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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.

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.

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.

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…

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:

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 | 3 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.

Police Chief Timoney, Meet Bahraini Mothers

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st February, 2012 | No Comments

Medea (right) with photo of boy in hospital who died from tear gas in Sitra, BahrainJohn Timoney is the controversial former Miami police chief well known for orchestrating brutal crackdowns on protests in Miami and Philadelphia- instances with rampant police abuse, violence, and blatant disregard for freedom of expression. It should be of great concern that the Kingdom of Bahrain has brought Timoney to “reform” Bahrain’s security forces. Here’s how that’s going. (A hint…not well.)

Occupied Bahrain One Year After the Uprising

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 15th February, 2012 | No Comments

Medea, Nabeel and others marching on the streets of Bahrain Feb 14, 2012Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin is in Bahrain right now. Here’s her latest on why it was clear that the government had called out all its forces to stop any protests.

VIDEOS: 10 Things We (Heart) About Global Exchange

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st September, 2011 | No Comments

kylieGet a behind-the-scenes look at why Global Exchange staffers love what they do!

The Birth of a New Nation: South Sudan

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 13th July, 2011 | 3 Comments

IMG_0589On July 9, 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan after an overwhelming majority of South Sudanese voted to secede and become Africa’s newest country. Beth Garriott, Global Exchange’s Gifts & Grants Officer who lived in South Sudan from 2006-2007, shares her thoughts about South Sudan’s independence.

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