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Women and the War on Drugs

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 25th March, 2016 | No Comments

Women and the War on Drugs by Robin Lloyd The following piece was originally published by Peace and Justice Newsletter of Burlington. The author, Robin Lloyd, is a filmmaker and peace activist from Burlington VT. I first smoked marijuana when I was thirty years old. I found it to be more fun than alcohol. And more spiritual. It reminded me why I […]
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COPINH: March 7, 2016 STATEMENT ¡BERTA LIVES THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES!

Posted by in Community Rights, For Our Members, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 8th March, 2016 | No Comments

at3yYyG - ImgurThe Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH): five days after the assassination of Berta Cáceres.      A day before International Women’s Day and in light of the constant harassment, criminalization and persecution we undergo as an organization, conditions reached their climax on March 2 when our General Coordinator, Berta Cáceres, […]
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URGENT ACTION: Demand the Immediate Release of Gustavo Castro

Posted by in Community Rights, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 7th March, 2016 | 19 Comments

Gustavo Castro was injured in the brutal attack that killed Berta Cáceres (friend, ally and renowned environmental and Indigenous rights activist) in her home last Thursday, March 3, 2016,  in La Esperanza, Honduras. Despite the fact that Castro has given testimony about the attack to Honduran authorities, he is being refused the right to return […]
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CEPR Calls for US Government to Support International Investigation into Assassination of Berta Cáceres, Prominent Rights Defender and Environmental Activist, in Honduras

Posted by in Community Rights, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th March, 2016 | No Comments

March 3, 2016 Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460 Washington, D.C. - The assassination last night of Berta Cáceres, one of the most prominent and internationally known human rights and environment defenders in Honduras, must be condemned, and calls for an independent, international investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark […]
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How has the war on drugs impacted you? Tell Your Story

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico on 5th February, 2016 | No Comments

In just two months the Global Exchange Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice will start a month-long, five-nation journey north from Honduras to New York City, arriving at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem on April 19th. The Caravan aims to give voice to victims of the failed war on drugs […]
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El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly “Mission Accomplished”

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 17th January, 2016 | No Comments

This piece was originally published on Huffington Post 1/15/2016.  Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto took a victory lap last week, hours after Mexican authorities re-captured fugitive drug-industry executive, El Chapo Guzmán. Echoing George W. Bush’s Iraq War victory boasts, Mexico’s president tweeted: “Misión Cumplida” — Spanish for “Mission Accomplished”. ¿Mision Cumplida? Not exactly. The simple […]
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Thank you President Obama!

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized on 6th January, 2016 | No Comments

President Obama shed tears of frustration during his speech on gun violence yesterday. At the same time, militia men called on citizens to come armed to a siege of public land in Oregon and conservative politicians pulled out the same Second Amendment argument that is always used by politicians with an NRA- “A” rating.  And […]
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Will the victories in Paris be traded away?

Posted by in Uncategorized on 23rd December, 2015 | No Comments

Speaking for the climate, Paris is in no way over—in fact it’s just beginning. For President Obama, the Paris Agreement was a climate victory, committing the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26% – 28% (of 2005 levels) over the next ten years. He hailed the agreement as historic, and our best chance ever […]
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Climate Deception: Non-binding “Targets” for Climate, but Binding Rules on Trade in Services

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 21st December, 2015 | No Comments

By Deborah James International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research & Global Exchange Board Member.   (Note: This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post)  The whole world is watching as world leaders from nearly every country across the globe meet in Paris this week to set carbon emission reductions targets to address […]
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Church Leaders Support Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Uncategorized on 21st December, 2015 | No Comments

Church Blog ImageEarlier in this month organizers of the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice joined with leaders from Catholic, Protestant, and other faiths at a meeting of the Ecumenical Council of Guatemala.  The leaders of this organization, many who played a crucial role in Guatemala’s peace process, gave their active support to the Caravan and its […]
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