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Let Hope Sail!

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 30th June, 2011 | No Comments

20110629.183910_20110629-flotillaMedea is currently in Greece with a group of international activists who are trying to set sail on the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza. The US boat, the Audacity of Hope, was scheduled to sail last weekend, but we are still anxiously awaiting permission from the Greek government, which is being pressured by Israel and the United States to prevent our departure. Help urge the US State Department to stop impeding on the mission of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
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Challenge the Siege on Gaza with the Freedom Flotilla

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

gazafreedomflotilla2This week, the international Gaza Freedom Flotilla II: “Stay Human” of ten boats will attempt to depart from Cyprus towards Gaza. The mission of the flotilla states, “our destination is Gaza. Our means are non-violent. Our goal is to lift the illegal siege, completely and permanently, and freedom for the Palestinian people.” Most of the boats are carrying much needed humanitarian aid to donate to the people of Gaza.
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Is Greece Being Blackmailed to Put the Brakes on Gaza Flotilla?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

usboattogazaThe following was written by Medea Benjamin about the U.S. boat to Gaza’s delayed departure. Since writing about the delay, news broke with an update about it.
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Setting Sail for Gaza, Armed with Love Letters and a Missive from Dr. King

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Activists across the United States have organized to raise funds for the US Boat to Gaza. ( US Boat to Gaza / Flickr )Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin and Board Member Anne Wright join other passengers aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, a fleet of nine boats scheduled to set sail for Gaza on June 25 from various Mediterranean ports. Medea shares her thoughts as she prepares to set sail.
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What Happened at the Move Over AIPAC Conference?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st May, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC Protestors Photo Credit: acourtney6The Move Over AIPAC conference took place in Washington, DC on May 22-24. The purpose; to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. A lot happened at the conference. Find out what.
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Challenging AIPAC’s Abuse of Taxpayers Money

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th May, 2011 | 1 Comment

AIPAC_Poster_ImageGlobal Exchange is hosting a series of blog posts from allies who are headed to the Move Over AIPAC conference taking place in Washington, D.C. this weekend, May 21-24, to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. The following post was written by Omar Barghouti, author of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS): The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.
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Obama Should Follow His Own Advice on the ‘Moral Force’ of Non-Violence

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th May, 2011 | 1 Comment

us_empire-blood_history_0-325x248Given that President Obama daily authorizes the firing of hellfire missiles and the dropping of cluster bombs in places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, it was awful odd seeing him wax eloquent this week about the “moral force of non-violence” in places like Egypt and Tunisia. But there he was, the commander-in-chief of the largest empire in history, praising the power of peaceful protest in countries with repressive leaders backed by his own administration.
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AIPAC: Dangerous for Jews and Other Living Things

Posted by in World News & Events on 19th May, 2011 | No Comments

AP Photo/Lefteris PitarakisGlobal Exchange is hosting a series of blog posts from allies who are headed to the Move Over AIPAC conference taking place in Washington, D.C. on May 21-24, to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. The following post was written by Alice Rothchild, author of Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish Trauma and Resilience.
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German company forced to divest from the Occupation

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 18th May, 2011 | No Comments

DeutscheBahnIn an unprecedented victory to a public campaign led by Palestinian, German and Israeli groups, the German firm Deutsche Bahn International has been pulled off an Israeli railway project by a decision of the German Federal Government.
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AIPAC, a Not-So-Benign Night Flower

Posted by in Stop Funding War on 5th May, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC_Poster_ImageGlobal Exchange is hosting a series of blog posts from allies who are headed to the Move Over AIPAC conference taking place in Washington, D.C. on May 21-24, to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. Sign up today. The following post was written by Managing […]
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