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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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Introducing New “What About Peace?” Blank Note Cards!

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 27th November, 2012 | 3 Comments

"What About Peace?" by Christina SchebleinJust released: Peace themed notecards, featuring artwork from the “What about Peace” youth art contest. The cards are available now for your holiday and New Year’s greetings!
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Headed to Tampa or Charlotte? Catch up with Global Exchange!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 23rd August, 2012 | 1 Comment

GX ED StickerOur Elect Democracy campaign is heading out to join the tens of thousands of people who will be speaking truth to power during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the next two weeks. Find us on the ground and follow our updates on Twitter @ElectDemocracy.
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Want a Mini-Grant to Host a “Don’t Burn Democracy BBQ” in October?

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd August, 2012 | 1 Comment

MemorialDayBBQWant to organize a “Don’t Burn Democracy!” BBQ in your town? Apply for a $60 mini-grant to help kick things off!
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Leaving Global Exchange with New Global Perspectives

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th August, 2012 | 2 Comments

GX familyFrom dropping a “Bust Up the Bank” banner off the rooftop and making F.I.R.E. flame graphics highlighting the cozy relationship between money and politics in campaign financing, to doing media outreach for the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit and conducting interviews with staff and climate justice activists in the Bay Area, my summer has been full of rewarding work that has opened me up to a new worldview.
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Free Local Veggies Invade Global Exchange Office

Posted by in For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st June, 2012 | No Comments

Donated veggies awaiting Global Exchange staffIt’s going to a be a tasty, healthy summer here at Global Exchange. For staff AND supporters! Here’s why.
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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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Portraits of Grief in Afghanistan — What’s in a Name?

Posted by in Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 22nd March, 2012 | 3 Comments

images-1For the past two weeks as we’ve grappled with the horror of the massacre in the Kandahar province, I’ve been dismayed at the focus of the mainstream press. The press seems to be focusing almost entirely on the mind-set of Sgt Bales and the effect of the massacre on US/Afghan relations without much mention of the actual victims who were all Afghan citizens, including nine children.
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Kevin Has Left the Building, Help Us Wish Him Well

Posted by in For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 6th February, 2012 | 4 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter 23 years, and as a co-founder of Global Exchange, Kevin Danaher has taken on a new role. Find out where he is now, and how you can add your name to his going away card.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 4PM

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

day of the dead printingIt’s a carnival with a purpose at Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. The speeches from the stage are non stop. Voice after voice sharing messages of support from around the US, North America and the world, news of students, teachers and other workers deciding to walk out today and join the thousands.
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