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Genocide and the Trial of the Century in Guatemala: Guatemala Genocide Conviction Overturned

Posted by in Fair Trade, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 16th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Reaction in the court room to the guilty verdict. Photo credit: APIn this guest post, human rights activist and lawyer, Jennifer K. Harbury, gives a first hand account of the trial proceedings that, on May 10, 2013, found former President and General Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide in Guatemala, and sentenced him to eighty years in prison.
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Show Your Mom Some Love this Mother’s Day

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 29th April, 2013 | No Comments

Ashley-KlineMother’s Day is coming up, and sooner than you think. (It’s on May 12th, in case you forgot.) If you’ve been meaning to pick up a gift for your mom but haven’t gotten around to it yet, read this!
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Farewell to Fair Trade pioneer, Raúl del Águila

Posted by in Fair Trade, World News & Events on 14th February, 2013 | 10 Comments

Raul_300 dpiIt is with heavy heart that we are reporting that Raúl del Águila, pioneer in Fair Trade, sustainability, and human rights passed away from a heart attack yesterday February 13th while traveling in Germany.
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Stumped This Valentine’s Day? This Guy Can Help!

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 30th January, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fair-Trade-Valentine-GiftOne love, two gifts! This Valentine’s Day, we’re making it easy for you to double the love for your special someone with a Global Exchange Gift Membership Package…here’s what the package includes:
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TPPxBorder Rally Reportback

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

StopTPPbannerSeattleWe called this rally TPPxBorder: The People’s Round. What I loved about it wasn’t only the fiery speakers, the diversity, the music, the unity, the hot Fair Trade coffee, and the ultra-legitimacy of our opposition to this heinous version of the TPP…. what I loved was learning about what an alternative deal would look like – one by and for the people. Listening to speakers and experts articulately describe what fair trade looks like, what it offers communities internationally, reminds me why these fights are so important, and the promise of real, practical, and respectful trade solutions. We have answers- now is the time to join hands and fight for them.
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Ten Reasons to Protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on December 1st

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

TPPlogo1Kristen Beifus, Executive Director of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, working on behalf of people and the planet for a fair global trading system and lead organizer of the December 1 Day of Action explains why the TPP needs to be protested. And how YOU can get on the bus (literally) to join the protest.
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Take Back the Holidays!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Human-RightsWe all have our own ideas on what the holidays are all about. Family. Laughter. Good will. But corporate greed and commercialization? They certainly don’t make the list. It’s time to take back the Holidays. The true meaning of the season cannot be packaged in a box. So instead of taking part in the corporate craziness, try this.
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Huge Thanks to All Who Take Action for Social Justice

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 14th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lots-of-GX-thank-yousTo express our gratitude during this season of giving thanks, some Global Exchange staff members gathered recently to come up with a way to thank the people who make all of our work possible. Here’s the result:
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Thank You Lyla Seo, Shopper on a Mission

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 14th November, 2012 | No Comments

LylaThis week we are thanking and recognizing the people who make Global Exchange’s work possible. In this post, we thank Lyla Seo for shopping Fair Trade.
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GAP and Death Trap Factories

Posted by in Fair Trade, Human Rights, World News & Events on 24th October, 2012 | 1 Comment

Garment workers point toward the burning That's It Sportswear factory, a Gap supplier. 29 workers died in the factory fire on December 14, 2010, many falling to their deaths from the upper floors of the building because locked stairway doors barred their escape.  (c) Andrew Biraj / Reuters.Since 2006 more than 600 garment workers have died in sweatshop factory fires while sewing clothing for giant fashion companies, like GAP, H&M, JCPenney, and Abercrombie. Join Bangladeshi and international unions and labor groups that are calling on GAP to commit to a meaningful fire safety program that will protect the lives of the company’s sweatshop workers
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