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Occupy Wall Street West #J20, Bechtel Teach In

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st January, 2012 | No Comments

It was rainy. It was wet. It was fabulous.On January 20, Occupy Wall Street West made ‘business as usual’ uncomfortable in the financial core of San Francisco. Despite copious rain, protests began at 6am, continued at Wells Fargo and Bank of America branches, moved to the courts, back to Bechtel and the banks, labor and immigrant rights marches targeting I.C.E offices and culminating with a huge and spirited march up Market St as night fell. Many folks sought shelter before arriving to the Cathedral Hill Hotel to post photos, videos and blogs, warm wet feet and reflect on the Day of Action – believing that whatever happens next – we are unstoppable.
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Occupy Wall Street West #J20 Day of Action

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th January, 2012 | No Comments

corps are not peopleHundreds of people have gathered in downtown San Francisco’s Financial District today despite the wind and rain to take part in a day of mass action against corporations, banks, and the courts. While people from many different walks of life are joining the actions today, there are a few consistent messages which are being voiced: corporations are not people, money is not speech, and people should come before profit.
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The Best Government the 1% Can Buy: Is Reversing Citizens United or Corporate Personhood Enough?

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | 8 Comments

Photo credit: Justin ElliottWe could begin to ask new questions like: what if corporations aren’t the problem at all? Or: If the Supreme Court had never granted “personhood” rights to corporations, would they still be trammeling the rights of citizens and riding roughshod over communities and nature—Would we have democracy? The revolution for new rules is already here. Its happening at the grassroots. 150+ communities have already begun to challenge the system by writing new laws that place community and ecosystems above corporate profits and they’ve challenged the entire structure of law—right from Main Street, where they live.
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We Need the Separation of Corporation and State

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | No Comments

cant afford a politicianThe Occupiers have, and continue to, expose corporate greed and demand an end to the overwhelming influence that money has in our systems – economic, political and even social. If we can remain united (truly citizens united) in this global revolution it is we — the 99% — that are too big to fail.
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What Has Happened to #Occupy?

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 13th January, 2012 | No Comments

WeOccupyIt’s a new year and with the advent of the cold weather, police raids, and a media that has effectively painted the Occupy movement as dirty and dangerous—many people are beginning to wonder if we’ve seen the last of the movement.
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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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2012 – Our Resolution is Global Revolution

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st December, 2011 | 1 Comment

shannon_owsAs we ring in 2012, let the revolution begin! From Tunisia to New York, from Spain and Greece to Oakland and ‘Occupies’ everywhere, people have taken to the streets to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Here are some highlights from this memorable year 2011.
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Occupy Movement Shuts Down West Coast Ports

Posted by in World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | No Comments

signsOn Monday, December 12th, thousands of people took part in a coordinated shut down of ports up and down the West Coast; including the port of Oakland here in the Bay Area where protesters successfully shut down the port for three consecutive shifts starting at 5:30am when 1,500 people came out to disrupt the port’s early morning shift.
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Global Day of Action: Take a Stand for Climate Justice and Rights of Nature

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2011 | 1 Comment

oil-in-the-soilStand with fellow activists from around the world Saturday, December 3rd during the Global Day of Action for people and planet. While the official United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 17) is taking place in Durban, South Africa, thousands of people are taking action locally on Saturday, creating 1000s of Durbans, and thousands more are marching on the streets of Durban to demonstrate the people’s […]
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Gratitude to All Who Stand Up to Resist Injustice

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 23rd November, 2011 | No Comments

GX-Staff-Thank-you-WebThere is a lot to be thankful for in 2011. We here at Global Exchange offer gratitude to all those who have stood up to resist injustice, envision alternatives and take action. Here’s who we are thankful for.
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