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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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Are You Down With the Global Frackdown?

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 8th August, 2012 | 3 Comments

frackdownpowerupIt’s time to get cracking about fracking! Join people across the world on September 22nd for the Global Frackdown, 1 day of action to call for a ban on fracking to protect our communities.
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Hyatt: A Global Boycott for a Global Corporation

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights on 24th July, 2012 | No Comments

hyattboycottJulia Wong of Unite Here breaks down why Hyatt housekeepers this week are launching a global boycott, and you can easily support them in a matter of seconds.
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The Story of Change

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 18th July, 2012 | No Comments

the-story-of-change2012 Human Rights Award honoree, Annie Leonard from the Story of Stuff Project has launched another groundbreaking on-line video called The Story of Change. A guest post by Annie Leonard.
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NAFTA on Steroids

Posted by in Guest Posts, World News & Events on 3rd July, 2012 | 2 Comments

Farmers from Miyagi prefecture raise their fists along with other farmers from across Japan during a rally against Japan participating in rule-making negotiations for the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo October 26, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko NakaoWhile the Occupy movement has forced a public discussion of extreme corporate influence on every aspect of our lives, behind closed doors corporate America is implementing a stealth strategy to formalize its rule in a truly horrifying manner. The mechanism is the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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