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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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‘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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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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Come Dance With Me — Jefferson Would Want You to

Posted by in World News & Events on 3rd June, 2011 | No Comments

Screen-shot-2011-06-03-at-11.12.52-AMDancing can be dangerous. In Ceausescu’s Romania I was arrested for dancing without a partner. In newly independent Guinea Bissau, my dancing partner was thrown in jail for boogying before the President and his wife had the first dance. In Cuba I was awoken at 4am to bail out a friend who had been locked up for “lesbian dancing.” And in Afghanistan I narrowly escaped arrest for dancing on a “men-only” dance floor. On each occasion I was shocked by the misuse of government power and disrespect for personal freedom.
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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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Why did I disrupt?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th May, 2011 | No Comments

1_raeThis post was written by CODEPINK Middle East Campaign Coordinator, Rae Abileah who recently spoke out for justice during Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congressional Address.
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The US Needs to Focus on Not Creating Any More bin Ladens

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 10th May, 2011 | No Comments

storyimages_1304442953_saminasundas.jpg_640x480_310x220Global Exchange sister organization CODEPINK’s organizer Rae Abileah interviews American Muslim Voice founder Samina Sundas on her reactions to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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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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Move Over AIPAC!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 29th April, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC_Poster_ImageFrom May 21 to 24, 2011, in Washington DC, join Global Exchange, CODEPINK, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and a coalition of over 100 organizations at the historic gathering to Move Over AIPAC and building a New US Middle East Policy! The gathering will expose AIPAC’s negative influence on U.S. foreign policy and promote an alternative approach that respects the rights of all people in the region.
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Why I’m going to Move Over AIPAC

Posted by in Guest Posts, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th April, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC_Poster_ImageThe following is a guest blog post by Rae Abileah of CODEPINK. Global Exchange has partnered with CODEPINK and over 100 peace and justice groups for the Move Over AIPAC! conference taking place in Washington, D.C. on May 21-24, to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East.
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