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A World Cup for Whom?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 11th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Getty ImagesThe 2014 World Cup is about far more than sport. Beyond the matches and parties, a much more important story has been unfolding. (This the second installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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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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The Voices of the Cuban Five

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 14th May, 2014 | 4 Comments

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveGlobal Exchange announced the Cuban Five as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in April, in advance of the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards, held May 8 in San Francisco, CA. Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero – three of the Cuban Five – remain in prison in the United States, and René González and Fernando Gonzales have recently been released, after serving the entirety of their sentences and all have written letters to Global Exchange, expressing appreciation for the Award and awareness raising of their cases.
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And the 2014 What About Peace? Contest Winners Are…

Posted by in Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest on 24th April, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2014winnersAfter months of going through the hundreds of entries that came in from youth all over the world, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 What About Peace? contest.
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Tengo Talento: Showcasing Cuban Talent

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours on 9th April, 2014 | 2 Comments

344101-250Tengo Talento is about the new generation of talent in Cuba. World renowned artist take to the streets to find the next talent in their field. Learn more about this project and travel on a journey from Havana to Santiago searching the next stars in Jazz, Hip Hop and Rumba.
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“Cuban Twitter” Scandal Evokes Memories of Cold War Tactics

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

CubanTwitterLast Thursday morning, the Associated Press published an investigative report detailing the implementation of a USAID project that was designed to spread the use of a Twitter like service (called ZunZuneo) which could be used to eventually stir unrest in Cuba. Since then, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D- VT) called for a Congressional Hearing about […]
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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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Women’s Equality and Food Sovereignty: Solutions Found in Chiapas, Mexico

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 2nd April, 2014 | 1 Comment

WomensDayQuoteIn the second of our Women Around the World Inspiring Change’ blog series, we chronicle the great work of DESMI (translated as Social and Economic Development for Indigenous Mexicans). Lead by María Estela Barco Huerta, a powerful woman working to promote food sovereignty, DESMI provides workshops on sustainable agriculture, environmental education, and ecological management of livestock, through a lens of gender equality and women’s rights. Global Exchange will honor the work of María Estela Barco Huerta at the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards on May 8 in San Francisco, CA.
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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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