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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

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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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Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice Arrives to Mexico City for a Concert to End the Drug War

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 11th April, 2016 | No Comments

                           Written by Laura Krasovitzky      Monday, April 11, 2016 Greeted by thousands of people and local human rights and civil society organizations in Mexico City’s main plaza, El Zócalo, the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice filled the square with music […]
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Caravan for Peace, Life & Justice Visits Berta Cáceres Organization, COPINH, in Honduras

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th April, 2016 | No Comments

COPINH Caravan Image 1Written by Laura Carlsen Friday, April 1, 2016 we (the 33 people traveling from Honduras to New York City on the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice) awoke in a pine forest. The night before, the Caravan decided to stay at an ecotourism center, a cluster of cabins about an hour out of La Esperanza […]
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Published in Telesur: Four Latin American Countries Begin Caravan for Peace

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st March, 2016 | No Comments

This content was originally published by Telesur under the following address: http://bit.ly/1op4Jva. Global Exchange has translated the article into English. Translated by Laura Krasovitzky Human rights defenders and victims along with religious leaders are participating in a caravan that seeks to compile testimonies that can be heard at the U.N. Special Session on drugs taking place […]
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‘No More Drug War’ Caravan to Visit Five Impacted Countries on way to UN Session in NY.

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 28th March, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Laura Krasovitzky, Ted Lewis / Published on AlterNet March 25, 2016.  Starting in Honduras on March 28th, the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice will travel through El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States with the goal of reaching New York City on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs beginning […]
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