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Hear Medea Benjamin Speak Out About Predator Drones

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 6th June, 2012 | No Comments

medea-benjamin-posterDid you know that a drone can be as small as a bumble bee? Find out what you don’t know about drones when Medea Benjamin comes to town. Or pick up a copy of her new book. Here’s how you can get one.
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Obama and Drone Warfare: Will Americans Speak Out?

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 30th May, 2012 | 4 Comments

medea-benjamin-posterOn May 29, The New York Times published an extraordinarily in-depth look at the intimate role President Obama has played in authorizing US drone attacks overseas, particularly in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. It is chilling to read the cold, macabre ease with which the President and his staff decide who will live or die.
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Why I Interrupted Obama Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan

Posted by in For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 8th May, 2012 | 4 Comments

ht_brennan_protester_nt_120Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington DC on April 30 to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin stood up and in a calm voice, spoke out. Here’s what happened:
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Busted for Busting Out at Bank of America

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 13th March, 2012 | No Comments

Brian Moynihan and pink braMedea Benjamin shares her firsthand account of activists interrupting Bank Of America CEO Brian Moynihan’s Speech on March 8th. It’s an entertaining read!
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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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This Just In: 6 US Citizens Arrested in Bahrain

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 14th February, 2012 | 4 Comments

Medea Benjamin holding a teargas canister in BahrainToday, 6 US citizens were arrested in Bahrain. Here’s Medea’s latest message: I write to you from the front lines of the violence rocking Bahrain. Today six US citizens– including CODEPINK’s very own Paki Wieland– were arrested by Bahraini security forces in Manama during a peaceful protest on the way to the Pearl Roundabout. Protesters had marched into the city center to reestablish a presence of nonviolent, peaceful protest on the one year anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising in Bahrain.
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Ten Good Things About a (Not So) Bad Year

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th December, 2011 | 1 Comment

medea(2)Medea Benjamin’s annual list of things worth remembering about our soon-to-be-last year.
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We have a new Executive Director, everyone!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 27th October, 2011 | 2 Comments

Kirsten Moller and Carleen Pickard at Global Exchange's Open House, October 6, 2011The Board of Directors of Global Exchange is pleased to announce Ms. Carleen Pickard as the organization’s new Executive Director. Carleen will follow Kirsten Moller’s twenty-three year legacy of leadership and compassion. We are collectively elated about the new energy, new ideas, and new skills that Carleen brings to Global Exchange. Her long history of organizing, both nationally and internationally, allows Global Exchange to continue and expand our near quarter-century of activism. Carleen will complement our “people-to-people” traditions–advocating for progressive domestic change and credible alternatives to corrupt global-economic and political policies. Join us in welcoming Carleen Pickard. Walter Turner, Board President
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‘Cos the Power of the People Don’t Stop

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th October, 2011 | No Comments

occupyAt noon on Thurs Oct 13, the occupytogether.org website listed 1599 cities with Occupy Wall Street protests from Iceland to New Zealand. This online hub of the movement represents a huge number of the events in solidarity with OWS concentrated in North America, and growing internationally. Other online sources include united for #globalchange and the powerful video rallying us to take action.
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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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