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KXL: Now the Clock is Really Ticking

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 31st January, 2014 | No Comments

Tar-Sands-Trip-099Today the U.S. State Department released the long-anticipated Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. Unfortunately, the oil industry influenced report claims that the pipeline would have a ‘minimal’ impact on climate change. 181 million metrics tons of carbon emissions is hardly ‘minimal’ impact.
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Welcome to ‘Frackland’: Does a River Have the Right Not to be Polluted?

Posted by in Community Rights on 28th January, 2014 | No Comments

Toxic waste water cannot be treated.
http://www.nofrackingway.us/2012/12/17/frackin-andys-house/Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas or ‘fracking’ is one of the dirtiest forms of energy on the planet. Halting its destructive impact requires regulation and community control, but also something much deeper: the transformation of relationships between society and nature.
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Why Oppose Fast Track?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238The introduction of the Fast Track bill is the first step Congress is taking towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Global Exchange opposes Fast Track, as do dozens of other national labor, environmental and social justice organizations. Read their perspectives, and find out how you can take action now to tell your Congressperson to say No More New NAFTAs.
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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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Join Noam Chomsky & Annie Leonard in Supporting Global Exchange

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th December, 2013 | No Comments

Kevin-Danaher-Noam-Chomsky-Noam Chomsky and Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard support Global Exchange. Just look at what Global Exchange supporters made possible in 2013!
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Planting Seeds with Vandana Shiva & Prince Charles: Reality Tour to India’s Earth University

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 11th December, 2013 | 2 Comments

Prince Charles VandanaOver a billion people live in India. High levels of poverty and pollution met our Reality Tour in the cities, just as environmental degradation could be spied throughout the countryside. Yet India is equally a land of peaceful, transformative revolution and a cultural and spiritual legacy of dignity for people and sacred respect for the Earth. Along with spending time with world renowned Vandana Shiva, it is this dichotomy that we are here to explore in the age of climate chaos, corporate globalization and its quest for endless growth on a finite planet. Rights of Nature, which, as put forward in the Constitutions of Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, and a growing number of U.S. communities—defines legal rights for ecosystems to “exist, flourish, and regenerate their natural capacities.” What is the promise of Rights of Nature in a place like this?
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2nd Annual Holiday Online Auction for Good Closes in 2 Days!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 10th December, 2013 | No Comments

2013HolidayAuctionMost people know, the best time to bid in online auction is towards the end, right? Well…that time is NOW for Global Exchange’s Holiday Online Auction for Good. So get your bid on to save big on thoughtful gifts!
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A is for Activist Children’s Book: From Self-Published to Award Winning Publication

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 9th December, 2013 | No Comments

Joobles enjoying A is for ActivistAbout this time last year, I asked children’s book author/illustrator and longtime Global Exchange ally Innosanto (Inno) Nagara about the inspiration behind his book A is for Activist. The self-published A-B-C board book for progressive and activist families was set to make its debut at the San Francisco Green Festival. Since the launch of A is for Activist last year a lot has happened. Author/illustrator Innosanto Nagara shares some of the years’ highlights.
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On #GivingTuesday, would you rather….?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 2nd December, 2013 | No Comments

GivingTuesdaySeeing the frenzy that came out of Black Friday at big box stores across the United States, it is clear that many are more concerned with deals than with the true cost behind those products. Where do you stand?
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Thanks Michael Franti and Van Jones and Annie Leonard and…

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 25th November, 2013 | 1 Comment

Thanks-Michael-FrantiWith the holidays nearing, we thought we’d take the opportunity to reflect on some of the people who have joined us in the struggle for peace and justice. It’s only when we come together that we can create the change we need, and we are grateful for each and every person in the movement.
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