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Re-think the World Cup

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 5th June, 2014 | 4 Comments

Brazilian artist Paulo Ito created this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo. The image has since gone viral. 
Courtesy of Paulo Ito. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauloito/13998946669On June 12th, the world will shift its attention and collective body clock south for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA and its corporate sponsors will have you believe the month-long marquee event is solely about soccer and the pinnacle competition of the world’s most popular sport. While an intriguing storyline, it is a misleading half-truth at best. (This is part one of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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GAP Announces It ‘Does More’ But Not For Its Workers

Posted by in Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd June, 2014 | 2 Comments

takedownWhen activist organization 18MillionRising launched the website GapDoesMore.com, they claimed that GAP had finally agreed to compensate the families of 7 workers killed in the Aswad factory fire. They intended to pressure the company to finally join 160+ other companies and Bangladeshi Unions and sign onto the Bangladesh Safety Accord to prevent future deaths at its supplier factories.
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Who Are the Cuban Five?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, World News & Events on 4th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveThe Cuban Five are heroes to the Cuban people, well known to many around the globe, but to most in the United States, their case is unknown.
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A Call for Justice on Day of the Victim

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 27th March, 2014 | No Comments

March28_supportOn March 28th 2014, organizers in Mexico are marking the third anniversary of the murder of Juan Francisco Sicilia and six friends, the tragic event that catalyzed the movement of drug war victims known as the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD).
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Women Around the World Inspiring Change

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th March, 2014 | 2 Comments

WomensDayQuoteWomen face numerous setbacks everywhere, yet we continue to inspire change in the world around us. This International Women’s Day, Global Exchange launches a series of blogs highlighting women around the world and the changes they are driving to advance women economically, politically, and socially.
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HP: Profiting from the Occupation

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 4th March, 2014 | 2 Comments

Israeli checkpoint in GazaWe’re going to a meeting, and we want you to join us. It won’t be boring, we promise. On Wednesday, March 19th – 1200 PM, Hewlett-Packard is hosting their annual annual shareholder meeting. The company is a Bay Area fixture, and well known worldwide for producing computers and printers. But we’re not going there because […]
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Bay Area Says No to Fast Track and No to the TPP

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 3rd February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Rae BreauxHundreds of Bay Area Fair Trade activists rallied and marched from the offices of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office Friday night, joining the 50 other actions happening on January 31 to mark the Inter-Continental Day of Action to Stop the Tran-Pacific Partnership. Here’s what happened, and what you can do next to say No to Fast Track, No More New NAFTAs and No to the TPP.
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Let’s Talk Gifts, the Ones In Line With Your Values

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights on 5th December, 2013 | No Comments

Gift of MembershipThis time of year, there’s almost no getting around it. You have people in your life you care about. You want them to know you’re thinking about them. So you seek out holiday gifts for them that are in line with your values. We’ve got an idea for you that’s super easy.
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Voices of Victims Tour Wraps Up, Here Are Highlights

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico on 22nd November, 2013 | No Comments

SiciliaAlexanderThe Voices of Victims tour led by Mexican drug war victims ended last week after headlining events in 11 U.S. and Canadian cities spotlighting the human costs of violent prohibition and mass incarceration strategies — and the urgent need for sensible alternatives.
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Drone Victims Take on Washington DC

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th November, 2013 | No Comments

Drone summit Nov 2013Faisal bin Ali Gaber is a soft-spoken engineer from Yemen who lost his cousin and brother-in-law in a drone strike in August 2012. He published an open letter to President Obama and Yemeni President Hadi. Now Faisal Gaber will get a chance to appeal directly to the American people.
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