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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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What Obama Didn’t Say

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, World News & Events on 29th January, 2014 | No Comments

ObamaDid you happen to catch what President Obama said in last night’s State of the Union address? Obama talked a lot about inequality in the world and in the U.S. What causes it. What he intends to do about it. But did you happen to catch what he said about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
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No Seat For Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2014 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkMedea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, is at the Syrian peace talks happening now: The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.
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No More New NAFTAs

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th January, 2014 | 2 Comments

TPPgroupThe Fast Track bill has been introduced by House Ways & Means Committee Chair David Camp and outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus. If passed, the legislation would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pacts to be ‘fast tracked’ through Congress and not be tested by our representatives in government by ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. We must beat the Fast Track.
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NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th January, 2014 | No Comments

mpr-nafta-BorderExplorerTwenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans. NAFTA has become an engine of poverty in the country, forcing millions of Mexicans to migrate to the United States in search of jobs.
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