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The Disappeared

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 19th December, 2014 | No Comments

The story of September 26, 2014, the day 43 Mexican students went missing — and how it might be a turning point for the country. By John Gibler.
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¡Cuba Sí, Bloqueo No!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 17th December, 2014 | 5 Comments

BloqueoToday’s historic announcement by the Presidents of the United States and Cuba that they intend to normalize diplomatic relations is cause for celebration on both sides of the Straits of Florida. Global Exchange applauds the two governments, their Canadian interlocutors, Pope Francis and all who played a role in bringing us to this important moment.
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Guns and Violence are a Public Health Issue

Posted by in People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, What About Peace Contest on 21st November, 2014 | No Comments

Students from Buena Vista- Horace Mann School spoke up for the resolution in “Support of the Prevention of Gun Violence”. And it passed – lean how, here.
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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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Rights of Nature Tribunal Puts Chevron on Trial

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 1st October, 2014 | No Comments

chevron On Sunday October 5 2014, a People’s Tribunal will examine the violations of community and nature’s rights caused by the fossil fuel industry, using Chevron’s refinery in Richmond as a case study. Recognizing legal standing for ecosystems is a concept that has been gaining strength over the past decade, in dozens of US communities and in the constitution of Ecuador. The tribunal takes place between 10 am – 2 pm at Laney College’s Forum in Oakland. Register NOW.
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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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Interview with Scott Ward: Writing about Peace

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 5th August, 2014 | No Comments

World-1Meet our fun yet inspiring winner of the ‘What About Peace’ contest. He calls for peace by writing a Peace Anthem in a style which is indeed fun and tricky for he believes that if you are bored by your writing, no one else is going to be entertained either. Read his interview to know more about this young writer…
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Make Music, Not War!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 29th July, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2014winnersWe all know the power of music and how it calms everyone by bringing peace. Our winner of ‘What About Peace’ contest shares one such peace anthem but in a different style altogether. Read on to see what this young rapper writes in times when we all call for peace to stop ongoing violence and bloodshed…
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