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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 | 1 Comment

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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Can you believe it’s almost sweetheart time again?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange Community, Uncategorized on 29th January, 2015 | No Comments

V Day GOM 2015THANK YOU SO MUCH – THE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT OF MEMBERSHIPS ARE SOLD OUT! Valentine’s Day is not just for couples; it’s for people who love people: dads and grandmas, life-long friends and new pals. Life partners, husbands and wives, neighbors and co-workers. People who bring joy into each others lives. So this Valentine’s Day, […]
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Come to Oakland – Join the March for Real Climate Leadership!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 16th January, 2015 | No Comments

Launch 1-02Following the community approval of a ban on fracking in Mendocino County in November and New York’s unprecedented ban on fracking last month, now is the time for us to show that we are stronger than ever here in California and want real climate leadership. Join the march in Oakland on February 7!
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Stopping the Biggest Corporate Power Grab in Years: How fighting back against one arcane, Nixon-era trade negotiating procedure could put a stop to a global corporate coup

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th January, 2015 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238The first months of the new year are the period when we’ll win or lose. If activists are able to escalate local expressions of opposition to Fast Track for the TPP over the coming months, and to continue communicating to their U.S. representatives that a Fast Track vote is something that they’ll remember forever, they will succeed in preventing the most harmful corporate sneak-attack since the 1990s.
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