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The Ground Swells – Thousands Join the ‘International March For Life and Social and Environmental Justice’

Posted by in World News & Events on 30th November, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1072The first leg(s) of the Via Campesina caravans are over – the three delegations arrived from Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi and Acapulco. Two thousand, five hundred join the International March For Life and Social and Environmental Justice and march through Mexico City.
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Nobel Peace Laureates Welcome Release of Sister Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted by in World News & Events on 29th November, 2010 | No Comments

Aung_San_Suu_Kyi_green_backgroundSix women laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative welcomed the release of their sister laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi with a written statement which originally appeared on the Nobel Women’s Initiative website. They’ve graciously allowed us to share it with you all here:
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Zapata Vive! – La Lucha Sigue!

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 29th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

DSCN1045On the second day of the Via Campesina caravan from Acapulco to Mexico City, we hear from the community of Alpuyeca and march through the streets of Cuernavaca.
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Via Campesina COP16 Caravan Makes a Protest Pit Stop

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 29th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

Marchers in MoreliaOn the road to COP 16, La Via Campesina caravan delegation member Irene Florez reports: Traveling with the Via Campesina caravan from Guadalajara to Cancun, our delegation is now picking up about 20 additional climate activists at every stop. Converging through rallies, marches, and civil disobedience actions, the Via Campesina caravan members are meeting with allies in various towns and cities and alerting local populations about the Cancun summit, picking additional passengers up along the way.
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Mexican Families Declare “This Land is Not For Sale”

Posted by in Featured on 28th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

DSCN1020The Via Campesina caravan left from Acapulco today – international and Mexican activists and independent media journalists heard from communities in Guerrero – disputing their forcible expulsion from their homes and fighting a mega dam project called La Parota.
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Acapulco to DF – Caravan Update

Posted by in World News & Events on 28th November, 2010 | 4 Comments

la parota march.inline_thumbI’m just about to meet my international and Mexican traveling companions for the next week and board the Via Campesina caravan from Acapulco, Mexico. First stop on this journey today will be to the much disputed potential site of the mega hydro-electric dam called La Parota and meet with community members and the organization Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores a la Prensa La Parota (CECOP).
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December 7th…Global Day of Action-1000 Cancuns

Posted by in World News & Events on 27th November, 2010 | 1 Comment

via-campesina-1000-cancunsClimate activist from around the globe have been planning activities on and around December 7 to unite as a community for climate justice and to denounce false solutions to climate change. Get involved by participating where ever you are!
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VIDEO: “Giving Thanks” to Social Justice Activists

Posted by in Donor Profiles, Fair Trade, Featured on 24th November, 2010 | 3 Comments

GX-staff-thanks8 days, 8 “Giving Thanks” blog posts led up to this video. The posts and video highlight individuals chosen by Global Exchange staff members who are contributing to our social justice work in some way. So please join us in recognizing those special individuals who are helping to make this world a better place, and hope you enjoy our video. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Climate Justice Activists Converging for COP16

Posted by in World News & Events on 23rd November, 2010 | 12 Comments

LVCCancunIn Cancun both La Via Campesina and Dialogo Climatico – Espacio Mexicano are organizing spaces for activist convergence, workshops and panels. Information about on the ground in Cancun organizing is here!
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Giving Thanks Part 8: Buffy Star Eliza Dushku Promotes Socially Responsible Travel

Posted by in Featured on 23rd November, 2010 | No Comments

polaroid-elizaThe final post in an 8-Part “Giving Thanks” series, today actress Eliza Dushku receives accolades from Reality Tours Director Malia Everette. Read how Eliza is using her celebrity for good.
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