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Let’s Redefine the Word Conservative

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Green Festivals, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th June, 2013 | 1 Comment

kevindanaherThe right-wing in the United States worked very hard for many years to redefine the word “liberal” as negative. So now progressives should work equally hard to redefine the word “conservative” to be positive. The true conservatives are those of us who believe in conserving nature, so future generations will not curse us for leaving […]

Food Justice – Where Local Meets Global

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 5th June, 2013 | No Comments

Biowatch’s Agro-Ecology Manager Lawrence Mkhaliphi with a farmer who has learned the value of seed saving. Photo Credit: IDEXProgram Manager, Grassroots Alliances at IDEX Katherine Zavala discusses food justice issues and and upcoming food justice movement event coming up soon.

You Can Join Fourth Healing Walk in the Tar Sands – July 5th & 6th, 2013

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, World News & Events on 22nd May, 2013 | 1 Comment

middle_earth_according_to_mordor-460x307This July 5th & 6th First Nations and Metis communities will host the Healing Walk, in northern Alberta – ground zero for the tar sands. Consider joining the Healing Walk, a gathering focused on healing the environment and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion. Find out how.

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.

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.

2013 Human Rights Awards in Pictures: Wikileaks and Crystal Lameman and Noam Chomsky, Oh My!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Donor Profiles, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 15th May, 2013 | 3 Comments

Human-Rights-Awards-GX-stafGlobal Exchange celebrated its 11th annual Human Rights Awards on May 9, 2013. Check out photos from the event, and in terms of highlights…it’s hard to deliver highlights from the night because there were so many! Ok, but if I HAD to pick one…

With New York Green Festival Behind Us, We’re Looking Forward to Chicago

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Green Festivals on 7th May, 2013 | No Comments

Green-Festival-GX-booth-volOn Earth Day weekend, Global Exchange traveled to New York City to join activists, local residents and a diverse array of green organizations and companies for the New York Green Festival. Here’s what happened and what to expect next for Green Festivals.

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!

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer With Green Festivals in 2013

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Green Festivals on 3rd April, 2013 | No Comments

Green Festival volunteerGreen Festival is fueled by the efforts of amazing volunteers who contribute their time and energy, and volunteering at Green Festival is a rewarding experience for people of all ages and backgrounds. Interested in volunteering? Here’s what you need to know.

Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 13th March, 2013 | 3 Comments

chomsky-2005-62This article was posted to Alternet on March 5, 2013. We are proud to honor Noam Chomsky’s work on May 9, 2013 at our 11th Annual Human Rights Awards, where Dr. Chomsky will accept the award. To attend this event and share Global Exchange’s 25th Anniversary, purchase early-bird tickets before April 11!

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