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Bay Area Says No to Fast Track and No to the TPP

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 3rd February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Rae BreauxHundreds of Bay Area Fair Trade activists rallied and marched from the offices of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office Friday night, joining the 50 other actions happening on January 31 to mark the Inter-Continental Day of Action to Stop the Tran-Pacific Partnership. Here’s what happened, and what you can do next to say No to Fast Track, No More New NAFTAs and No to the TPP.
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A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

The following post was co-written by Osprey Orielle Lake & Shannon Biggs.  — A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature Hosted by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN), leaders of the emerging Rights of Nature movement gathered for an international summit in Pensaqui, Ecuador from January 13-17, 2014. We […]
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What Obama Didn’t Say

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, World News & Events on 29th January, 2014 | No Comments

ObamaDid you happen to catch what President Obama said in last night’s State of the Union address? Obama talked a lot about inequality in the world and in the U.S. What causes it. What he intends to do about it. But did you happen to catch what he said about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
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Tell Us About Your Dreams for Peace!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

Poet Langston Hughes’ call to hold on is an eloquent reminder that the dream of a peaceful world can seem distant. And speaking of peace, the deadline for this year’s What About Peace? contest is fast approaching.
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Why Oppose Fast Track?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238The introduction of the Fast Track bill is the first step Congress is taking towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Global Exchange opposes Fast Track, as do dozens of other national labor, environmental and social justice organizations. Read their perspectives, and find out how you can take action now to tell your Congressperson to say No More New NAFTAs.
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From Cuba With Love

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Guest Posts, Reality Tours on 14th January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Permaculture Garden in Cuba Photo Credit: The Brooklyn ReaderReality Tour participant Dara Cooper returned from a recent trip to Cuba and posted about what she learned there and linking it to the food justice movement in her home community of Brooklyn, NY.
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Join Noam Chomsky & Annie Leonard in Supporting Global Exchange

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th December, 2013 | No Comments

Kevin-Danaher-Noam-Chomsky-Noam Chomsky and Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard support Global Exchange. Just look at what Global Exchange supporters made possible in 2013!
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Planting Seeds with Vandana Shiva & Prince Charles: Reality Tour to India’s Earth University

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 11th December, 2013 | 2 Comments

Prince Charles VandanaOver a billion people live in India. High levels of poverty and pollution met our Reality Tour in the cities, just as environmental degradation could be spied throughout the countryside. Yet India is equally a land of peaceful, transformative revolution and a cultural and spiritual legacy of dignity for people and sacred respect for the Earth. Along with spending time with world renowned Vandana Shiva, it is this dichotomy that we are here to explore in the age of climate chaos, corporate globalization and its quest for endless growth on a finite planet. Rights of Nature, which, as put forward in the Constitutions of Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, and a growing number of U.S. communities—defines legal rights for ecosystems to “exist, flourish, and regenerate their natural capacities.” What is the promise of Rights of Nature in a place like this?
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2nd Annual Holiday Online Auction for Good Closes in 2 Days!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 10th December, 2013 | No Comments

2013HolidayAuctionMost people know, the best time to bid in online auction is towards the end, right? Well…that time is NOW for Global Exchange’s Holiday Online Auction for Good. So get your bid on to save big on thoughtful gifts!
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A is for Activist Children’s Book: From Self-Published to Award Winning Publication

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 9th December, 2013 | No Comments

Joobles enjoying A is for ActivistAbout this time last year, I asked children’s book author/illustrator and longtime Global Exchange ally Innosanto (Inno) Nagara about the inspiration behind his book A is for Activist. The self-published A-B-C board book for progressive and activist families was set to make its debut at the San Francisco Green Festival. Since the launch of A is for Activist last year a lot has happened. Author/illustrator Innosanto Nagara shares some of the years’ highlights.
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