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Move Over AIPAC!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 29th April, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC_Poster_ImageFrom May 21 to 24, 2011, in Washington DC, join Global Exchange, CODEPINK, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and a coalition of over 100 organizations at the historic gathering to Move Over AIPAC and building a New US Middle East Policy! The gathering will expose AIPAC’s negative influence on U.S. foreign policy and promote an alternative approach that respects the rights of all people in the region.
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As a Holocaust Survivor, AIPAC Doesn’t Speak for Me

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 28th April, 2011 | No Comments

hedyepstein_1The following post was written by Holocaust survivor, Hedy Epstein. Global 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.
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Why I’m going to Move Over AIPAC

Posted by in Guest Posts, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th April, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC_Poster_ImageThe following is a guest blog post by Rae Abileah of CODEPINK. Global Exchange has partnered with CODEPINK and over 100 peace and justice groups for 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.
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Bed, Bath … and Settlements?!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 29th March, 2011 | 3 Comments

SodaStream_factoryThis Wednesday, March 30th, is Palestinian Land Day. Land Day commemorates the 1976 general strike of Palestinians within Israel against mass expropriation of their land by the state. Six unarmed protesters were killed on that day, but hundreds more have been killed since in demonstrations and protests against the on-going confiscations of Palestinian land. This Land Day, we are asking one chain store, Bed Bath and Beyond, to stop selling SodaStream, as well as Ahava and all other settlement products.
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Meet Dalit Baum, Global Exchange’s New Economic Activism for Palestine Director

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 17th March, 2011 | No Comments

dalitDalit is a feminist scholar and teacher in Israel, teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in the Haifa University and the Beit Berl College. This year she is visiting the U.S. as an activist in residence with Global Exchange, directing a new program titled Economic Activism for Palestine. Learn more about Dalit and the work she is doing.
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Republicans and Democrats Agree: Cut Aid for Poor People, Not Israel

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 3rd March, 2011 | 1 Comment

Obama-seeks-US-military-aid-to-IsraelWith the U.S. economy in the tank and governments at all levels facing massive budget shortfalls, politicians left and right are seeking ways to curb spending. But Republicans and Democrats agree there’s one area of the budget that’s not to be touched: the annual $3 billion subsidy U.S. taxpayers provide to the Israeli military.
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Positive Transitions in 2011

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 18th January, 2011 | No Comments

2010.07.21-044The first few weeks of 2011 have been a time of transitions. Aside from transitioning to a new year and a new decade, we have seen a transition of power in the US Congress. The new Republican majority in the House threatens to impede real progress. Global Exchange is prepared to stand with you in opposition to these regressive moves. We will fight to stop rollbacks of progressive policies and continue to push for positive change in our communities at home and abroad.
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VIDEO: The Gaza Freedom March

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 5th January, 2011 | No Comments

gazaOn December 27, 2009, on the one-year memorial of the major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, concerned people from around the world met in Cairo to travel to Gaza, despite the siege, for the Gaza Freedom March, calling for an end to the siege of Gaza. Only 100 marchers were allowed into Gaza; protests in Cairo generated international attention. Over 150 solidarity actions occurred around the world including Israel, the West Bank, Switzerland, New York, and Minnesota. Check out the video for more on this.
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Iraqi Refugee Starts Charity to Improve Reproductive Health

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 14th December, 2010 | 2 Comments

Entisar (l) and Rae (r) in LondonCode PINK’s Rae Abileah sent this letter to her fellow activists about her recent reunion with Entisar Ariabi during the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, and what she hopes we all do moving forward.
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PEACE CHARADE – A “Peace Talks” Parody

Posted by in Stop Funding War on 3rd September, 2010 | No Comments

Mideast TalksSee what’s going on behind the scenes in the “peace negotiations” between Israeli and Palestinian officials, announced by Secretary Clinton for September 1st, 2010.
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