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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!

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

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.

It’s Never Too Late for Peace – the 2015 What About Peace Winners

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, What About Peace Contest on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

Grand Prize winner: Baylee Hayes, "Flower Power"Though our announcement of this year’s contest winners is later than usual, the entries speak to that insistent yearning for peace, with ideas for how to make it happen, a commitment to action, and some beautiful art. Global Exchange is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 What About Peace Contest!

FIFA, the World Cup, and Slave Labor

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 11th June, 2015 | No Comments

An exhausted migrant worker travels back to his labor camp at the end of the day in Qatar. Photograph: Pete PattissonAlmost a year has passed since the 2014 World Cup, and in the span of only a few recent weeks we have witnessed a groundbreaking prosecution of top FIFA officials, the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and reports that meetings on comprehensive reforms of the organization have begun. But it’s not enough: Qatar must be stripped of its 2022 World Cup selection. Slave labor in and of itself should be enough to justify that.

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.

Springtime Discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 26th May, 2015 | No Comments

_MG_5488It’s springtime and discounts are in the air! Use these discount codes by June 17th and save $200 on any of the four following Reality Tours.

Women’s Voices of Cuba: Gloria Rolando

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 11th May, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: AfroCubaWebWomen 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 third blog, featuring Gloria Rolando and her career as a celebrated Afro-Cuban filmmaker.

Baltimore: Black Lives Matter; All Lives Matter

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 30th April, 2015 | No Comments

unnamed (2)This week’s uprising in Baltimore is symptomatic of much larger problems that afflict our whole nation.

In Solidarity with the People of Nepal

Posted by in Uncategorized on 29th April, 2015 | No Comments

Photo by IDEXOur hearts are heavy as we continue to read reports of the devastating impacts of Saturdays 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. It was reported this morning that the death toll has topped 5,000 with twice that number injured and many communities cut off from supplies. We received word from our Reality Tours partner organizations that they […]

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