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War on Drugs, War on Women

Posted by in Guest Posts, Mexico, World News & Events on 23rd December, 2013 | 1 Comment

Araceli and Laura (both right) at the Drug Policy Alliance conferenceAs part of the Voices of Victims tour, foreign policy writer Laura Carlsen and member of the Victims Platform of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity and human rights defender Araceli Rodríguez paired up for a Southwest tour through Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, October 23-November 5, 2013. Laura’s chronicle of the women’s part of the Voices of Victims tour is here.

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.

Build the Green Economy in Your Community–Apply for Summer of Solutions

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts on 5th November, 2013 | No Comments

SoS graphicIn the face of a falling economy, an energy crisis, fragmented and inequitable communities, and the growing threat of global warming, youth are coming together to create solutions that address all of these challenges together. Apply now to run a Summer of Solutions program in your community in 2014!

History Repeating: Marineland Canada, Marineland Animal Defense and SLAPP Suits

Posted by in Guest Posts on 25th September, 2013 | No Comments

86600_139625On 23 May, Greenpeace was served a $7 million lawsuit by logging giant Resolute Forest Products. Greenpeace believes this is a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP). Similarly, Dylan Powell of Marineland Animal Defense is currently facing a $1.5 million SLAPP. Here’s his story:

10 Reasons Why Americans Opposed, and Averted, a US War on Syria

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th September, 2013 | No Comments

Take-ActionHere’s one activist’s take on why Americans opposed even a “limited” US strike on Syria.

Thinking Beyond the Clown

Posted by in Guest Posts, World News & Events on 16th September, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit Civil EatsMarketing directed towards kids can have a harmful impact. Case in point: Ronald McDonald.

Anti-Drone Protestors Refuse Fines, Offer to Go to Prison; Judge Relents

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 10th September, 2013 | 1 Comment

David Hartsough (middle) with wife Jan Hartsough (right) and Carleen Pickard (left) at Global Exchange's 2013 Human Rights AwardsDavid Hartsough was arrested for his nonviolent protest against drones along with eight others blocking two entrances at Beale Air Force Base where they closed the main entrance for over three hours. Here’s what David wrote to read at his sentencing, which was earlier today.

There Is No Planet B: Update on Rights of Nature at the United Nations

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 28th August, 2013 | 1 Comment

earth--there is no planet bThe goal of the UN’s new “high-level political forum” (HLPF) is to keep “sustainable development” high on national agendas. But is “sustainable development” our end goal — and by whose definition? We cannot separate what we do to the Earth from what we do to ourselves. Yet, every element of our current, neoliberal economic system is intertwined with the idea that the natural world is property. We trivialize the fullness of life and diversity of natural world by labeling its elements “resources,” We must change this in our communities and through institutions like the United Nations.

Bradley Manning Acquitted of “Aiding the Enemy” Charge, Month-long Sentencing Phase Now Determines Fate

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 8th August, 2013 | No Comments

Bradley ManningBradley Manning acquitted of “Aiding the Enemy” charge, month-long sentencing phase now determines fate. “We won the battle, now we need to go win the war,” shared defense attorney David Coombs following today’s verdict.

Staff and Interns Choose to Swap Not Shop for Clothing

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts on 17th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Drea Clothing Swap shoesLast week Global Exchange held its 3rd annual clothing swap, and as evidenced by the pictures, it was quite a success!

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