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Four Ways to Think About Freedom on the Fourth

Posted by in World News & Events on 3rd July, 2010 | No Comments

summersmoresAs we prepare for the long holiday weekend all across the country, we at Global Exchange are taking some time to reflect on ideas of freedom that we have been working on together with you. From the US Social Forum, to reaffirming our independence from oil to ending the travel ban to Cuba, join us as we share with you four ways to think about freedom on the Fourth of July.
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Another World is Possible, The Power is in Our Hands

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd July, 2010 | No Comments

DSC_0722After a political let down in Copenhagen back in December, activists around the world have been mobilizing into action, understanding that we don’t have the time to wait for our leaders to make the changes we need to see in national legislation, in global treaties or agreements. People are sick of waiting for change, so they’re taking it into their own hands on the local level.
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Attention Deficit Disorder and the Social Forum!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 25th June, 2010 | No Comments

KirstenUSSFThe idea of the forum is to put people first, to confront neo-liberal policies where ever we find them (and sometimes they are well-hidden) and to link our struggles in a web that can begin to transform our world as we confront the power of the corporations and the state.
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Riding into Detroit

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 25th June, 2010 | No Comments

USSFLogoThis is the fourth in a series of posts by Executive Director, Kirsten Moller as she pedals her way to the US Social Forum. Read on as she shares her journey from Upstate NY to Detroit and the lessons learned along the way.
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BikeIt! from Lansing to Detroit

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 24th June, 2010 | No Comments

BikeTentCityMonday, hundreds of cyclists converged in Detroit, the final destination of their respective rides from locations across the country with a united vision that ÔÇťAnother World is Possible,” of a greener, (bike friendly!), and more just society. People chose bicycles as their form of transportation to the forum for a variety of reasons; as a demonstration against dirty fuel, as a symbol of unity, purely out of the love of cycling, or perhaps as a personal challenge of endurance.
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VIDEO: Hummer Gets Final Burial

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 24th June, 2010 | No Comments

hummerOn Monday June 21 members of CODE PINK: Women for Peace buried a Hummer on this wildly artistic street, the Heidelberg Project, that is a symbol of hope and revitalization in a city devastated by economic downturn. Check out pictures and video from the event.
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Those Urban Fish

Posted by in World News & Events on 24th June, 2010 | No Comments

tilapiaThis is the third in a series of posts by Executive Director, Kirsten Moller as she pedals her way to the US Social Forum. Read on as she shares her journey from Upstate NY to Detroit and the lessons learned along the way.
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HUMMER to be buried at Joyful Ceremony during US Social Forum

Posted by in World News & Events on 21st June, 2010 | No Comments

Photo Credit: CODE PINKHow many environmental activists does it take to bury a Hummer? Global Exchange allies CODEPINK Women for Peace are set to find out!
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Bike It meets Flying Squirrels and Urban Fish

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 19th June, 2010 | No Comments

The Bike It in Rochester, New York. Picture by Daniel Gregor.This is the second in a series of posts by Executive Director, Kirsten Moller as she pedals her way to the US Social Forum. Read on as she shares her journey from Upstate NY to Detroit and the lessons learned along the way.
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Bike-It to Detroit!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 16th June, 2010 | 9 Comments

The BikeIt CrewOver ten thousand people have registered for the US Social Forum (USSF) in Detroit to look at the ways that the social movement can grow and connect to each other — to learn about and celebrate our successes, to strategize ways we can work together to overcome obstacles and build the “Other World that is not only possible but on its way.”
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