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Now More Than Ever We Must Stand Together

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 9th November, 2016 | No Comments

Stand Together WebLast night’s victory for Donald Trump was a shock and a blow to us all. His win is a terrible wake up call. It is a low moment for our country, but we are not about to give up. Resisting corporate power, organizing for justice across borders, and building community by listening to our sisters […]
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Colombia: A Path to Peace

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd November, 2016 | No Comments

Logo Caravan ColombiaLast month, Peace Accords aimed at ending fifty years of civil war in Colombia were defeated by a razor thin margin, in a national referendum. The “NO” vote was an unexpected setback, but not a calamity. It was most certainly, not a vote for more war.  Now, as Colombians face uncertainty about how to move […]
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Can Peace Prevail in Colombia?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 6th October, 2016 | No Comments

marcha----..By Alex Sierra and Ted Lewis On Sunday 2 October, Colombians voted in a national referendum to ratify a peace accord signed government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the rebel FARC, an agreement that had been hammered out during four years of negotiations in Havana, Cuba. But  — in a decision that defied the […]
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Colombians Vote on Peace; How you can support them!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 30th September, 2016 | No Comments

Colombia Peace Pic3This week Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, and the leader of the FARC, Timoleón Jimenez, signed a final peace agreement to end a half century of war that left about 300,000 Colombians dead or missing and drove 5 million more out of their homes. Ratification of the accord—signed before 17 heads of state and 25 […]
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Displacement and Repression in Rio: The High Cost of the 2016 Olympic Games

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 18th August, 2016 | No Comments

Getty ImagesThe following guest post was written by Derek Poppert, former Global Exchange Latin America Reality Tours Director. Last week, 24-year old Brazilian judo player Rafaela Silva won Brazil’s first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic games. Her accomplishment is both inspiring and symbolic. It is inspiring because she hails from a particularly notorious favela in Rio […]
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Selma 50th Anniversary Mobilization Video and Photo Journal

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th June, 2016 | No Comments

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 3.24.12 PMReality Tours Participant Produces Dramatic Video and Photos of the Selma 50TH Anniversary Mobilizations for Civil Rights In March 2015 Global Exchange Reality Tours offered a “Civil Rights Celebration tour of Activism in Alabama.” Photographer and activist Stephanie Solomon participated in the tour, and has just released a stunning video of the March 2015 gathering of […]
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The Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice Demands End to Drug War in New York City

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th April, 2016 | No Comments

IMG_1672-300x225By Laura Carlsen More than a hundred people, from seven nations, with one message: End the War on Drugs. Our day of speaking truth to UNGASS began in Foley Square, New York City, just steps away from the federal prison.  VOCAL NY, Latino Justice, Make the Road Brooklyn, LEAP, Moms United, Black Fraternal Organization of […]
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U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer Commends Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 19th April, 2016 | No Comments

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 1.07.25 PM    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 CONTACT: Nicole L’Esperance, 202-225-4811, nicole.lesperance@mail.house.gov U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer Commends Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) commended an eight-nation caravan traveling from Central America to New York, highlighting the failed War on Drugs and calling for a public […]
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Caravan Helps Reunite a Mother with her Children

Posted by in Community Rights, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 18th April, 2016 | No Comments

_kBhM7bQBEIHZwYaWv81ZPqKknH_84LOO8RYjnNZ-JE,T1VKJ4dh_UEi0mpDl7FBB2dvnlUtF3pxu8RpC_tSpHU,V41wNaUmVBMfv-2Kk3CH2eJo4Rhd5N11O-MgoIHksjoBy Laura Carlsen Myrna Lazcano had made one of the most difficult decisions of her life. In 2013 Myrna was deported and separated from her two young daughters, both born in the United States. Desperate to be with her girls, she decided to cross the border in Laredo and deliver herself up to immigration authorities. […]
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Action to Rember Rana Plaza:  Urge H&M Clothing to Keep its Safety Promise!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, World News & Events on 15th April, 2016 | No Comments

True Cost Video ImageIn April 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1130 and injuring approximately 2500 garment workers and children in the daycare facilities in the building.  Survivors said they had been evacuated from the building on Tuesday after several cracks appeared, but their employers had ordered them to return to work the next day. […]
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