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Who Are the Cuban Five?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, World News & Events on 4th April, 2014 | No Comments

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveThe Cuban Five are heroes to the Cuban people, well known to many around the globe, but to most in the United States, their case is unknown.
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Women’s Equality and Food Sovereignty: Solutions Found in Chiapas, Mexico

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 2nd April, 2014 | 1 Comment

WomensDayQuoteIn the second of our Women Around the World Inspiring Change’ blog series, we chronicle the great work of DESMI (translated as Social and Economic Development for Indigenous Mexicans). Lead by María Estela Barco Huerta, a powerful woman working to promote food sovereignty, DESMI provides workshops on sustainable agriculture, environmental education, and ecological management of livestock, through a lens of gender equality and women’s rights. Global Exchange will honor the work of María Estela Barco Huerta at the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards on May 8 in San Francisco, CA.
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Mendocino County: Charting a new course for water protection?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 1st April, 2014 | No Comments

mail_image_preview California’s drought may be the “new normal” with communities counting water in terms of “days”. So why is the state green lighting water intensive (and water poisoning) projects like fracking and a slew of other bad ideas? Residents in Mendocino have another idea for water management—local control. They are partnering with Global Exchange to pass the first County-wide rights-based ordinance in the state, to protect water and ban fracking. They may just be shaking up how water decisions are made in California while they’re at it.
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Women Say “No Mas Muertes!”

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 17th March, 2014 | 1 Comment

Children spend the day together at HEPACSometimes when we dig deep to understand the root causes of our problems, making change seems impossible, but in Nogales, Mexico women are building community with full a holistic understanding of the challenges they see everyday, and with hope for the future.
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Women Around the World Inspiring Change

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th March, 2014 | 2 Comments

WomensDayQuoteWomen face numerous setbacks everywhere, yet we continue to inspire change in the world around us. This International Women’s Day, Global Exchange launches a series of blogs highlighting women around the world and the changes they are driving to advance women economically, politically, and socially.
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Who is YOUR Human Rights Hero?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 6th March, 2014 | No Comments

Human Rights Award Peoples Choice AwardHelp us pick this year’s People’s Choice Award honoree, by honoring the Human Rights activists working to build a better world – on your street, in your community, and beyond.
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Fast Track in the Slow Lane

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th March, 2014 | No Comments

credit: WikileaksThanks to our months of mobilizing – from the grassroots to those inside the Beltway – the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act, also known as Fast Track, has not had the easy trip through Congress that President Obama hoped.
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Cautionary Tales of Fracking Tour in California: March 15th-22nd

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured on 25th February, 2014 | No Comments

uprising croppedJoin us and all of our statewide and national allies as we hit the road again this March for the Cautionary Tales of Fracking Tour in California, spurred by the Stop the Frack Attack Network (STFA), of which Global Exchange is a steering committee member.
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Two Crucial Issues for the Three Amigos Summit

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 25th February, 2014 | No Comments

TedWhen President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto meet at a summit in Mexico next week, the three North American leaders should tackle a number of critically important and interrelated issues facing their peoples. Unfortunately, the track record of eight previous “three amigos” summits since 2005 has rarely been one of candor or politically courageous action.
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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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