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“Cuban Twitter” Scandal Evokes Memories of Cold War Tactics

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

CubanTwitterLast Thursday morning, the Associated Press published an investigative report detailing the implementation of a USAID project that was designed to spread the use of a Twitter like service (called ZunZuneo) which could be used to eventually stir unrest in Cuba. Since then, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D- VT) called for a Congressional Hearing about […]
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President Obama: Lift All Cuba Travel Restrictions Related to Environmental Sustainability

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, World News & Events on 24th February, 2014 | 2 Comments

Alamar-Urban-GardenJoin us to send an urgent message regarding US-Cuba environmental exchange to President Obama as his administration enters the final stretch of his second term.
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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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We Will Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Mexico, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Other things they got right: long hair and mustaches.Global Exchange first started in 1988 through the generosity and dedication of many people who helped us through those early days. 25 years later, we’re looking for 25 people to step up and support our efforts to advance human rights and promote resilient ecosystems. A great gift awaits those 25.
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Cuban Artist Kokino Responds to Jay-Z Trip to Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 15th May, 2013 | No Comments

Cuban Rap Duo Anonimo Consejo. Photo credit Havana Cultura.While the media storm in response to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s recent trip to Cuba has begun to settle down, those who are most directly affected by U.S. foreign policy in Cuba- Cubans living on the island- continue to feel the repercussions of a conversation, that at least in the U.S. media, excludes their voices. Kokino, […]
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What Do Responses to Jay-Z’s Song “Open Letter” About Cuba Trip Mean?

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 23rd April, 2013 | 6 Comments

Cuban Rap and R&B artist Danay SuarezFurthering the media frenzy following Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recent People-to-People cultural exchange to Cuba, a conversation has sprung up about travel to Cuba, through recorded and remixed lyrical songs. Jay-Z started off with the first track “Open Letter.” In this freestyle rap, Jay-Z responds to some of the criticisms of the trip: “politicians never did […]
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Beyonce, Tell President Obama to Lift the Travel Ban on Cuba!

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 18th April, 2013 | 4 Comments

Photo shared under Creative Commons license.If you have been following the news lately you’ve seen that famous musicians Beyonce and Jay-Z created a media storm by recently participating in a People-to-People cultural exchange in Cuba. It’s time now for you to talk action.
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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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Support 5 Consecutive Days for the Cuban 5

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, World News & Events on 23rd March, 2012 | No Comments

Obama... Give me five!Since 1989, Global Exchange has played a leading role in the national campaign to normalize relations with Cuba our Caribbean neighbor. Our primary goals are: -End the U.S. blockade of Cuba -End travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba -Get Cuba removed from the U.S. list of “potential terrorist countries” -Support and learn from Cuba’s […]
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New U.S.-Cuba Travel Regulations and You

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 22nd February, 2011 | 1 Comment

cubaeconomybuilding_bannerWondering about the Obama administration’s January 14th announcement that lifts some government-imposed restrictions on travel to Cuba for several categories of U.S. Citizens? Join us for a webinar on March 1st at Noon (PST) to learn about what the recent changes to US travel restrictions to Cuba mean for you. We’ll explore the opportunities ahead and what the ongoing constraints still are without normalized diplomatic relations between our countries.
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