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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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California’s Statehouse Buyoff: We Won’t Fracking Take It Anymore

Posted by in Community Rights on 16th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

With the arrival of fracking on the political scene, California’s democracy is unquestionably drowning in Big Oil. From campaign contributions, lobbying, and inappropriate governmental appointments and more—the crisis we face may be bigger than fracking. Some California communities are taking Democracy into their own hands.With the arrival of fracking on the political scene, California’s democracy is unquestionably drowning in Big Oil. From campaign contributions, lobbying, and inappropriate governmental appointments and more—the crisis we face may be bigger than fracking. Some California communities are taking Democracy into their own hands.
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A World Cup for Whom?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 11th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Getty ImagesThe 2014 World Cup is about far more than sport. Beyond the matches and parties, a much more important story has been unfolding. (This the second 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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Why Mora County New Mexico is Fighting Frackers for Your Rights, too

Posted by in Community Rights on 10th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

thisiswhyMora County New Mexico is not the first place that comes to mind for challenging the ‘rights’ of corporations. But in 2013, they became the first county in the U.S to ban fracking by exercising their right to local self-governance. Then they got sued for violating the corporation’s “right” to make a profit at their expense. So what happens now?
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Top 10 Signs That Obama Administration Should Call It Quits on Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Posted by in World News & Events on 10th June, 2014 | No Comments

Processed with VSCOcam with g1 presetThis Top Ten list was created by Public Citizen and released on May 19, 2014, on the eve of a May 19-20 ministerial-level meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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Re-think the World Cup

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 5th June, 2014 | 4 Comments

Brazilian artist Paulo Ito created this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo. The image has since gone viral. 
Courtesy of Paulo Ito. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauloito/13998946669On June 12th, the world will shift its attention and collective body clock south for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA and its corporate sponsors will have you believe the month-long marquee event is solely about soccer and the pinnacle competition of the world’s most popular sport. While an intriguing storyline, it is a misleading half-truth at best. (This is part one of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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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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