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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.
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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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2nd Annual Holiday Online Auction for Good Closes in 2 Days!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 10th December, 2013 | No Comments

2013HolidayAuctionMost people know, the best time to bid in online auction is towards the end, right? Well…that time is NOW for Global Exchange’s Holiday Online Auction for Good. So get your bid on to save big on thoughtful gifts!
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2014 “What About Peace?” Youth Art Contest Call for Submissions

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 10th December, 2013 | No Comments

WAPeacedoveWith two big anniversaries coming up, there is no better time to get started on your submission for the 2014 What About Peace? contest:
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A is for Activist Children’s Book: From Self-Published to Award Winning Publication

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 9th December, 2013 | No Comments

Joobles enjoying A is for ActivistAbout this time last year, I asked children’s book author/illustrator and longtime Global Exchange ally Innosanto (Inno) Nagara about the inspiration behind his book A is for Activist. The self-published A-B-C board book for progressive and activist families was set to make its debut at the San Francisco Green Festival. Since the launch of A is for Activist last year a lot has happened. Author/illustrator Innosanto Nagara shares some of the years’ highlights.
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Let’s Talk Gifts, the Ones In Line With Your Values

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights on 5th December, 2013 | No Comments

Gift of MembershipThis time of year, there’s almost no getting around it. You have people in your life you care about. You want them to know you’re thinking about them. So you seek out holiday gifts for them that are in line with your values. We’ve got an idea for you that’s super easy.
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On #GivingTuesday, would you rather….?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2013 | No Comments

GivingTuesdaySeeing the frenzy that came out of Black Friday at big box stores across the United States, it is clear that many are more concerned with deals than with the true cost behind those products. Where do you stand?
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From Nobel Peace Prize Winner to War Criminal

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 26th November, 2013 | No Comments

What About PeaceEarlier this month the highly regarded human rights organization, Amnesty International made a bold assertion that US officials should face war crimes charges over drone strikes.
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Thanks Michael Franti and Van Jones and Annie Leonard and…

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 25th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

Thanks-Michael-FrantiWith the holidays nearing, we thought we’d take the opportunity to reflect on some of the people who have joined us in the struggle for peace and justice. It’s only when we come together that we can create the change we need, and we are grateful for each and every person in the movement.
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Voices of Victims Tour Wraps Up, Here Are Highlights

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico on 22nd November, 2013 | No Comments

SiciliaAlexanderThe Voices of Victims tour led by Mexican drug war victims ended last week after headlining events in 11 U.S. and Canadian cities spotlighting the human costs of violent prohibition and mass incarceration strategies — and the urgent need for sensible alternatives.
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