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No Seat For Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2014 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkMedea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, is at the Syrian peace talks happening now: The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.
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One Billion Rising Up to Violence Against Women this V Day

Posted by in Human Rights, World News & Events on 11th January, 2013 | 3 Comments

@mx_240-2This year on V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, ONE BILLION women and those who love them are urged to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to the violence. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders.
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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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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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Busted for Busting Out at Bank of America

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 13th March, 2012 | No Comments

Brian Moynihan and pink braMedea Benjamin shares her firsthand account of activists interrupting Bank Of America CEO Brian Moynihan’s Speech on March 8th. It’s an entertaining read!
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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:
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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.
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Occupy Wall Street West #J20, Bechtel Teach In

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

It was rainy. It was wet. It was fabulous.On January 20, Occupy Wall Street West made ‘business as usual’ uncomfortable in the financial core of San Francisco. Despite copious rain, protests began at 6am, continued at Wells Fargo and Bank of America branches, moved to the courts, back to Bechtel and the banks, labor and immigrant rights marches targeting I.C.E offices and culminating with a huge and spirited march up Market St as night fell. Many folks sought shelter before arriving to the Cathedral Hill Hotel to post photos, videos and blogs, warm wet feet and reflect on the Day of Action – believing that whatever happens next – we are unstoppable.
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Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st October, 2011 | 5 Comments

mainThis morning when, Wanda, long time Global Exchange board member, called after President Obama announced a date for the return of all US troops from Iraq my reaction was the same as almost everyone else in our office. “Is this for real? What is he not telling us?” Why aren’t we aren’t dancing in the streets the same way we did when he was elected with the promise to end the war in his first term?
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Why I “Assaulted” Defense Chief Leon Panetta

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th October, 2011 | 2 Comments

AlliMcCCODEPINK’s Alli McCracken guest blogs: On the morning of October 13th about 25 activists who are occupying Washington DC, as part of the nationwide occupations, went on a field trip to Congress. We wanted to attend the House Armed Services Committee hearing where Leon Panetta, the Secretary of Defense.
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