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8,000 Strong March in Durban at the Global Day of Action

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured on 6th December, 2011 | No Comments

earth rights now ballOur day began early as we worked feverishly with students who travelled across South Africa on the “Climate Train,”(one of the most visible campaigns in the COP 17 process) to finish decorating 10 4-foot tall beach balls emblazoned with “Earth Rights NOW” in English, French and Spanish.
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Key Peace Activist Murdered; Family Now in Danger

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 5th December, 2011 | 3 Comments

Don Nepo turns away after talking with Felipe Calderon during a meeting on Oct 14th . Flanking the President are his wife, Margarita Zavala and the late Secretary of Gobernacion, José Francisco Blake Mora who died in a helicopter crash on November 11, 2011. photo:  Pepe RiveraNepomuceno Moreno Núñez, an activist of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) was gunned down on November 28th while driving in Hermosillo, Sonora in northwestern Mexico.
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Where the REAL Climate Talks are Happening: Can the 99% Stop Climate Change?

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 3rd December, 2011 | 1 Comment

Shannon oilThe sun rises at 4:45 each morning in Durban, and like most of those still on California time, I woke soon after. The beach here is beautiful and nearby so I decided to take a brisk walk amongst the shore fisherfolk and shell collectors, a great change the mad bustle of the ICC center, where the official negotiations for the climate conference are taking place.
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Global Day of Action: Take a Stand for Climate Justice and Rights of Nature

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2011 | 1 Comment

oil-in-the-soilStand with fellow activists from around the world Saturday, December 3rd during the Global Day of Action for people and planet. While the official United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 17) is taking place in Durban, South Africa, thousands of people are taking action locally on Saturday, creating 1000s of Durbans, and thousands more are marching on the streets of Durban to demonstrate the people’s […]
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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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