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Ten of My Favorite Things about 2012

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 31st December, 2012 | 1 Comment

medea benjaminThere are many things to be thankful for in 2012, starting with the fact that the world didn’t end on December 21st. Here are some US and global issues that experienced newfound gains in 2012.
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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 5th October, 2012 | No Comments

main-1As we write, our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. For the past six months they have built a movement of climate activists, rural landowners, Texans, Oklahomans and people from all over the country to fiercely resist it … Let us be clear: there is not an inch of daylight in between us and those blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. We stand with them as we’ve stood with those fighting mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, those defending old growth forests in Cascadia and those challenging nuclear power across this country.
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Over 800,00 Say No to Keystone XL in 24 Hours

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 15th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

6877618799_7c7c6d774b_zFriends, the response was rapid, fierce and overwhelming. When we joined the effort to gather 500,000 signatures in 24 hours, it seemed ambitious. Thanks to your help, representatives from the coalition delivered over 800,000 signatures directly to Senator Reid and Senator McConnell in DC.
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24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline (Again!)

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 13th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

no-kxl-24hrsYou thought we were beyond this didn’t you? Well guess again. It seems unbelievable, but right now, the Senate is considering legislation that would resurrect the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The same pipeline that President Obama sanely rejected last month. Here’s what you can do about it right now.
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Count Down to a Thumbs Down on Keystone XL (we hope!)

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th January, 2012 | No Comments

photoWait a minute! Hang on! Didn’t we celebrate that Obama announced that the Keystone XL permit decision (whether or not approve TransCanada’s application to build a mega pipeline to transport dirty tar sands oil from northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico) was off the agenda until 2013? Yes, we did.
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Gratitude to All Who Stand Up to Resist Injustice

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 23rd November, 2011 | No Comments

GX-Staff-Thank-you-WebThere is a lot to be thankful for in 2011. We here at Global Exchange offer gratitude to all those who have stood up to resist injustice, envision alternatives and take action. Here’s who we are thankful for.
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Keystone XL: Delayed and Re-routed, One Step Closer to Cancelled

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 10th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

Stop KXLThe Obama administration announced today that the Presidential approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will be delayed until 2013 due to concerns about the proposed routing of the pipeline through Nebraska and the Ogallala Aquifer. Less than a week after 12,000 people surrounded the White House at a mass day of action, the news is a step in the right direction to cancel the project entirely.
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It WAS a Very Good Day For The 99% Of Us Who Aren’t An Executive at TransCanada

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 6th November, 2011 | 4 Comments

signWe know what happened today – it’s been decades since an issue has brought these numbers to Washington to demonstrate such strong support for a President to stand up against corporate interests and be held accountable to his own campaign promises. We demonstrated the very best of our people power. We just need to hear from the President that he was listening. Read a report back from the day!
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(Ex)Obama Supporters On The streets – Not In The Fundraiser

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 26th October, 2011 | No Comments

DSCN2556Over a thousand people gathered in front of President Obama’s fundraiser in San Francisco on Tuesday to keep the pressure on him to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. It was said to be biggest protest yet in front of an Obama fundraiser.
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22 Dems Think Keystone XL Is Cool, But I Don’t

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st October, 2011 | No Comments

sf obamaPresident Obama will be in San Francisco at a $7500 per plate lunch with his biggest donors at the W Hotel and I’ll be outside with the good folks at CREDO Action telling President Obama that the Keystone XL pipeline is not the kind of change I was expecting from his administration. And as he contemplates green lighting the pipeline, on November 6th I’ll join thousands of others in front of the White House to tell Obama that he’s got the support he needs to say No to the Keystone XL pipeline, and say NO to EXPANDING the largest and most destructive industrial project in human history.
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