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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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Words of hope and peace from Nigeria

Posted by in What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 8th July, 2014 | 5 Comments

WAP2014winnersThey are young, energetic and creative in their thoughts. Hear the stories of the winners of ‘What About Peace’? contest as they talk about their pieces of art, their creative interests and plans for summer. Our first conversation is with the grand prize winner from Nigeria. Stay tuned for such inspirational stories from ‘What About Peace’ winners as they feature on our blog one by one during summer.
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Global Day of Action: Support. Don’t Punish.

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

SupportDontPunishOn Thursday June 26th, people will take to the streets, the internet, the airwaves, and public plazas in more than 80 cities around the world to protest harmful drug laws at the root of violence and mass incarceration. The Support. Don’t Punish: Global Day of Action seeks to promote a more effective and humane approach to drugs that is based on public health and human rights.
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FIFA: Return the Beauty to “The Beautiful Game”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 20th June, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo: Leaders We DeserveBrazilians love soccer, as do millions of people around the world. But FIFA needs comprehensive institutional reform in order to make the “the beautiful game” beautiful again. (This is the third installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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Not another U.S. intervention in Iraq

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jessica_IraqSignThe recent escalation of sectarian civil-conflict in Iraq is driving a humanitarian catastrophe. Untold thousands are fleeing fighting in northern Iraq. Graphic reports of “cold-blooded executions” of Iraqi army soldiers by victorious rebel forces have been reported in the international media and verified by UN observers. But renewed U.S. intervention is not the answer.
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