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TPPxBorder Rally Reportback

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

StopTPPbannerSeattleWe called this rally TPPxBorder: The People’s Round. What I loved about it wasn’t only the fiery speakers, the diversity, the music, the unity, the hot Fair Trade coffee, and the ultra-legitimacy of our opposition to this heinous version of the TPP…. what I loved was learning about what an alternative deal would look like – one by and for the people. Listening to speakers and experts articulately describe what fair trade looks like, what it offers communities internationally, reminds me why these fights are so important, and the promise of real, practical, and respectful trade solutions. We have answers- now is the time to join hands and fight for them.
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Ten Reasons to Protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on December 1st

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Elect Democracy, Fair Trade, Global Exchange News & Events, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

TPPlogo1Kristen Beifus, Executive Director of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, working on behalf of people and the planet for a fair global trading system and lead organizer of the December 1 Day of Action explains why the TPP needs to be protested. And how YOU can get on the bus (literally) to join the protest.
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Caravan for Peace: 5760 miles later

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Mexico on 11th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

benningAfter 25 cities, 5760 miles, and 30 days the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity is in Washington, DC for the final days of action, press conferences, and lobbying to bring a human face to the costs of the War on Drugs to our nation’s capitol.
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Faces and Names of the Caravan

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 30th August, 2012 | 6 Comments

ladiesTraveling in two buses on the Caravan for Peace are 40 family members with their individual stories about their loved ones and one common goal to show the real costs of the drug war. Here are some of their stories.
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Deep in the Heart of Texas – the Caravan for Peace in El Paso

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 22nd August, 2012 | 2 Comments

Welcoming the Caravan to El Paso!Global Exchange Executive Director Carleen Pickard joined the Caravan for Peace in El Paso, TX. She shares her first 24 hours, including a moving vigil honoring the victims of the War on Drugs.
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One Week On the Road with the Caravan for Peace

Posted by in Featured, Mexico, World News & Events on 21st August, 2012 | 4 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree states, seven cities, and eight days later the Caravan for Peace continues to make its way across the United States on its month-long journey to urge the U.S. public to rethink the failed strategies of the War on Drugs. Read the report back from the first week of the Caravan.
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Peace Caravan Stirs Up Action in L.A.

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Mexico, World News & Events on 14th August, 2012 | 3 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Peace Caravan started off in Southern California. Here’s what happened:
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Caravan for Peace Hits the Road

Posted by in Featured, Mexico on 9th August, 2012 | 2 Comments

Danes and MPJDOn Sunday, August 12th more than 80 Mexicans will cross the Otay Border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego, board a bus and drive to Friendship Park, the most southwestern point of the United States where the wall that separates our two countries stretches out into the Pacific Ocean.
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Why Guns from the U.S. mean Murder in Mexico

Posted by in Mexico, World News & Events on 2nd August, 2012 | 3 Comments

gunsWatch ‘U.S. Guns: The Awful, Shock Truth’ produced by the Washington Office of Latin America (WOLA) and CuĂ©ntame. It illustrates how these guns are trafficked to Mexico, who profits from their sale, and what President Obama can do to stop this kind of trafficking.
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Time to Sign Up for the Peace Caravan

Posted by in Human Rights, Mexico, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 23rd July, 2012 | 4 Comments

Caravan_routebigIn less than three weeks, the Mexican led Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity will begin its trek across the United States and we’re asking you to join us.
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