15th February, 2012 | No Comments

Medea, Nabeel and others marching on the streets of Bahrain Feb 14, 2012Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin is in Bahrain right now. Here’s her latest on why it was clear that the government had called out all its forces to stop any protests.

This Just In: 6 US Citizens Arrested in Bahrain

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 14th February, 2012 | 4 Comments

Medea Benjamin holding a teargas canister in BahrainToday, 6 US citizens were arrested in Bahrain. Here’s Medea’s latest message: I write to you from the front lines of the violence rocking Bahrain. Today six US citizens– including CODEPINK’s very own Paki Wieland– were arrested by Bahraini security forces in Manama during a peaceful protest on the way to the Pearl Roundabout. Protesters had marched into the city center to reestablish a presence of nonviolent, peaceful protest on the one year anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising in Bahrain.

The US-Bahraini Exchange: Tear Gas From Us, Kindness in Return

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 13th February, 2012 | 5 Comments

TeargasBahrainMedea Benjamin, Co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink, is in Bahrain right now. She shares her firsthand account of today’s demonstration in Bahrain’s capital, Manama.

Instead of Bombing Dictators, Stop Selling Them Bombs

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd March, 2011 | 3 Comments

photo: REUTERS/Goran TomasevicWhen all you have is bombs, everything starts to look like a target. And so after years of providing Libya’s dictator with the weapons he’s been using against the people, all the international community – France, Britain and the United States – has to offer the people of Libya is more bombs, this time dropped from the sky rather than delivered in a box to Muammar Gaddafi’s palace.

Stop the Crackdown in Bahrain

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 17th February, 2011 | 1 Comment

bahrainThe failure of the Obama administration to swiftly condemn the bloody crackdown in Bahrain that has killed four and injured hundreds points to the ongoing hypocrisy that defines U.S. Middle East policy. When pushed, our government eventually supported the multitudes of demonstrators in Cairo, but not before assuring that the U.S.-backed military is there to manage Egypt’s “transition to democracy.”