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Why Mora County New Mexico is Fighting Frackers for Your Rights, too

Posted by in Community Rights on 10th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

thisiswhyMora County New Mexico is not the first place that comes to mind for challenging the ‘rights’ of corporations. But in 2013, they became the first county in the U.S to ban fracking by exercising their right to local self-governance. Then they got sued for violating the corporation’s “right” to make a profit at their expense. So what happens now?
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Top 10 Signs That Obama Administration Should Call It Quits on Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Posted by in World News & Events on 10th June, 2014 | No Comments

Processed with VSCOcam with g1 presetThis Top Ten list was created by Public Citizen and released on May 19, 2014, on the eve of a May 19-20 ministerial-level meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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Re-think the World Cup

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 5th June, 2014 | 4 Comments

Brazilian artist Paulo Ito created this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo. The image has since gone viral. 
Courtesy of Paulo Ito. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauloito/13998946669On June 12th, the world will shift its attention and collective body clock south for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA and its corporate sponsors will have you believe the month-long marquee event is solely about soccer and the pinnacle competition of the world’s most popular sport. While an intriguing storyline, it is a misleading half-truth at best. (This is part one of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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GAP Announces It ‘Does More’ But Not For Its Workers

Posted by in Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd June, 2014 | 2 Comments

takedownWhen activist organization 18MillionRising launched the website GapDoesMore.com, they claimed that GAP had finally agreed to compensate the families of 7 workers killed in the Aswad factory fire. They intended to pressure the company to finally join 160+ other companies and Bangladeshi Unions and sign onto the Bangladesh Safety Accord to prevent future deaths at its supplier factories.
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Community Rights & Fracking Ban Tour hits Mendocino County

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th May, 2014 | No Comments

3116586Want to support a rights-based fracking ban in Mendocino County, California? The Community Rights Network of Mendocino County (CRNMC) announces a series of public events to educate and collect signatures for a local fracking ban! Events, radio and TV appearances feature national fracking expert David Braun and Global Exchange Community Rights director Shannon Biggs. Join or support the campaign no matter where you live!
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A Look Back at the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th May, 2014 | No Comments

ShallOvercome_UnstoppableWe had a great time with everyone who came to the Palace of Fine Arts, and we’re grateful for the support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Together, we helped shine a spotlight on the work of our amazing 2014 honorees: the Freedom Schools, María Estela Barco Huerta, and the Cuban Five.
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The Voices of the Cuban Five

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 14th May, 2014 | 4 Comments

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveGlobal Exchange announced the Cuban Five as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in April, in advance of the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards, held May 8 in San Francisco, CA. Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero – three of the Cuban Five – remain in prison in the United States, and René González and Fernando Gonzales have recently been released, after serving the entirety of their sentences and all have written letters to Global Exchange, expressing appreciation for the Award and awareness raising of their cases.
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Remarks by Bernice Johnson Reagon on the Occasion of Receiving the Domestic Human Rights Award

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 13th May, 2014 | 1 Comment

GXHRA_Slides_R6-1On May 8, 2014, Global Exchange honored the Freedom Schools, and invited Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Freedom Singers and cultural historian, to accept the Award with Charlie Cobb and Phillip Agnew. While she was unable to make it, she sent these remarks.
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Celebrating Mothers Around the World

Posted by in World News & Events on 8th May, 2014 | 1 Comment

WomensDayQuoteAs we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we reflect on the strength of these women who often serve as the primary caretakers of the household.
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Honoring the Freedom Schools

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 5th May, 2014 | No Comments

freedom-schoolGlobal Exchange is proud to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Schools at our 12th Annual Human Rights Awards Gala in San Francisco. Accepting the award will be former SNCC field secretary Charlie Cobb, Bernice Johnson Reagon, a founder of the Freedom Singers and Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, Phillip Agnew.
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