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“What about Peace?” Art Contest Winner Announced Soon!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 7th March, 2012 | No Comments

The jury contemplatesThe “What About Peace?” youth art contest deadline has passed and the thought provoking question has been answered by over 700 young people – using the medium of photography, painting, graphic, poetry, short story and essay. The answers came from all over the country – Virginia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Arizona, California and far off countries including the Philippines. The winner will be announced soon. Find out when.
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“What About Peace” Youth Art Contest Deadline Coming Up, $2500 in Total Prizes!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 6th February, 2012 | No Comments

"Unity" 1st place painting winner by Christopher Minafo 15 years old, New YorkWhat About Peace? is an international arts contest for youth ages 14 – 20 to express ideas and thoughts about peace by responding to the question, “What About Peace?” through artistic expression, with $2500 in total prizes to be given out. Though the contest is in full swing and the deadline is closing in, there is still time to enter. Find out the deadline and details.
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What About Peace Youth $1000 Art Contest and Eco-Awards Deadlines Fast Approaching!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 11th January, 2012 | No Comments

Priceless Peace by Bikram Singh, CaliforniaIt’s the beginning of a new year, the perfect time to contemplate peace and the environment. With 2012 in full swing, the deadlines for two youth-focused contests/awards are fast approaching. Here’s more about them, and how you can get involved:
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“What About Peace?” Art Contest Now Accepting Youth Submissions for Chance to Win $1,000 Prize

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 20th December, 2011 | No Comments

Honorable Mention: Anjali Chandrashekar 18 years old, Tamil Nadu, India "Peace! Is It Out There?"What if I told you that young people have an opportunity to capture the attention of the world (and win a good amount of cash!) simply for expressing their thoughts about peace through art? It’s true! What About Peace? is an international arts contest for youth ages 14 – 20. Here’s more about it and flyers you can print and hand out to teachers.
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Iraq: 100 Days of Solidarity

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

MediaThis week marks the beginning of what is supposed to be the final 100 days of the U.S. occupation of Iraq. But if U.S. troops are to leave Iraq at the end of this year as promised – repeatedly – it will take grassroots pressure to counter the growing “occupy-Iraq-forever” chorus in Washington.
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Torpedoing the Gaza Flotilla, Israel Sunk its Own Ship

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 11th July, 2011 | 3 Comments

audacity_of_hopeMedea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace, and a passenger on “The Audacity of Hope”, shares her perspective about Israel’s recent flotilla reaction: “Instead of high-fiving each other for their success in thwarting the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Israeli officials should be throwing overboard the propaganda hacks who catapulted the flotilla into headline news for weeks and left Israel smelling like rotten fish.”
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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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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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