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Action to Rember Rana Plaza:  Urge H&M Clothing to Keep its Safety Promise!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, World News & Events on 15th April, 2016 | No Comments

True Cost Video ImageIn April 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1130 and injuring approximately 2500 garment workers and children in the daycare facilities in the building.  Survivors said they had been evacuated from the building on Tuesday after several cracks appeared, but their employers had ordered them to return to work the next day. […]
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Why am I going to Democracy Spring?

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 15th April, 2016 | No Comments

David Braun #2Guest Blog by David Braun Several years ago, I was a volunteer organizer with MoveOn and we had just finished campaigning to get the affordable care act passed.  At the time, our focus was on the most pressing issue facing our democracy—corporate influence in government. This was before Occupy Wall Street, and while we knew […]
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One day in the life of the Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice in Guerrero, Mexico

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 14th April, 2016 | No Comments

Ayotzinapa MothersJust as the Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice arrived at the gates of the Ayotzinapa rural teacher’s college, a dozen strapping young men sped past us, running at full tilt.  Their faces reflected alarm and a tremor of concern ran through our group. These were, after all, classmates of the 43 students who had […]
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Caravan for Peace, Life & Justice Visits Berta Cáceres Organization, COPINH, in Honduras

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th April, 2016 | No Comments

COPINH Caravan Image 1Written by Laura Carlsen Friday, April 1, 2016 we (the 33 people traveling from Honduras to New York City on the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice) awoke in a pine forest. The night before, the Caravan decided to stay at an ecotourism center, a cluster of cabins about an hour out of La Esperanza […]
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Published in Telesur: Four Latin American Countries Begin Caravan for Peace

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st March, 2016 | No Comments

This content was originally published by Telesur under the following address: http://bit.ly/1op4Jva. Global Exchange has translated the article into English. Translated by Laura Krasovitzky Human rights defenders and victims along with religious leaders are participating in a caravan that seeks to compile testimonies that can be heard at the U.N. Special Session on drugs taking place […]
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‘No More Drug War’ Caravan to Visit Five Impacted Countries on way to UN Session in NY.

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 28th March, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Laura Krasovitzky, Ted Lewis / Published on AlterNet March 25, 2016.  Starting in Honduras on March 28th, the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice will travel through El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States with the goal of reaching New York City on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs beginning […]
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COPINH: March 7, 2016 STATEMENT ¡BERTA LIVES THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES!

Posted by in Community Rights, For Our Members, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 8th March, 2016 | No Comments

at3yYyG - ImgurThe Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH): five days after the assassination of Berta Cáceres.      A day before International Women’s Day and in light of the constant harassment, criminalization and persecution we undergo as an organization, conditions reached their climax on March 2 when our General Coordinator, Berta Cáceres, […]
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URGENT ACTION: Demand the Immediate Release of Gustavo Castro

Posted by in Community Rights, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 7th March, 2016 | 19 Comments

Gustavo Castro was injured in the brutal attack that killed Berta Cáceres (friend, ally and renowned environmental and Indigenous rights activist) in her home last Thursday, March 3, 2016,  in La Esperanza, Honduras. Despite the fact that Castro has given testimony about the attack to Honduran authorities, he is being refused the right to return […]
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How has the war on drugs impacted you? Tell Your Story

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico on 5th February, 2016 | No Comments

In just two months the Global Exchange Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice will start a month-long, five-nation journey north from Honduras to New York City, arriving at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem on April 19th. The Caravan aims to give voice to victims of the failed war on drugs […]
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El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly “Mission Accomplished”

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 17th January, 2016 | No Comments

This piece was originally published on Huffington Post 1/15/2016.  Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto took a victory lap last week, hours after Mexican authorities re-captured fugitive drug-industry executive, El Chapo Guzmán. Echoing George W. Bush’s Iraq War victory boasts, Mexico’s president tweeted: “Misión Cumplida” — Spanish for “Mission Accomplished”. ¿Mision Cumplida? Not exactly. The simple […]
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