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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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Confronting Big Oil from California to Ecuador

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 1st August, 2015 | 1 Comment

u1054-Petroleo_20San_20CarlosToday, August 1st, is a statewide day of action in California to end fracking and demand clean, not extreme, energy. Also, in just a matter of weeks, Global Exchange and our allies gathered over 150,000 signatures demanding an end to extreme oil extraction in California. Whether in California or Ecuador, the challenge of standing up to the power of Big Oil is real. Let’s stand in solidarity.
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One Big Step in US-Cuba Relations, More Steps to be Made

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 20th July, 2015 | No Comments

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez raises the Cuban flag over the country's new embassy in Washington D.C. (AFP Photo/Andrew Harnik)There is still a long road ahead to mending the US-Cuba relationship. While restoring diplomatic relations is a start, issues like the blockade, travel ban and Guantanamo still require our vigilant attention and may take much more time to overcome. But for now, let’s celebrate the importance of today’s step, while keeping an eye on the many more steps that still need to be made.
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Chapo’s (Second) Escape Highlights Drug War Farce

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th July, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: rastamaniaco (Flickr)Chapo Guzman’s escape from Mexico’s maximum-security Altiplano prison last weekend further undermines the already wounded credibility of Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, and his security apparatus. But more than that, it underlines the futility of the war on drugs and its reliance on taking out “kingpins” while never questioning the flawed prohibition policies that drive the whole bloody mess.
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US Lobby Groups Try to Squash Iran Deal Despite Public Support

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 10th July, 2015 | No Comments

CODEPINK protesters at Congressional hearing on Iran. Photo: CODEPINKA nuclear deal with Iran could be a game changer for US foreign policy and for the Middle East. But multimillion-dollar ad campaigns aim to influence Congressional votes.
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Planting Seeds with Vandana Shiva and Prince Charles in India

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 10th July, 2015 | No Comments

photo[18]In 2013, Shannon Biggs traveled with Global Exchange on Reality Tour to India with Vandana Shiva, and got a surprise visit from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles. In preparation for our next upcoming trip to India this November, we are re-posting Shannon’s report-back!
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Princeton University Visits Cuba

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 9th July, 2015 | No Comments

IMG_3649Last week, the United States and Cuba formally announced they will restore full diplomatic relations and re-open embassies in Havana and Washington respectively on July 20th. Just a week prior to this historic announcement of re-opening embassies, Global Exchange sent Princeton University’s track and field team on an 8-day trip to Cuba
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Is Fast Track Dead? Why it should be!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 16th June, 2015 | No Comments

11393177_10155725269635613_7518428676210031608_nThanks to you and all your hard work, Fast Track was blocked in the House, last week, Friday (June 12). The House listened to your calls, read your emails, got your message and voted down the Fast Track package – a major blow to the corporate backers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership! But is Fast Track […]
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FIFA, the World Cup, and Slave Labor

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 11th June, 2015 | No Comments

An exhausted migrant worker travels back to his labor camp at the end of the day in Qatar. Photograph: Pete PattissonAlmost a year has passed since the 2014 World Cup, and in the span of only a few recent weeks we have witnessed a groundbreaking prosecution of top FIFA officials, the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and reports that meetings on comprehensive reforms of the organization have begun. But it’s not enough: Qatar must be stripped of its 2022 World Cup selection. Slave labor in and of itself should be enough to justify that.
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Redesigned Post-Earthquake Nepal Trip

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 4th June, 2015 | No Comments

DSCI2822Nepal is now recovering and regaining its footing after two major earthquakes shook the region this spring. Due to these developments, we have re-designed our upcoming trips to Nepal. Join us as we explore how the earthquakes have affected local communities – economically, socially and ecologically. See for yourself how Nepalese are taking rebuilding and recovery efforts into their own hands, in ways that the local government and international community have not been able to. A portion of your tour cost will go directly to supporting local relief efforts underway, and you can directly see for yourself where the money is going.
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