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Reflections on a Travel Learning Course to Argentina

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 19th October, 2015 | No Comments

7608520Paul Dean is co-creator and co-editor of The Sociological Cinema, and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University. He took his OWU students to Argentina with Global Exchange in the spring of 2014 and will be going again this upcoming spring of 2016. Read on to hear more about his trip.
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Prescription for Afghan Hospital Bombing: Independent Investigation and US Troop Withdrawal

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 13th October, 2015 | No Comments

151005092110-restricted-msf-hospital-attack-1005-exlarge-169-300x168The US, NATO, and the Afghan government all say they are conducting their own investigations into the attack, but only an independent investigation can uncover the facts we need to demand accountability and new safeguards to ensure this type of tragedy doesn’t happen again. But more is needed. The bombing should also be a moment to reflect on the 14 years of US intervention in Afghanistan.
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Ecuador, Oil and the Yasuní

Posted by in Reality Tours, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 9th October, 2015 | No Comments

Photograph: Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy Prisma Bildagentur AG / Alamy/AlamyThe Yasuní region of the Amazon rainforest is one of the most precious and important areas on the entire planet. A UNESCO world biosphere reserve, many scientists consider it to be the most biologically diverse region on Earth. One hectare of the area is home to a richer mix of trees, birds, amphibians, and reptiles than the US and Canada put together. One big problem: the area also sits on top of lots of oil.
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IRS Attacks Faith Based Civil Rights Group for Humanitarian Work with Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 6th October, 2015 | No Comments

pastorscuba1The IRS plans to revoke the IFCO’s non­profit tax exempt status because of its humanitarian work in Cuba and other countries. Here is their press release from October 3. Please read and support!
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The TPP Goes to Congress

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 6th October, 2015 | No Comments

11401505_10155725269985613_3258664312752584815_nA Congressional vote looms on the TPP, the largest trade deal in history. Global Exchange has consistently opposed unfair trade deals and we need your help to defeat this one. Say no to the TPP!
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Lessons from Bolivian History

Posted by in Guest Posts on 25th September, 2015 | No Comments

Beacon Image 2Rick Tejada-Flores is a documentary filmmaker and former member of the Global Exchange board of directors. His many works for PBS include “The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Struggle”; “Race is the Place”; “The Good War and Those who Refused to Fight it”, and “Orozco, Man of Fire”. He is currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign for his newest film, “My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew”, to raise the funds to finish it.
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Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, Mexico, Reality Tours on 16th September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedJuan de Dios Gomez Ramírez has been leading Global Exchange trips to Oaxaca since 2005. This month, in the lead up to our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca from October 28-November 5, we are featuring a write-up of his fascinating background, written by Juan de Dios himself. And yes, there are still spots available on this year’s trip!
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Inter-American Human Rights Commission Report Slams Mexican Government Version of Ayotzinapa Atrocities: 10 key points

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 8th September, 2015 | No Comments

43-marchSept2015Here are ten key takeaways from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission’s 560-page report on Ayotzinapa.
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Guatemala Protests Force Corrupt President to Resign

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 3rd September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedEscalating mass protest in Guatemala turned celebratory this week as President Otto Pérez Molina resigned, facing charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and accepting bribes as the ring leader of a customs fraud. Guatemala’s vibrant civil society deserves this moment of victory after decades of struggle against brutality and impunity.
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Green Festival Los Angeles

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Green Festivals, Uncategorized on 1st September, 2015 | No Comments

11947419_10156056666665613_7548996424208798918_nThis year, Green Festival Expo will be back at the LA Convention Center Sept. 25-27th for a 3 day show comprising of innovative speakers, kids activities, over 250 green businesses, a yoga pavilion and cooking demos. The speaker line-up is unique this year with a variety of topics ranging from global warming to sustainable fashion.
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