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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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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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What Happened at the Move Over AIPAC Conference?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st May, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC Protestors Photo Credit: acourtney6The Move Over AIPAC conference took place in Washington, DC on May 22-24. The purpose; to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. A lot happened at the conference. Find out what.
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What About Peace? Contest Winner Announced by Grand Judge

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 11th May, 2011 | No Comments

Christopher Minafo, 15 years old, New York Unity 2011 Painting WinnerThe following website exclusive was written by Global Exchange Executive Director Kirsten Moller who was the Grand judge in the 2011 “What About Peace?” contest for young artists, an international arts contest for youth ages 14 – 20 to express ideas and thoughts about peace.
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Just Announced: Ben & Jerry to Emcee Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 9th May, 2011 | No Comments

emceeBen & Jerry’s Co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield graced us with their presence at our annual Human Rights Awards Gala last year, but this year they will actually emcee the event, so those who attend are in for an extra sweet treat!
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Pablo Solon on Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 5th May, 2011 | No Comments

Pablo Solón at the UNIts been a whirlwind of activity since we launched the book The Rights of Nature: The Case for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, during Earth Day week with our partners at the Council of Canadians and Fundacion Pachamama, in time for the first ever United Nations dialog including Rights of Nature. The emerging conversation around nature’s rights was elevated to a whole new level.
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