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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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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Alicia Jrapko

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th March, 2015 | 2 Comments

Alicia Jrapko Speaks in Washington, D.C. in February 2015.Women face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. This International Women’s Day, we’re launching a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba.
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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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Keystone XL: From Veto to Victory

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 24th February, 2015 | No Comments

DSCN2663Today marks an important victory and milestone to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama did as he promised and vetoed the Keystone XL bill recently passed by Congress.
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Mexican Government Opts for Repression

Posted by in Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 19th February, 2015 | No Comments

third-300x199The mass abduction of students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college last September, generated a movement of mass repudiation so strong and so deep that it is giving rise to a whole new era of struggle against political repression in Mexico.
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2015 – the International Year of Soils Without Oil

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 19th February, 2015 | No Comments

cropped-SNO_LOGO_01_27_2015-BG-grad_2The Soil Not Oil Coalition is a group of scientists, environmental organizations and other community members who share concerns over the decline in soil health, which is the result of the use of fossil fuels and synthetic products throughout the course of the past several decades. In a strategy for sustainability and reversing climate change, the Coalition has renamed 2015 the International Year of Soils Without Oil. Learn more!
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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 | No Comments

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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Take Cuba Off the Terrorist List

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 3rd February, 2015 | No Comments

WG copyrightThe new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles. But despite this long-awaited meltdown of US policies that added to the island’s economic woes but never succeeded in tumbling Cuba’s communist government, a portion of the Cold War edifice remains intact: Cuba is still on the US terrorist list.
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My Thanks to You and Global Exchange

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 3rd February, 2015 | 5 Comments

Stop TPP rally in San Francisco, Jan 2014.As members of the Global Exchange community know, I have a 16-year relationship with Global Exchange and arriving at the doors of 16th and Mission in 1998 was truly course setting for my life. However, after much consideration, I will be leaving Global Exchange in early February. I have been in discussion with staff and board for some time, and now is the right time for me to step aside.
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