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Who Are the Cuban Five?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, World News & Events on 4th April, 2014 | No Comments

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveThe Cuban Five are heroes to the Cuban people, well known to many around the globe, but to most in the United States, their case is unknown.
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There’s More than One Dirty Pipeline

Posted by in World News & Events on 31st March, 2014 | No Comments

Protests_against_Keystone_XL_Pipeline_for_tar_sands_at_White_House,_2011The organizing around stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline has been nothing short of incredible. Across the country, people have come together to stop this devastating project. We’ve encircled the White House. We’ve signed pledges civil disobedience. We’ve shouted and protested and written countless letters. And we’re getting just the kind of attention on this pipeline […]
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A Call for Justice on Day of the Victim

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 27th March, 2014 | No Comments

March28_supportOn March 28th 2014, organizers in Mexico are marking the third anniversary of the murder of Juan Francisco Sicilia and six friends, the tragic event that catalyzed the movement of drug war victims known as the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD).
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Don’t Forget About Syria

Posted by in World News & Events on 24th March, 2014 | No Comments

REUTERS/Muzaffar SalmanRussia has been in the news a lot lately, successfully hosting the winter Olympics and now playing a winning hand of old school brinkmanship in the Ukraine. But while world attention is fixated on Vladimir Putin and the apparent annexation of Crimea, a great massacre continues to unfold in Syria, Russia’s most important and most brutal ally in the Middle East.
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Get on the Bus (To Sacramento)

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, World News & Events on 10th March, 2014 | No Comments

uprising croppedGovernor Brown keeps trying to tell us he’s green, but his stance on fracking is not. We have some of the weakest laws in the country when it comes to fracking. Tell legislators what we know: there’s only one way to keep us safe from fracking — ban it outright!
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Women Around the World Inspiring Change

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th March, 2014 | 2 Comments

WomensDayQuoteWomen face numerous setbacks everywhere, yet we continue to inspire change in the world around us. This International Women’s Day, Global Exchange launches a series of blogs highlighting women around the world and the changes they are driving to advance women economically, politically, and socially.
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Two Crucial Issues for the Three Amigos Summit

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 25th February, 2014 | No Comments

TedWhen President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto meet at a summit in Mexico next week, the three North American leaders should tackle a number of critically important and interrelated issues facing their peoples. Unfortunately, the track record of eight previous “three amigos” summits since 2005 has rarely been one of candor or politically courageous action.
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President Obama: Lift All Cuba Travel Restrictions Related to Environmental Sustainability

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, World News & Events on 24th February, 2014 | 2 Comments

Alamar-Urban-GardenJoin us to send an urgent message regarding US-Cuba environmental exchange to President Obama as his administration enters the final stretch of his second term.
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Scarlett Johansson’s Interest in Human Rights Goes Flat

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 5th February, 2014 | No Comments

scarlett2The only time I yelled at the TV during the Super Bowl was when Scarlett Johannson appeared, talking about SodaStream. She shed her white lab coat and declared in a sexy voice –“I just love helping people”. I almost choked on my tortilla chips. The stated joke of the commercial was that she wanted to make the ad go viral, because she is committed to making the world a better place (through shilling for a product?), and for this noble aim she would employ the sultry voice, the shedding of clothes, whatever it takes.
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KXL: Now the Clock is Really Ticking

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 31st January, 2014 | No Comments

Tar-Sands-Trip-099Today the U.S. State Department released the long-anticipated Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. Unfortunately, the oil industry influenced report claims that the pipeline would have a ‘minimal’ impact on climate change. 181 million metrics tons of carbon emissions is hardly ‘minimal’ impact.
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