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Make Music, Not War!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 29th July, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2014winnersWe all know the power of music and how it calms everyone by bringing peace. Our winner of ‘What About Peace’ contest shares one such peace anthem but in a different style altogether. Read on to see what this young rapper writes in times when we all call for peace to stop ongoing violence and bloodshed…
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Israel’s Lesson to Palestinians: Build More Rockets?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 5th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

IMG_0301Medea Benjamin is cofounder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange. She was recently part of an Emergency Delegation to Gaza and heard: “Please don’t wait for the third Israeli round of attacks,” said Hala Ashi, a 24-year-old whose home was badly damaged and whose neighbor was killed, “and help show us, the youth of Gaza, that violence is not the answer.”
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We Want It to Stop

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2012 | No Comments

DSC01483Kathy Kelly, who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just participated in an emergency delegation to Gaza and heard: “We want to stop the killing of Palestinians.”
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Truth and Trauma in Gaza

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st December, 2012 | No Comments

DSC01464Kathy Kelly, who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just participated in an emergency delegation to Gaza and heard: “This is more than anyone can tolerate. We were unsafe at any place at any time.”
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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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Global March to Jerusalem: An act of homage to a precious city in danger

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 29th March, 2012 | 1 Comment

GMJ-logo-282x400On March 30th, Palestinian Land Day, The Global March to Jerusalem will take place. This global initiative will bring thousands from all around the world to Israel’s borders and to Jerusalem, trying to direct attention of the world to Israel’s restrictions on religious freedom and ethnic segregation and ethnic cleansing policies in the city.
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Gratitude to All Who Stand Up to Resist Injustice

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 23rd November, 2011 | No Comments

GX-Staff-Thank-you-WebThere is a lot to be thankful for in 2011. We here at Global Exchange offer gratitude to all those who have stood up to resist injustice, envision alternatives and take action. Here’s who we are thankful for.
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Jailed for Sailing to Gaza, Challenging the Blockade

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th November, 2011 | No Comments

tahrir-boat-for-webTwo boats full of courageous passengers were on their way to Gaza when they were intercepted on Friday, November 4, by the Israeli military in international waters. They were unarmed, and the Israeli military knew that. They were simply peace activists wanting to connect with civilians in Gaza, and the Israeli military knew that. Yet naked aggression was used against them in international waters—something that is normally considered an act of piracy.
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They Still Have Painted What They Saw: Children’s Art Censored in Oakland

Posted by in World News & Events on 23rd September, 2011 | 2 Comments

meca.pic“The Bay Area and Oakland in particular are known for our diversity and commitment to free expression and social justice. We will not be censored. The show must go on!” -The Middle East Children’s Alliance
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Let Hope Sail!

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 30th June, 2011 | No Comments

20110629.183910_20110629-flotillaMedea is currently in Greece with a group of international activists who are trying to set sail on the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza. The US boat, the Audacity of Hope, was scheduled to sail last weekend, but we are still anxiously awaiting permission from the Greek government, which is being pressured by Israel and the United States to prevent our departure. Help urge the US State Department to stop impeding on the mission of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
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