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A World Cup for Whom?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 11th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Getty ImagesThe 2014 World Cup is about far more than sport. Beyond the matches and parties, a much more important story has been unfolding. (This the second installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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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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Re-think the World Cup

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 5th June, 2014 | 4 Comments

Brazilian artist Paulo Ito created this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo. The image has since gone viral. 
Courtesy of Paulo Ito. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauloito/13998946669On June 12th, the world will shift its attention and collective body clock south for the 2014 World Cup. FIFA and its corporate sponsors will have you believe the month-long marquee event is solely about soccer and the pinnacle competition of the world’s most popular sport. While an intriguing storyline, it is a misleading half-truth at best. (This is part one of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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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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The Glue that Held the Drug War Together is Coming Apart

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 26th March, 2014 | No Comments

Sicilia-Profile-Drug-War-ByDeTroya555The glue that held the Drug War coalition together is coming apart. Even though few but the most die-hard drug warriors believe the fight is winnable, the so-called Drug War, the fight continues, at great cost to communities throughout North America.
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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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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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Your Membership Benefits are Growing Up!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 10th February, 2014 | No Comments

GX.NewMemberBenefitsSlide_R1Announcing our New and Improved Membership Benefits! Find out what they are and join us today.
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Tell Us About Your Dreams for Peace!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 27th January, 2014 | No Comments

Poet Langston Hughes’ call to hold on is an eloquent reminder that the dream of a peaceful world can seem distant. And speaking of peace, the deadline for this year’s What About Peace? contest is fast approaching.
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$1,000 Grand Prize ‘What About Peace’ Art Contest Deadline Announced

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, What About Peace Contest on 13th January, 2014 | No Comments

2013 What About Peace? submission by Michelle BlubaughIt is 2014 and the deadline for the What about Peace? youth art contest is fast approaching. Find out when it is and who is eligible to submit.
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