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Lessons from Bolivian History

Posted by in Guest Posts on 25th September, 2015 | No Comments

Beacon Image 2Rick Tejada-Flores is a documentary filmmaker and former member of the Global Exchange board of directors. His many works for PBS include “The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Struggle”; “Race is the Place”; “The Good War and Those who Refused to Fight it”, and “Orozco, Man of Fire”. He is currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign for his newest film, “My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew”, to raise the funds to finish it.

Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours on 16th September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedJuan de Dios Gomez Ramírez has been leading Global Exchange trips to Oaxaca since 2005. This month, in the lead up to our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca from October 28-November 5, we are featuring a write-up of his fascinating background, written by Juan de Dios himself. And yes, there are still spots available on this year’s trip!

Inter-American Human Rights Commission Report Slams Mexican Government Version of Ayotzinapa Atrocities: 10 key points

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 8th September, 2015 | No Comments

43-marchSept2015Here are ten key takeaways from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission’s 560-page report on Ayotzinapa.

Guatemala Protests Force Corrupt President to Resign

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedEscalating mass protest in Guatemala turned celebratory this week as President Otto Pérez Molina resigned, facing charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and accepting bribes as the ring leader of a customs fraud. Guatemala’s vibrant civil society deserves this moment of victory after decades of struggle against brutality and impunity.

Green Festival Los Angeles

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Green Festivals, Uncategorized on 1st September, 2015 | No Comments

11947419_10156056666665613_7548996424208798918_nThis year, Green Festival Expo will be back at the LA Convention Center Sept. 25-27th for a 3 day show comprising of innovative speakers, kids activities, over 250 green businesses, a yoga pavilion and cooking demos. The speaker line-up is unique this year with a variety of topics ranging from global warming to sustainable fashion.

10 Years After Katrina: 2006 Global Exchange Human Rights honoree Malik Rahim and Common Ground Relief

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights on 29th August, 2015 | No Comments

commongroundwebhomeDuring the chaos of Hurricane Katrina and in the devastation that followed, Malik Rahim stood his ground, demanding justice for those left behind. He forced the media to recognize the failures of the government and the racial and social inequalities long plaguing the Gulf Coast that were exposed by the hurricane. Mr. Rahim has become a leading organizer in rebuilding his community in New Orleans. We invite you read a recent update we received from Common Ground Relief and their continued work 10 years after Katrina.

Ending the Drug War Tragedy: From Honduras to NYC

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th August, 2015 | No Comments

2015-08-20-1440113458-8464632-mapdrugtraffic624-thumbWe will travel from Honduras to NYC next year. The “caravan” aims to stir debate in places profoundly damaged by the drug war and to bring people and their stories from those regions along the route to New York City just prior to the convening of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy (UNGASS) next April. We invite you to join us, in-person, on-line, and around the world.

New Year’s in Cuba and Ecuador

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours on 24th August, 2015 | No Comments

CubaStreetSunsetIt may be hard to believe, but the New Year is just a few months away. Why not celebrate this one abroad? This year, our 2016 New Year’s trips feature two special Reality Tours to Cuba and Ecuador. You’ll not only learn a lot, but have some fun along the way!

Fall discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Fair Trade, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 7th August, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedYes, you heard that right. We are offering $200 off select trips this fall using the discount codes listed below. Expires September 1st!

Confronting Big Oil from California to Ecuador

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 1st August, 2015 | 1 Comment

u1054-Petroleo_20San_20CarlosToday, August 1st, is a statewide day of action in California to end fracking and demand clean, not extreme, energy. Also, in just a matter of weeks, Global Exchange and our allies gathered over 150,000 signatures demanding an end to extreme oil extraction in California. Whether in California or Ecuador, the challenge of standing up to the power of Big Oil is real. Let’s stand in solidarity.

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