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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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What Happened at the Move Over AIPAC Conference?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st May, 2011 | No Comments

AIPAC Protestors Photo Credit: acourtney6The Move Over AIPAC conference took place in Washington, DC on May 22-24. The purpose; to expose the AIPAC lobby and build the vision for a new US foreign policy in the Middle East. A lot happened at the conference. Find out what.
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What About Peace? Contest Winner Announced by Grand Judge

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War on 11th May, 2011 | No Comments

Christopher Minafo, 15 years old, New York Unity 2011 Painting WinnerThe following website exclusive was written by Global Exchange Executive Director Kirsten Moller who was the Grand judge in the 2011 “What About Peace?” contest for young artists, an international arts contest for youth ages 14 – 20 to express ideas and thoughts about peace.
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Just Announced: Ben & Jerry to Emcee Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Fair Trade, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events on 9th May, 2011 | No Comments

emceeBen & Jerry’s Co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield graced us with their presence at our annual Human Rights Awards Gala last year, but this year they will actually emcee the event, so those who attend are in for an extra sweet treat!
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Pablo Solon on Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 5th May, 2011 | No Comments

Pablo Solón at the UNIts been a whirlwind of activity since we launched the book The Rights of Nature: The Case for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, during Earth Day week with our partners at the Council of Canadians and Fundacion Pachamama, in time for the first ever United Nations dialog including Rights of Nature. The emerging conversation around nature’s rights was elevated to a whole new level.
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And the Human Rights Awards People’s Choice Winner is…

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 4th May, 2011 | No Comments

peoples_new1Global Exchange is pleased to announce the winner of our 2011 Human Rights Awards People’s Choice Contest, Javier Sicilia. He will be honored at our upcoming Human Rights Awards Gala, which is being emceed by two of personal heroes!
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VIDEO: Shannon Biggs & Maude Barlow on Recognizing the Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 26th April, 2011 | No Comments

Image Credit: GRITtvThe following video originally aired April 20th on GRITtv. In it, Shannon Biggs & Maude Barlow speak about recognizing the Rights of Nature.
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International Women’s Day: Today We Honor Women Working for Change

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 8th March, 2011 | 1 Comment

Carleen and Mom Helen (front left) meet with teachers in AfghanistanToday marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, first celebrated in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland in 1911, to recognize the social, political and economic achievements of women in the past and present. A perfect day to acknowledge women past and present working to create change.
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Egypt: This is What a Revolution Looks Like

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd February, 2011 | 4 Comments

IMG_0352Medea Bejamin, Co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, shares photos and reports back from Egypt.
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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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