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Baltimore: Black Lives Matter; All Lives Matter

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 30th April, 2015 | No Comments

unnamed (2)This week’s uprising in Baltimore is symptomatic of much larger problems that afflict our whole nation.
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Celebrating Cuba’s “New Normal” with the US (and the work ahead to make it REAL)

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 18th April, 2015 | No Comments

Health_EnviroChe1After decades of failed policy, the Obama Administration has announced a historic opening with Cuba.
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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Argentina

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 17th April, 2015 | No Comments

625474_927079672812_1010248135_nThe following blog post was written by Anne Kass, who traveled with Global Exchange on a Reality Tour to Argentina, March 22 – April 1, 2015.
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Honoring the Life and Work of Eduardo Galeano

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 14th April, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: Daniel DaboveWith the passing of Eduardo Galeano, one of the Americas’ great voices fall silent, but his brilliance and wisdom echo on in millions of hearts.
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Cuba Sí!

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours on 11th April, 2015 | No Comments

GX_RT_CUBA_ONLINE_GRAPHIC_rev2By Walter Turner, Global Exchange Board President In 1990, the first Global Exchange Reality Tour to Cuba stood on the top floor of the historic Hotel Presidente in Havana, sharing experiences of the last ten days and overloading our Cuban guides and friends with last minute questions and, frankly, wishing that we didn’t have to […]
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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Catherine Murphy

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Reality Tours on 27th March, 2015 | No Comments

Catherine MurphyWomen face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. On International Women’s Day, we launched a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba. This is the second blog, featuring Catherine Murphy and the film Maestra, which tells the story of the historic 1961 literacy campaign in Cuba.
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The Cuban Revolution – Explore the Past and Present

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 23rd March, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: Jenny WhiteIn late January, the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired two episodes about Cuba on it’s program, Rewind. Using more than 75 years of radio history, the program pulled stories from the archives a year before and a year after the Cuban Revolution to create, “The Cuban Revolution – A Look Back”, in two parts. A great backgrounder for planning your trip to Cuba with Reality Tours this July!
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New Venezuela Sanctions – Are They Really About Human Rights?

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 12th March, 2015 | No Comments

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro (AFP Photo / Leo Ramirez)Last week, the U.S. government slapped Venezuela with new sanctions in the name of human rights and “national security”. To be sure, the claim that Venezuela poses an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the United States is self-evidently quite absurd. As for human rights, to issue sanctions from the sanctimonious place of being the voice and promoter of human rights across the world is offensive to those who can see both its falsity and the glaring double standard applied.
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Some Words From Selma

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 11th March, 2015 | No Comments

Thousands of people marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Robert O’Sullivan is pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Berkeley, California. He came to Selma on a Global Exchange Reality Tour March 1-9, 2015 for the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march and wrote this piece prior to the anniversary march.
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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Alicia Jrapko

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th March, 2015 | 2 Comments

Alicia Jrapko Speaks in Washington, D.C. in February 2015.Women face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. This International Women’s Day, we’re launching a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba.
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