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Caravan for Peace, Life & Justice Visits Berta Cáceres Organization, COPINH, in Honduras

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th April, 2016 | No Comments

COPINH Caravan Image 1Written by Laura Carlsen Friday, April 1, 2016 we (the 33 people traveling from Honduras to New York City on the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice) awoke in a pine forest. The night before, the Caravan decided to stay at an ecotourism center, a cluster of cabins about an hour out of La Esperanza […]
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‘No More Drug War’ Caravan to Visit Five Impacted Countries on way to UN Session in NY.

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 28th March, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Laura Krasovitzky, Ted Lewis / Published on AlterNet March 25, 2016.  Starting in Honduras on March 28th, the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice will travel through El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States with the goal of reaching New York City on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs beginning […]
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Women and the War on Drugs

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, Uncategorized, World News & Events on 25th March, 2016 | No Comments

Women and the War on Drugs by Robin Lloyd The following piece was originally published by Peace and Justice Newsletter of Burlington. The author, Robin Lloyd, is a filmmaker and peace activist from Burlington VT. I first smoked marijuana when I was thirty years old. I found it to be more fun than alcohol. And more spiritual. It reminded me why I […]
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How has the war on drugs impacted you? Tell Your Story

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico on 5th February, 2016 | No Comments

In just two months the Global Exchange Caravan for Peace, Life, and Justice will start a month-long, five-nation journey north from Honduras to New York City, arriving at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem on April 19th. The Caravan aims to give voice to victims of the failed war on drugs […]
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Fracking Corporations Played the Democracy Game – Two Communities Set New Rules this Election

Posted by in Uncategorized on 12th November, 2014 | 1 Comment

imagesAround the country, communities fighting fracking took their cause to the ballot box in the 2014 cycle — or tried to. But even before voters got a chance to voice their values some were preempted by nefariously oily means, while others faced big money influence during and after the election. All of these point to a problem that is (unbelievably) even bigger than fracking—the state of democracy. Two communities did something different, they banned fracking by standing up for their civil rights.
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Mendocino County’s Historic Vote Elevates Residents’ Rights, Bans Fracking

Posted by in Featured, Uncategorized on 5th November, 2014 | 7 Comments

photo[2]With the passage of Measure S, residents in Mendocino County not only banned fracking, they made history as the first California community to adopt a Community Bill of Rights, placing their rights above corporate interests.
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Rights of Nature Tribunal Puts Chevron on Trial

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 1st October, 2014 | No Comments

chevron On Sunday October 5 2014, a People’s Tribunal will examine the violations of community and nature’s rights caused by the fossil fuel industry, using Chevron’s refinery in Richmond as a case study. Recognizing legal standing for ecosystems is a concept that has been gaining strength over the past decade, in dozens of US communities and in the constitution of Ecuador. The tribunal takes place between 10 am – 2 pm at Laney College’s Forum in Oakland. Register NOW.
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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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Why Mora County New Mexico is Fighting Frackers for Your Rights, too

Posted by in Community Rights on 10th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

thisiswhyMora County New Mexico is not the first place that comes to mind for challenging the ‘rights’ of corporations. But in 2013, they became the first county in the U.S to ban fracking by exercising their right to local self-governance. Then they got sued for violating the corporation’s “right” to make a profit at their expense. So what happens now?
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Community Rights & Fracking Ban Tour hits Mendocino County

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th May, 2014 | No Comments

3116586Want to support a rights-based fracking ban in Mendocino County, California? The Community Rights Network of Mendocino County (CRNMC) announces a series of public events to educate and collect signatures for a local fracking ban! Events, radio and TV appearances feature national fracking expert David Braun and Global Exchange Community Rights director Shannon Biggs. Join or support the campaign no matter where you live!
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