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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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‘Elect Democracy’ Panel in Washington DC + Photos!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War on 17th July, 2012 | No Comments

Capital Building Fact:  F.I.R.E. (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) sector spent $879 million in Congressional campaign contributions since 2006: bit.ly/KPMK79Three speakers from Code Pink, Oil Change International, and Public Citizen joined Global Exchange in Washington DC, to compare notes on how undue corporate influence negatively impacts the ability of these groups to carry out their positive missions, and share inspiration about how people are standing up to protect and reclaim democracy.
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What Will You #DeclareIndependence From?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 27th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

ikylieinstaThis July 3-4, choose ONE THING you DON’T LIKE and #DeclareIndependence from it! I chose to #DeclareIndependence from rule by Wall Street. What about you? Just post on Facebook or Twitter. It takes 30 seconds and makes Independence Day about more than fireworks or a car sale.
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A Summer Solarbration

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community on 22nd June, 2012 | No Comments

sunDid you know that by 2015, solar energy will be the lower cost option for 66% of US homes?  Did you also know that you don’t have to live on the Equator to receive adequate sunshine to power your home?
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This July 4th, #DeclareIndependence

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

We have a medley of options of bad/obsolete things to #DeclareIndependence from, so let’s use this nomenclature of this significant holiday to collectively name the plethora of things we are fighting to overcome (and how). 
Image: occupydesign.orgWhat can you #DeclareIndependence from on July 4th? Sign up today to participate and let us know what you will #DeclareIndependence from this Fourth of July! Get ready to share via Facebook, Twitter, and on the ground.
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Chevron Shareholders Greeted by Protestors Out (and In)side Annual Meeting

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 30th May, 2012 | No Comments

Protest art during Chevron shareholder meeting May 30, 2012 Photo Credit: Global ExchangeCommunity members from around the world who have suffered the impacts of Chevron’s actions gathered today outside Chevron’s headquarters in support of human rights, environmental, economic and climate justice. Global Exchange Director of Organizing Kirsten Moller was there and shares her thoughts:
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Going Solar Makes Sense; Dollars and Sense

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Green Festivals, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 21st April, 2012 | No Comments

Maldives Solar InstallationEarth Day is a time to reflect on how we get to take action for a better planet. Guest blogger, Danny Kennedy, President of Sungevity, Solar Home Specialists, explains (now ousted) President Nasheed’s vision to make the Maldives the first carbon-neutral country on Earth by going solar and offers up a good deal for us too.
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Over 800,00 Say No to Keystone XL in 24 Hours

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 15th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

6877618799_7c7c6d774b_zFriends, the response was rapid, fierce and overwhelming. When we joined the effort to gather 500,000 signatures in 24 hours, it seemed ambitious. Thanks to your help, representatives from the coalition delivered over 800,000 signatures directly to Senator Reid and Senator McConnell in DC.
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Done – Keystone XL is Done

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 18th January, 2012 | 1 Comment

KeystoneSF_croppedThe Obama administration has rejected the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. Following months of activism and pressure – from both advocates and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to carry heavy crude 1,700 miles from northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico – President Obama made the right decision to deny the permit application from TransCanada.
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Keystone XL: Delayed and Re-routed, One Step Closer to Cancelled

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 10th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

Stop KXLThe Obama administration announced today that the Presidential approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will be delayed until 2013 due to concerns about the proposed routing of the pipeline through Nebraska and the Ogallala Aquifer. Less than a week after 12,000 people surrounded the White House at a mass day of action, the news is a step in the right direction to cancel the project entirely.
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