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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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CALL TO ACTION: April 18th National Day of Action Against Fast Track

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 19th March, 2015 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238In dozens of countries across the globe, groups are preparing for the April 18th Global Day of Action Against Unfair Trade. This particular call is for communities in the United States to join together in action that day to help derail Fast Track legislation that would enable the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and other corporate power grabs disguised as trade agreements to be rushed through Congress.
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Ayotzinapa 43 Caravan Information

Posted by in Uncategorized on 17th March, 2015 | No Comments

  … Hello, This page has information about events connected to the CARAVANA43 of Ayotzinapa families and students who will tour the US in the coming weeks They will travel in three routes as well as making multiple visits to Washington, DC. The Caravan Starts on March 15 and will continue until the end of […]
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New Venezuela Sanctions – Are They Really About Human Rights?

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 12th March, 2015 | No Comments

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro (AFP Photo / Leo Ramirez)Last week, the U.S. government slapped Venezuela with new sanctions in the name of human rights and “national security”. To be sure, the claim that Venezuela poses an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the United States is self-evidently quite absurd. As for human rights, to issue sanctions from the sanctimonious place of being the voice and promoter of human rights across the world is offensive to those who can see both its falsity and the glaring double standard applied.
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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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Too Big to Lose: McCutcheon and Citizens United

Posted by in Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 4th March, 2015 | 1 Comment

Photo: USTR.gov100% of voters have one vote, but only 1% can donate hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, to influence elections and ensuing policy decisions. And that, therein, is the problem.
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Go Time on Fast Track to Stop the TPP!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 13th February, 2015 | 1 Comment

Processed with VSCOcam with b2 presetAs you know, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to become the largest Free Trade Agreement in history, with profound negative consequences for social, environmental and economic justice, as well as basic human rights throughout the world. You action is needed urgently.
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Can you believe it’s almost sweetheart time again?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange Community, Uncategorized on 29th January, 2015 | No Comments

V Day GOM 2015THANK YOU SO MUCH – THE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT OF MEMBERSHIPS ARE SOLD OUT! Valentine’s Day is not just for couples; it’s for people who love people: dads and grandmas, life-long friends and new pals. Life partners, husbands and wives, neighbors and co-workers. People who bring joy into each others lives. So this Valentine’s Day, […]
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Come to Oakland – Join the March for Real Climate Leadership!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 16th January, 2015 | No Comments

Launch 1-02Following the community approval of a ban on fracking in Mendocino County in November and New York’s unprecedented ban on fracking last month, now is the time for us to show that we are stronger than ever here in California and want real climate leadership. Join the march in Oakland on February 7!
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A is Now Also for Activista and Aktivist!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Uncategorized on 12th January, 2015 | No Comments

AllThreeBooksGlobal Exchange loves our friend’s amazing kid’s book A is for Activist … But with “I is for Immigrant”, “J for Justicia”, and “Z for Zapatista”, many in the Global Exchange family have asked, when is it coming out in Spanish? We’re so happy that now A de Activista is finally available.
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