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Why I’m Boarding the People’s Climate Train

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 26th August, 2014 | 8 Comments

train-logoIt’s time we all got on board with a people-powered climate plan.The ultimate destination is to join the largest-ever climate march In New York City on September 21 & 22, coinciding with the United Nations Climate Summit. I will be joining the train in the Bay Area, and meeting more than 200 fellow riders, sharing stories and strategies for change. I will be leading workshops on community rights, rights of nature and fracking, and learning from others as we come together from across the country to share knowledge and collaborate while enjoying a beautiful ride through breathtaking wilderness areas. Join us!
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GX’s “Generation for Justice!” Intern Alumni Group Launches

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th October, 2012 | No Comments

2012 Global Exchange summer interns, with Andy holding down the middle.Generation for Justice Intern Alumni Network just launched. Find out what it is, why former Global Exchange interns should join, and how you can get involved.
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2012 Global Exchange Open House in Pictures

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Economic Activism for Palestine, Elect Democracy, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 10th October, 2012 | No Comments

GX-Open-House-72Last Thursday Global Exchange opened its doors to our San Francisco office for our annual Open House. The fun-filled evening included a diverse group of social justice activists, a few surprises, and lots of laughs. Here’s what went down.
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New Global Exchange Intern Alumni Network Launching Soon!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 27th September, 2012 | No Comments

Gen_justice_smallWhat better persons to create a new Global Exchange intern alumni network than…interns! Global Exchange summer intern Andy takes you behind the scenes into the process of creating our brand new Alumni Network.
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Activists in San Francisco Joined the World in Saying NO to Fracking

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 25th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

Global Exchange staff join activists  from around the Bay Area for a group photo at the Global Frackdown SF actionOn Saturday September 22nd, activists from around the Bay Area gathered in San Francisco next to the iconic Golden Gate bridge for a rally and march to voice one powerful, shared message: BAN FRACKING NOW!
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Chevron Explosion Ignites Local Activists

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, World News & Events on 7th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

Chevron-Explosion-7Last night, in our own backyard, Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, CA had an explosion and fire. Though damage reports are still coming in, luckily no refinery workers or local residents were killed. Check out the pictures, plus what activists are doing in response.
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What Will You #DeclareIndependence From?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

ikylieinstaThis July 3-4, choose ONE THING you DON’T LIKE and #DeclareIndependence from it! I chose to #DeclareIndependence from rule by Wall Street. What about you? Just post on Facebook or Twitter. It takes 30 seconds and makes Independence Day about more than fireworks or a car sale.
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New Report on Rights of Nature Confronts the ‘Greed’ Economy Agenda at Rio +20

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th June, 2012 | No Comments

The new "Rights of Nature: Planting Seeds of Real Change" reportCommunity Rights Program Director, Shannon Biggs, is on the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this week to launch Global Exchange’s new report, “Rights of Nature: Planting the Seeds of Change.” The report explores how recognizing the Rights of Nature provides an alternative cultural and legal framework to the official corporate-led ‘Green (or Greed) Economy’ agenda being put forward by the UN.
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Earth Island Journal Explores Rights of Nature in its Spring Issue

Posted by in Community Rights on 8th March, 2012 | No Comments

photo by Brett Weston, CorbisLast week our friends at the Earth Island Journal published an article on the Rights of Nature in their spring issue. The article, titled Natural Law: From Rural Pennsylvania to South America, a Global Alliance is Promoting the Idea that Ecosystems Have Intrinsic Rights; takes a deep look at the evolution of the movement grant legal rights to nature from its origins in the small community of Tamaqua Borough, Pennsylvania, to the ground-breaking developments in Ecuador in 2008 when it became the first nation to recognize nature’s rights in an amendment to its national constitution, up to the present moment as environmental and climate justice activists gear up to advocate for nature’s rights at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil this June.
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Oakland Police Out in Force on Occupy Oakland Move-In Day

Posted by in World News & Events on 2nd February, 2012 | No Comments

Oakland police out in forceThe images of street battles and arrests at the Occupy Move In Day in Oakland on Saturday have garnered national attention. Unfortunately, much of the reporting by mainstream corporate media has been incomplete and inaccurate, misrepresenting the intentions behind the march and distorting the sequence of events that led to the mass arrests. What started as an attempt to reclaim an abandoned space (the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center) and repurpose it for human needs by converting it into a social center was met with intense police aggression resulting in injuries to peaceful protestors, with nearly 400 hundred arrests by the end of the day.
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