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Ten Good Things About a (Not So) Bad Year

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th December, 2011 | 1 Comment

medea(2)Medea Benjamin’s annual list of things worth remembering about our soon-to-be-last year.
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2012 – Our Resolution is Global Revolution

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st December, 2011 | 1 Comment

shannon_owsAs we ring in 2012, let the revolution begin! From Tunisia to New York, from Spain and Greece to Oakland and ‘Occupies’ everywhere, people have taken to the streets to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Here are some highlights from this memorable year 2011.
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“What About Peace?” Art Contest Now Accepting Youth Submissions for Chance to Win $1,000 Prize

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 20th December, 2011 | No Comments

Honorable Mention: Anjali Chandrashekar 18 years old, Tamil Nadu, India "Peace! Is It Out There?"What if I told you that young people have an opportunity to capture the attention of the world (and win a good amount of cash!) simply for expressing their thoughts about peace through art? It’s true! What About Peace? is an international arts contest for youth ages 14 – 20. Here’s more about it and flyers you can print and hand out to teachers.
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Innovative Green Youth Program Shines at Open House in Highland Park MI

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 15th December, 2011 | 5 Comments

Pastor Bullock addressing the GELT communityGlobal Exchange’s Green Economy Leadership Training in Highland Park, MI aims to educate, engage and empower both youth and adults to be active agents of change in building the necessary clean energy, green economy future. Their work is Highland Park, Michigan. Their future looks bright. Global Exchange’s Beth Garriott takes us to GELT’s recent Open House, where Detroit area residents came out to show their support. Here are some highlights:
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Is the UN Promoting Environmental Apartheid? News from the Durban Climate Talks and Why You Should Care

Posted by in Community Rights on 14th December, 2011 | No Comments

durban stand strongWhy should anyone pay attention to what happened at the UN climate talks? The failure of international leaders to come to agreement in Durban South Africa sounds like business as usual, and it is—but make no mistake: officially choosing inaction now is a guaranteed death sentence for millions of people and ecosystems. If the lesson of Durban is that climate change is symptom, and not the problem, this may be our game-changing call to action.
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Eight Mexicans Who Should Be Heard

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | No Comments

MXPeacemovementIn the last year, an unprecedented number of Mexicans have received international recognition for their courageous work on behalf of migrants, workers, and the millions of victims of the country’s spiraling violence, institutional decomposition and appalling inequality. We profile some of these movement leaders, artists, grass roots organizers, labor leaders, and clergy people working in the front trenches of the struggle for human rights.
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Occupy Movement Shuts Down West Coast Ports

Posted by in World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | No Comments

signsOn Monday, December 12th, thousands of people took part in a coordinated shut down of ports up and down the West Coast; including the port of Oakland here in the Bay Area where protesters successfully shut down the port for three consecutive shifts starting at 5:30am when 1,500 people came out to disrupt the port’s early morning shift.
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Global Exchange 2011 Human Rights Award Winner Javier Sicilia Named One of TIME Magazine’s People of the Year

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | 2 Comments

Javier Sicilia (left) with Global Exchange Human Rights Director Ted Lewis (right) June 2011Huge congratulations goes out to Javier Sicilia, Global Exchange’s 2011 Human Rights Award winner who was just named one of TIME magazine’s People of the Year. The official “Person of the Year” TIME named “The Protester” and Javier was among those profiled. Here’s more about Javier, and video of the speech he delivered at our awards gala back in June.
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What to Expect (and What Not to Expect) at our Annual Fair Trade Store Holiday Party

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 13th December, 2011 | No Comments

Global Exchange 2010 holiday party attendees shopping aboutOur Fair Trade Stores are throwing holiday parties on Dec. 15th (all are invited!) in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Here’s a fun list of what to expect (and what not to expect:) at this annual (and somewhat notorious) event.
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COP17: The Great Escape III

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, World News & Events on 8th December, 2011 | No Comments

photo: project survival mediaAfter 9 days of negotiations there is no doubt that we saw this movie before. It is the third remake of Copenhagen and Cancun. Same actors. Same script. The documents are produced outside the formal negotiating scenario . In private meetings, dinners which the 193 member states do not attend. The result of these meetings is known only on the last day.
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