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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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On the Road with the Voices of Victims

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 6th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

VoicesTourFor the past two weeks, the Voices of Victims tour has zigzagged across North America building a groundswell of support for re-imagining the War on Drugs that has killed over 70,000 people in Mexico.
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Blog Action Day is Oct. 16th and the Theme is…

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 10th September, 2013 | No Comments

BAD2013smlogoOctober 16th is a special day that people who care about other people should know about. 1000s of bloggers, one topic, one day. It’s called Blog Action Day.
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John Kerry sells a war that Americans aren’t buying

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 6th September, 2013 | No Comments

photo: Jason Reed, ReutersThe clock is ticking, with President Obama and Secretary Kerry frantically selling a war that the American people don’t want to buy. If Congress goes ahead and approves military action, they will fail to represent the people who elected them.
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The Summer I Researched Corporate Criminals

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd August, 2013 | 1 Comment

MostWanted2013For the past several weeks, I have been investigating corporations that are responsible for human rights abuses and environmental disasters for Global Exchange’s Most Wanted Corporate Criminals list for 2013. The annual ‘Top Ten’ list started to raise awareness about how familiar corporations were acting internationally, connect activists with organizations fighting back and standing in solidarity with impacted communities.
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