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Global Exchange Community, Look What You’ve Done!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

DebMedeaStarbucksWe’re going to raise $25,000 by midnight on Dec. 31st. Here’s how and why.
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VIDEO: Global Exchange’s 2012 Year in Pictures

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 19th December, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mexico CaravanAs we close out the remaining weeks of 2012, we take a moment to look back at some of the highlights of our work in 2012.
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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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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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2012 Most Wanted Human Rights Violators List is Out

Posted by in Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 19th June, 2012 | 1 Comment

Most-WantedThe first “Most Wanted” list appeared shortly after the Battle in Seattle and was intended to check the power of corporations—and provide a tool for citizens around the world to do it. The 2012 “Most Wanted” list is updated to include some of the world’s worst (and current) corporate abusers including Bank of America, Chevron, Monsanto, Pacific Rim and TransCanada. See all the corporations that made the list and why, plus who’s doing something about it.
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Occupy Our Elections… Elect Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Photo: democraticunderground.comHow do we create a system where it actually matters who you vote for? We need to Occupy Our Elections in order to approach having the real ability to Elect Democracy. We should engage with and impact elections by providing systemic analysis and exposing the impact of big bank campaign contributions, corporate lobbying, and general ALEC-type corruption and collusion. Meanwhile, we can also simultaneously be creating new methods of meeting the needs of the 99%. It’s time to show the 1% what real democracy actually looks like.
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The Government’s Warning to Bradley Manning and Others: “Tell on us, and we will put you behind bars for the rest of your life”

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 30th April, 2012 | No Comments

Global Exchange board member Ann WrightThe following guest post by Col. Ann Wright (Ret.), a Global Exchange board member, who resigned from the State Department on March 19, 2003 in protest of the invasion of Iraq. Here she breaks down why the pre-trial hearings for alleged Wikileaks whistleblower US Army PFC Bradley Manning hold some lessons for us all.
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Guess Who is Accepting Bradley Manning’s Human Rights People’s Choice Award

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 25th April, 2012 | No Comments

Human-Rights-Award-AccepterMay 10th is an evening you won’t want to miss! We’ll be shining a spotlight on 2012 Human Rights Award Honoree Annie Leonard and People’s Choice Winner PFC Bradley Manning, and this just in…Bradley Manning’s award will be accepted by special guest…
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Global Exchange Online Auction is Now Live: Bid On iPad, Paris Getaway and More!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Green Festivals, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 9th April, 2012 | 3 Comments

Auction-Take-ActionGlobal Exchange is proud to announce our first ever online auction, in advance of the 10th annual Human Rights Awards – a way for our supporters around the country to support our work by bidding on an amazing collection of items. There are some awesome items up for bid. Here are a few of my favorites:
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Portraits of Grief in Afghanistan — What’s in a Name?

Posted by in Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 22nd March, 2012 | 2 Comments

images-1For the past two weeks as we’ve grappled with the horror of the massacre in the Kandahar province, I’ve been dismayed at the focus of the mainstream press. The press seems to be focusing almost entirely on the mind-set of Sgt Bales and the effect of the massacre on US/Afghan relations without much mention of the actual victims who were all Afghan citizens, including nine children.
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