Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

Global Exchange Valentine’s Gift of Membership Packages are Ready to Ship

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 3rd February, 2014 | 2 Comments

Valentines-Gift-of-MembershGiving the gift of Global Exchange membership lets you share your values with your friends and family. Simply choose your gift, and we’ll take care of the rest!

KXL: Now the Clock is Really Ticking

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 31st January, 2014 | No Comments

Tar-Sands-Trip-099Today the U.S. State Department released the long-anticipated Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. Unfortunately, the oil industry influenced report claims that the pipeline would have a ‘minimal’ impact on climate change. 181 million metrics tons of carbon emissions is hardly ‘minimal’ impact.

Why Oppose Fast Track?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238The introduction of the Fast Track bill is the first step Congress is taking towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Global Exchange opposes Fast Track, as do dozens of other national labor, environmental and social justice organizations. Read their perspectives, and find out how you can take action now to tell your Congressperson to say No More New NAFTAs.

No More New NAFTAs

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th January, 2014 | 2 Comments

TPPgroupThe Fast Track bill has been introduced by House Ways & Means Committee Chair David Camp and outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus. If passed, the legislation would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pacts to be ‘fast tracked’ through Congress and not be tested by our representatives in government by ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. We must beat the Fast Track.

$1,000 Grand Prize ‘What About Peace’ Art Contest Deadline Announced

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 13th January, 2014 | No Comments

2013 What About Peace? submission by Michelle BlubaughIt is 2014 and the deadline for the What about Peace? youth art contest is fast approaching. Find out when it is and who is eligible to submit.

NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th January, 2014 | No Comments

mpr-nafta-BorderExplorerTwenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans. NAFTA has become an engine of poverty in the country, forcing millions of Mexicans to migrate to the United States in search of jobs.

10 Good Things About the Year 2013

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th December, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkEnjoy Medea Benjamin’s annual blog post of what we challenged and celebrated in 2013, and what to watch for in the coming year.

Join Noam Chomsky & Annie Leonard in Supporting Global Exchange

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th December, 2013 | No Comments

Kevin-Danaher-Noam-Chomsky-Noam Chomsky and Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard support Global Exchange. Just look at what Global Exchange supporters made possible in 2013!

A Moment to Reflect on 2013…

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community on 17th December, 2013 | 1 Comment

EleanorWalterIn the midst of reflecting on Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, we also looked back at the last 12 months of our highlights and victories of 2013, but could not also help but think of other human rights heroes whom we lost this year. Without them, our movement victories would not be possible.

Planting Seeds with Vandana Shiva & Prince Charles: Reality Tour to India’s Earth University

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 11th December, 2013 | 2 Comments

Prince Charles VandanaOver a billion people live in India. High levels of poverty and pollution met our Reality Tour in the cities, just as environmental degradation could be spied throughout the countryside. Yet India is equally a land of peaceful, transformative revolution and a cultural and spiritual legacy of dignity for people and sacred respect for the Earth. Along with spending time with world renowned Vandana Shiva, it is this dichotomy that we are here to explore in the age of climate chaos, corporate globalization and its quest for endless growth on a finite planet. Rights of Nature, which, as put forward in the Constitutions of Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, and a growing number of U.S. communities—defines legal rights for ecosystems to “exist, flourish, and regenerate their natural capacities.” What is the promise of Rights of Nature in a place like this?

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