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Thumbs-Up for Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th August, 2013 | 3 Comments

Outside-Lands-3-300x179Global Exchange is constantly building partnerships with other organizations that are “fighting the good fight.” This past weekend, Global Exchange interns, staff members, and friends participated in another campaign to help promote Fair Trade… and have some fun.
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Break the Silence on the TPP!

Posted by in Fair Trade, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 2nd July, 2013 | 5 Comments

StoptheTPPsmallTAKE ACTION! Join us to Break the Silence on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Sign up here to join the #TPPTuesday Social Media Action Team – an online effort to promote and expand the growing movement against the next “NAFTA on steroids”.
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Another Rana Plaza in the Making: Stop the TPP

Posted by in Fair Trade, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th May, 2013 | 4 Comments

Primark operated in Rama Plaza.The building collapse disaster in Bangladesh is an example of corporate globalization at work. As negotiations continue to solidify the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Lima, Peru, we draw the links between Free Trade and future disasters like we saw at Rama Plaza.
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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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