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Not another U.S. intervention in Iraq

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jessica_IraqSignThe recent escalation of sectarian civil-conflict in Iraq is driving a humanitarian catastrophe. Untold thousands are fleeing fighting in northern Iraq. Graphic reports of “cold-blooded executions” of Iraqi army soldiers by victorious rebel forces have been reported in the international media and verified by UN observers. But renewed U.S. intervention is not the answer.
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Help Me Hold Bush-Era Leaders Accountable For The Iraq War

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 29th May, 2013 | 4 Comments

Inder Comar (l) with Iraqi refugee plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh (r) in her apartment in AmmanThe following is a Global Exchange exclusive guest blog post written by Inder Comar, Esq.who practices law in San Francisco, California. He is in Jordan right now taking interviews with Iraqi refugees, you can watch two of these interviews here.
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Obama’s Pentagon Strategy: A Leaner, More Efficient Empire

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 9th January, 2012 | No Comments

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listens as President Barack Obama speaks on the Defense Strategic Review, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Pentagon. (Haraz N. Ghanbari / AP)  Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/New-defense-strategy-sets-Obama-s-gaze-on-Asia-2445062.php#ixzz1izo5hSkOIn an age when U.S. power can be projected through private mercenary armies and unmanned Predator drones, the U.S. military need no longer rely on massive, conventional ground forces to pursue its imperial agenda, a fact President Barack Obama is now acknowledging. But make no mistake: while the tactics may be changing, the U.S. taxpayer – and poor foreigners abroad – will still be saddled with overblown military budgets and militaristic policies.
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Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st October, 2011 | 5 Comments

mainThis morning when, Wanda, long time Global Exchange board member, called after President Obama announced a date for the return of all US troops from Iraq my reaction was the same as almost everyone else in our office. “Is this for real? What is he not telling us?” Why aren’t we aren’t dancing in the streets the same way we did when he was elected with the promise to end the war in his first term?
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Iraq: 100 Days of Solidarity

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 28th September, 2011 | No Comments

MediaThis week marks the beginning of what is supposed to be the final 100 days of the U.S. occupation of Iraq. But if U.S. troops are to leave Iraq at the end of this year as promised – repeatedly – it will take grassroots pressure to counter the growing “occupy-Iraq-forever” chorus in Washington.
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Osama Bin Laden Is Dead; Let the Peace Begin

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 3rd May, 2011 | No Comments

Photo Credit: CODEPINKMedea Benjamin shares her views about the death of Osama Bin Laden and how this should be a time of profound reflection.
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Endless War and Empire: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th April, 2011 | 1 Comment

military-spendingWhile our fiscal woes have led Congress to slash food aid this year to the world’s poor — rest assured, fellow Americans — the U.S. government will keep using your tax dollars to kill them. For while John Boehner and Barack Obama might disagree on some things, there’s one area they can agree on: War. And the need for more of it.
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10 Reasons the Iraq War Was No Cakewalk

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 17th March, 2011 | 1 Comment

04March 19 marks the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a nation that had no weapons of mass destruction and was not involved in the 9/11 attacks. It was sold to the American public as a war to defend our nation and free the Iraqi people. Vice President Dick Cheney said the military effort would take “weeks rather than months.” And Defense Secretary Assistant Ken Adelman predicted that “liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk.” Eight years on, it’s time to look back at that “cakewalk.”
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15 Good Things to Celebrate in a Bad Year

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 3rd January, 2011 | No Comments

medeaMedea Benjamin breaks it down for us once again with her annual list of peace, justice and sustainability victories from 2010. With a tough year ahead, read this post to reflect on and celebrate some of the victories from 2010 and get inspired to act so there will be more victories moving forward.
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Iraqi Refugee Starts Charity to Improve Reproductive Health

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 14th December, 2010 | 2 Comments

Entisar (l) and Rae (r) in LondonCode PINK’s Rae Abileah sent this letter to her fellow activists about her recent reunion with Entisar Ariabi during the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, and what she hopes we all do moving forward.
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