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Global Exchange is Headed to Durban, South Africa for COP17!

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 22nd November, 2011 | No Comments

2008.08.21-003This December, the 2011 UN Climate Talks will be held in Durban, South Africa. As we approach this year’s conference, environmental and climate justice activists around the world have reason to doubt that our world leaders will come together in Durban and reach a solid agreement on a solution to climate change. Past conferences have […]
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Loud and Clear: No to Keystone XL from both sides of the border

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 24th September, 2011 | No Comments

Join the sit in this Monday, October 26!Update: Monday Sept 26 – over 180 people were arrested for trespassing on Parliament Hill this morning including Maude Barlow, national chairperson at the Council of Canadians, Dave Coles, President of the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers union and CEP Executive Assistant, Fred Wilson, Graham Saul of Climate Action Network and Mikisew Cree George Poitras. Check […]
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Join Thousands in Telling Obama: No to $7 Billion Oil Pipeline from Alberta to Gulf Coast

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 2nd August, 2011 | 2 Comments

Tar-Sands-Trip-099President Barack Obama will decide as early as September whether to approve a $7-billion, 1,700-mile long pipeline called Keystone XL to transport up to 900,000 barrels a day of tar sands crude from northern Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast of Texas. Thousands of North Americans – including Danny Glover, and NASA’s Dr. James Hansen – will be at the White House, day after day, demanding Obama reject Keystone XL. Many protesters will engage in peaceful civil disobedience, day after day to make their voices heard. Will you join them?
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Tim DeChristopher Sentenced to 2 Years, Supporters Stand (and Sit) in Solidarity

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 26th July, 2011 | No Comments

P1010044Cimate activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced today to 2 years in prison and fined $10,000 for being found guilty of two felonies in a land auction case. Supporters came out to show their solidarity.
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Support a Voice for Climate Justice – Tim DeChristopher – on July 26

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 19th July, 2011 | No Comments

Tim Courthouse MNNTim DeChristopher will be sentenced on July 26 after being found guilty of one count of violating the Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act, and one count of False Statement March 3rd. He participated in the auction “won” $2.7 million in oil & gas leases in a brave creative nonviolent act to protect land from destructive oil and gas extraction. He is now facing 10 years in federal prison. Flora Bernard, Co-Director of Peaceful Uprising, shares her thoughts about Tim DeChristopher’s prosecution:
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Reading the Coca Leaves: Climate Change, Cancun and Bolivia

Posted by in World News & Events on 11th December, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1168Reflecting on the close of the UNFCCC climate talks, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, writes of her experience on the ground in Cancun.
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Unique Gift for Climate Justice Activists

Posted by in For Our Members on 9th December, 2010 | No Comments

climatejusticeA team of us here at Global Exchange got together to figure out a way to offer new Global Exchange members this holiday season a little something extra beyond the standard membership benefits, in exchange for their support. Here’s what we came up with:
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Introducing…6 New Membership Gift Packages

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, World News & Events on 7th December, 2010 | No Comments

mainpicMonths ago, with the holidays on the horizon, a team of us here at Global Exchange had a brainstorming session focused on our gift memberships. Our goal: to figure out a way to offer new members this holiday season a little something extra beyond the standard membership benefits in exchange for their support. Here’s what we came up with.
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Sign Says it All: “Cambia Tu Vida, No Tu Clima”

Posted by in World News & Events on 7th December, 2010 | No Comments

irene2The next post in our continuing coverage from COP16 in Cancun, today Irene Florez shares her perspective on the climate talks and how a sign that reads “Cambia tu vida, no tu clima” (Change your life, not your climate) illuminates a key message.
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“We want an urban development that is viable, that is for everybody, that is legal.” The story of Tepuxtepec and Toluca.

Posted by in Community Rights, Mexico on 5th December, 2010 | No Comments

Tepuxtepec 008Global Exchange volunteer Ryan Van Lenning writes from the second half of day 1 of the caravan that departed Jalisco state from El Salto on Nov 28 (late posting due to limited internet access). Caravan participants learned of the SME (Mexican Electrical Workers union) workers’ struggles in Tepuxtepec and rallied in Toluca with residents who are fighting the proposed construction of a Super Via (highway).
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