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Global Exchange is an international human rights organization promoting social, economic and environmental justice. For twenty years, our nonproﬁt enterprise model has created a diverse range of educational methods. • Our Reality Tours take people to nations of the global south with a “reverse Club Med” approach: get out of the hotel and meet the development groups, farmers’ organizations, womens’ groups and others creating grassroots, democratic development. • Our Fair Trade stores in San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland and on-line (http:// store.gxonlinestore.org/) educate consumers by introducing them to fair trade crafts produced by development projects throughout the global south. By providing these grassroots groups with a market for their products, we give them a source of revenue independent from foundations and governments. • Our Green Festivals (co-produced with Co-op America) are now in four cities: San Francisco, Washington, DC, Chicago and Seattle. These weekend events bring together hundreds of green enterprises, nonproﬁt environmental and social justice organizations, and tens of thousands of attendees who believe in accelerating the transition to the green economy (greenfestivals.org). • Our Freedom from Oil campaign is pressuring the auto industry to adopt a zero-emissions plan. We are also mobilizing students on hundreds of campuses across the United States and Canada who are pressuring their administrators to green their practices and reduce their campus carbon footprints. • Our peace work-in collaboration with Code Pink: Women for Peaceplays a leading role in the anti-war movement, pressuring the politicians to bring our troops home and shift resources from the military to meeting social and environmental needs (codepink4peace.org). • Our Mexico program is building links of solidarity between progressive forces in the U.S. and Mexico, educating citizens and legislators to push for more just relations between our two countries. • Our corporate accountability campaigns have forced sweatshop companies to raise their wages and improve their working conditions. Our extensive website has free tools for organizing against corporate domination.