Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

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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Let’s Talk Gifts, the Ones In Line With Your Values

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights on 5th December, 2013 | No Comments

Gift of MembershipThis time of year, there’s almost no getting around it. You have people in your life you care about. You want them to know you’re thinking about them. So you seek out holiday gifts for them that are in line with your values. We’ve got an idea for you that’s super easy.
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On #GivingTuesday, would you rather….?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2013 | No Comments

GivingTuesdaySeeing the frenzy that came out of Black Friday at big box stores across the United States, it is clear that many are more concerned with deals than with the true cost behind those products. Where do you stand?
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Thanks Michael Franti and Van Jones and Annie Leonard and…

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 25th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

Thanks-Michael-FrantiWith the holidays nearing, we thought we’d take the opportunity to reflect on some of the people who have joined us in the struggle for peace and justice. It’s only when we come together that we can create the change we need, and we are grateful for each and every person in the movement.
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Time to Stop the TPP in its Tracks

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, World News & Events on 21st November, 2013 | 2 Comments

TPPgroupOver the past week, there has been a massive positive shift in the conversation around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secretive trade deal involving 12 countries across the globe with the potential to become the largest Free Trade Agreement in history, with profound negative consequences for social, environmental, and economic justice, as well as basic human rights throughout the world.
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