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A World Cup for Whom?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 11th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Getty ImagesThe 2014 World Cup is about far more than sport. Beyond the matches and parties, a much more important story has been unfolding. (This the second installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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Top 10 Signs That Obama Administration Should Call It Quits on Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Posted by in World News & Events on 10th June, 2014 | No Comments

Processed with VSCOcam with g1 presetThis Top Ten list was created by Public Citizen and released on May 19, 2014, on the eve of a May 19-20 ministerial-level meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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Re-think the World Cup

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 5th June, 2014 | 4 Comments

Brazilian artist Paulo Ito created this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo. The image has since gone viral. 
Courtesy of Paulo Ito. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauloito/13998946669On June 12th, the world will shift its attention and collective body clock south for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA and its corporate sponsors will have you believe the month-long marquee event is solely about soccer and the pinnacle competition of the world’s most popular sport. While an intriguing storyline, it is a misleading half-truth at best. (This is part one of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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GAP Announces It ‘Does More’ But Not For Its Workers

Posted by in Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd June, 2014 | 2 Comments

takedownWhen activist organization 18MillionRising launched the website GapDoesMore.com, they claimed that GAP had finally agreed to compensate the families of 7 workers killed in the Aswad factory fire. They intended to pressure the company to finally join 160+ other companies and Bangladeshi Unions and sign onto the Bangladesh Safety Accord to prevent future deaths at its supplier factories.
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Celebrating Mothers Around the World

Posted by in World News & Events on 8th May, 2014 | 1 Comment

WomensDayQuoteAs we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we reflect on the strength of these women who often serve as the primary caretakers of the household.
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Honoring the Freedom Schools

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 5th May, 2014 | No Comments

freedom-schoolGlobal Exchange is proud to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Schools at our 12th Annual Human Rights Awards Gala in San Francisco. Accepting the award will be former SNCC field secretary Charlie Cobb, Bernice Johnson Reagon, a founder of the Freedom Singers and Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, Phillip Agnew.
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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 | 1 Comment

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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