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Interview with Scott Ward: Writing about Peace

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 5th August, 2014 | No Comments

World-1Meet our fun yet inspiring winner of the ‘What About Peace’ contest. He calls for peace by writing a Peace Anthem in a style which is indeed fun and tricky for he believes that if you are bored by your writing, no one else is going to be entertained either. Read his interview to know more about this young writer…
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Make Music, Not War!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 29th July, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2014winnersWe all know the power of music and how it calms everyone by bringing peace. Our winner of ‘What About Peace’ contest shares one such peace anthem but in a different style altogether. Read on to see what this young rapper writes in times when we all call for peace to stop ongoing violence and bloodshed…
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Ghirardelli: It’s time to go Fair Trade now!

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events on 22nd July, 2014 | No Comments

Ghirardelli_FTlabel450pxYour chance to stand up for farmers and communities and ensure that they get a fair price. Join our Fair Trade campaign and urge Ghirardelli to put a fair trade label on its chocolate. Go fair trade now!
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FIFA: Return the Beauty to “The Beautiful Game”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 20th June, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo: Leaders We DeserveBrazilians love soccer, as do millions of people around the world. But FIFA needs comprehensive institutional reform in order to make the “the beautiful game” beautiful again. (This is the third installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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Community Rights & Fracking Ban Tour hits Mendocino County

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th May, 2014 | No Comments

3116586Want to support a rights-based fracking ban in Mendocino County, California? The Community Rights Network of Mendocino County (CRNMC) announces a series of public events to educate and collect signatures for a local fracking ban! Events, radio and TV appearances feature national fracking expert David Braun and Global Exchange Community Rights director Shannon Biggs. Join or support the campaign no matter where you live!
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A Look Back at the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th May, 2014 | No Comments

ShallOvercome_UnstoppableWe had a great time with everyone who came to the Palace of Fine Arts, and we’re grateful for the support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Together, we helped shine a spotlight on the work of our amazing 2014 honorees: the Freedom Schools, María Estela Barco Huerta, and the Cuban Five.
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The Voices of the Cuban Five

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 14th May, 2014 | 4 Comments

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveGlobal Exchange announced the Cuban Five as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in April, in advance of the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards, held May 8 in San Francisco, CA. Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero – three of the Cuban Five – remain in prison in the United States, and René González and Fernando Gonzales have recently been released, after serving the entirety of their sentences and all have written letters to Global Exchange, expressing appreciation for the Award and awareness raising of their cases.
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Remarks by Bernice Johnson Reagon on the Occasion of Receiving the Domestic Human Rights Award

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 13th May, 2014 | 1 Comment

GXHRA_Slides_R6-1On May 8, 2014, Global Exchange honored the Freedom Schools, and invited Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Freedom Singers and cultural historian, to accept the Award with Charlie Cobb and Phillip Agnew. While she was unable to make it, she sent these remarks.
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Make your Mama Proud

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, For Our Members, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th April, 2014 | No Comments

3903_FB_Cover_851x315_2100x778_300_RGBThis Mother’s Day, Global Exchange teamed up with Equal Exchange with a great box of gifts to show your mom, or any mom, some Fair Trade love. The Gift Box has sold out, but read the story of the Proud Mama coffee!
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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 | 1 Comment

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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