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Where the REAL Climate Talks are Happening: Can the 99% Stop Climate Change?

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 3rd December, 2011 | 1 Comment

Shannon oilThe sun rises at 4:45 each morning in Durban, and like most of those still on California time, I woke soon after. The beach here is beautiful and nearby so I decided to take a brisk walk amongst the shore fisherfolk and shell collectors, a great change the mad bustle of the ICC center, where the official negotiations for the climate conference are taking place.
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Global Exchange is Headed to Durban, South Africa for COP17!

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 22nd November, 2011 | No Comments

2008.08.21-003This December, the 2011 UN Climate Talks will be held in Durban, South Africa. As we approach this year’s conference, environmental and climate justice activists around the world have reason to doubt that our world leaders will come together in Durban and reach a solid agreement on a solution to climate change. Past conferences have […]
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Community Rights goes to Occupy Wall Street

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 27th October, 2011 | 4 Comments

Liberty Street - OWSOn October 26 I spent a chilly and drizzly day on Wall Street along with my fellow community-rights organizer, Ben Price from CELDF. We had been asked to share our experiences with those occupying Liberty Plaza. Together we spoke on the steps in the now-famous style of ‘the People’s Mic’, an altogether exhilarating experience.
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Food Justice: The Nature of Farming and Farming with Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th October, 2011 | 2 Comments

Shannon Biggs and Anuradha MittalToday is Blog Action Day, and Global Exchange is a proud Partner. This Blog Action Day the issue is food, (today is also World Food Day) and to mark the occasion we share with you an interview about food justice with Anuradha Mittal.
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Youth and the Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 13th October, 2011 | No Comments

Students-with-ShoshoneThis guest blog was written by Debra Weistar, co-director of Finding the Good Traveling Semester Program. “This was the most amazing day ever.  I learned more today than in all the years of my education.” –Wyatt Maniarrez, Oct. 6, 2011, after attending a court hearing between the Western Shoshone and the Bureau of Land Management […]
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See Nature in a New Right – Ecuador GAIA Reality Tour

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th August, 2011 | 3 Comments

Tungarajua VolcanoYOU can go to the Amazon! Apply now for Founders Tour to Ecuador Global Exchange & Green Festival Co-founder Kevin Danaher & Rights of Nature expert Shannon Biggs. Here’s more about the trip from Shannon, who went on a similar trip 2 years ago, and will be going on this one too.
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Bubble-wrapping Nature Against Corporate Greed

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 3rd August, 2011 | 2 Comments

Activists convening at Rights of Nature Summit21 climate justice activists convened in San Francisco last weekend for the “Rights of Nature Activist Strategy Summit”. Attendees represented a wide range of organizations and fields; climate justice, environmental policy, and social justice organizations, think tanks, and experts in law. Summit attendee Meera Karunananthan shares her experience and thoughts from the summit.
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Support a Voice for Climate Justice – Tim DeChristopher – on July 26

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 19th July, 2011 | No Comments

Tim Courthouse MNNTim DeChristopher will be sentenced on July 26 after being found guilty of one count of violating the Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act, and one count of False Statement March 3rd. He participated in the auction “won” $2.7 million in oil & gas leases in a brave creative nonviolent act to protect land from destructive oil and gas extraction. He is now facing 10 years in federal prison. Flora Bernard, Co-Director of Peaceful Uprising, shares her thoughts about Tim DeChristopher’s prosecution:
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Vision: The Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth Is Our Roadmap to a Liveable Future

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 9th June, 2011 | No Comments

storyteaser_wevegotthewholeworldinourhands“It is time for humankind to humbly accept that we have arrived at the precipice of reckless living, exploitation and destruction of Mother Earth.”
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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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