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5 of the Worst Holiday Gifts and What to Replace Them With

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 29th November, 2011 | No Comments

Star-of-David-TieSo basically Americans buy a lot of stuff this time of year, lots of it unwanted after the holidays. For fun I decided to compile a list of 5 of the worst holiday gifts, followed by some gift suggestions guaranteed not to end up in the landfill.
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Gratitude to All Who Stand Up to Resist Injustice

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 23rd November, 2011 | No Comments

GX-Staff-Thank-you-WebThere is a lot to be thankful for in 2011. We here at Global Exchange offer gratitude to all those who have stood up to resist injustice, envision alternatives and take action. Here’s who we are thankful for.
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Global Exchange is Headed to Durban, South Africa for COP17!

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 22nd November, 2011 | No Comments

2008.08.21-003This December, the 2011 UN Climate Talks will be held in Durban, South Africa. As we approach this year’s conference, environmental and climate justice activists around the world have reason to doubt that our world leaders will come together in Durban and reach a solid agreement on a solution to climate change. Past conferences have […]
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Close the School of Assassins

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 21st November, 2011 | No Comments

Thousands Occupy Ft BenningThe School of the Americas (SOA) Watch Vigil took place at Fort Benning in Georgia this past weekend. Global Exchange was there. Find out what happened and what you can do to join the nonviolent grassroots movement working to close the SOA/WHINSEC.
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Our Rising Voices are Being Heard

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 17th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

#OO_portThis post was originally sent to our News and Action e-mail list. Be the first to get the latest news and alerts from Global Exchange by signing up to our e-mail lists. Our rising voices are being heard! The Mass Day of Action called this week from #OWS is happening, thousands are on the streets today to say enough is […]
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Palestine Freedom Rides: Taking a Stand Against Segregation

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine on 16th November, 2011 | No Comments

2009.10.31-015Freedom Rides from the 1960s are the inspiration for a similar kind of action…Freedom Rides in Palestine.
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Mexico’s Peace Movement Looks North of the Border

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 11th November, 2011 | No Comments

Sicilia_DPAAfter months of marches and caravans covering thousand of kilometers of Mexico’s highways and back roads, Javier Sicilia, other family members of murder victims, along with a small support team, traveled to Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA at the invitation of Global Exchange.
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Keystone XL: Delayed and Re-routed, One Step Closer to Cancelled

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 10th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

Stop KXLThe Obama administration announced today that the Presidential approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will be delayed until 2013 due to concerns about the proposed routing of the pipeline through Nebraska and the Ogallala Aquifer. Less than a week after 12,000 people surrounded the White House at a mass day of action, the news is a step in the right direction to cancel the project entirely.
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Dear Chase, I’m Breaking Up With You, and I’m Taking the House!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 8th November, 2011 | 1 Comment

Occupy Seattle-Chase BankOn November 5th, all across the country 99%ers were breaking up with the big banks. I spent last weekend in Seattle visiting Occupy Seattle, a feisty group of Washingtonians gathered in Westlake Park across the street from Chase Bank and next to Bank of America to tell their stories of their disappointment in the shabby treatment they’ve gotten after the big Bank bail out.
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New Video “The Story of Broke” is Out!

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 8th November, 2011 | No Comments

SoBroke_Scene_002_LobbyistBullies-1024x575The Occupy demonstrations have raised a central issue that we must confront: how does capital get invested and who is controlling the process? The new video “The Story of Broke” by Annie Leonard addresses this issue in a powerful and convincing way.
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