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California’s Statehouse Buyoff: We Won’t Fracking Take It Anymore

Posted by in Community Rights on 16th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

With the arrival of fracking on the political scene, California’s democracy is unquestionably drowning in Big Oil. From campaign contributions, lobbying, and inappropriate governmental appointments and more—the crisis we face may be bigger than fracking. Some California communities are taking Democracy into their own hands.With the arrival of fracking on the political scene, California’s democracy is unquestionably drowning in Big Oil. From campaign contributions, lobbying, and inappropriate governmental appointments and more—the crisis we face may be bigger than fracking. Some California communities are taking Democracy into their own hands.
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Beyond Personhood: Why Corporations Love the Constitution More Than You do

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th January, 2013 | 22 Comments

Got rights?January 21st marks the 3rd anniversary of the SCOTUS Citizen United ruling that opened the corporate-funded floodgates. While criticizing corporate personhood has hit the mainstream, questioning the Constitution remains the ultimate taboo.Shannon Biggs and Randy Hayes ask, “What do you love about the U.S. Constitution?” and explore what the Constitution is…and isn’t.
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On Jan. 21, Take a Stand: #InaugurateDemocracy

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Featured on 14th January, 2013 | 1 Comment

Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 2.58.19 PMAfter a grueling election, record campaign spending and an odious increase of money in politics, it’s more important than ever to remind elected officials that WE (the people), not corporations voted for and elected them to office. This Inauguration Day, take action with Global Exchange in DC, SF, or anywhere by joining the online conversation using the hashtag #InaugurateDemocracy.
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Want to Avoid the Post-Election Blues?

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 14th October, 2012 | No Comments

HeistStay off the bleachers post-election: Sign up today with Global Exchange to host a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream- and How We Can Get It Back.”
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New Report on Rights of Nature Confronts the ‘Greed’ Economy Agenda at Rio +20

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th June, 2012 | No Comments

The new "Rights of Nature: Planting Seeds of Real Change" reportCommunity Rights Program Director, Shannon Biggs, is on the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this week to launch Global Exchange’s new report, “Rights of Nature: Planting the Seeds of Change.” The report explores how recognizing the Rights of Nature provides an alternative cultural and legal framework to the official corporate-led ‘Green (or Greed) Economy’ agenda being put forward by the UN.
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A chance for youth to “right” a sustainable future

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th June, 2012 | No Comments

Doing GOOD this SummerShould a river have the right to flow? Do trees have the right to grow? What does it mean to give nature rights and how different would our world look if we did? These are just a few of many questions youth will come together to discuss this summer at our Rights of Nature Youth Summit — with your help.
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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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Occupy Wall Street West #J20, Bechtel Teach In

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st January, 2012 | No Comments

It was rainy. It was wet. It was fabulous.On January 20, Occupy Wall Street West made ‘business as usual’ uncomfortable in the financial core of San Francisco. Despite copious rain, protests began at 6am, continued at Wells Fargo and Bank of America branches, moved to the courts, back to Bechtel and the banks, labor and immigrant rights marches targeting I.C.E offices and culminating with a huge and spirited march up Market St as night fell. Many folks sought shelter before arriving to the Cathedral Hill Hotel to post photos, videos and blogs, warm wet feet and reflect on the Day of Action – believing that whatever happens next – we are unstoppable.
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We Need the Separation of Corporation and State

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 19th January, 2012 | No Comments

cant afford a politicianThe Occupiers have, and continue to, expose corporate greed and demand an end to the overwhelming influence that money has in our systems – economic, political and even social. If we can remain united (truly citizens united) in this global revolution it is we — the 99% — that are too big to fail.
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A Day in the Life of Occupy Wall Street – the Community Rights Experience

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

occupy gothamWe were asked to speak and share stories from the frontlines of the grassroots movement for community and nature’s rights. But within me was also a keen desire to be a part of the conversation happening on Wall Street that has inspired Occupy Everywhere: Will history remember Zuccotti Park as a landmark location and this a defining moment we took an evolutionary step forward for democracy and system change?
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