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Sicilia & Calderón Meet: View it Live 6/23

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 22nd June, 2011 | No Comments

Sicilia_MexicanflagWe are sending information on how to watch the extraordinary meeting planned on Thursday, June 23 between Javier Sicilia — together with his close advisors, and a group of family members of drug war victims – with President Calderón and his war cabinet.
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Calderón Rebuked on the Ground and in the Air Over Drug War

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 16th June, 2011 | No Comments

Javier_caravanOver a week ago Federal Police broke into the Paso del Norte Human Rights Center in Ciudad Juárez, an important host of the Caravan for Peace that was travelling 3,000 kilometers north to Juárez through cities hard hit by the drug war like Morelia, San Luis Potosi, Torreon, and Monterrey. Thankfully the Caravan arrived safely in Juárez last Thursday. Here’s how it went.
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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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Key Juárez Human Rights Organization Raided

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

MoreliarallyLast Sunday night, just after eight o’clock, Mexican Federal Police violently broke into and searched the offices of the Centro de Derechos Humanos, Paso del Norte. This Center, led by Father Oscar Enriquez, has played a pivotal role in building Mexico’s national peace movement and is a Global Exchange partner.
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Mexico’s National Pact for Peace

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th May, 2011 | No Comments

pacto-nacionalAt the May 8th demonstration in Mexico City, the National Pact for Peace, or Pacto Nacional, was first presented calling for, among other things: ending the militarization of the effort to control drug trafficking which is fundamentally a public health issue; challenging official corruption and impunity that have crippled genuine investigations and law enforcement; and opposing the economic monopolies that have robbed the wealth of the poorest Mexicans, leaving millions of youth with few productive options.
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Sea Change in Mexico: New National Dialogue

Posted by in Mexico, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 12th May, 2011 | No Comments

LargecrowdMexico’s weekend of mobilizations against the drug war stretched from Ciudad Juárez to San Cristóbal. Javier Sicilia, who called for these actions, led a hundred thousand supporters into Mexico City’s Zocalo on Sunday after marching three days from Cuenavaca.
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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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Mexico’s Growing Movement Against Murder

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 8th April, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia leads thousands demonstrating against violence in Cuernavaca, Morelos state on April 6, 2011 (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)Thousands of people marched in Mexico this week demanding an end to the violence that continues to wrack the country. These large marches convey the sense that the growing movement against murder in Mexico is gathering force and will not be easily silenced.
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