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Join Us to Stop the TPP This Summer!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

TPP-TuesdayIt’s time to take a step and organize an action to resist the TPP this summer! Communities around the world have already organized their own actions and we’re encouraging you to join #TPPTuesday and organize and event to bring more awareness to your community (it does not have to be on a Tuesday!).
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Stopping the Tar Sands – In a Good Way

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, For Our Members on 11th July, 2013 | No Comments

The Healing Walk. Photo credit: Zack EmbreeThe tar sands are growing out of control, destroying the climate for all Canadians and poisoning the water of everyone living downstream. On July 5-6 2013, hundreds of people came together from coast to coast to join First Nations and Metis in the Healing Walk, a gathering focused on healing the environment and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion.
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Think outside the bottle: Ban bottled water at National Parks

Posted by in Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th July, 2013 | 1 Comment

nobottlewaterThe ‘Think Outside the Bottle’ campaign has teamed up with the Story of Stuff Project in a new effort to ban bottled water at national parks across the country. According to the campaign, 280 million people visit national parks every summer and consume 2.6 billion gallons of water…from disposable plastic bottles. Yikes.
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Exclusive Human Rights Speeches by Noam Chomsky, Julian Assange & More

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 8th July, 2013 | No Comments

Noam Chomsky Human Rights speechWatch these Global Exchange exclusive inspiring speeches from the 2013 Human Rights Awards gala, delivered by Noam Chomsky, Crystal Lameman & more.
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Why Edward Snowden Is a Hero

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 3rd July, 2013 | 1 Comment

Truth-tellers like Edward Snowden dispel a mythology constructed by the corporate cinema, the corporate academy and the corporate media.Listen to Julian Assange’s Grassroots Awards acceptance speech (read by Daniel Ellsberg) in the following video, then renowned investigative journalist John Pilger explains why Edward Snowden is a hero.
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Break the Silence on the TPP!

Posted by in Fair Trade, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 2nd July, 2013 | 5 Comments

StoptheTPPsmallTAKE ACTION! Join us to Break the Silence on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Sign up here to join the #TPPTuesday Social Media Action Team – an online effort to promote and expand the growing movement against the next “NAFTA on steroids”.
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Where in the World are the TPP Negotiators?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 1st July, 2013 | 2 Comments

TPP headWe learned that Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators would be in San Francisco through a few subscription-only, on-line trade journals. We thought they’d like to hear from us, and we search high and low to find them. Here’s what happened …
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Let’s Redefine the Word Conservative

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Green Festivals, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th June, 2013 | 1 Comment

kevindanaherThe right-wing in the United States worked very hard for many years to redefine the word “liberal” as negative. So now progressives should work equally hard to redefine the word “conservative” to be positive. The true conservatives are those of us who believe in conserving nature, so future generations will not curse us for leaving […]
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Californians Rise Up to Say No to Fracking

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 5th June, 2013 | No Comments

Californians Against FrackingOn May 30th 2013, Californians (including some Global Exchange staff and interns) gathered in front of San Francisco City Hall to express our strong sentiment against hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking”. Here’s what happened.
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You Can Join Fourth Healing Walk in the Tar Sands – July 5th & 6th, 2013

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, World News & Events on 22nd May, 2013 | 1 Comment

middle_earth_according_to_mordor-460x307This July 5th & 6th First Nations and Metis communities will host the Healing Walk, in northern Alberta – ground zero for the tar sands. Consider joining the Healing Walk, a gathering focused on healing the environment and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion. Find out how.
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