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Ten Good Things About a (Not So) Bad Year

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 27th December, 2011 | 1 Comment

medea(2)Medea Benjamin’s annual list of things worth remembering about our soon-to-be-last year.
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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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Time Magazine Robs People’s Choice Winner of Title

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 15th December, 2010 | No Comments

rtxu7g3Julian Assange, the man behind Wikileaks and responsible for bringing government secrets into the public domain, easily won Readers’ Choice for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Gathering 382,020 votes, Assange was the peoples’ clear choice. Hands down. But today, TIME’s editors revealed that they preferred to go with the safer choice: Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The loser in this contest is TIME Magazine. Hands down.
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