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Celebrating Cuba’s “New Normal” with the US (and the work ahead to make it REAL)

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 18th April, 2015 | No Comments

Health_EnviroChe1After decades of failed policy, the Obama Administration has announced a historic opening with Cuba.
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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Argentina

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 17th April, 2015 | No Comments

625474_927079672812_1010248135_nThe following blog post was written by Anne Kass, who traveled with Global Exchange on a Reality Tour to Argentina, March 22 – April 1, 2015.
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Cuba Sí!

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours on 11th April, 2015 | No Comments

GX_RT_CUBA_ONLINE_GRAPHIC_rev2By Walter Turner, Global Exchange Board President In 1990, the first Global Exchange Reality Tour to Cuba stood on the top floor of the historic Hotel Presidente in Havana, sharing experiences of the last ten days and overloading our Cuban guides and friends with last minute questions and, frankly, wishing that we didn’t have to […]
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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Catherine Murphy

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Reality Tours on 27th March, 2015 | No Comments

Catherine MurphyWomen face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. On International Women’s Day, we launched a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba. This is the second blog, featuring Catherine Murphy and the film Maestra, which tells the story of the historic 1961 literacy campaign in Cuba.
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The Cuban Revolution – Explore the Past and Present

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 23rd March, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: Jenny WhiteIn late January, the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired two episodes about Cuba on it’s program, Rewind. Using more than 75 years of radio history, the program pulled stories from the archives a year before and a year after the Cuban Revolution to create, “The Cuban Revolution – A Look Back”, in two parts. A great backgrounder for planning your trip to Cuba with Reality Tours this July!
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Some Words From Selma

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 11th March, 2015 | No Comments

Thousands of people marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Robert O’Sullivan is pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Berkeley, California. He came to Selma on a Global Exchange Reality Tour March 1-9, 2015 for the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march and wrote this piece prior to the anniversary march.
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My Thanks to You and 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, Reality Tours on 3rd February, 2015 | 5 Comments

Stop TPP rally in San Francisco, Jan 2014.As members of the Global Exchange community know, I have a 16-year relationship with Global Exchange and arriving at the doors of 16th and Mission in 1998 was truly course setting for my life. However, after much consideration, I will be leaving Global Exchange in early February. I have been in discussion with staff and board for some time, and now is the right time for me to step aside.
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FIFA: Return the Beauty to “The Beautiful Game”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 20th June, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo: Leaders We DeserveBrazilians love soccer, as do millions of people around the world. But FIFA needs comprehensive institutional reform in order to make the “the beautiful game” beautiful again. (This is the third installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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Tengo Talento: Showcasing Cuban Talent

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours on 9th April, 2014 | 2 Comments

344101-250Tengo Talento is about the new generation of talent in Cuba. World renowned artist take to the streets to find the next talent in their field. Learn more about this project and travel on a journey from Havana to Santiago searching the next stars in Jazz, Hip Hop and Rumba.
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From Cuba With Love

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Guest Posts, Reality Tours on 14th January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Permaculture Garden in Cuba Photo Credit: The Brooklyn ReaderReality Tour participant Dara Cooper returned from a recent trip to Cuba and posted about what she learned there and linking it to the food justice movement in her home community of Brooklyn, NY.
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