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Enormous Cuts in Military Spending? Read the Fine Print

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

medeaIn this age of austerity, all the politicians are talking about the need for spending cuts. But when it comes to shared burdens and slashed budgets, don’t expect the Pentagon to start holding bake sales, despite what you may have heard about reductions to its obscenely bloated funding.
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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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From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity are Alive

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 21st February, 2011 | 7 Comments

image.cidFrom the streets of Cairo, Egypt to Madison, Wisconsin, Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin delivers another ‘from the frontlines’ report sure to inspire you.
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How the Flower Delivery in Egypt Went

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 9th February, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty ImagesOur first attempt to buy flowers for the demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square was thwarted by a crazed-looking guy with a gun in one hand and a homemade spear in another (pruning shears taped to a broomstick, to be exact). Three of us, all Americans, were in a taxi driving to the flower market when this fellow stopped our car at gunpoint. His hand on the trigger, he forced us to pull over.
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Send A Message of Solidarity and Peace to Egypt

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 3rd February, 2011 | 10 Comments

CIMG0182“Something wonderful is being born here: an inclusive, grassroots, democratic movement which is, even in this time of extreme crisis, enacting ideals of nonviolence, creativity, courtesy, public service…what can I say? This revolution is not just Egyptian; it belongs to everyone who believes in the possibility of a better way for us all to live together.”
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Report from the Frontlines in Egypt

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd February, 2011 | 5 Comments

IMG_0392Global Exchange stands in solidarity with the people of Egypt. Medea shares her firsthand accounts of the escalating situation, plus find out how to show your support for the people of Egypt.
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Egypt: This is What a Revolution Looks Like

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd February, 2011 | 4 Comments

IMG_0352Medea Bejamin, Co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, shares photos and reports back from Egypt.
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