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Yikes, Time is Running Out for Youth Artists to Enter Contest

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 11th February, 2014 | No Comments

2013 Second Prize Visual Winner; 
"Untitled" by Cristina Serban, 18 yrs
Reading, PennsylvaniaThere’s less than a week to go to submit artwork in our What About Peace? youth art contest. So spread the word now and help your favorite youth express their views about peace through art for a chance to win $1,000 grand prize.
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Your Membership Benefits are Growing Up!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 10th February, 2014 | No Comments

GX.NewMemberBenefitsSlide_R1Announcing our New and Improved Membership Benefits! Find out what they are and join us today.
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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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A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

The following post was co-written by Osprey Orielle Lake & Shannon Biggs.  — A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature Hosted by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN), leaders of the emerging Rights of Nature movement gathered for an international summit in Pensaqui, Ecuador from January 13-17, 2014. We […]
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Tell Us About Your Dreams for Peace!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

Poet Langston Hughes’ call to hold on is an eloquent reminder that the dream of a peaceful world can seem distant. And speaking of peace, the deadline for this year’s What About Peace? contest is fast approaching.
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No Seat For Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2014 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkMedea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, is at the Syrian peace talks happening now: The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.
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No More New NAFTAs

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th January, 2014 | 2 Comments

TPPgroupThe Fast Track bill has been introduced by House Ways & Means Committee Chair David Camp and outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus. If passed, the legislation would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pacts to be ‘fast tracked’ through Congress and not be tested by our representatives in government by ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. We must beat the Fast Track.
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From Cuba With Love

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Guest Posts, Reality Tours on 14th January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Permaculture Garden in Cuba Photo Credit: The Brooklyn ReaderReality Tour participant Dara Cooper returned from a recent trip to Cuba and posted about what she learned there and linking it to the food justice movement in her home community of Brooklyn, NY.
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$1,000 Grand Prize ‘What About Peace’ Art Contest Deadline Announced

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 13th January, 2014 | No Comments

2013 What About Peace? submission by Michelle BlubaughIt is 2014 and the deadline for the What about Peace? youth art contest is fast approaching. Find out when it is and who is eligible to submit.
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NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th January, 2014 | No Comments

mpr-nafta-BorderExplorerTwenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans. NAFTA has become an engine of poverty in the country, forcing millions of Mexicans to migrate to the United States in search of jobs.
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