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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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Baltimore: Black Lives Matter; All Lives Matter

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 30th April, 2015 | No Comments

unnamed (2)This week’s uprising in Baltimore is symptomatic of much larger problems that afflict our whole nation.
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Honoring the Life and Work of Eduardo Galeano

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 14th April, 2015 | 1 Comment

Photo: Daniel DaboveWith the passing of Eduardo Galeano, one of the Americas’ great voices fall silent, but his brilliance and wisdom echo on in millions of hearts.
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New Venezuela Sanctions – Are They Really About Human Rights?

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 12th March, 2015 | No Comments

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro (AFP Photo / Leo Ramirez)Last week, the U.S. government slapped Venezuela with new sanctions in the name of human rights and “national security”. To be sure, the claim that Venezuela poses an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the United States is self-evidently quite absurd. As for human rights, to issue sanctions from the sanctimonious place of being the voice and promoter of human rights across the world is offensive to those who can see both its falsity and the glaring double standard applied.
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Business as Usual With Mexico No Longer Possible as Human Rights Disaster Deepens

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 7th January, 2015 | No Comments

US-MEXICO-DIPLOMACY-OBAMA-NIETOWhen Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto last met with President Obama he was riding a wave of legislative success and media adulation, but terrifying events in 2014 have changed all that.
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State Behind the Murders of Students from Mexican Teacher College

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 10th October, 2014 | 2 Comments

thirdThe story about the violent police abduction of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College and the subsequent discovery of at least four mass graves with dozens of bodies in Guerrero, Mexico seems to turn worse with every news cycle. The cold pre-meditated nature of the crime is enough to render any of us speechless, but we cannot remain silent.
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Why I’m Boarding the People’s Climate Train

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 26th August, 2014 | 8 Comments

train-logoIt’s time we all got on board with a people-powered climate plan.The ultimate destination is to join the largest-ever climate march In New York City on September 21 & 22, coinciding with the United Nations Climate Summit. I will be joining the train in the Bay Area, and meeting more than 200 fellow riders, sharing stories and strategies for change. I will be leading workshops on community rights, rights of nature and fracking, and learning from others as we come together from across the country to share knowledge and collaborate while enjoying a beautiful ride through breathtaking wilderness areas. Join us!
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All the way from India-Interning for Social Media

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 19th August, 2014 | 1 Comment

fair tradeWe all know that a summer internship is a great way to get a real world experience and enhance your skills. Read my experiences to know how and why Global Exchange’s summer internship program has much more to offer than just valuable insights.
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Corporate Criminals Researched, A Summer Project

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 13th August, 2014 | 1 Comment

MostWanted2013Large corporations control almost everything we touch: from the clothing we wear, to the computers we work on, to the medications we take, and even the food we eat. I was aware of sweatshops, human trafficking, and forced labor prior to my time at Global Exchange, but I had not fully considered all the implications of today’s corporation giants. Over the past several weeks, I have been investigating corporations that are guilty of human rights abuses and environmental disasters for Global Exchange’s Top Ten Most Wanted Corporate Criminal List of 2014.
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