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Two Crucial Issues for the Three Amigos Summit

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 25th February, 2014 | No Comments

TedWhen President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto meet at a summit in Mexico next week, the three North American leaders should tackle a number of critically important and interrelated issues facing their peoples. Unfortunately, the track record of eight previous “three amigos” summits since 2005 has rarely been one of candor or politically courageous action.
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What Obama Didn’t Say

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, World News & Events on 29th January, 2014 | No Comments

ObamaDid you happen to catch what President Obama said in last night’s State of the Union address? Obama talked a lot about inequality in the world and in the U.S. What causes it. What he intends to do about it. But did you happen to catch what he said about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
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The State of the FEC: “The Little Agency that Can’t”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th February, 2013 | No Comments

GX ED StickerExpired terms and partisan gridlock underscores the Federal Election Committee’s inaction and poor enforcement of federal election law. Reforms to support the rights of voters are likely to be met with political gridlock. Check out how the stalemate state of US elections, and recent developments that may prompt change.
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#InaugurateDemocracy from CA to DC: Reportback!

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 29th January, 2013 | 1 Comment

775051_524110344286495_1852443465_oLast week, from coast to coast, broadcasts of stirring inauguration speeches were met with the demands of people calling for a real and vital change: Inaugurate Democracy: Represent US! Here’s a recap of the events that unfolded.
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On Jan. 21, Take a Stand: #InaugurateDemocracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured on 14th January, 2013 | 1 Comment

Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 2.58.19 PMAfter a grueling election, record campaign spending and an odious increase of money in politics, it’s more important than ever to remind elected officials that WE (the people), not corporations voted for and elected them to office. This Inauguration Day, take action with Global Exchange in DC, SF, or anywhere by joining the online conversation using the hashtag #InaugurateDemocracy.
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Pushing Obama’s Arc Toward Peace

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

medeaThe peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be critical of President Obama, has a challenge today to re-activate itself, and to increase its effectiveness by forming coalitions with other sectors of the progressive movement. Medea Benjamin explains.
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New App Tracks Money in Politics

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 26th September, 2012 | No Comments

Politicash-SplashScreenDownload your free app today and follow the campaign contributions and Super-PAC money behind the presidential race. Global Exchange is proud to partner with MapLight on the release of this app- please share this invaluable tool for tracking $$ in politics! http://bit.ly/UBFYL3
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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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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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