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Indigenous Peoples Confront False Climate Solutions

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 18th October, 2012 | 2 Comments

From left to right: Ninawa, President of the Federation of Huni Kui (Acre Brazil, translator, and panel moderator Tom B.K. Goldtooth of IENREDD is a controversial carbon trading scheme based on forests that California is about to implement. On October 16th, a panel of Indigenous activists from Chiapas, Mexico, Ecuador, and as far as Acre, Brazil, convened at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA for a discussion on the affects of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), on their communities and ways of life.
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2012 Global Exchange Open House in Pictures

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Economic Activism for Palestine, Elect Democracy, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 10th October, 2012 | No Comments

GX-Open-House-72Last Thursday Global Exchange opened its doors to our San Francisco office for our annual Open House. The fun-filled evening included a diverse group of social justice activists, a few surprises, and lots of laughs. Here’s what went down.
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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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Hot Hot Heat in Tampa and Charlotte

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 5th September, 2012 | No Comments

LuisFlameDNCWhile protestors demand an end to money in politics, lavish lobbyist-sponsored parties abound aimed at strengthening Wall Street’s ties to both major parties.
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Refineries, Rights and Richmond, CA: Weekend Workshop Puts Residents and Nature in Charge

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th September, 2012 | No Comments

Chevron-Explosion-8Rights of Nature laws create a right to legal standing, offering citizens a revolutionary new way to protect the vitality of the ecosystems we live in and depend upon. Can rights of nature be brought to Richmond, home of the recent Chevron explosion? This upcoming seminar aims to tackle that question and more.
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Headed to Tampa or Charlotte? Catch up with Global Exchange!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 23rd August, 2012 | 1 Comment

GX ED StickerOur Elect Democracy campaign is heading out to join the tens of thousands of people who will be speaking truth to power during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the next two weeks. Find us on the ground and follow our updates on Twitter @ElectDemocracy.
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Want a Mini-Grant to Host a “Don’t Burn Democracy BBQ” in October?

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd August, 2012 | 1 Comment

MemorialDayBBQWant to organize a “Don’t Burn Democracy!” BBQ in your town? Apply for a $60 mini-grant to help kick things off!
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Leaving Global Exchange with New Global Perspectives

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th August, 2012 | 2 Comments

GX familyFrom dropping a “Bust Up the Bank” banner off the rooftop and making F.I.R.E. flame graphics highlighting the cozy relationship between money and politics in campaign financing, to doing media outreach for the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit and conducting interviews with staff and climate justice activists in the Bay Area, my summer has been full of rewarding work that has opened me up to a new worldview.
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For a Limited Time, New GEMS Receive FREE Color FIRE Report

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours on 1st August, 2012 | No Comments

gemsOur GEMS (Global Exchange Monthly Sustainers) drive is heating up, and we’re inching closer to our end of August goal to reach the 100 new GEMS mark. Now through end of August, all new GEMS will receive the brand new report “Meet the Fire Sector: How Wall Street is Burning our Democracy.”
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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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