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Strike Four in Climate Change: A “Climate Space” to Rethink Analysis and Strategies

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 7th January, 2013 | No Comments

Pablo Solon Human Rights Award speechStrike 4 and then what?! When it comes to climate change negotiations, former Ambassador of Bolivia to the United Nations Pablo Solón believes we already have 4 strikes. So where do we go from here? Here’s what Mr. Solón had to share.
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COP17: The Great Escape III

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, World News & Events on 8th December, 2011 | No Comments

photo: project survival mediaAfter 9 days of negotiations there is no doubt that we saw this movie before. It is the third remake of Copenhagen and Cancun. Same actors. Same script. The documents are produced outside the formal negotiating scenario . In private meetings, dinners which the 193 member states do not attend. The result of these meetings is known only on the last day.
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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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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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From the Floor of the United Nations: Nature Speaks

Posted by in Community Rights on 21st April, 2011 | 1 Comment

RONspeaksatUNYesterday, nature had a voice at the United Nations in a first of its kind dialogue about what it will take to live in harmony with nature, and what role the United Nations must play.
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Reading the Coca Leaves: Climate Change, Cancun and Bolivia

Posted by in World News & Events on 11th December, 2010 | No Comments

DSCN1168Reflecting on the close of the UNFCCC climate talks, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, writes of her experience on the ground in Cancun.
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Getting the Message from the UNFCCC: “Just Go Home.” . . . and ORGANIZE!

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 11th December, 2010 | 1 Comment

cancun_gate_by_ShtigMonths before civil society boarded planes or hopped on busses and bikes destined for Cancun (yes, we met up with a small contingent of cyclists arriving from West Virginia) — it was clear that we weren’t really very welcome.
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Bolivia Decries Adoption of Copenhagen Accord II Without Consensus

Posted by in World News & Events on 11th December, 2010 | No Comments

BoliviaSummitLogoLast night in the wee hours, a regressive, non-binding, dangerously unbalanced climate agreement was pushed through with “consensus” by all delegations except Bolivia. Following is the statement of response from the Bolivian government.
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