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‘Cos the Power of the People Don’t Stop

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th October, 2011 | No Comments

occupyAt noon on Thurs Oct 13, the occupytogether.org website listed 1599 cities with Occupy Wall Street protests from Iceland to New Zealand. This online hub of the movement represents a huge number of the events in solidarity with OWS concentrated in North America, and growing internationally. Other online sources include united for #globalchange and the powerful video rallying us to take action.
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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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Challenge the Siege on Gaza with the Freedom Flotilla

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

gazafreedomflotilla2This week, the international Gaza Freedom Flotilla II: “Stay Human” of ten boats will attempt to depart from Cyprus towards Gaza. The mission of the flotilla states, “our destination is Gaza. Our means are non-violent. Our goal is to lift the illegal siege, completely and permanently, and freedom for the Palestinian people.” Most of the boats are carrying much needed humanitarian aid to donate to the people of Gaza.
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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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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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Osama Bin Laden Is Dead; Let the Peace Begin

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 3rd May, 2011 | No Comments

Photo Credit: CODEPINKMedea Benjamin shares her views about the death of Osama Bin Laden and how this should be a time of profound reflection.
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How the Flower Delivery in Egypt Went

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 9th February, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty ImagesOur first attempt to buy flowers for the demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square was thwarted by a crazed-looking guy with a gun in one hand and a homemade spear in another (pruning shears taped to a broomstick, to be exact). Three of us, all Americans, were in a taxi driving to the flower market when this fellow stopped our car at gunpoint. His hand on the trigger, he forced us to pull over.
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Report from the Frontlines in Egypt

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd February, 2011 | 5 Comments

IMG_0392Global Exchange stands in solidarity with the people of Egypt. Medea shares her firsthand accounts of the escalating situation, plus find out how to show your support for the people of Egypt.
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Egypt: This is What a Revolution Looks Like

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd February, 2011 | 4 Comments

IMG_0352Medea Bejamin, Co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, shares photos and reports back from Egypt.
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Highlights and Headlines from 2010

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 4th January, 2011 | No Comments

DSCN11712011 is finally here. So now seems as good a time as any to take stock of everything we’ve accomplished in the past year, to draw together our challenges and victories and lay them out there for you to see. Since there isn’t space enough to showcase everything, we’ve selected a few of our favorite highlights from 2010 to share with you:
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