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Got Climate? Why California Communities are Rising Against Fracking (and why you should too)

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th February, 2013 | 7 Comments

community_rightsGas and oil companies are quietly bringing fracking to the Golden State, placing not just Californians, but the planet at risk. In fact the process has already begun; promising to make California the number one oil producing state in the country, or as some call it The Saudi Arabia of the US—but at what cost? Global Exchange is working with communities to say “no” and leading a speaking tour April 15-22 through California’s fracklands.
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Global Exchange Community, Look What You’ve Done!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

DebMedeaStarbucksWe’re going to raise $25,000 by midnight on Dec. 31st. Here’s how and why.
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VIDEO: Global Exchange’s 2012 Year in Pictures

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours, World News & Events on 19th December, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mexico CaravanAs we close out the remaining weeks of 2012, we take a moment to look back at some of the highlights of our work in 2012.
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Meet With Your Congressperson in December…

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 13th November, 2012 | No Comments

IMG_1323This December, set up a quick meeting with your new or incumbent Congressperson and ask them some key questions about lobbyists and campaign contributors. It only takes a few hours to make a huge difference by letting your representatives know they aren’t off the hook now that the election is over.
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Stick It To Super PACs…. VOTE!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Featured on 5th November, 2012 | No Comments

obey_voteToday, you have another opportunity to Stick It To Super PACs: VOTE!
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New Kids Book “A is for Activist” Due Out Soon

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th October, 2012 | No Comments

A is for Activist-coverSet to make its debut at the San Francisco Green Fest, A is for Activist is an A-B-C board book for progressive and activist families. It’s written AND illustrated by none other than…
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Want a Mini-Grant to Host a “Don’t Burn Democracy BBQ” in October?

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd August, 2012 | 1 Comment

MemorialDayBBQWant to organize a “Don’t Burn Democracy!” BBQ in your town? Apply for a $60 mini-grant to help kick things off!
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JPMorgan Chase: “Oops I Did It Again…”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Image Credit: DrMarty, www.nowpublic.com…but don’t even think about a bailout! In 2011, JP Morgan Chase spent $7.6 million lobbying against regulation that protects us from its gambling problem.
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Occupy Our Elections… Elect Democracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Photo: democraticunderground.comHow do we create a system where it actually matters who you vote for? We need to Occupy Our Elections in order to approach having the real ability to Elect Democracy. We should engage with and impact elections by providing systemic analysis and exposing the impact of big bank campaign contributions, corporate lobbying, and general ALEC-type corruption and collusion. Meanwhile, we can also simultaneously be creating new methods of meeting the needs of the 99%. It’s time to show the 1% what real democracy actually looks like.
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Support 5 Consecutive Days for the Cuban 5

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, World News & Events on 23rd March, 2012 | No Comments

Obama... Give me five!Since 1989, Global Exchange has played a leading role in the national campaign to normalize relations with Cuba our Caribbean neighbor. Our primary goals are: -End the U.S. blockade of Cuba -End travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba -Get Cuba removed from the U.S. list of “potential terrorist countries” -Support and learn from Cuba’s […]
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