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Ghirardelli: It’s time to go Fair Trade now!

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events on 22nd July, 2014 | No Comments

Ghirardelli_FTlabel450pxYour chance to stand up for farmers and communities and ensure that they get a fair price. Join our Fair Trade campaign and urge Ghirardelli to put a fair trade label on its chocolate. Go fair trade now!
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“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without”

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 15th July, 2014 | No Comments

10264483_10152024243546548_8605060233026359083_n-1Meet the first winner of ‘What About Peace’? contest. She calls herself an amateur when it comes to photography but her creative eye in clicking mesmerizing nature themes can take anyone by surprise. Here is the second part of the conversational blog series with the talented visual art winner.
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Brazil’s Blowout Loss to Germany Was Tragically Fitting

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 9th July, 2014 | No Comments

Photo: Adrian Dennis, AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil’s historic, blowout loss yesterday at the hands of the Germans was a shock – but in another sense it wasn’t. It was a fitting reflection of what this World Cup has been all along. If Brazilians take to the streets in the millions again it will not be because of a loss to Germany. It will be because of a feeling that they had lost the World Cup before the World Cup even began.
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Words of hope and peace from Nigeria

Posted by in What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 8th July, 2014 | 1 Comment

WAP2014winnersThey are young, energetic and creative in their thoughts. Hear the stories of the winners of ‘What About Peace’? contest as they talk about their pieces of art, their creative interests and plans for summer. Our first conversation is with the grand prize winner from Nigeria. Stay tuned for such inspirational stories from ‘What About Peace’ winners as they feature on our blog one by one during summer.
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Global Day of Action: Support. Don’t Punish.

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

SupportDontPunishOn Thursday June 26th, people will take to the streets, the internet, the airwaves, and public plazas in more than 80 cities around the world to protest harmful drug laws at the root of violence and mass incarceration. The Support. Don’t Punish: Global Day of Action seeks to promote a more effective and humane approach to drugs that is based on public health and human rights.
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FIFA: Return the Beauty to “The Beautiful Game”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 20th June, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo: Leaders We DeserveBrazilians love soccer, as do millions of people around the world. But FIFA needs comprehensive institutional reform in order to make the “the beautiful game” beautiful again. (This is the third installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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Not another U.S. intervention in Iraq

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jessica_IraqSignThe recent escalation of sectarian civil-conflict in Iraq is driving a humanitarian catastrophe. Untold thousands are fleeing fighting in northern Iraq. Graphic reports of “cold-blooded executions” of Iraqi army soldiers by victorious rebel forces have been reported in the international media and verified by UN observers. But renewed U.S. intervention is not the answer.
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California’s Statehouse Buyoff: We Won’t Fracking Take It Anymore

Posted by in Community Rights on 16th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

With the arrival of fracking on the political scene, California’s democracy is unquestionably drowning in Big Oil. From campaign contributions, lobbying, and inappropriate governmental appointments and more—the crisis we face may be bigger than fracking. Some California communities are taking Democracy into their own hands.With the arrival of fracking on the political scene, California’s democracy is unquestionably drowning in Big Oil. From campaign contributions, lobbying, and inappropriate governmental appointments and more—the crisis we face may be bigger than fracking. Some California communities are taking Democracy into their own hands.
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A World Cup for Whom?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 11th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Getty ImagesThe 2014 World Cup is about far more than sport. Beyond the matches and parties, a much more important story has been unfolding. (This the second installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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Why Mora County New Mexico is Fighting Frackers for Your Rights, too

Posted by in Community Rights on 10th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

thisiswhyMora County New Mexico is not the first place that comes to mind for challenging the ‘rights’ of corporations. But in 2013, they became the first county in the U.S to ban fracking by exercising their right to local self-governance. Then they got sued for violating the corporation’s “right” to make a profit at their expense. So what happens now?
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