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What Obama Didn’t Say

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Fair Trade, World News & Events on 29th January, 2014 | No Comments

ObamaDid you happen to catch what President Obama said in last night’s State of the Union address? Obama talked a lot about inequality in the world and in the U.S. What causes it. What he intends to do about it. But did you happen to catch what he said about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
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Welcome to ‘Frackland’: Does a River Have the Right Not to be Polluted?

Posted by in Community Rights on 28th January, 2014 | No Comments

Toxic waste water cannot be treated.
http://www.nofrackingway.us/2012/12/17/frackin-andys-house/Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas or ‘fracking’ is one of the dirtiest forms of energy on the planet. Halting its destructive impact requires regulation and community control, but also something much deeper: the transformation of relationships between society and nature.
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Tell Us About Your Dreams for Peace!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

WAP2013AudreyMerlihanPoet Langston Hughes’ call to hold on is an eloquent reminder that the dream of a peaceful world can seem distant. And speaking of peace, the deadline for this year’s What About Peace? contest is fast approaching.
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Why Oppose Fast Track?

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

TPPlogo11-300x238The introduction of the Fast Track bill is the first step Congress is taking towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Global Exchange opposes Fast Track, as do dozens of other national labor, environmental and social justice organizations. Read their perspectives, and find out how you can take action now to tell your Congressperson to say No More New NAFTAs.
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No Seat For Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2014 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkMedea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, is at the Syrian peace talks happening now: The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.
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No More New NAFTAs

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th January, 2014 | 2 Comments

TPPgroupThe Fast Track bill has been introduced by House Ways & Means Committee Chair David Camp and outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus. If passed, the legislation would allow the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other pacts to be ‘fast tracked’ through Congress and not be tested by our representatives in government by ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. We must beat the Fast Track.
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From Cuba With Love

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Guest Posts, Reality Tours on 14th January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Permaculture Garden in Cuba Photo Credit: The Brooklyn ReaderReality Tour participant Dara Cooper returned from a recent trip to Cuba and posted about what she learned there and linking it to the food justice movement in her home community of Brooklyn, NY.
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$1,000 Grand Prize ‘What About Peace’ Art Contest Deadline Announced

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 13th January, 2014 | No Comments

2013 What About Peace? submission by Michelle BlubaughIt is 2014 and the deadline for the What about Peace? youth art contest is fast approaching. Find out when it is and who is eligible to submit.
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NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

Posted by in Featured, Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 7th January, 2014 | No Comments

mpr-nafta-BorderExplorerTwenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans. NAFTA has become an engine of poverty in the country, forcing millions of Mexicans to migrate to the United States in search of jobs.
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10 Good Things About the Year 2013

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th December, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkEnjoy Medea Benjamin’s annual blog post of what we challenged and celebrated in 2013, and what to watch for in the coming year.
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