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On the Road with the Voices of Victims

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 6th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourFor the past two weeks, the Voices of Victims tour has zigzagged across North America building a groundswell of support for re-imagining the War on Drugs that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico.
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“Voices of the Victims” Tour Starts Today Calling for an End to Drug War in Mexico

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 23rd October, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourThe “Voices of the Victims” tour is calling for an end to a drug war that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico since 2006. The tour begins an 11 city bi-national tour starting in Denver at the Drug Policy Alliance meeting on October 23rd. Here’s more about it.
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Voices of Victims Tour

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 1st October, 2013 | No Comments

VoicesTourThis fall, we’re launching an 11-city Voices of Victims tour of North America, once again featuring Javier Sicilia, along with drug war victims, Mexican opinion leaders, and members of Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD).
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¡Trayvon and Juan Francisco, Presente!

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 17th July, 2013 | 4 Comments

TrayvonIf Trayvon Martin were a young white boy with a bag of skittles and an iced tea he’d still be alive today. He would not have been seen as “suspicious” in a gated community, his clothing wouldn’t be a marker of being “up to no good” and his skin color wouldn’t signal “danger” and provide a culturally, and in Florida, a legal justification for fear.
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We Will Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Mexico, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Other things they got right: long hair and mustaches.Global Exchange first started in 1988 through the generosity and dedication of many people who helped us through those early days. 25 years later, we’re looking for 25 people to step up and support our efforts to advance human rights and promote resilient ecosystems. A great gift awaits those 25.
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A Mexican Father’s Plea to Two Presidents

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 2nd May, 2013 | No Comments

nieto_obamaPresident Obama travels to Mexico today to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. In today’s Los Angeles Times, Mexican poet and peace activist Javier Sicilia emphasized the need for both presidents to focus on curbing drug war violence.
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End Gun Violence Vigil: A Seed Was Planted in the Rain

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 11th February, 2013 | No Comments

Gun Vigil San Francisco-22The “End Gun Violence Vigil” on Thursday involved 26 tiny pairs of shoes representing Sandy Hook massacre victims and the testimonials of three victims of gun violence in California. Here’s what happened.
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It’s Time to Get War Weapons Off America’s Streets

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 30th January, 2013 | 1 Comment

Gun-Control-Action-Kirsten-Now is the time when we can change the debate in this country. In the wake of the cruel massacre in Newtown, ordinary citizens are demanding action on common sense laws. How Do We Get War Weapons Off Our Streets?
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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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Slaughter of Innocents

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

Mexican poet Javier Sicila on the Caravan for Peace this summer, 2012.Millions of anguished conversations about the murder of so many small children at a Connecticut elementary school have produced new resolve to do something. This new commitment to at least talk about gun restriction is heartening. Nevertheless, those, such as myself, who have watched previous waves of horror sweep in, and then recede in the wake of other gun-murder outrages, know we need a broad and resilient coalition against gun violence.
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