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Let’s Redefine the Word Conservative

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Green Festivals, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th June, 2013 | 1 Comment

kevindanaherThe right-wing in the United States worked very hard for many years to redefine the word “liberal” as negative. So now progressives should work equally hard to redefine the word “conservative” to be positive. The true conservatives are those of us who believe in conserving nature, so future generations will not curse us for leaving […]
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Meet Charlie Hinton, Global Exchange Member With a Story to Tell

Posted by in For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts on 10th June, 2013 | No Comments

Charlie HintonGlobal Exchange is celebrating 25 years, and folks who’ve been with us during our journey are sharing their stories. Here’s one, and how YOU can share your story too.
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Californians Rise Up to Say No to Fracking

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 5th June, 2013 | No Comments

Californians Against FrackingOn May 30th 2013, Californians (including some Global Exchange staff and interns) gathered in front of San Francisco City Hall to express our strong sentiment against hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking”. Here’s what happened.
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Food Justice – Where Local Meets Global

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 5th June, 2013 | No Comments

Biowatch’s Agro-Ecology Manager Lawrence Mkhaliphi with a farmer who has learned the value of seed saving. Photo Credit: IDEXProgram Manager, Grassroots Alliances at IDEX Katherine Zavala discusses food justice issues and and upcoming food justice movement event coming up soon.
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Leaving Truth Outside the Court House at Bradley Manning’s Trial

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th June, 2013 | No Comments

Ann Wright and others at front of Bradley Manning march. Ft. Meade 6/1/13 Photo Credit: codepinkhqMedea Benjamin, founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, and retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat Ann Wright, report back about Bradley Manning’s trial, which began on Monday and is expected to last approximately 3 months.
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Help Me Hold Bush-Era Leaders Accountable For The Iraq War

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 29th May, 2013 | 5 Comments

Inder Comar (l) with Iraqi refugee plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh (r) in her apartment in AmmanThe following is a Global Exchange exclusive guest blog post written by Inder Comar, Esq.who practices law in San Francisco, California. He is in Jordan right now taking interviews with Iraqi refugees, you can watch two of these interviews here.
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Genocide and the Trial of the Century in Guatemala: Guatemala Genocide Conviction Overturned

Posted by in Fair Trade, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 16th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Reaction in the court room to the guilty verdict. Photo credit: APIn this guest post, human rights activist and lawyer, Jennifer K. Harbury, gives a first hand account of the trial proceedings that, on May 10, 2013, found former President and General Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide in Guatemala, and sentenced him to eighty years in prison.
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Why I Am on a Hunger Strike to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay Prison

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Diane Wilson in front of the White House.Diane Wilson writes about her solidarity hunger strike with the the hunger striking prisoners in Guantanamo. “As a fourth generation shrimper and an environmental activist on the Texas gulf coast, I have gone on hunger fasts to protect the seas that my community of fishermen depend upon. I know how far I would go to be heard. To have a voice. To push for justice.”
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10 Ways the Public Backlash Against Killer Drones Is Taking Off

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 1st April, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.comEfforts to counter drone warfare at home and abroad are growing everywhere you look, from the United Nations to the courts to places of worship.
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Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 13th March, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: They TyeeIt’s 20 years since NAFTA. Its damage is why latest trade deal must be stopped.
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