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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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The Disappeared

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 19th December, 2014 | No Comments

scale~1000x5000~gun2x-1418855483-30The story of September 26, 2014, the day 43 Mexican students went missing — and how it might be a turning point for the country. By John Gibler.
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Now More Than Ever!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 18th December, 2014 | No Comments

GX_BookGraphicThe streets are alive with energy and outrage from Ferguson, Missouri to Lima, Peru. Our demands are clear. We want justice — for people, and for the planet. We’re organized, we’re energized, and we won’t stop until we win. So, we have just one question for you…
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New Sights for Community Rights

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Uncategorized on 10th December, 2014 | 4 Comments

Throughout Global Exchange’s history, we’ve been proud to launch new collaborations, networks, organizations and movements. It’s in that spirit that we’re pleased to support the creation of Movement Rights from our Community Rights Program.
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