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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 | 2 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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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action noon

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | 2 Comments

SEIUThe crowd was full of labor folks: nurses, teachers, SEIU workers, carpenters and even iron workers representing their unions marching side by side with students, babies in strollers and retired folks who kept saying, “I never thought I’d see this day”.
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We have a new Executive Director, everyone!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 27th October, 2011 | 2 Comments

Kirsten Moller and Carleen Pickard at Global Exchange's Open House, October 6, 2011The Board of Directors of Global Exchange is pleased to announce Ms. Carleen Pickard as the organization’s new Executive Director. Carleen will follow Kirsten Moller’s twenty-three year legacy of leadership and compassion. We are collectively elated about the new energy, new ideas, and new skills that Carleen brings to Global Exchange. Her long history of organizing, both nationally and internationally, allows Global Exchange to continue and expand our near quarter-century of activism. Carleen will complement our “people-to-people” traditions–advocating for progressive domestic change and credible alternatives to corrupt global-economic and political policies. Join us in welcoming Carleen Pickard. Walter Turner, Board President
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‘Cos the Power of the People Don’t Stop

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th October, 2011 | No Comments

occupyAt noon on Thurs Oct 13, the occupytogether.org website listed 1599 cities with Occupy Wall Street protests from Iceland to New Zealand. This online hub of the movement represents a huge number of the events in solidarity with OWS concentrated in North America, and growing internationally. Other online sources include united for #globalchange and the powerful video rallying us to take action.
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2 Days Left to Get Your Tickets for Seriously Awesome Prize Drawing

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 3rd October, 2011 | No Comments

GX-Open-House-Prize-DrawingThe Global Exchange annual prize drawing is happening later this week, and wait till you see what the prizes are! Check out the ever-expanding list of prizes, and grab your prize drawing tickets NOW for a chance to win BIG.
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VIDEOS: 10 Things We (Heart) About Global Exchange

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st September, 2011 | No Comments

kylieGet a behind-the-scenes look at why Global Exchange staffers love what they do!
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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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