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Cuba Visits the US: On the Road Towards Normalization

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 19th November, 2015 | No Comments

Ms. Kenia Serrano speaking at the Commonwealth Club with Walter Turner, President of the Board of Directors of Global Exchange.Last week, Global Exchange was honored to help coordinate, along with a coalition of organizations and people, a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area by two important representatives from Cuba, Ms. Kenia Serrano and Ms. Leima Martinez. Ms. Serrano is a high-ranking member of the Cuban parliament and President of ICAP (The Cuban Institute […]

Paris: Why We Must Break the Circle of Insanity

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 16th November, 2015 | No Comments

APTOPIX France Paris Shooting New YorkThis piece was originally published on Huffington Post 11/14/2015. … Everybody remembers where they were on Sept. 11 because of the intensity of emotions, fear, empathy, anger, and the powerful emergence of our instinct for retribution and the sensation that now any level of violence was justified to exterminate the perceived threat. I was shivering […]

Embracing Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 4th November, 2015 | No Comments

Young man with bass (1)Though photographer, actor, and singer Byron Motley grew up in Kansas City, he was conceived in Cuba. No, really. So, 47 years later, when the LA-based artist stepped off the plane in Havana for the first time, he heard a voice telling him: “I’m home”, and he truly was.

Prescription for Afghan Hospital Bombing: Independent Investigation and US Troop Withdrawal

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 13th October, 2015 | No Comments

151005092110-restricted-msf-hospital-attack-1005-exlarge-169-300x168The US, NATO, and the Afghan government all say they are conducting their own investigations into the attack, but only an independent investigation can uncover the facts we need to demand accountability and new safeguards to ensure this type of tragedy doesn’t happen again. But more is needed. The bombing should also be a moment to reflect on the 14 years of US intervention in Afghanistan.

IRS Attacks Faith Based Civil Rights Group for Humanitarian Work with Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 6th October, 2015 | No Comments

pastorscuba1The IRS plans to revoke the IFCO’s non­profit tax exempt status because of its humanitarian work in Cuba and other countries. Here is their press release from October 3. Please read and support!

Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours on 16th September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedJuan de Dios Gomez Ramírez has been leading Global Exchange trips to Oaxaca since 2005. This month, in the lead up to our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca from October 28-November 5, we are featuring a write-up of his fascinating background, written by Juan de Dios himself. And yes, there are still spots available on this year’s trip!

Inter-American Human Rights Commission Report Slams Mexican Government Version of Ayotzinapa Atrocities: 10 key points

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 8th September, 2015 | No Comments

43-marchSept2015Here are ten key takeaways from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission’s 560-page report on Ayotzinapa.

Guatemala Protests Force Corrupt President to Resign

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedEscalating mass protest in Guatemala turned celebratory this week as President Otto Pérez Molina resigned, facing charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and accepting bribes as the ring leader of a customs fraud. Guatemala’s vibrant civil society deserves this moment of victory after decades of struggle against brutality and impunity.

10 Years After Katrina: 2006 Global Exchange Human Rights honoree Malik Rahim and Common Ground Relief

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights on 29th August, 2015 | No Comments

commongroundwebhomeDuring the chaos of Hurricane Katrina and in the devastation that followed, Malik Rahim stood his ground, demanding justice for those left behind. He forced the media to recognize the failures of the government and the racial and social inequalities long plaguing the Gulf Coast that were exposed by the hurricane. Mr. Rahim has become a leading organizer in rebuilding his community in New Orleans. We invite you read a recent update we received from Common Ground Relief and their continued work 10 years after Katrina.

Ending the Drug War Tragedy: From Honduras to NYC

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th August, 2015 | No Comments

2015-08-20-1440113458-8464632-mapdrugtraffic624-thumbWe will travel from Honduras to NYC next year. The “caravan” aims to stir debate in places profoundly damaged by the drug war and to bring people and their stories from those regions along the route to New York City just prior to the convening of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy (UNGASS) next April. We invite you to join us, in-person, on-line, and around the world.

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