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Witnessing Movements in Mexico

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 24th July, 2015 | No Comments

Photo Contest - Zapatista in Front of Zapata, Oventic Mex Jan05 Sandi HammondsMexico’s people are confronting daunting challenges. Bad government and the worlds of pain, violence, impunity and the economic injustice brought with it often color the realities of daily life. But so do courage, creativity, and resistance.
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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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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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Experiencing Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 1st July, 2015 | No Comments

21007_10155732792905613_5524048083122057307_nLast year, Catherine Suarez traveled with Global Exchange on our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca, Mexico from October 29 to November 6, 2014. Catherine is a Spanish Instructor at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, and she has shared some of her thoughts with us here about her experience.
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Reflections from Cuba – “the Island of Contradictions”

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

MG_5964-150x150Cuba was like entering a time capsule, but what you can express in words doesn’t always coincide with the vitality of your senses.
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It’s Never Too Late for Peace – the 2015 What About Peace Winners

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, What About Peace Contest on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

Grand Prize winner: Baylee Hayes, "Flower Power"Though our announcement of this year’s contest winners is later than usual, the entries speak to that insistent yearning for peace, with ideas for how to make it happen, a commitment to action, and some beautiful art. Global Exchange is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 What About Peace Contest!
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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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Springtime Discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 26th May, 2015 | No Comments

_MG_5488It’s springtime and discounts are in the air! Use these discount codes by June 17th and save $200 on any of the four following Reality Tours.
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