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Is This Where Change Happens? Onboard the Climate Train

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th September, 2014 | 6 Comments

trainAs I thought about my own reasons for attending the People’s Climate March, coinciding with the gathering of world leaders at the UN to address climate chaos, boarding the so-called Climate Train seemed like the only way to go; maybe even the best reason to go to New York.
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All Aboard! The Train Has Left the Station!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th September, 2014 | No Comments

Shannon Biggs boards the Climate Train in Emeryville, CA.On Monday, the People’s Climate Train (and Global Exchanger Shannon Biggs) just left the west coast departure point in Emeryville, CA headed for the People’s Climate March in New York City this Sunday September 21!
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Why I’m Boarding the People’s Climate Train

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 26th August, 2014 | 8 Comments

train-logoIt’s time we all got on board with a people-powered climate plan.The ultimate destination is to join the largest-ever climate march In New York City on September 21 & 22, coinciding with the United Nations Climate Summit. I will be joining the train in the Bay Area, and meeting more than 200 fellow riders, sharing stories and strategies for change. I will be leading workshops on community rights, rights of nature and fracking, and learning from others as we come together from across the country to share knowledge and collaborate while enjoying a beautiful ride through breathtaking wilderness areas. Join us!
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All the way from India-Interning for Social Media

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 19th August, 2014 | 1 Comment

fair tradeWe all know that a summer internship is a great way to get a real world experience and enhance your skills. Read my experiences to know how and why Global Exchange’s summer internship program has much more to offer than just valuable insights.
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Corporate Criminals Researched, A Summer Project

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 13th August, 2014 | 1 Comment

MostWanted2013Large corporations control almost everything we touch: from the clothing we wear, to the computers we work on, to the medications we take, and even the food we eat. I was aware of sweatshops, human trafficking, and forced labor prior to my time at Global Exchange, but I had not fully considered all the implications of today’s corporation giants. Over the past several weeks, I have been investigating corporations that are guilty of human rights abuses and environmental disasters for Global Exchange’s Top Ten Most Wanted Corporate Criminal List of 2014.
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Interview with Scott Ward: Writing about Peace

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 5th August, 2014 | No Comments

World-1Meet our fun yet inspiring winner of the ‘What About Peace’ contest. He calls for peace by writing a Peace Anthem in a style which is indeed fun and tricky for he believes that if you are bored by your writing, no one else is going to be entertained either. Read his interview to know more about this young writer…
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Make Music, Not War!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 29th July, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2014winnersWe all know the power of music and how it calms everyone by bringing peace. Our winner of ‘What About Peace’ contest shares one such peace anthem but in a different style altogether. Read on to see what this young rapper writes in times when we all call for peace to stop ongoing violence and bloodshed…
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Ghirardelli: It’s time to go Fair Trade now!

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events on 22nd July, 2014 | No Comments

Ghirardelli_FTlabel450pxYour chance to stand up for farmers and communities and ensure that they get a fair price. Join our Fair Trade campaign and urge Ghirardelli to put a fair trade label on its chocolate. Go fair trade now!
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“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without”

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 15th July, 2014 | No Comments

10264483_10152024243546548_8605060233026359083_n-1Meet the first winner of ‘What About Peace’? contest. She calls herself an amateur when it comes to photography but her creative eye in clicking mesmerizing nature themes can take anyone by surprise. Here is the second part of the conversational blog series with the talented visual art winner.
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Brazil’s Blowout Loss to Germany Was Tragically Fitting

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 9th July, 2014 | No Comments

Photo: Adrian Dennis, AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil’s historic, blowout loss yesterday at the hands of the Germans was a shock – but in another sense it wasn’t. It was a fitting reflection of what this World Cup has been all along. If Brazilians take to the streets in the millions again it will not be because of a loss to Germany. It will be because of a feeling that they had lost the World Cup before the World Cup even began.
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