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Cuba Visits the US: On the Road Towards Normalization

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 19th November, 2015 | No Comments

Ms. Kenia Serrano speaking at the Commonwealth Club with Walter Turner, President of the Board of Directors of Global Exchange.Last week, Global Exchange was honored to help coordinate, along with a coalition of organizations and people, a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area by two important representatives from Cuba, Ms. Kenia Serrano and Ms. Leima Martinez. Ms. Serrano is a high-ranking member of the Cuban parliament and President of ICAP (The Cuban Institute […]

Paris: Why We Must Break the Circle of Insanity

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 16th November, 2015 | No Comments

APTOPIX France Paris Shooting New YorkThis piece was originally published on Huffington Post 11/14/2015. … Everybody remembers where they were on Sept. 11 because of the intensity of emotions, fear, empathy, anger, and the powerful emergence of our instinct for retribution and the sensation that now any level of violence was justified to exterminate the perceived threat. I was shivering […]

New Canadian Prime Minster Represents 180 Degree Turn From Prime Minister Harper’s Punitive Approach

Posted by in World News & Events on 21st October, 2015 | No Comments

justin-trudeau-20141112Canada voted in Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in a general election, which will have outstanding implications for drug policy reform in the country.

Prescription for Afghan Hospital Bombing: Independent Investigation and US Troop Withdrawal

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 13th October, 2015 | No Comments

151005092110-restricted-msf-hospital-attack-1005-exlarge-169-300x168The US, NATO, and the Afghan government all say they are conducting their own investigations into the attack, but only an independent investigation can uncover the facts we need to demand accountability and new safeguards to ensure this type of tragedy doesn’t happen again. But more is needed. The bombing should also be a moment to reflect on the 14 years of US intervention in Afghanistan.

Ecuador, Oil and the Yasuní

Posted by in Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 9th October, 2015 | No Comments

Photograph: Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy Prisma Bildagentur AG / Alamy/AlamyThe Yasuní region of the Amazon rainforest is one of the most precious and important areas on the entire planet. A UNESCO world biosphere reserve, many scientists consider it to be the most biologically diverse region on Earth. One hectare of the area is home to a richer mix of trees, birds, amphibians, and reptiles than the US and Canada put together. One big problem: the area also sits on top of lots of oil.

IRS Attacks Faith Based Civil Rights Group for Humanitarian Work with Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 6th October, 2015 | No Comments

pastorscuba1The IRS plans to revoke the IFCO’s non­profit tax exempt status because of its humanitarian work in Cuba and other countries. Here is their press release from October 3. Please read and support!

The TPP Goes to Congress

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 6th October, 2015 | No Comments

11401505_10155725269985613_3258664312752584815_nA Congressional vote looms on the TPP, the largest trade deal in history. Global Exchange has consistently opposed unfair trade deals and we need your help to defeat this one. Say no to the TPP!

Inter-American Human Rights Commission Report Slams Mexican Government Version of Ayotzinapa Atrocities: 10 key points

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 8th September, 2015 | No Comments

43-marchSept2015Here are ten key takeaways from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission’s 560-page report on Ayotzinapa.

Guatemala Protests Force Corrupt President to Resign

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedEscalating mass protest in Guatemala turned celebratory this week as President Otto Pérez Molina resigned, facing charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and accepting bribes as the ring leader of a customs fraud. Guatemala’s vibrant civil society deserves this moment of victory after decades of struggle against brutality and impunity.

Ending the Drug War Tragedy: From Honduras to NYC

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th August, 2015 | No Comments

2015-08-20-1440113458-8464632-mapdrugtraffic624-thumbWe will travel from Honduras to NYC next year. The “caravan” aims to stir debate in places profoundly damaged by the drug war and to bring people and their stories from those regions along the route to New York City just prior to the convening of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy (UNGASS) next April. We invite you to join us, in-person, on-line, and around the world.

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