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Rights of Nature Tribunal Puts Chevron on Trial

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 1st October, 2014 | No Comments

chevron On Sunday October 5 2014, a People’s Tribunal will examine the violations of community and nature’s rights caused by the fossil fuel industry, using Chevron’s refinery in Richmond as a case study. Recognizing legal standing for ecosystems is a concept that has been gaining strength over the past decade, in dozens of US communities and in the constitution of Ecuador. The tribunal takes place between 10 am – 2 pm at Laney College’s Forum in Oakland. Register NOW.
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TPP Updates – From Ottawa to Hanoi to Berkeley, CA

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 23rd September, 2014 | No Comments

Processed with VSCOcam with g1 presetHere’s what you need to know – the Obama administration still has sights set on completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest treaty of its kind, with secret text, closed door negotiations and a yes/no vote in Congress, without debate or discussion. We can prevent this, and we must be prepared to act this November.
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Images from the #PeoplesClimateMarch

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd September, 2014 | No Comments

everyoneWhat a day! Excitement built from the moment we awoke! We poured on to subways, walked up towards Columbus Circle, greeted, gathered, and we marched!!!
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I Didn’t Take the Climate Train

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 20th September, 2014 | 1 Comment

banner2People ask me where I’m going to be on Sunday. Not if I’m going to be at the People’s Climate March, but which People’s Climate March. When people ask me, I say, “I’m going to be in New York”.
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Is This Where Change Happens? Onboard the Climate Train

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th September, 2014 | 5 Comments

trainAs I thought about my own reasons for attending the People’s Climate March, coinciding with the gathering of world leaders at the UN to address climate chaos, boarding the so-called Climate Train seemed like the only way to go; maybe even the best reason to go to New York.
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All Aboard! The Train Has Left the Station!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th September, 2014 | No Comments

Shannon Biggs boards the Climate Train in Emeryville, CA.On Monday, the People’s Climate Train (and Global Exchanger Shannon Biggs) just left the west coast departure point in Emeryville, CA headed for the People’s Climate March in New York City this Sunday September 21!
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Why I’m Boarding the People’s Climate Train

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 26th August, 2014 | 8 Comments

train-logoIt’s time we all got on board with a people-powered climate plan.The ultimate destination is to join the largest-ever climate march In New York City on September 21 & 22, coinciding with the United Nations Climate Summit. I will be joining the train in the Bay Area, and meeting more than 200 fellow riders, sharing stories and strategies for change. I will be leading workshops on community rights, rights of nature and fracking, and learning from others as we come together from across the country to share knowledge and collaborate while enjoying a beautiful ride through breathtaking wilderness areas. Join us!
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Corporate Criminals Researched, A Summer Project

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 13th August, 2014 | 1 Comment

MostWanted2013Large corporations control almost everything we touch: from the clothing we wear, to the computers we work on, to the medications we take, and even the food we eat. I was aware of sweatshops, human trafficking, and forced labor prior to my time at Global Exchange, but I had not fully considered all the implications of today’s corporation giants. Over the past several weeks, I have been investigating corporations that are guilty of human rights abuses and environmental disasters for Global Exchange’s Top Ten Most Wanted Corporate Criminal List of 2014.
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Brazil’s Blowout Loss to Germany Was Tragically Fitting

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 9th July, 2014 | No Comments

Photo: Adrian Dennis, AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil’s historic, blowout loss yesterday at the hands of the Germans was a shock – but in another sense it wasn’t. It was a fitting reflection of what this World Cup has been all along. If Brazilians take to the streets in the millions again it will not be because of a loss to Germany. It will be because of a feeling that they had lost the World Cup before the World Cup even began.
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FIFA: Return the Beauty to “The Beautiful Game”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 20th June, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo: Leaders We DeserveBrazilians love soccer, as do millions of people around the world. But FIFA needs comprehensive institutional reform in order to make the “the beautiful game” beautiful again. (This is the third 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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