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Rebooting Peace in Colombia

Posted by in Uncategorized on 10th November, 2016 | No Comments

 This article was originally published in the Huffington Post.  Colombians and Allies From 8 Countries Launch a 1,500 Mile Caravan for Peace What now? That was the question Colombians and their friends around the world asked after Colombians narrowly voted NO to Peace Accords aimed at ending fifty years of war between the government and […]
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Now More Than Ever We Must Stand Together

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 9th November, 2016 | No Comments

Stand Together WebLast night’s victory for Donald Trump was a shock and a blow to us all. His win is a terrible wake up call. It is a low moment for our country, but we are not about to give up. Resisting corporate power, organizing for justice across borders, and building community by listening to our sisters […]
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Colombia: A Path to Peace

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd November, 2016 | No Comments

Logo Caravan ColombiaLast month, Peace Accords aimed at ending fifty years of civil war in Colombia were defeated by a razor thin margin, in a national referendum. The “NO” vote was an unexpected setback, but not a calamity. It was most certainly, not a vote for more war.  Now, as Colombians face uncertainty about how to move […]
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Help Water Protectors Survive the Winter – Donate Supplies

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

—– DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY 11/8!! —— Global Exchange will be collecting supplies to take to the Standing Rock Sacred Stone Camp where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and members of nearly 100 more tribes from across the U.S. and Canada are resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  We are accepting donations starting tomorrow, Nov. 2nd […]
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U.S. Abstains UN Vote on Cuba Embargo

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 27th October, 2016 | No Comments

BloqueoOn October 26, 2016, the UN voted unanimously to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba. For the first time in 25 years the U.S. abstained from the vote! Here at Global Exchange, we are thrilled. While the UN vote is only symbolic, it sent an important and powerful message that the U.S. Administration remains committed […]
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Tom Hayden ¡PRESENTE!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 25th October, 2016 | No Comments

Tom Hayden 1Everybody who knew Tom Hayden probably has a story about him.  His life was filled with drama. His immense intellectual curiosity and his courageous willingness to explore many avenues for social change: outside and inside; short term and long-term put him at the forefront in many of the most important social change battles of our […]
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2016 Most Wanted Corporate Criminals List is Out

Posted by in Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 14th October, 2016 | No Comments

MostWanted2013The 2016 list is comprised of eight new “most wanted” corporations judged on issues like unlivable working conditions and pay, violations of human rights and voting rights, climate change denial, and environmental destruction. Four corporations, Koch Industries, McDonald’s, Chevron and Monsanto were on earlier lists but are included again, as the corporate behavior of these companies has reached egregious levels this year and merits repeat attention.
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Can Peace Prevail in Colombia?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 6th October, 2016 | No Comments

marcha----..By Alex Sierra and Ted Lewis On Sunday 2 October, Colombians voted in a national referendum to ratify a peace accord signed government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the rebel FARC, an agreement that had been hammered out during four years of negotiations in Havana, Cuba. But  — in a decision that defied the […]
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Colombians Vote on Peace; How you can support them!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 30th September, 2016 | No Comments

Colombia Peace Pic3This week Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, and the leader of the FARC, Timoleón Jimenez, signed a final peace agreement to end a half century of war that left about 300,000 Colombians dead or missing and drove 5 million more out of their homes. Ratification of the accord—signed before 17 heads of state and 25 […]
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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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