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10th Annual Human Rights Awards Gala in Pictures!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Global Exchange staff all dressed up at 10th Annual Human Rights Awards galaOur 10th Annual Human Rights Awards gala was a truly inspiring evening. Here’s a rundown of what took place, along with pictures, because as they say, they’re worth a thousand words (each?)
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And the 2012 People’s Choice Winner is…

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 2nd April, 2012 | 3 Comments

Bradley ManningWith over 2,900 votes, the people have chosen PFC Bradley Manning as the 2012 People’s Choice Award winner. Global Exchange is proud to honor Bradley Manning, and we hope you’ll take a moment to read more about this year’s winner.
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10 Reasons the Iraq War Was No Cakewalk

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 17th March, 2011 | 1 Comment

04March 19 marks the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a nation that had no weapons of mass destruction and was not involved in the 9/11 attacks. It was sold to the American public as a war to defend our nation and free the Iraqi people. Vice President Dick Cheney said the military effort would take “weeks rather than months.” And Defense Secretary Assistant Ken Adelman predicted that “liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk.” Eight years on, it’s time to look back at that “cakewalk.”
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War crimes good, exposing them bad

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 11th March, 2011 | No Comments

201139163813154472_20Bradley Manning is accused of humiliating the political establishment by revealing the complicity of top US officials in carrying out and covering up war crimes. In return for his act of conscience, the US government is torturing him, humiliating him and trying to keep him behind bars for life.
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15 Good Things to Celebrate in a Bad Year

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 3rd January, 2011 | No Comments

medeaMedea Benjamin breaks it down for us once again with her annual list of peace, justice and sustainability victories from 2010. With a tough year ahead, read this post to reflect on and celebrate some of the victories from 2010 and get inspired to act so there will be more victories moving forward.
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Time Magazine Robs People’s Choice Winner of Title

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 15th December, 2010 | No Comments

rtxu7g3Julian Assange, the man behind Wikileaks and responsible for bringing government secrets into the public domain, easily won Readers’ Choice for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Gathering 382,020 votes, Assange was the peoples’ clear choice. Hands down. But today, TIME’s editors revealed that they preferred to go with the safer choice: Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The loser in this contest is TIME Magazine. Hands down.
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Transparency and Truthtellers

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War on 9th December, 2010 | No Comments

medeaFOXWhen news came out yesterday that Berkeley’s City Council was considering passing a resolution to honor Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking information to Wikileaks and call for his release, FOX News approached Medea Benjamin to appear on “America Live with Megyn Kelly” to discuss her reaction to the resolution.
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Use Wikileaks to Flood Congress Today

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th July, 2010 | No Comments

Wikileaks_-logoNot since the Pentagon Papers have the inner workings of war been exposed to the public in such an explosive fashion as with the Wikileaks’ revelations on the Afghan war. The Afghan War Diary is composed of over 90,000 leaked military documents that expose the harrowing truth of the war in Afghanistan, revealing widespread corruption, soaring Taliban attacks, cover-ups, excessive civilian casualties and more.
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