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Custom Reality Tour to Chile: Report

Posted by in Uncategorized on 17th May, 2016 | No Comments

Anne Kass and her group of 6 friends have just returned from their second Custom Reality Tour with Global Exchange. Read on for her insightful reflections on their 9 days in Chile: As many US citizens as possible should travel to, read about or otherwise educate themselves about Chile.   It is a country that was […]
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Cheap Fashion Shouldn’t Cost Lives

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 4th May, 2016 | No Comments

Chelis H&MOn May 3rd, as part of an international day of action, Global Exchange rallied outside of H&M’s flagship San Francisco store to insist that cheap fashion shouldn’t cost lives! While H&M shareholders met in Sweden, we passed out flyers to tourists and office workers alike – calling for safety first.  “Did you know that many […]
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“Drugs Don’t Warrant a Bullet or Disappearance”

Posted by in Uncategorized on 27th April, 2016 | No Comments

“Drugs Don’t Warrant a Bullet or Disappearance”   Civil Society denounces the Drug War at the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) Laura Weiss Clotheslines canopied the entrance of the Museum of Drug Policy, a pop-up installation in midtown New York City that was erected during the 2016 UN General Assembly Special […]
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Why am I going to Democracy Spring?

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 15th April, 2016 | No Comments

David Braun #2Guest Blog by David Braun Several years ago, I was a volunteer organizer with MoveOn and we had just finished campaigning to get the affordable care act passed.  At the time, our focus was on the most pressing issue facing our democracy—corporate influence in government. This was before Occupy Wall Street, and while we knew […]
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One day in the life of the Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice in Guerrero, Mexico

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 14th April, 2016 | No Comments

Ayotzinapa MothersJust as the Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice arrived at the gates of the Ayotzinapa rural teacher’s college, a dozen strapping young men sped past us, running at full tilt.  Their faces reflected alarm and a tremor of concern ran through our group. These were, after all, classmates of the 43 students who had […]
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From Honduras to the UN, Caravan Demands a Stop to the Killings from the War on Drugs

Posted by in Uncategorized on 31st March, 2016 | No Comments

Published in SinEmbargo.MX. http://www.sinembargo.mx/28-03-2016/1640915  Translated by Laura Krasovitzky From Honduras to the UN, Caravan demands to stop the killings from the war on drugs A caravan that aims to raise awareness on the negative effects of prohibitionist drug policies worldwide has begun in Honduras as it plans to make its way through five countries towards the United […]
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Women and the War on Drugs

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 25th March, 2016 | No Comments

Women and the War on Drugs by Robin Lloyd The following piece was originally published by Peace and Justice Newsletter of Burlington. The author, Robin Lloyd, is a filmmaker and peace activist from Burlington VT. I first smoked marijuana when I was thirty years old. I found it to be more fun than alcohol. And more spiritual. It reminded me why I […]
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Thank you President Obama!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 6th January, 2016 | No Comments

President Obama shed tears of frustration during his speech on gun violence yesterday. At the same time, militia men called on citizens to come armed to a siege of public land in Oregon and conservative politicians pulled out the same Second Amendment argument that is always used by politicians with an NRA- “A” rating.  And […]
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Will the victories in Paris be traded away?

Posted by in Uncategorized on 23rd December, 2015 | No Comments

Speaking for the climate, Paris is in no way over—in fact it’s just beginning. For President Obama, the Paris Agreement was a climate victory, committing the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26% – 28% (of 2005 levels) over the next ten years. He hailed the agreement as historic, and our best chance ever […]
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Climate Deception: Non-binding “Targets” for Climate, but Binding Rules on Trade in Services

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 21st December, 2015 | No Comments

By Deborah James International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research & Global Exchange Board Member.   (Note: This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post)  The whole world is watching as world leaders from nearly every country across the globe meet in Paris this week to set carbon emission reductions targets to address […]
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