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El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly “Mission Accomplished”

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 17th January, 2016 | No Comments

This piece was originally published on Huffington Post 1/15/2016.  Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto took a victory lap last week, hours after Mexican authorities re-captured fugitive drug-industry executive, El Chapo Guzmán. Echoing George W. Bush’s Iraq War victory boasts, Mexico’s president tweeted: “Misión Cumplida” — Spanish for “Mission Accomplished”. ¿Mision Cumplida? Not exactly. The simple […]
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Thank you President Obama!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 6th January, 2016 | No Comments

President Obama shed tears of frustration during his speech on gun violence yesterday. At the same time, militia men called on citizens to come armed to a siege of public land in Oregon and conservative politicians pulled out the same Second Amendment argument that is always used by politicians with an NRA- “A” rating.  And […]
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Climate Deception: Non-binding “Targets” for Climate, but Binding Rules on Trade in Services

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 21st December, 2015 | No Comments

By Deborah James International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research & Global Exchange Board Member.   (Note: This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post)  The whole world is watching as world leaders from nearly every country across the globe meet in Paris this week to set carbon emission reductions targets to address […]
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Caravan 2016 Team visits Guatemala

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 14th December, 2015 | No Comments

From December 5-12, 2015, a delegation from the Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice were in Guatemala to engage in dialogue with different social organizations, human rights advocates, victims’ organizations, journalists, students, and additional people with whom the team has been collaborating in sight of the Caravan’s journey through Guatemalan territory from April 5-8, 2016. […]
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Cuba Visits the US: On the Road Towards Normalization

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 19th November, 2015 | No Comments

Ms. Kenia Serrano speaking at the Commonwealth Club with Walter Turner, President of the Board of Directors of Global Exchange.Last week, Global Exchange was honored to help coordinate, along with a coalition of organizations and people, a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area by two important representatives from Cuba, Ms. Kenia Serrano and Ms. Leima Martinez. Ms. Serrano is a high-ranking member of the Cuban parliament and President of ICAP (The Cuban Institute […]
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The TPP Goes to Congress

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 6th October, 2015 | No Comments

11401505_10155725269985613_3258664312752584815_nA Congressional vote looms on the TPP, the largest trade deal in history. Global Exchange has consistently opposed unfair trade deals and we need your help to defeat this one. Say no to the TPP!
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Inter-American Human Rights Commission Report Slams Mexican Government Version of Ayotzinapa Atrocities: 10 key points

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 8th September, 2015 | No Comments

43-marchSept2015Here are ten key takeaways from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission’s 560-page report on Ayotzinapa.
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10 Years After Katrina: 2006 Global Exchange Human Rights honoree Malik Rahim and Common Ground Relief

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights on 29th August, 2015 | No Comments

commongroundwebhomeDuring the chaos of Hurricane Katrina and in the devastation that followed, Malik Rahim stood his ground, demanding justice for those left behind. He forced the media to recognize the failures of the government and the racial and social inequalities long plaguing the Gulf Coast that were exposed by the hurricane. Mr. Rahim has become a leading organizer in rebuilding his community in New Orleans. We invite you read a recent update we received from Common Ground Relief and their continued work 10 years after Katrina.
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Ending the Drug War Tragedy: From Honduras to NYC

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th August, 2015 | No Comments

2015-08-20-1440113458-8464632-mapdrugtraffic624-thumbWe will travel from Honduras to NYC next year. The “caravan” aims to stir debate in places profoundly damaged by the drug war and to bring people and their stories from those regions along the route to New York City just prior to the convening of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy (UNGASS) next April. We invite you to join us, in-person, on-line, and around the world.
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One Big Step in US-Cuba Relations, More Steps to be Made

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 20th July, 2015 | No Comments

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez raises the Cuban flag over the country's new embassy in Washington D.C. (AFP Photo/Andrew Harnik)There is still a long road ahead to mending the US-Cuba relationship. While restoring diplomatic relations is a start, issues like the blockade, travel ban and Guantanamo still require our vigilant attention and may take much more time to overcome. But for now, let’s celebrate the importance of today’s step, while keeping an eye on the many more steps that still need to be made.
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