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FIFA, the World Cup, and Slave Labor

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 11th June, 2015 | No Comments

An exhausted migrant worker travels back to his labor camp at the end of the day in Qatar. Photograph: Pete PattissonAlmost a year has passed since the 2014 World Cup, and in the span of only a few recent weeks we have witnessed a groundbreaking prosecution of top FIFA officials, the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and reports that meetings on comprehensive reforms of the organization have begun. But it’s not enough: Qatar must be stripped of its 2022 World Cup selection. Slave labor in and of itself should be enough to justify that.
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Springtime Discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 26th May, 2015 | No Comments

_MG_5488It’s springtime and discounts are in the air! Use these discount codes by June 17th and save $200 on any of the four following Reality Tours.
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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Gloria Rolando

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 11th May, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: AfroCubaWebWomen face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. On International Women’s Day, we launched a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba. This is the third blog, featuring Gloria Rolando and her career as a celebrated Afro-Cuban filmmaker.
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Baltimore: Black Lives Matter; All Lives Matter

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 30th April, 2015 | No Comments

unnamed (2)This week’s uprising in Baltimore is symptomatic of much larger problems that afflict our whole nation.
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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Catherine Murphy

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Reality Tours on 27th March, 2015 | 2 Comments

Catherine MurphyWomen face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. On International Women’s Day, we launched a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba. This is the second blog, featuring Catherine Murphy and the film Maestra, which tells the story of the historic 1961 literacy campaign in Cuba.
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CALL TO ACTION: April 18th National Day of Action Against Fast Track

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 19th March, 2015 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238In dozens of countries across the globe, groups are preparing for the April 18th Global Day of Action Against Unfair Trade. This particular call is for communities in the United States to join together in action that day to help derail Fast Track legislation that would enable the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and other corporate power grabs disguised as trade agreements to be rushed through Congress.
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New Venezuela Sanctions – Are They Really About Human Rights?

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 12th March, 2015 | No Comments

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro (AFP Photo / Leo Ramirez)Last week, the U.S. government slapped Venezuela with new sanctions in the name of human rights and “national security”. To be sure, the claim that Venezuela poses an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the United States is self-evidently quite absurd. As for human rights, to issue sanctions from the sanctimonious place of being the voice and promoter of human rights across the world is offensive to those who can see both its falsity and the glaring double standard applied.
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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Alicia Jrapko

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th March, 2015 | 2 Comments

Alicia Jrapko Speaks in Washington, D.C. in February 2015.Women face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. This International Women’s Day, we’re launching a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba.
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Too Big to Lose: McCutcheon and Citizens United

Posted by in Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 4th March, 2015 | 1 Comment

Photo: USTR.gov100% of voters have one vote, but only 1% can donate hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, to influence elections and ensuing policy decisions. And that, therein, is the problem.
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Keystone XL: From Veto to Victory

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 24th February, 2015 | No Comments

DSCN2663Today marks an important victory and milestone to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama did as he promised and vetoed the Keystone XL bill recently passed by Congress.
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