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The Disappeared

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 19th December, 2014 | No Comments

The story of September 26, 2014, the day 43 Mexican students went missing — and how it might be a turning point for the country. By John Gibler.
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Now More Than Ever!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 18th December, 2014 | No Comments

GX_BookGraphicThe streets are alive with energy and outrage from Ferguson, Missouri to Lima, Peru. Our demands are clear. We want justice — for people, and for the planet. We’re organized, we’re energized, and we won’t stop until we win. So, we have just one question for you…
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¡Cuba Sí, Bloqueo No!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 17th December, 2014 | 5 Comments

BloqueoToday’s historic announcement by the Presidents of the United States and Cuba that they intend to normalize diplomatic relations is cause for celebration on both sides of the Straits of Florida. Global Exchange applauds the two governments, their Canadian interlocutors, Pope Francis and all who played a role in bringing us to this important moment.
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New Sights for Community Rights

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Uncategorized on 10th December, 2014 | 4 Comments

Throughout Global Exchange’s history, we’ve been proud to launch new collaborations, networks, organizations and movements. It’s in that spirit that we’re pleased to support the creation of Movement Rights from our Community Rights Program.
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Guns and Violence are a Public Health Issue

Posted by in People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, What About Peace Contest on 21st November, 2014 | No Comments

Students from Buena Vista- Horace Mann School spoke up for the resolution in “Support of the Prevention of Gun Violence”. And it passed – lean how, here.
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Enter Lame Duck – Keeping Fast Track Off the Agenda

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 18th November, 2014 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238Immediately after the U.S. midterm elections, questions were raised about plans to introduce Fast Track legislation during the lame duck session of Congress and President Obama flew to Asia for a week of meetings, some dealing with finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But while new Congressional maps were analyzed, fair trade activists wasted no time – and got to work during the Week of Action Against Fast Track and the TPP.
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Fracking Corporations Played the Democracy Game – Two Communities Set New Rules this Election

Posted by in Uncategorized on 12th November, 2014 | 1 Comment

imagesAround the country, communities fighting fracking took their cause to the ballot box in the 2014 cycle — or tried to. But even before voters got a chance to voice their values some were preempted by nefariously oily means, while others faced big money influence during and after the election. All of these point to a problem that is (unbelievably) even bigger than fracking—the state of democracy. Two communities did something different, they banned fracking by standing up for their civil rights.
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Mendocino County’s Historic Vote Elevates Residents’ Rights, Bans Fracking

Posted by in Featured, Uncategorized on 5th November, 2014 | 7 Comments

photo[2]With the passage of Measure S, residents in Mendocino County not only banned fracking, they made history as the first California community to adopt a Community Bill of Rights, placing their rights above corporate interests.
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Defending Industry Against Mother Nature (or) Does Mother Earth Sponsor Sports Teams?

Posted by in Uncategorized on 14th October, 2014 | No Comments

Jeff Conant played a defender of Dirty Oil at the Rights of Nature Tribunal.The following guest blog is by Jeff Conant, who participated in the BARONA (Bay Area Rights of Nature Alliance) Rights of Nature Tribunal on October 5, 2014.
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State Behind the Murders of Students from Mexican Teacher College

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 10th October, 2014 | 2 Comments

thirdThe story about the violent police abduction of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College and the subsequent discovery of at least four mass graves with dozens of bodies in Guerrero, Mexico seems to turn worse with every news cycle. The cold pre-meditated nature of the crime is enough to render any of us speechless, but we cannot remain silent.
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