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New Year’s in Cuba and Ecuador

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours on 24th August, 2015 | No Comments

CubaStreetSunsetIt may be hard to believe, but the New Year is just a few months away. Why not celebrate this one abroad? This year, our 2016 New Year’s trips feature two special Reality Tours to Cuba and Ecuador. You’ll not only learn a lot, but have some fun along the way!
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Fall discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Fair Trade, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 7th August, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedYes, you heard that right. We are offering $200 off select trips this fall using the discount codes listed below. Expires September 1st!
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Confronting Big Oil from California to Ecuador

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 1st August, 2015 | 1 Comment

u1054-Petroleo_20San_20CarlosToday, August 1st, is a statewide day of action in California to end fracking and demand clean, not extreme, energy. Also, in just a matter of weeks, Global Exchange and our allies gathered over 150,000 signatures demanding an end to extreme oil extraction in California. Whether in California or Ecuador, the challenge of standing up to the power of Big Oil is real. Let’s stand in solidarity.
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Witnessing Movements in Mexico

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 24th July, 2015 | No Comments

Photo Contest - Zapatista in Front of Zapata, Oventic Mex Jan05 Sandi HammondsMexico’s people are confronting daunting challenges. Bad government and the worlds of pain, violence, impunity and the economic injustice brought with it often color the realities of daily life. But so do courage, creativity, and resistance.
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One Big Step in US-Cuba Relations, More Steps to be Made

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 20th July, 2015 | No Comments

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez raises the Cuban flag over the country's new embassy in Washington D.C. (AFP Photo/Andrew Harnik)There is still a long road ahead to mending the US-Cuba relationship. While restoring diplomatic relations is a start, issues like the blockade, travel ban and Guantanamo still require our vigilant attention and may take much more time to overcome. But for now, let’s celebrate the importance of today’s step, while keeping an eye on the many more steps that still need to be made.
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Planting Seeds with Vandana Shiva and Prince Charles in India

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 10th July, 2015 | No Comments

photo[18]In 2013, Shannon Biggs traveled with Global Exchange on Reality Tour to India with Vandana Shiva, and got a surprise visit from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles. In preparation for our next upcoming trip to India this November, we are re-posting Shannon’s report-back!
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Princeton University Visits Cuba

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 9th July, 2015 | No Comments

IMG_3649Last week, the United States and Cuba formally announced they will restore full diplomatic relations and re-open embassies in Havana and Washington respectively on July 20th. Just a week prior to this historic announcement of re-opening embassies, Global Exchange sent Princeton University’s track and field team on an 8-day trip to Cuba
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Experiencing Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 1st July, 2015 | No Comments

21007_10155732792905613_5524048083122057307_nLast year, Catherine Suarez traveled with Global Exchange on our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca, Mexico from October 29 to November 6, 2014. Catherine is a Spanish Instructor at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, and she has shared some of her thoughts with us here about her experience.
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Reflections from Cuba – “the Island of Contradictions”

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

MG_5964-150x150Cuba was like entering a time capsule, but what you can express in words doesn’t always coincide with the vitality of your senses.
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Redesigned Post-Earthquake Nepal Trip

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 4th June, 2015 | No Comments

DSCI2822Nepal is now recovering and regaining its footing after two major earthquakes shook the region this spring. Due to these developments, we have re-designed our upcoming trips to Nepal. Join us as we explore how the earthquakes have affected local communities – economically, socially and ecologically. See for yourself how Nepalese are taking rebuilding and recovery efforts into their own hands, in ways that the local government and international community have not been able to. A portion of your tour cost will go directly to supporting local relief efforts underway, and you can directly see for yourself where the money is going.
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