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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

US President Barack Obama has admitted that guns from his country are partly to blame for deadly violence in Mexico, as he pledged to forge an equal partnership between the two neighbours as they battle powerful drug cartels.

Obama also said he sees a "new Mexico" emerging, with a...

May 3, 2013

President Obama has much to discuss with Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, when they meet in Mexico City this week. No issue, however, is more urgent than the search for peace, justice and dignity for and between our peoples.

For seven years, Mexico has been living a nightmare...
by Javier Sicilia
May 2, 2013

March 25, 2013

Washington, DC -- The “Raise the Bar, Hershey!” coalition ( 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

The election of Pope Francis has brought many issues to the fore that represent not just the complexity of a person, but the complexity of the Catholic Church. This was especially true at the time the most controversial chapters in his history were being written.

Kyle Barron
March 20, 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

An appeals court in Buenos Aires has convicted ex-President Carlos Menem of illegally selling 6,500 tonnes of arms to Croatia and Ecuador in the 1990s.

March 8, 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

(Reuters) - Mexico should legalize the export of marijuana after voters in two U.S. states opted to allow possession and sale of the drug for recreational use, an ally of incoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

Cesar Duarte, governor of Chihuahua, one of the Mexican states...

By Dave Graham
November 8, 2012

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

Global Links and Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), today launched a joint humanitarian campaign to send hurricane relief to Santiago, Cuba, the country’s second largest city, devastated by Hurricane Sandy on October 25th.

As the US eastern seaboard counts severe losses and...

October 29, 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.


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

Whole Foods Market (NYSE: WFM) locations around the country will be removing one of  Hershey’s high end products-- Scharffen Berger chocolate-- from  shelves across the country by the end of the year due to Hershey’s failure to assure that the cocoa is sourced without the use of forced...

October 3, 2012
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