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Join the Week of Action to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers, March 16 – 23

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 20th February, 2013 | No Comments

Tar Sands Week of ActionRamsey Sprague of Tar Sands Blockade, who recently chained myself to a loud speaker to deliver his warning message to the tar sands industry, tells us all we need to know about an upcoming week of action to stop Stop Tar Sands Profiteers.
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Perpetual War

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th February, 2013 | 3 Comments

ham_bkSasha Wright lays bare the underlying dynamics of the U.S.-supported French intervention in Mali, spotlighting the role of AFRICOM and Western-imposed “structural adjustment” policies. She follows up by assessing the results of Israel’s “let’s debate-everything-except-settlements-and-occupation” elections.
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The Pain Caused by Guns Has No Borders

Posted by in Guest Posts, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 29th January, 2013 | No Comments

Javier Sicilia gun controlOn Wednesday, January 30, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to consider how to address proposals to control gun sales. A group of organizations issued this statement to make sure the Senate considers the impact that failed gun policies have had in Mexico as well as the United States.
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Strike Four in Climate Change: A “Climate Space” to Rethink Analysis and Strategies

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 7th January, 2013 | No Comments

Pablo Solon Human Rights Award speechStrike 4 and then what?! When it comes to climate change negotiations, former Ambassador of Bolivia to the United Nations Pablo Solón believes we already have 4 strikes. So where do we go from here? Here’s what Mr. Solón had to share.
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We Want It to Stop

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2012 | No Comments

DSC01483Kathy Kelly, who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just participated in an emergency delegation to Gaza and heard: “We want to stop the killing of Palestinians.”
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Truth and Trauma in Gaza

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st December, 2012 | No Comments

DSC01464Kathy Kelly, who co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, just participated in an emergency delegation to Gaza and heard: “This is more than anyone can tolerate. We were unsafe at any place at any time.”
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A European Perspective on the 2012 U.S. Election

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 30th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

In my past twos months here in the States, I have been asked numerous times how it felt –from a European point of view– to witness the 2012 U.S. electoral campaign and presidential elections from here in the U.S. Here are some of my initial reflections from witnessing the 2012 election.
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Ten Reasons to Protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on December 1st

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

TPPlogo1Kristen Beifus, Executive Director of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, working on behalf of people and the planet for a fair global trading system and lead organizer of the December 1 Day of Action explains why the TPP needs to be protested. And how YOU can get on the bus (literally) to join the protest.
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Know the Links Between GMOs and Human Health Before You Vote!

Posted by in Community Rights, Guest Posts on 5th November, 2012 | No Comments

No-gmos-294x300A former Global Exchange staff member and current apprentice at Rudolf Steiner College’s biodynamic farm encourages California voters to educate yourself about the links between genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and human health before voting on proposition 37.
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How the Chicago Teachers Strike Illustrates the Need for Education Reform

Posted by in Guest Posts, World News & Events on 18th October, 2012 | No Comments

Chicago Teachers StrikeThe following is a guest post by Nadia Jones: — How the Chicago Teachers Strike Illustrates the Need for Education Reform The recent teachers strike in Chicago sparked a firestorm of controversy in the US over many issues, chief among them being the current state of the country’s education policy. For more than a week […]
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