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Displacement and Repression in Rio: The High Cost of the 2016 Olympic Games

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 18th August, 2016 | No Comments

Getty ImagesThe following guest post was written by Derek Poppert, former Global Exchange Latin America Reality Tours Director. Last week, 24-year old Brazilian judo player Rafaela Silva won Brazil’s first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic games. Her accomplishment is both inspiring and symbolic. It is inspiring because she hails from a particularly notorious favela in Rio […]
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Climate Deception: Non-binding “Targets” for Climate, but Binding Rules on Trade in Services

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 21st December, 2015 | No Comments

By Deborah James International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research & Global Exchange Board Member.   (Note: This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post)  The whole world is watching as world leaders from nearly every country across the globe meet in Paris this week to set carbon emission reductions targets to address […]
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Reflections on a Trip to Haiti

Posted by in Guest Posts, Reality Tours on 19th November, 2015 | No Comments

Soulouque, myself, and Réa overlooking HaitiI did not know what to expect when I went to Haiti in March 2015 through Global Exchange. During my incredible stay there, I met some of the most passionate, driven, independent individuals I have ever known.
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Reflections on a Travel Learning Course to Argentina

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 19th October, 2015 | No Comments

7608520Paul Dean is co-creator and co-editor of The Sociological Cinema, and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University. He took his OWU students to Argentina with Global Exchange in the spring of 2014 and will be going again this upcoming spring of 2016. Read on to hear more about his trip.
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Lessons from Bolivian History

Posted by in Guest Posts on 25th September, 2015 | No Comments

Beacon Image 2Rick Tejada-Flores is a documentary filmmaker and former member of the Global Exchange board of directors. His many works for PBS include “The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Struggle”; “Race is the Place”; “The Good War and Those who Refused to Fight it”, and “Orozco, Man of Fire”. He is currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign for his newest film, “My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew”, to raise the funds to finish it.
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Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours on 16th September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedJuan de Dios Gomez Ramírez has been leading Global Exchange trips to Oaxaca since 2005. This month, in the lead up to our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca from October 28-November 5, we are featuring a write-up of his fascinating background, written by Juan de Dios himself. And yes, there are still spots available on this year’s trip!
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Experiencing Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 1st July, 2015 | No Comments

21007_10155732792905613_5524048083122057307_nLast year, Catherine Suarez traveled with Global Exchange on our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca, Mexico from October 29 to November 6, 2014. Catherine is a Spanish Instructor at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, and she has shared some of her thoughts with us here about her experience.
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Reflections from Cuba – “the Island of Contradictions”

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

MG_5964-150x150Cuba was like entering a time capsule, but what you can express in words doesn’t always coincide with the vitality of your senses.
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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Argentina

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 17th April, 2015 | No Comments

625474_927079672812_1010248135_nThe following blog post was written by Anne Kass, who traveled with Global Exchange on a Reality Tour to Argentina, March 22 – April 1, 2015.
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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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