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Journey to Iran – City of Shiraz

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 24th August, 2010 | No Comments

Saadi TombPart three in the ‘Journey to Iran’ series. The beautiful city of Shiraz, known for its gardens, nightingales, roses, wine, and poets is also known for being a very liberal city in Iran. And while unfortunately, the wine is no longer to be found, poetry abounds here…
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Journey to Iran – Deserts of Yazd

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 18th August, 2010 | 1 Comment

Yazd Women DinnerPart two in the ‘Journey to Iran’ series. A visit to an amazing desert town that is one of the very oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world (about 7,000 years). Because it was so isolated and dry, it was never made into a capital city, and thus was evidently never overrun and destroyed by foreign armies.
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Participant Story Part 1: Journey to Iran

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 10th August, 2010 | 1 Comment

Archeological-CyrusHumanRightsCharterSmDeborah James advocated for Fair Trade at Global Exchange from 1993 – 2005, and now serves as a member of the Global Exchange Board. She is currently the Director of International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. She recently participated in the the Citizen Diplomacy Delegation to Iran with Reality Tours and in a series of posts, she shares with us her experience.
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The Journey Has Begun! Introducing the Reality Tours Blog

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East on 8th June, 2010 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Laura Stevens, Reality Tours Photo Contest WinnerGlobal Exchange Reality Tours blog invites you to Meet the People, Learn the Facts, Make a Difference! The idea for a Reality Tours blog came from members of the global community. Over the years people have expressed a desire to: Hear more about the work that we do as a dynamic human rights organization working […]
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A Rich and Ancient Place

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 14th May, 2008 | No Comments

By Martha Hennessy Sunday was my first Mother’s Day without my mother. She passed away in March, her birth month. She was the daughter of Dorothy Day, Catholic convert, radical journalist, and co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. Both my mother, Tamar, and Dorothy continue to be a great influence on my life, and my […]
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To attack Iran: A knife in the heart

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 12th May, 2008 | No Comments

By Nancy Penrose I recently returned from spending two weeks in Iran as part of a citizen diplomacy delegation organized by Global Exchange in San Francisco. I am outraged that Sen. Hillary Clinton is perpetuating the warmongering approach of the Bush-Cheney administration by stating that if she were president, the United States could “totally obliterate” […]
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Initial Thoughts

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 2nd May, 2004 | No Comments

By Ruth Crystal What follows is my initial summary of some of my experiences on the Global Exchange reality tour to Palestine/Israel that I wanted to share. I hope after some time to digest the experience – I will write an op-ed piece and do some presentation with the maps I brought back showing the […]
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My Palestine Notes

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 30th April, 2004 | No Comments

By David Crame In April 2004, I spent 10 days on the West Bank of Palestine as part of a tour of Israeli and Palestinian peace groups and sites organized by Global Exchange, the same organization we toured with in Cuba and South Africa. We both wrote up our experiences and are available to speak […]
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Enemies: A Love Story – Axis of evil meets Great Satan; lots of smiles ensue

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 9th February, 2004 | No Comments

By Judy Carlock Tucson Citizen February 9, 2004 I didn’t expect to be standing here, by these graves, tears rolling down my face. But then, I didn’t expect a lot of things when I came to Iran. I didn’t expect Tweetie Bird, platform shoes and nail polish. I didn’t expect to see ex-Wildcat basketball player […]
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My trip to Palestine

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 26th September, 2003 | No Comments

By Deirdre Mac Dermott I recently returned from a week-long women’s trip to Palestine and Israel, organized by Global Exchange, and sponsored by Code Pink, a woman’s peace group formed in response to the threatened war in Iraq, and the White Dog Café, a restaurant in Philadelphia. The trip was organized to honour Rachel Corrie, […]
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