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2012 Global Exchange Open House in Pictures

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Donor Profiles, Economic Activism for Palestine, Elect Democracy, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 10th October, 2012 | No Comments

GX-Open-House-72Last Thursday Global Exchange opened its doors to our San Francisco office for our annual Open House. The fun-filled evening included a diverse group of social justice activists, a few surprises, and lots of laughs. Here’s what went down.
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Global Exchange Testifies at State Capitol to Support Resolution to Stop Trafficking of Illegal Weapons into Mexico

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, World News & Events on 11th January, 2012 | No Comments

John Lindsay Poland, -and-Kirsten-Moller-at-California-capitol-building-in-SacramentoOn January 10, 2012 Kirsten Moller joined the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Brady campaign in the California Capitol building in Sacramento to provide a support testimony for Senator De León’s Senate Joint Resolution No. 10 that calls for a comprehensive approach to stop the trafficking of illegal weapons and ammunition across the border into Mexico. Here’s the statement we made yesterday.
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Eight Mexicans Who Should Be Heard

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | No Comments

MXPeacemovementIn the last year, an unprecedented number of Mexicans have received international recognition for their courageous work on behalf of migrants, workers, and the millions of victims of the country’s spiraling violence, institutional decomposition and appalling inequality. We profile some of these movement leaders, artists, grass roots organizers, labor leaders, and clergy people working in the front trenches of the struggle for human rights.
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Global Exchange 2011 Human Rights Award Winner Javier Sicilia Named One of TIME Magazine’s People of the Year

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th December, 2011 | 2 Comments

Javier Sicilia (left) with Global Exchange Human Rights Director Ted Lewis (right) June 2011Huge congratulations goes out to Javier Sicilia, Global Exchange’s 2011 Human Rights Award winner who was just named one of TIME magazine’s People of the Year. The official “Person of the Year” TIME named “The Protester” and Javier was among those profiled. Here’s more about Javier, and video of the speech he delivered at our awards gala back in June.
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Key Peace Activist Murdered; Family Now in Danger

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 5th December, 2011 | 3 Comments

Don Nepo turns away after talking with Felipe Calderon during a meeting on Oct 14th . Flanking the President are his wife, Margarita Zavala and the late Secretary of Gobernacion, José Francisco Blake Mora who died in a helicopter crash on November 11, 2011. photo:  Pepe RiveraNepomuceno Moreno Núñez, an activist of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) was gunned down on November 28th while driving in Hermosillo, Sonora in northwestern Mexico.
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Mexico’s Peace Movement Looks North of the Border

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico, World News & Events on 11th November, 2011 | No Comments

Sicilia_DPAAfter months of marches and caravans covering thousand of kilometers of Mexico’s highways and back roads, Javier Sicilia, other family members of murder victims, along with a small support team, traveled to Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA at the invitation of Global Exchange.
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Speaking Tour Kicks Off in Ciudad Juarez-Onwards to Texas, Arizona, Mexico City, and California

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 18th October, 2011 | No Comments

MXpolice_crowdAuthors John Gibler, and Diego Enrique Osorno gave a talk about an increasingly violent Mexico as they addressed the first event of a border activist summit at the University of Texas at El Paso. The speaking tour continues. Find out details about this tour featuring these two experts who bring first hand perspectives from the regions of Mexico most affected by the drug war.
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Javier Sicilia and Others to Speak at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 12th October, 2011 | No Comments

P1000594This year, leaders of Mexico’s peace movement will be headliners at the DPA sponsored International Drug Policy Reform Conference. Find out where, when, and who will be there.
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Calderón breaks word to Javier Sicilia: Movement responds

Posted by in Mexico on 3rd October, 2011 | 1 Comment

acapulco whiteMexican President Calderón has broken his public pledge made to Mexican peace movement representatives to evaluate steps taken by the government since an internationally televised dialogue held in the Chapultepec Castle, three months ago.
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The Caravan to the South

Posted by in Mexico on 30th September, 2011 | 1 Comment

peace dove with boy jumpngLike the caravan that travelled through Mexico’s brutalized north to Ciudad Juarez last June, the caravan south was joined by hundreds of Mexicans determined to shine national attention on hidden sorrows and horrors caused both by long standing political repression in the south as well as the new national dynamics of criminal and state violence.
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