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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.)
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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.
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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!
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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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Torpedoing the Gaza Flotilla, Israel Sunk its Own Ship

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 11th July, 2011 | 3 Comments

audacity_of_hopeMedea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace, and a passenger on “The Audacity of Hope”, shares her perspective about Israel’s recent flotilla reaction: “Instead of high-fiving each other for their success in thwarting the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Israeli officials should be throwing overboard the propaganda hacks who catapulted the flotilla into headline news for weeks and left Israel smelling like rotten fish.”
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Challenge the Siege on Gaza with the Freedom Flotilla

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

gazafreedomflotilla2This week, the international Gaza Freedom Flotilla II: “Stay Human” of ten boats will attempt to depart from Cyprus towards Gaza. The mission of the flotilla states, “our destination is Gaza. Our means are non-violent. Our goal is to lift the illegal siege, completely and permanently, and freedom for the Palestinian people.” Most of the boats are carrying much needed humanitarian aid to donate to the people of Gaza.
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Is Greece Being Blackmailed to Put the Brakes on Gaza Flotilla?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

usboattogazaThe following was written by Medea Benjamin about the U.S. boat to Gaza’s delayed departure. Since writing about the delay, news broke with an update about it.
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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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Calderón Rebuked on the Ground and in the Air Over Drug War

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 16th June, 2011 | No Comments

Javier_caravanOver a week ago Federal Police broke into the Paso del Norte Human Rights Center in Ciudad Juárez, an important host of the Caravan for Peace that was travelling 3,000 kilometers north to Juárez through cities hard hit by the drug war like Morelia, San Luis Potosi, Torreon, and Monterrey. Thankfully the Caravan arrived safely in Juárez last Thursday. Here’s how it went.
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Upcoming Book Release: “To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War”

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 8th June, 2011 | No Comments

87286100442200LNext week, John Gibler will be celebrating the release of his new book “To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War”, a collection of stories about Mexico’s drug war, at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco.
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