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GAP Announces It ‘Does More’ But Not For Its Workers

Posted by in Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd June, 2014 | 2 Comments

takedownWhen activist organization 18MillionRising launched the website GapDoesMore.com, they claimed that GAP had finally agreed to compensate the families of 7 workers killed in the Aswad factory fire. They intended to pressure the company to finally join 160+ other companies and Bangladeshi Unions and sign onto the Bangladesh Safety Accord to prevent future deaths at its supplier factories.
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Community Rights & Fracking Ban Tour hits Mendocino County

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th May, 2014 | No Comments

3116586Want to support a rights-based fracking ban in Mendocino County, California? The Community Rights Network of Mendocino County (CRNMC) announces a series of public events to educate and collect signatures for a local fracking ban! Events, radio and TV appearances feature national fracking expert David Braun and Global Exchange Community Rights director Shannon Biggs. Join or support the campaign no matter where you live!
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A Look Back at the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th May, 2014 | No Comments

ShallOvercome_UnstoppableWe had a great time with everyone who came to the Palace of Fine Arts, and we’re grateful for the support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Together, we helped shine a spotlight on the work of our amazing 2014 honorees: the Freedom Schools, María Estela Barco Huerta, and the Cuban Five.
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The Voices of the Cuban Five

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 14th May, 2014 | 4 Comments

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveGlobal Exchange announced the Cuban Five as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in April, in advance of the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards, held May 8 in San Francisco, CA. Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero – three of the Cuban Five – remain in prison in the United States, and René González and Fernando Gonzales have recently been released, after serving the entirety of their sentences and all have written letters to Global Exchange, expressing appreciation for the Award and awareness raising of their cases.
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Remarks by Bernice Johnson Reagon on the Occasion of Receiving the Domestic Human Rights Award

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 13th May, 2014 | 1 Comment

GXHRA_Slides_R6-1On May 8, 2014, Global Exchange honored the Freedom Schools, and invited Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Freedom Singers and cultural historian, to accept the Award with Charlie Cobb and Phillip Agnew. While she was unable to make it, she sent these remarks.
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Celebrating Mothers Around the World

Posted by in World News & Events on 8th May, 2014 | 1 Comment

WomensDayQuoteAs we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we reflect on the strength of these women who often serve as the primary caretakers of the household.
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Honoring the Freedom Schools

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 5th May, 2014 | No Comments

freedom-schoolGlobal Exchange is proud to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Schools at our 12th Annual Human Rights Awards Gala in San Francisco. Accepting the award will be former SNCC field secretary Charlie Cobb, Bernice Johnson Reagon, a founder of the Freedom Singers and Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, Phillip Agnew.
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And the 2014 What About Peace? Contest Winners Are…

Posted by in Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest on 24th April, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2014winnersAfter months of going through the hundreds of entries that came in from youth all over the world, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 What About Peace? contest.
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Make your Mama Proud

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, For Our Members, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th April, 2014 | No Comments

3903_FB_Cover_851x315_2100x778_300_RGBThis Mother’s Day, Global Exchange teamed up with Equal Exchange with a great box of gifts to show your mom, or any mom, some Fair Trade love. The Gift Box has sold out, but read the story of the Proud Mama coffee!
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Reject and Protect – Obama You Can Stop the Pipeline

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th April, 2014 | No Comments

Reject and Protect Image 2 copy logod-01Later this month, a powerful alliance of farmers, ranchers and tribal communities will be coming to Washington DC to make the closing argument against one of the most controversial and dangerous projects in North America — the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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