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TPP Days of Action Coming to Your Community

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th April, 2013 | No Comments

599036_10152640068720613_1588745988_nWhether one wants to reverse the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions; expand access to life-saving generic medications; support indigenous rights; protect communities’ ability to combat global warming; or sustain family farms and defend food sovereignty, there is no shortage of reasons to act together on the TPP.
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Legalizing Sustainability? Santa Monica Recognizes Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy on 11th April, 2013 | 11 Comments

In a water-poor community, recycling water is part of sustainable living.First-in-California law seeks to make sustainability legal: On April 9, the City Council of Santa Monica voted 7-0 to adopt the state’s first ever Bill of Rights for Sustainability, directing the city to “recognize the rights of people, natural communities and ecosystems to exist, regenerate and flourish.” Santa Monica joins dozens of U.S. communities, the nations of Ecuador, Bolivia, and New Zealand in the fast-growing movement for Nature’s Rights.
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Corporate Executives Say Fracking is GOOD for You. Do You Trust Them?

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th April, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fracking-Video-GraphicHere’s a 90 second test to see if a picture is truly worth 1,000 words when it comes to fracking. After watching this video short, answer one question: would you want fracking in your backyard?
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Got Climate? Why California Communities are Rising Against Fracking (and why you should too)

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th February, 2013 | 7 Comments

community_rightsGas and oil companies are quietly bringing fracking to the Golden State, placing not just Californians, but the planet at risk. In fact the process has already begun; promising to make California the number one oil producing state in the country, or as some call it The Saudi Arabia of the US—but at what cost? Global Exchange is working with communities to say “no” and leading a speaking tour April 15-22 through California’s fracklands.
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Beyond Personhood: Why Corporations Love the Constitution More Than You do

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th January, 2013 | 22 Comments

Got rights?January 21st marks the 3rd anniversary of the SCOTUS Citizen United ruling that opened the corporate-funded floodgates. While criticizing corporate personhood has hit the mainstream, questioning the Constitution remains the ultimate taboo.Shannon Biggs and Randy Hayes ask, “What do you love about the U.S. Constitution?” and explore what the Constitution is…and isn’t.
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Strike Four in Climate Change: A “Climate Space” to Rethink Analysis and Strategies

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 7th January, 2013 | No Comments

Pablo Solon Human Rights Award speechStrike 4 and then what?! When it comes to climate change negotiations, former Ambassador of Bolivia to the United Nations Pablo Solón believes we already have 4 strikes. So where do we go from here? Here’s what Mr. Solón had to share.
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Community Rights Holiday Reading List

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th December, 2012 | No Comments

ChelseaLooking for some eye-opening holiday reading suggestions? Here’s a handy list with a focus on community rights, complete with an exclusive sneak peak of a piece David Korten is working on.
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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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Huge Thanks to All Who Take Action for Social Justice

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 14th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lots-of-GX-thank-yousTo express our gratitude during this season of giving thanks, some Global Exchange staff members gathered recently to come up with a way to thank the people who make all of our work possible. Here’s the result:
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This Election’s 4 Deepest Democracy Victories You Missed

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th November, 2012 | 5 Comments

susan bWhat does Susan B. Anthony have in common with voters in Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania? What you probably missed in the glare of the pundits flashy graphics and Wed-morning quarterbacking were the real victories by and for people actually asserting their rights on Election Day. And regardless of political affiliation; against the dollars and scare tactics of huge corporations; sometimes against their own elected officials; AND against the mighty Robed Nine of the Supreme Court—they WON.
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