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Occupy: 99 Reasons to Get $$ Out of Politics

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, World News & Events on 17th September, 2012 | 2 Comments

Photo Credit: Politics on the HudsonToday’s milestones: 1) It is the one year anniversary of Occupy 2) There are exactly 50 days until the U.S. election Nov. 6 As we approach the most expensive election in history, more people than ever are calling to get Money Out of Politics!
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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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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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Our Rising Voices are Being Heard

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 17th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

#OO_portThis post was originally sent to our News and Action e-mail list. Be the first to get the latest news and alerts from Global Exchange by signing up to our e-mail lists. Our rising voices are being heard! The Mass Day of Action called this week from #OWS is happening, thousands are on the streets today to say enough is […]
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 4PM

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

day of the dead printingIt’s a carnival with a purpose at Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. The speeches from the stage are non stop. Voice after voice sharing messages of support from around the US, North America and the world, news of students, teachers and other workers deciding to walk out today and join the thousands.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action noon

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

SEIUThe crowd was full of labor folks: nurses, teachers, SEIU workers, carpenters and even iron workers representing their unions marching side by side with students, babies in strollers and retired folks who kept saying, “I never thought I’d see this day”.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 10AM

Posted by in World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

Oakland amGood morning Oakland! It’s a crisp and sunny day in the Bay Area. Reports from Oakland say that the intersection surrounding Frank H Ogawa Plaza is completely packed with 2000 people. Read what’s going on…
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Community Rights goes to Occupy Wall Street

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 27th October, 2011 | 4 Comments

Liberty Street - OWSOn October 26 I spent a chilly and drizzly day on Wall Street along with my fellow community-rights organizer, Ben Price from CELDF. We had been asked to share our experiences with those occupying Liberty Plaza. Together we spoke on the steps in the now-famous style of ‘the People’s Mic’, an altogether exhilarating experience.
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22 Dems Think Keystone XL Is Cool, But I Don’t

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st October, 2011 | No Comments

sf obamaPresident Obama will be in San Francisco at a $7500 per plate lunch with his biggest donors at the W Hotel and I’ll be outside with the good folks at CREDO Action telling President Obama that the Keystone XL pipeline is not the kind of change I was expecting from his administration. And as he contemplates green lighting the pipeline, on November 6th I’ll join thousands of others in front of the White House to tell Obama that he’s got the support he needs to say No to the Keystone XL pipeline, and say NO to EXPANDING the largest and most destructive industrial project in human history.
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“They Know Precisely What They Want”

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 18th October, 2011 | 1 Comment

DSCN2468This ongoing debate of ‘what do they want/what are they saying?’ is losing it’s interest as a media story as mainstream understanding of ‘We are the 99%’ takes hold outside of corporate media and in the streets.
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