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This Election’s 4 Deepest Democracy Victories You Missed

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 12th November, 2012 | 5 Comments

susan bWhat does Susan B. Anthony have in common with voters in Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania? What you probably missed in the glare of the pundits flashy graphics and Wed-morning quarterbacking were the real victories by and for people actually asserting their rights on Election Day. And regardless of political affiliation; against the dollars and scare tactics of huge corporations; sometimes against their own elected officials; AND against the mighty Robed Nine of the Supreme Court—they WON.

Activists in San Francisco Joined the World in Saying NO to Fracking

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 25th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

Global Exchange staff join activists  from around the Bay Area for a group photo at the Global Frackdown SF actionOn Saturday September 22nd, activists from around the Bay Area gathered in San Francisco next to the iconic Golden Gate bridge for a rally and march to voice one powerful, shared message: BAN FRACKING NOW!

Leaving Global Exchange with New Global Perspectives

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th August, 2012 | 2 Comments

GX familyFrom dropping a “Bust Up the Bank” banner off the rooftop and making F.I.R.E. flame graphics highlighting the cozy relationship between money and politics in campaign financing, to doing media outreach for the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit and conducting interviews with staff and climate justice activists in the Bay Area, my summer has been full of rewarding work that has opened me up to a new worldview.

Upcoming Rights of Nature Book Launch Events

Posted by in Community Rights on 15th April, 2011 | No Comments

RON-CoverAs this year’s Earth Day approaches, can we envisage for ourselves a future based not on exploiting nature as property but upon recognizing the nature has inherent rights to exist, thrive, and evolve? A growing number of people involved in the Rights of Nature movement are saying, “yes, we can – and we must. “ Global Exchange is excited to announce the release of a new book next week, Rights of Nature: Making a Case for the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, co-developed by Global Exchange, the Council of Canadians, and Fundacion Pachamama.

New Rights of Nature Book Coming Soon!

Posted by in Community Rights on 31st March, 2011 | 8 Comments

Rights of Nature book coverGlobal Exchange is pleased to announce the upcoming release on April 21st of a new book that explores these questions and more. Co-developed by Global Exchange, Council of Canadians and Fundacion Pachamama, the book titled Rights of Nature: Making a Case for the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, begins to reveal the path of a movement that is driving the cultural and legal shift that is necessary to transform our human relationship with nature away from being property-based and towards a rights-based model of balance.

Community rights over corporate rights. How?

Posted by in Community Rights on 10th February, 2011 | No Comments

democracyschoolIn the face of corporate power today, the struggle for real, lasting change and the efforts to assert real people’s rights over corporation’s ‘personhood’ rights is being championed by some very special communities throughout the US.

Who’s Supreme Court? Challenging Unjust Law and Corporate Power

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 2nd February, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weurker voteIf the Supreme Court had never granted “personhood” rights to corporations, would they still be trammeling the rights of citizens and riding roughshod over communities and nature? Would we have democracy? By deciding 5-4 in the Citizens United case, the US Supreme Court expanded corporations’ ability to spend money to influence our elections, and reignited the controversy over corporate personhood. A bevy of campaigns have emerged to challenge it, through litigation or via a Constitutional amendment. Abolishing corporate personhood is necessary, but our entire system of law is engineered to keep decision making out of the hands of the people.