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Occupy Our Elections… Elect Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Photo: democraticunderground.comHow do we create a system where it actually matters who you vote for? We need to Occupy Our Elections in order to approach having the real ability to Elect Democracy. We should engage with and impact elections by providing systemic analysis and exposing the impact of big bank campaign contributions, corporate lobbying, and general ALEC-type corruption and collusion. Meanwhile, we can also simultaneously be creating new methods of meeting the needs of the 99%. It’s time to show the 1% what real democracy actually looks like.
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Nov 2: General Strike/Day of Action at #OO

Posted by in Community Rights, Economic Activism for Palestine, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

liberate_oaklandOn November 2, 2011, Global Exchange will stand in solidarity with the Occupy Oakland (#OO) movement and the broader Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) movement to participate in the General Strike/Day of Action. Here’s info about the action and how you can keep your finger on the pulse of this people’s movement.
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Loud and Clear: No to Keystone XL from both sides of the border

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 24th September, 2011 | No Comments

Join the sit in this Monday, October 26!Update: Monday Sept 26 – over 180 people were arrested for trespassing on Parliament Hill this morning including Maude Barlow, national chairperson at the Council of Canadians, Dave Coles, President of the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers union and CEP Executive Assistant, Fred Wilson, Graham Saul of Climate Action Network and Mikisew Cree George Poitras. Check […]
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Look What the True Cost of Chevron Network Did Last Week

Posted by in People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 1st June, 2011 | No Comments

agmLast week was a busy one for the True Cost of Chevron Network. Dozens of activists including those from Angola, Nigeria, Canada, Alaska, and the U.S. Gulf Coast traveled to San Ramon, California to attend Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting to deliver a new report: The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report. This report […]
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New Report Reveals Dirty Truth Behind Chevron

Posted by in Featured on 24th May, 2011 | No Comments

ChevronAltReportFINAL_01_1lowresIt’s finally here; the True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report! Find out why this report is so timely, and where to get your copy today.
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Join the Chevron Shareholder Meeting Protest May 25

Posted by in Featured on 23rd May, 2011 | No Comments

Protesting Chevron Shareholder Meeting 2010 Photo Credit: The Campaign for Justice in EcuadoOn May 25th, two days after an illuminating and informative True Cost of Chevron Teach-in, people will travel from around the world to descend on San Ramon, CA to confront Chevron at its annual shareholder meeting. They will all have two things in common: they all come from communities that have suffered the dire impacts of Chevron’s reckless pursuit of profits, and they’re all fighting back. You’re welcomed to join this colorful and fun rally outside Chevron’s headquarters in support of human rights, environmental, economic and climate justice, and more.
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Courts Find Chevron Guilty, Now It’s Time For Chevron To Pay Up

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 14th February, 2011 | 1 Comment

true-cost-of-chevron-ads-1Today marks the day when a historic verdict was passed down by the Ecuador court against Chevron. Find out why this ruling is unprecedented.
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Victory: Chevron Announces Plans to Withdraw from Coal Operations By Year’s End!

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, World News & Events on 2nd February, 2011 | No Comments

chevron_ad_wyomingIn the world of organizing against Big Oil, victories often seem far too rare. Thus, when they do occur, we must mark them, celebrate them, and ensure that they stick.
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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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Outrage at the UNFCCC

Posted by in World News & Events on 10th December, 2010 | 1 Comment

Around 1:00 on the last day of COP16, a dozen or so activists staged an action at the Moon Palace in Cancun to protest the silencing of civil society voices by the UNFCCC. Their mouths taped over with signs reading”UNFCCC,” they locked arms in front of the escalators leading to the closed chambers where high-level negotiations were taking place.
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