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Displacement and Repression in Rio: The High Cost of the 2016 Olympic Games

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 18th August, 2016 | No Comments

Getty ImagesThe following guest post was written by Derek Poppert, former Global Exchange Latin America Reality Tours Director. Last week, 24-year old Brazilian judo player Rafaela Silva won Brazil’s first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic games. Her accomplishment is both inspiring and symbolic. It is inspiring because she hails from a particularly notorious favela in Rio […]
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Supreme Court 4-4 Ruling Blocks Hope for Millions

Posted by in Uncategorized on 23rd June, 2016 | No Comments

Supreme Court 4-4 Ruling Blocks Hope for Millions Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Texas v. United States blocks millions of immigrant families from seeking protection under President Obama’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and his expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) programs. The decision guarantees that millions of members of […]
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Selma 50th Anniversary Mobilization Video and Photo Journal

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th June, 2016 | No Comments

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 3.24.12 PMReality Tours Participant Produces Dramatic Video and Photos of the Selma 50TH Anniversary Mobilizations for Civil Rights In March 2015 Global Exchange Reality Tours offered a “Civil Rights Celebration tour of Activism in Alabama.” Photographer and activist Stephanie Solomon participated in the tour, and has just released a stunning video of the March 2015 gathering of […]
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The Devastating Effects of Extractive Activities on Peru’s Indigenous Peoples

Posted by in Uncategorized on 2nd June, 2016 | No Comments

Here Natalie Lefevre, Global Exchange’s in-country partner in Peru, provides an overview of the destruction caused by Peru’s extractive industries. Learn more about Peru’s economy and indigenous struggles during our upcoming Reality Tour to Peru this August 4th-15th, Ancient Civilizations & Modern Day Peru Unearthed.  The primary threat to indigenous lands today is that of the […]
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Additions to the Global Exchange team and Mexico Reality Tours Schedule!

Posted by in Uncategorized on 1st June, 2016 | No Comments

Meet Chelis Lopez, Digital Campaigns Coordinator for the Peace, Life and Justice Caravan and learn about a new Global Exchange Reality Tour to her hometown: Oaxaca, Mexico.  We here at Global Exchange would like to introduce you to our newest staff member, Chelis Lopez, who has been working at Global Exchange since February running our […]
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Join a GX tour and have a life-changing experience

Posted by in Uncategorized on 25th May, 2016 | No Comments

A Reflection by Laura Stokes , in the Progressive Democrats of America’s Digest  Many of us have wanted Bernie Sanders to speak more clearly and forcefully about his foreign policy. I understand why he is focusing on what seems to be most important to Americans right now. But our relationship to the rest of the world […]
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The Economic and Environmental Justice tour of Argentina and Uruguay: Reflections by Rick Moniz

Posted by in Uncategorized on 19th May, 2016 | No Comments

Rick Moniz, long time friend of Global Exchange and cofounder of Knowing the Way Travel, reflects here on another successful Custom Reality Tour. After working with the Global Exchange team to design a custom schedule and market the program, he was joined by 8 other participants on this remarkable 2 week journey to Argentina. Read […]
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Custom Reality Tour to Chile: Report

Posted by in Uncategorized on 17th May, 2016 | No Comments

Anne Kass and her group of 6 friends have just returned from their second Custom Reality Tour with Global Exchange. Read on for her insightful reflections on their 9 days in Chile: As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.   It is a country that was […]
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Cheap Fashion Shouldn’t Cost Lives

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 4th May, 2016 | No Comments

Chelis H&MOn May 3rd, as part of an international day of action, Global Exchange rallied outside of H&M’s flagship San Francisco store to insist that cheap fashion shouldn’t cost lives! While H&M shareholders met in Sweden, we passed out flyers to tourists and office workers alike – calling for safety first.  “Did you know that many […]
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“Drugs Don’t Warrant a Bullet or Disappearance”

Posted by in Uncategorized on 27th April, 2016 | No Comments

“Drugs Don’t Warrant a Bullet or Disappearance”   Civil Society denounces the Drug War at the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) Laura Weiss Clotheslines canopied the entrance of the Museum of Drug Policy, a pop-up installation in midtown New York City that was erected during the 2016 UN General Assembly Special […]
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