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Join the Largest Climate Rally in History Next Month

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2013 | No Comments

Carleen DC NoXLDid you know that the largest climate rally in history is happening next month in DC? Thousands are gathering to say No to Keystone XL and show President Obama that the progressive movement and the communities that helped secure his victory are holding him to his promises.
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Beyond Personhood: Why Corporations Love the Constitution More Than You do

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th January, 2013 | 22 Comments

Got rights?January 21st marks the 3rd anniversary of the SCOTUS Citizen United ruling that opened the corporate-funded floodgates. While criticizing corporate personhood has hit the mainstream, questioning the Constitution remains the ultimate taboo.Shannon Biggs and Randy Hayes ask, “What do you love about the U.S. Constitution?” and explore what the Constitution is…and isn’t.
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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 5th October, 2012 | No Comments

main-1As we write, our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. For the past six months they have built a movement of climate activists, rural landowners, Texans, Oklahomans and people from all over the country to fiercely resist it … Let us be clear: there is not an inch of daylight in between us and those blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. We stand with them as we’ve stood with those fighting mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, those defending old growth forests in Cascadia and those challenging nuclear power across this country.
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Activists in San Francisco Joined the World in Saying NO to Fracking

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 25th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

Global Exchange staff join activists  from around the Bay Area for a group photo at the Global Frackdown SF actionOn Saturday September 22nd, activists from around the Bay Area gathered in San Francisco next to the iconic Golden Gate bridge for a rally and march to voice one powerful, shared message: BAN FRACKING NOW!
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Are You Down With the Global Frackdown?

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 8th August, 2012 | 3 Comments

frackdownpowerupIt’s time to get cracking about fracking! Join people across the world on September 22nd for the Global Frackdown, 1 day of action to call for a ban on fracking to protect our communities.
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Chevron Explosion Ignites Local Activists

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, World News & Events on 7th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

Chevron-Explosion-7Last night, in our own backyard, Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, CA had an explosion and fire. Though damage reports are still coming in, luckily no refinery workers or local residents were killed. Check out the pictures, plus what activists are doing in response.
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‘Elect Democracy’ Panel in Washington DC + Photos!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War on 17th July, 2012 | No Comments

Capital Building Fact:  F.I.R.E. (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) sector spent $879 million in Congressional campaign contributions since 2006: bit.ly/KPMK79Three speakers from Code Pink, Oil Change International, and Public Citizen joined Global Exchange in Washington DC, to compare notes on how undue corporate influence negatively impacts the ability of these groups to carry out their positive missions, and share inspiration about how people are standing up to protect and reclaim democracy.
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What Will You #DeclareIndependence From?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

ikylieinstaThis July 3-4, choose ONE THING you DON’T LIKE and #DeclareIndependence from it! I chose to #DeclareIndependence from rule by Wall Street. What about you? Just post on Facebook or Twitter. It takes 30 seconds and makes Independence Day about more than fireworks or a car sale.
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A Summer Solarbration

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community on 22nd June, 2012 | No Comments

sunDid you know that by 2015, solar energy will be the lower cost option for 66% of US homes?  Did you also know that you don’t have to live on the Equator to receive adequate sunshine to power your home?
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This July 4th, #DeclareIndependence

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

We have a medley of options of bad/obsolete things to #DeclareIndependence from, so let’s use this nomenclature of this significant holiday to collectively name the plethora of things we are fighting to overcome (and how). 
Image: occupydesign.orgWhat can you #DeclareIndependence from on July 4th? Sign up today to participate and let us know what you will #DeclareIndependence from this Fourth of July! Get ready to share via Facebook, Twitter, and on the ground.
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