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The Story of Change

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 18th July, 2012 | No Comments

the-story-of-change2012 Human Rights Award honoree, Annie Leonard from the Story of Stuff Project has launched another groundbreaking on-line video called The Story of Change. A guest post by Annie Leonard.
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What to Expect (and What Not to Expect) at our Annual Fair Trade Store Holiday Party

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 13th December, 2011 | No Comments

Global Exchange 2010 holiday party attendees shopping aboutOur Fair Trade Stores are throwing holiday parties on Dec. 15th (all are invited!) in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Here’s a fun list of what to expect (and what not to expect:) at this annual (and somewhat notorious) event.
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5 of the Worst Holiday Gifts and What to Replace Them With

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 29th November, 2011 | No Comments

Star-of-David-TieSo basically Americans buy a lot of stuff this time of year, lots of it unwanted after the holidays. For fun I decided to compile a list of 5 of the worst holiday gifts, followed by some gift suggestions guaranteed not to end up in the landfill.
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Nov 2: General Strike/Day of Action at #OO

Posted by in Community Rights, Economic Activism for Palestine, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

liberate_oaklandOn November 2, 2011, Global Exchange will stand in solidarity with the Occupy Oakland (#OO) movement and the broader Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) movement to participate in the General Strike/Day of Action. Here’s info about the action and how you can keep your finger on the pulse of this people’s movement.
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22 Dems Think Keystone XL Is Cool, But I Don’t

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st October, 2011 | No Comments

sf obamaPresident Obama will be in San Francisco at a $7500 per plate lunch with his biggest donors at the W Hotel and I’ll be outside with the good folks at CREDO Action telling President Obama that the Keystone XL pipeline is not the kind of change I was expecting from his administration. And as he contemplates green lighting the pipeline, on November 6th I’ll join thousands of others in front of the White House to tell Obama that he’s got the support he needs to say No to the Keystone XL pipeline, and say NO to EXPANDING the largest and most destructive industrial project in human history.
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‘Cos the Power of the People Don’t Stop

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th October, 2011 | No Comments

occupyAt noon on Thurs Oct 13, the occupytogether.org website listed 1599 cities with Occupy Wall Street protests from Iceland to New Zealand. This online hub of the movement represents a huge number of the events in solidarity with OWS concentrated in North America, and growing internationally. Other online sources include united for #globalchange and the powerful video rallying us to take action.
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Join the 99% and Oppose Corporate Free Trade!

Posted by in Fair Trade, World News & Events on 11th October, 2011 | 2 Comments

FB ProfileThis week President Obama said he understood “the frustration” moving thousands of ordinary citizens to take to the streets of dozens of American cities. But that didn’t keep him from kicking them under the table by sending three pending NAFTA-style trade deals to Congress, despite his campaign promises to oppose them.
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VIDEOS: 10 Things We (Heart) About Global Exchange

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st September, 2011 | No Comments

kylieGet a behind-the-scenes look at why Global Exchange staffers love what they do!
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A Bitter Tasting Anniversary

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured on 19th September, 2011 | No Comments

child labor cocoa industryThis week marks the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol – an agreement by the country’s largest chocolate companies, including Hershey’s, committing to put an end to forced child labor on cocoa farms in West Africa by 2005. The Protocol pledged to develop and implement voluntary standards to certify cocoa produced without the “worst forms of child labor,” (defined according to the International Labor Organization’s Convention 182). Ten years later, no progress has been made.
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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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