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What Will You #DeclareIndependence From?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

ikylieinstaThis July 3-4, choose ONE THING you DON’T LIKE and #DeclareIndependence from it! I chose to #DeclareIndependence from rule by Wall Street. What about you? Just post on Facebook or Twitter. It takes 30 seconds and makes Independence Day about more than fireworks or a car sale.
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This July 4th, #DeclareIndependence

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

We have a medley of options of bad/obsolete things to #DeclareIndependence from, so let’s use this nomenclature of this significant holiday to collectively name the plethora of things we are fighting to overcome (and how). 
Image: occupydesign.orgWhat can you #DeclareIndependence from on July 4th? Sign up today to participate and let us know what you will #DeclareIndependence from this Fourth of July! Get ready to share via Facebook, Twitter, and on the ground.
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Tell Wall Street: Our Democracy is NOT for Sale!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th June, 2012 | No Comments

mainThe largest campaign contributions to Congressional candidates of both parties consistently come from the Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate industry (the FIRE sector, which includes big banks). This is just one example of many about why it’s important to add your voice to this petition telling Wall Street that “our democracy is NOT for sale!”
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Ben & Jerry’s Workers Agree: “Get the Dough Out of Politics”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Global Exchange Community on 31st May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Get-the-Dough-Out-.orgBen & Jerry’s workers know a thing or two about putting dough in ice cream. But this time, they are calling for something different: to get the dough out of politics. Watch this video to see for yourself.
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Chevron Shareholders Greeted by Protestors Out (and In)side Annual Meeting

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 30th May, 2012 | No Comments

Protest art during Chevron shareholder meeting May 30, 2012 Photo Credit: Global ExchangeCommunity members from around the world who have suffered the impacts of Chevron’s actions gathered today outside Chevron’s headquarters in support of human rights, environmental, economic and climate justice. Global Exchange Director of Organizing Kirsten Moller was there and shares her thoughts:
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JPMorgan Chase: “Oops I Did It Again…”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Image Credit: DrMarty, www.nowpublic.com…but don’t even think about a bailout! In 2011, JP Morgan Chase spent $7.6 million lobbying against regulation that protects us from its gambling problem.
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Occupy Our Elections… Elect Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Photo: democraticunderground.comHow do we create a system where it actually matters who you vote for? We need to Occupy Our Elections in order to approach having the real ability to Elect Democracy. We should engage with and impact elections by providing systemic analysis and exposing the impact of big bank campaign contributions, corporate lobbying, and general ALEC-type corruption and collusion. Meanwhile, we can also simultaneously be creating new methods of meeting the needs of the 99%. It’s time to show the 1% what real democracy actually looks like.
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Co-Creating Our Sustainable Future On Earth Day and Everyday

Posted by in Community Rights on 25th April, 2012 | No Comments

Earth Day Celebration in San FranciscoI celebrated Earth Day along with hundreds of other earth-minded individuals at San Francisco’s Civic Center/UN Plaza. Everyone came out that day under a common idea: we live in a wondrous community of life that is planet Earth and that community deserves our awe, respect, and attention. I participated in a panel discussion at the celebration on Sunday around the question of “co-creating our sustainable future – what are the successful tools for coalition building and collaboration both within and beyond your organization’s work?”
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Join the 99% in Making History This Spring

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 4th April, 2012 | No Comments

99springAll over America, the 99% movement is getting ready for 60 days of protests, sit-ins, rallies, marches, and more this spring—all aimed and confronting the power, greed, and influence of the 1%.
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Oakland Police Out in Force on Occupy Oakland Move-In Day

Posted by in World News & Events on 2nd February, 2012 | No Comments

Oakland police out in forceThe images of street battles and arrests at the Occupy Move In Day in Oakland on Saturday have garnered national attention. Unfortunately, much of the reporting by mainstream corporate media has been incomplete and inaccurate, misrepresenting the intentions behind the march and distorting the sequence of events that led to the mass arrests. What started as an attempt to reclaim an abandoned space (the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center) and repurpose it for human needs by converting it into a social center was met with intense police aggression resulting in injuries to peaceful protestors, with nearly 400 hundred arrests by the end of the day.
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