Global Exchange in the News

Several local labor rights organizations mobilized May 21 during a shareholders’ meeting at Gap headquarters in downtown San Francisco, Calif., to urge the retail clothing giant to sign on to an international accord that aims to protect the rights of employees in Bangladesh’s garment factories...

By Sunita Sohrabji
June 3, 2013

When you ask Rachel Jackson about Oklahoma's "radical" past, she has plenty of examples.

"First off, most people don't know that Oklahoma had a really strong organized labor and Socialist Party presence," says Jackson, who has been researching all of this for a dissertation at the...

By Mary Forgione
May 14, 2013

March 25, 2013

Washington, DC -- The “Raise the Bar, Hershey!” coalition (www.raisethebarhershey.org) welcomed last week’s announcement from the Hershey Co. (HSY) that it has set deadlines to achieve its 100% certification...

March 25, 2013

(SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2013)

We won!
 
After years of pressure from Fair Trade activists like you, Hershey's recently announced its next...
Global Exchange
March 21, 2013

Washington, DC — Based on data revealed this week at the Department of Labor’s Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group (CLCCG), the non-profit groups behind the Raise The Bar, Hershey campaign (Global Exchange, Green America, the...

Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign
March 14, 2013

Victims of violence in Mexico, Javier Sicilia, and organizations from Mexico and the United States, gathered in the Second Conference of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in Mexico City on January 27, 2013, express our support for President Obama’s proposals that to stop the...

Movement for Peace and Justice with Dignity
January 29, 2013

As the Obama administration considers gun law reforms in response to the Sandy Hook massacre, a bi-national petition seeks to halt arms smuggling from the U.S. to Mexico

(San Francisco, CA, Jan. 14) —Amidst efforts by the Obama administration to reform the nation’s gun laws in...

Global Exchange
January 14, 2013

Teresa Carmona’s son Joaquin was an architecture student at a public university in Mexico City when in August, 2010, two days before his fifth semester, he was murdered in his apartment. “Someone broke a bottle, then they broke his head and he was strangled,” says Carmona. “And there’s no one...

By Gloria Williams
November 7, 2012

A WOMAN in torn jeans and a ruffled top talks on a cellphone as we get ready to board our Cubana Air flight to Havana from Cancún, Mexico.

The men in line next to us check three flat-screen Samsung TV sets — and bring aboard a stack of Italian panini presses as carry-on luggage.

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By Carol Pucci
October 19, 2012

The Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign welcomed today’s announcement from the Hershey Co. (HSY) that it will be certifying 100 percent of its cocoa by 2020 and urged the chocolate giant to go 100 percent Fair Trade...

October 3, 2012