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A Look Back at the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th May, 2014 | No Comments

ShallOvercome_UnstoppableWe had a great time with everyone who came to the Palace of Fine Arts, and we’re grateful for the support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Together, we helped shine a spotlight on the work of our amazing 2014 honorees: the Freedom Schools, María Estela Barco Huerta, and the Cuban Five.
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Honoring the Freedom Schools

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 5th May, 2014 | No Comments

freedom-schoolGlobal Exchange is proud to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Schools at our 12th Annual Human Rights Awards Gala in San Francisco. Accepting the award will be former SNCC field secretary Charlie Cobb, Bernice Johnson Reagon, a founder of the Freedom Singers and Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, Phillip Agnew.
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Who Are the Cuban Five?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, World News & Events on 4th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveThe Cuban Five are heroes to the Cuban people, well known to many around the globe, but to most in the United States, their case is unknown.
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Who is YOUR Human Rights Hero?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 6th March, 2014 | No Comments

Human Rights Award Peoples Choice AwardHelp us pick this year’s People’s Choice Award honoree, by honoring the Human Rights activists working to build a better world – on your street, in your community, and beyond.
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Exclusive Human Rights Speeches by Noam Chomsky, Julian Assange & More

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 8th July, 2013 | No Comments

Noam Chomsky Human Rights speechWatch these Global Exchange exclusive inspiring speeches from the 2013 Human Rights Awards gala, delivered by Noam Chomsky, Crystal Lameman & more.
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2013 Human Rights Awards in Pictures: Wikileaks and Crystal Lameman and Noam Chomsky, Oh My!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Donor Profiles, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Reality Tours on 15th May, 2013 | 3 Comments

Human-Rights-Awards-GX-stafGlobal Exchange celebrated its 11th annual Human Rights Awards on May 9, 2013. Check out photos from the event, and in terms of highlights…it’s hard to deliver highlights from the night because there were so many! Ok, but if I HAD to pick one…
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Julian Assange’s Acceptance Speech at Global Exchange’s Human Rights Awards

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 14th May, 2013 | 3 Comments

Human-Rights-Awards-2013-26We celebrated the 2013 Human Rights Awards on Thursday May 9th in San Francisco. This year’s Honorees are People’s Choice Awardee Julian Assange and Wikileaks, Grassroots Awardee Crystal Lameman, and Human Rights Awardee Noam Chomsky. If you missed this special night here is Julian Assange’s acceptance speech, along with Kiki Kapany’s introduction.
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Julian Assange Calls on Public to Support Bradley Manning

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 8th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

WikiLeaks-Website-LogoGlobal Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin had the opportunity to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted political asylum since June 2012.
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Guess Who’s Performing at the Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 30th April, 2013 | No Comments

Rupa-April-FishesThe 11th Annual Human Rights Awards gala is happening next week in San Francisco, and I’m excited to share with you who the latest addition to our stellar lineup of special guests is. The global alternative sounds of…
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Your Top Five Human Rights Awards Questions Answered

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 16th April, 2013 | 1 Comment

CrystalQuestions have been rolling in about our upcoming Human Rights Awards Gala happening on May 9, 2013 in San Francisco. So we came up with this Top Five list to help:
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