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A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

The following post was co-written by Osprey Orielle Lake & Shannon Biggs.  — A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature Hosted by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN), leaders of the emerging Rights of Nature movement gathered for an international summit in Pensaqui, Ecuador from January 13-17, 2014. We […]
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Flower Power vs. Dirty Energy at Chevron Refinery

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 7th August, 2013 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Noah Chandler210 people were arrested at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on Saturday. Here’s why:
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Beat the Heat This Summer: We Topped 400 (Parts Per Million of C02), Now What?

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, World News & Events on 17th May, 2013 | No Comments

350.org in AustraliaIt took a couple of years for the number to stick: 350. Its the number (parts per million of C02) that we need to maintain if we want to save our lovely planet. But this weekend we topped 400. Learn how you can join us to fight back.
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From Super PAC Millions to Lobbyist Billions

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 28th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Illustration Credit: James T. PendergastOver $629 million in Super PAC spending in the 2012 election didn’t sway U.S. voters as significantly as expected, but in the coming months will the billions spent in corporate lobbying sway Congress?
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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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Look What the True Cost of Chevron Network Did Last Week

Posted by in People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 1st June, 2011 | No Comments

agmLast week was a busy one for the True Cost of Chevron Network. Dozens of activists including those from Angola, Nigeria, Canada, Alaska, and the U.S. Gulf Coast traveled to San Ramon, California to attend Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting to deliver a new report: The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report. This report […]
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We’re Taking On Chevron: Will You Join Us?

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 17th May, 2011 | No Comments

ChevronconfrontationWhile Chevron touts its “Human Energy” PR message of corporate social responsibility, communities directly affected by the company’s operations worldwide bear witness to the social and environmental costs that go unmentioned by Chevron. The True Cost of Chevron Network will be gathering in California May 25th to confront Chevron at their annual shareholder meeting to expose the truth. Will you join us?
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Join Upcoming True Cost of Chevron Teach In

Posted by in Featured on 16th May, 2011 | No Comments

Chevronconfrontation“2010 was an outstanding year for Chevron.” With these words, CEO John Watson opens Chevron’s 2010 Annual Report. The communities who bear the costs of Chevron’s operations do not agree. On May 23, you can hear directly from community leaders who will travel from all around the world to the Bay Area to share the true cost of Chevron’s operations where they live. Find out about an upcoming Teach In and Chevron Shareholder rally.
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VIDEO: Black Tide Book Launch Last Chance Events!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 4th May, 2011 | No Comments

antoniaThe Black Tide Book Tour hits Colorado tonight and tomorrow night, then wraps up in California for two final dates following a whirlwind tour that took author Antonia Juhasz all around the US (and to London!) Find out exactly when and where the final tour dates are.
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Speaking Out at the BP Annual Meeting

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 14th April, 2011 | 1 Comment

Diane Wilson at BP's AGM // photo: Stefan Rousseau/PAGulf Coast activists showed up at BP’s annual shareholder meeting in London today to speak out against the oil company that is responsible for what is known as the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Despite having proxies and all necessary credentials to attend the meeting, almost all of the Gulf Coast residents were denied entry.
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