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Got Climate? Why California Communities are Rising Against Fracking (and why you should too)

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th February, 2013 | 7 Comments

community_rightsGas and oil companies are quietly bringing fracking to the Golden State, placing not just Californians, but the planet at risk. In fact the process has already begun; promising to make California the number one oil producing state in the country, or as some call it The Saudi Arabia of the US—but at what cost? Global Exchange is working with communities to say “no” and leading a speaking tour April 15-22 through California’s fracklands.
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Activists Showed Up in DC at Largest Climate Rally in US History

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 20th February, 2013 | 5 Comments

Carleen Pickard at Climate Rally DCAfter months of organizing and momentum building, over 50,000 climate activists showed up in Washington, DC at the largest climate rally in the history of the United States to send a clear message: It’s Time to Move Forward on Climate.
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Join the Week of Action to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers, March 16 – 23

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 20th February, 2013 | No Comments

Tar Sands Week of ActionRamsey Sprague of Tar Sands Blockade, who recently chained myself to a loud speaker to deliver his warning message to the tar sands industry, tells us all we need to know about an upcoming week of action to stop Stop Tar Sands Profiteers.
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Largest US Climate Rally Ever Feb. 17th: Why I’m Taking Action and How You Can Too

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 11th February, 2013 | No Comments

ForwardOnClimate[1]Tens of thousands of people are coming together to call on President Obama to move America Forward On Climate, including Global Exchange Executive Director Carleen Pickard. Join them today by signing up to take action online. Here’s how.
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Join the Largest Climate Rally in History Next Month

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2013 | No Comments

Carleen DC NoXLDid you know that the largest climate rally in history is happening next month in DC? Thousands are gathering to say No to Keystone XL and show President Obama that the progressive movement and the communities that helped secure his victory are holding him to his promises.
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Beyond Personhood: Why Corporations Love the Constitution More Than You do

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th January, 2013 | 22 Comments

Got rights?January 21st marks the 3rd anniversary of the SCOTUS Citizen United ruling that opened the corporate-funded floodgates. While criticizing corporate personhood has hit the mainstream, questioning the Constitution remains the ultimate taboo.Shannon Biggs and Randy Hayes ask, “What do you love about the U.S. Constitution?” and explore what the Constitution is…and isn’t.
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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 5th October, 2012 | No Comments

main-1As we write, our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. For the past six months they have built a movement of climate activists, rural landowners, Texans, Oklahomans and people from all over the country to fiercely resist it … Let us be clear: there is not an inch of daylight in between us and those blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. We stand with them as we’ve stood with those fighting mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, those defending old growth forests in Cascadia and those challenging nuclear power across this country.
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Activists in San Francisco Joined the World in Saying NO to Fracking

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 25th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

Global Exchange staff join activists  from around the Bay Area for a group photo at the Global Frackdown SF actionOn Saturday September 22nd, activists from around the Bay Area gathered in San Francisco next to the iconic Golden Gate bridge for a rally and march to voice one powerful, shared message: BAN FRACKING NOW!
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Are You Down With the Global Frackdown?

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 8th August, 2012 | 3 Comments

frackdownpowerupIt’s time to get cracking about fracking! Join people across the world on September 22nd for the Global Frackdown, 1 day of action to call for a ban on fracking to protect our communities.
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Chevron Explosion Ignites Local Activists

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, World News & Events on 7th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

Chevron-Explosion-7Last night, in our own backyard, Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, CA had an explosion and fire. Though damage reports are still coming in, luckily no refinery workers or local residents were killed. Check out the pictures, plus what activists are doing in response.
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