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Mendocino County: Charting a new course for water protection?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 1st April, 2014 | No Comments

2 color Mendo sticker California’s drought may be the “new normal” with communities counting water in terms of “days”. So why is the state green lighting water intensive (and water poisoning) projects like fracking and a slew of other bad ideas? Residents in Mendocino have another idea for water management—local control. They are partnering with Global Exchange to pass the first County-wide rights-based ordinance in the state, to protect water and ban fracking. They may just be shaking up how water decisions are made in California while they’re at it.
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Get on the Bus (To Sacramento)

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, World News & Events on 10th March, 2014 | No Comments

uprising croppedGovernor Brown keeps trying to tell us he’s green, but his stance on fracking is not. We have some of the weakest laws in the country when it comes to fracking. Tell legislators what we know: there’s only one way to keep us safe from fracking — ban it outright!
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Cautionary Tales of Fracking Tour in California: March 15th-22nd

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured on 25th February, 2014 | No Comments

uprising croppedJoin us and all of our statewide and national allies as we hit the road again this March for the Cautionary Tales of Fracking Tour in California, spurred by the Stop the Frack Attack Network (STFA), of which Global Exchange is a steering committee member.
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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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Getting Down with the Global Frackdown, Year 2

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd October, 2013 | No Comments

Tayelyn and Elise Hill say no to fracking.The second annual Global Frackdown showcased the breadth and depth of the opposition to fracking, in California and across the planet.
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We Will Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Mexico, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Other things they got right: long hair and mustaches.Global Exchange first started in 1988 through the generosity and dedication of many people who helped us through those early days. 25 years later, we’re looking for 25 people to step up and support our efforts to advance human rights and promote resilient ecosystems. A great gift awaits those 25.
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Corporate Executives Say Fracking is GOOD for You. Do You Trust Them?

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th April, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fracking-Video-GraphicHere’s a 90 second test to see if a picture is truly worth 1,000 words when it comes to fracking. After watching this video short, answer one question: would you want fracking in your backyard?
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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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Ten of My Favorite Things about 2012

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 31st December, 2012 | 1 Comment

medea benjaminThere are many things to be thankful for in 2012, starting with the fact that the world didn’t end on December 21st. Here are some US and global issues that experienced newfound gains in 2012.
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TPPxBorder Rally Reportback

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

StopTPPbannerSeattleWe called this rally TPPxBorder: The People’s Round. What I loved about it wasn’t only the fiery speakers, the diversity, the music, the unity, the hot Fair Trade coffee, and the ultra-legitimacy of our opposition to this heinous version of the TPP…. what I loved was learning about what an alternative deal would look like – one by and for the people. Listening to speakers and experts articulately describe what fair trade looks like, what it offers communities internationally, reminds me why these fights are so important, and the promise of real, practical, and respectful trade solutions. We have answers- now is the time to join hands and fight for them.
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