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A European Perspective on the 2012 U.S. Election

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 30th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

In my past twos months here in the States, I have been asked numerous times how it felt –from a European point of view– to witness the 2012 U.S. electoral campaign and presidential elections from here in the U.S. Here are some of my initial reflections from witnessing the 2012 election.
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From Super PAC Millions to Lobbyist Billions

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 28th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Illustration Credit: James T. PendergastOver $629 million in Super PAC spending in the 2012 election didn’t sway U.S. voters as significantly as expected, but in the coming months will the billions spent in corporate lobbying sway Congress?
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Take Back the Holidays!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Human-RightsWe all have our own ideas on what the holidays are all about. Family. Laughter. Good will. But corporate greed and commercialization? They certainly don’t make the list. It’s time to take back the Holidays. The true meaning of the season cannot be packaged in a box. So instead of taking part in the corporate craziness, try this.
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This Election’s 4 Deepest Democracy Victories You Missed

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th November, 2012 | 5 Comments

susan bWhat does Susan B. Anthony have in common with voters in Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania? What you probably missed in the glare of the pundits flashy graphics and Wed-morning quarterbacking were the real victories by and for people actually asserting their rights on Election Day. And regardless of political affiliation; against the dollars and scare tactics of huge corporations; sometimes against their own elected officials; AND against the mighty Robed Nine of the Supreme Court—they WON.
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Stick It To Super PACs…. VOTE!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Featured on 5th November, 2012 | No Comments

obey_voteToday, you have another opportunity to Stick It To Super PACs: VOTE!
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Why Stick It To Super PACs?

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd October, 2012 | 7 Comments

Stick It Banner 2Stick it to Super-PACs! “If the Supreme Court won’t protect democracy, we will.” Join us this Thursday, October 25th to “Stick It to Super-PACs” and fight back against the Super-PAC spending blitz that is auctioning off our democracy. Be a proverbial wrench in the gears of super-PAC propaganda flooding the country with a critical mass of action-takers that flood super-PAC phone lines, email accounts, Facebook, Twitter, and mailboxes of the five largest Super-PACs manipulating the U.S. election. Our message to these Super-PACs: “Stop buying off our elections!”
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The Power of We: 5 Ways to Elect Democracy in 2012

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th October, 2012 | No Comments

GX-ED-Sticker-300x300Here are five fresh ideas for reclaiming democracy by and for the people, from joining our Stick It To Super PACs day of action to organizing local documentary screenings.
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Want to Avoid the Post-Election Blues?

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 14th October, 2012 | No Comments

HeistStay off the bleachers post-election: Sign up today with Global Exchange to host a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream- and How We Can Get It Back.”
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2012 Global Exchange Open House in Pictures

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Economic Activism for Palestine, Elect Democracy, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 10th October, 2012 | No Comments

GX-Open-House-72Last Thursday Global Exchange opened its doors to our San Francisco office for our annual Open House. The fun-filled evening included a diverse group of social justice activists, a few surprises, and lots of laughs. Here’s what went down.
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Don’t Burn Democracy BBQ’s Launch This Week

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 3rd October, 2012 | No Comments

DemocracyQuoteBillMoyersActivists around the country will be hosting gatherings this week that incorporate Global Exchange’s Elect Democracy campaign research and materials and host discussions that support and promote local community organizing.
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