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Typhoon Haiyan and Climate Change

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 13th November, 2013 | 2 Comments

NASAHaiyanSuper Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the Category 5 storm that hit the central Philippines on November 8, 2013 with its 195 mph winds and 13 foot storm surges, was the first storm of this magnitude to ever make landfall. But it certainly won’t be the last.
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On the Road with the Voices of Victims

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 6th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourFor the past two weeks, the Voices of Victims tour has zigzagged across North America building a groundswell of support for re-imagining the War on Drugs that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico.
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Join Thousands for #GivingTuesday this Holiday

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 5th November, 2013 | 2 Comments

Giving-TuesdayAs retailers kick off the holiday shopping season on “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, Global Exchange will be joining thousands of partners in the US and around the world to jump start the giving season with #GivingTuesday.
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“Voices of the Victims” Tour Starts Today Calling for an End to Drug War in Mexico

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 23rd October, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourThe “Voices of the Victims” tour is calling for an end to a drug war that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico since 2006. The tour begins an 11 city bi-national tour starting in Denver at the Drug Policy Alliance meeting on October 23rd. Here’s more about it.
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Getting Down with the Global Frackdown, Year 2

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd October, 2013 | No Comments

Tayelyn and Elise Hill say no to fracking.The second annual Global Frackdown showcased the breadth and depth of the opposition to fracking, in California and across the planet.
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Why Are Young People So Important to Creating a Peaceful World?

Posted by in Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 16th October, 2013 | No Comments

Peace-is-Possible-photoToday is Blog Action Day, the unifying global day of online action when bloggers around the world all write about one topic. This year it’s “human rights.” The United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble begins, “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” Without human rights, there can be no peace. So this Blog Action Day Global Exchange Organizing Director Kirsten Moller explores why young people are so important to creating a peaceful world:
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10 Reasons Why Americans Opposed, and Averted, a US War on Syria

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th September, 2013 | No Comments

Take-ActionHere’s one activist’s take on why Americans opposed even a “limited” US strike on Syria.
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Thinking Beyond the Clown

Posted by in Guest Posts, World News & Events on 16th September, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit Civil EatsMarketing directed towards kids can have a harmful impact. Case in point: Ronald McDonald.
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Anti-Drone Protestors Refuse Fines, Offer to Go to Prison; Judge Relents

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 10th September, 2013 | 1 Comment

David Hartsough (middle) with wife Jan Hartsough (right) and Carleen Pickard (left) at Global Exchange's 2013 Human Rights AwardsDavid Hartsough was arrested for his nonviolent protest against drones along with eight others blocking two entrances at Beale Air Force Base where they closed the main entrance for over three hours. Here’s what David wrote to read at his sentencing, which was earlier today.
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Blog Action Day is Oct. 16th and the Theme is…

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 10th September, 2013 | No Comments

BAD2013smlogoOctober 16th is a special day that people who care about other people should know about. 1000s of bloggers, one topic, one day. It’s called Blog Action Day.
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