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Halftime in Egypt

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 11th February, 2011 | 5 Comments

mubarakresigns_1The Egyptian Revolution is not a sporting event. Hundreds have been killed and thousands injured by police and regime inspired thugs in the 18 days it has taken for a non-violent mass movement to build into a powerful force able to oust a dictator closely linked to U.S. interests. Yet in the celebratory moment following his resignation, it is important to remember that even as Mubarak hands power to the military, the movement that expelled him faces new challenges and deserves our ongoing attention and support. This is not over.

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.

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.”

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.