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Now More Than Ever!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 18th December, 2014 | No Comments

GX_BookGraphicThe streets are alive with energy and outrage from Ferguson, Missouri to Lima, Peru. Our demands are clear. We want justice — for people, and for the planet. We’re organized, we’re energized, and we won’t stop until we win. So, we have just one question for you…
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¡Cuba Sí, Bloqueo No!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 17th December, 2014 | 2 Comments

BloqueoToday’s historic announcement by the Presidents of the United States and Cuba that they intend to normalize diplomatic relations is cause for celebration on both sides of the Straits of Florida. Global Exchange applauds the two governments, their Canadian interlocutors, Pope Francis and all who played a role in bringing us to this important moment.
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New Sights for Community Rights

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Uncategorized on 10th December, 2014 | 2 Comments

Throughout Global Exchange’s history, we’ve been proud to launch new collaborations, networks, organizations and movements. It’s in that spirit that we’re pleased to support the creation of Movement Rights from our Community Rights Program.
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Enter Lame Duck – Keeping Fast Track Off the Agenda

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 18th November, 2014 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238Immediately after the U.S. midterm elections, questions were raised about plans to introduce Fast Track legislation during the lame duck session of Congress and President Obama flew to Asia for a week of meetings, some dealing with finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But while new Congressional maps were analyzed, fair trade activists wasted no time – and got to work during the Week of Action Against Fast Track and the TPP.
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Mendocino County’s Historic Vote Elevates Residents’ Rights, Bans Fracking

Posted by in Featured, Uncategorized on 5th November, 2014 | 7 Comments

photo[2]With the passage of Measure S, residents in Mendocino County not only banned fracking, they made history as the first California community to adopt a Community Bill of Rights, placing their rights above corporate interests.
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State Behind the Murders of Students from Mexican Teacher College

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 10th October, 2014 | 2 Comments

thirdThe story about the violent police abduction of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College and the subsequent discovery of at least four mass graves with dozens of bodies in Guerrero, Mexico seems to turn worse with every news cycle. The cold pre-meditated nature of the crime is enough to render any of us speechless, but we cannot remain silent.
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TPP Updates – From Ottawa to Hanoi to Berkeley, CA

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 23rd September, 2014 | 1 Comment

Processed with VSCOcam with g1 presetHere’s what you need to know – the Obama administration still has sights set on completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest treaty of its kind, with secret text, closed door negotiations and a yes/no vote in Congress, without debate or discussion. We can prevent this, and we must be prepared to act this November.
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I Didn’t Take the Climate Train

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 20th September, 2014 | 1 Comment

banner2People ask me where I’m going to be on Sunday. Not if I’m going to be at the People’s Climate March, but which People’s Climate March. When people ask me, I say, “I’m going to be in New York”.
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Corporate Criminals Researched, A Summer Project

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 13th August, 2014 | 1 Comment

MostWanted2013Large corporations control almost everything we touch: from the clothing we wear, to the computers we work on, to the medications we take, and even the food we eat. I was aware of sweatshops, human trafficking, and forced labor prior to my time at Global Exchange, but I had not fully considered all the implications of today’s corporation giants. Over the past several weeks, I have been investigating corporations that are guilty of human rights abuses and environmental disasters for Global Exchange’s Top Ten Most Wanted Corporate Criminal List of 2014.
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Global Day of Action: Support. Don’t Punish.

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

SupportDontPunishOn Thursday June 26th, people will take to the streets, the internet, the airwaves, and public plazas in more than 80 cities around the world to protest harmful drug laws at the root of violence and mass incarceration. The Support. Don’t Punish: Global Day of Action seeks to promote a more effective and humane approach to drugs that is based on public health and human rights.
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