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Rights of Nature Tribunal Puts Chevron on Trial

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Generation for Justice, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Uncategorized on 1st October, 2014 | No Comments

chevron On Sunday October 5 2014, a People’s Tribunal will examine the violations of community and nature’s rights caused by the fossil fuel industry, using Chevron’s refinery in Richmond as a case study. Recognizing legal standing for ecosystems is a concept that has been gaining strength over the past decade, in dozens of US communities and in the constitution of Ecuador. The tribunal takes place between 10 am – 2 pm at Laney College’s Forum in Oakland. Register NOW.
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Images from the #PeoplesClimateMarch

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd September, 2014 | No Comments

everyoneWhat a day! Excitement built from the moment we awoke! We poured on to subways, walked up towards Columbus Circle, greeted, gathered, and we marched!!!
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I Didn’t Take the Climate Train

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 20th September, 2014 | 1 Comment

banner2People ask me where I’m going to be on Sunday. Not if I’m going to be at the People’s Climate March, but which People’s Climate March. When people ask me, I say, “I’m going to be in New York”.
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Is This Where Change Happens? Onboard the Climate Train

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 18th September, 2014 | 6 Comments

trainAs I thought about my own reasons for attending the People’s Climate March, coinciding with the gathering of world leaders at the UN to address climate chaos, boarding the so-called Climate Train seemed like the only way to go; maybe even the best reason to go to New York.
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All Aboard! The Train Has Left the Station!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th September, 2014 | No Comments

Shannon Biggs boards the Climate Train in Emeryville, CA.On Monday, the People’s Climate Train (and Global Exchanger Shannon Biggs) just left the west coast departure point in Emeryville, CA headed for the People’s Climate March in New York City this Sunday September 21!
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Why I’m Boarding the People’s Climate Train

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 26th August, 2014 | 8 Comments

train-logoIt’s time we all got on board with a people-powered climate plan.The ultimate destination is to join the largest-ever climate march In New York City on September 21 & 22, coinciding with the United Nations Climate Summit. I will be joining the train in the Bay Area, and meeting more than 200 fellow riders, sharing stories and strategies for change. I will be leading workshops on community rights, rights of nature and fracking, and learning from others as we come together from across the country to share knowledge and collaborate while enjoying a beautiful ride through breathtaking wilderness areas. Join us!
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California’s Statehouse Buyoff: We Won’t Fracking Take It Anymore

Posted by in Community Rights on 16th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

With the arrival of fracking on the political scene, California’s democracy is unquestionably drowning in Big Oil. From campaign contributions, lobbying, and inappropriate governmental appointments and more—the crisis we face may be bigger than fracking. Some California communities are taking Democracy into their own hands.With the arrival of fracking on the political scene, California’s democracy is unquestionably drowning in Big Oil. From campaign contributions, lobbying, and inappropriate governmental appointments and more—the crisis we face may be bigger than fracking. Some California communities are taking Democracy into their own hands.
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A World Cup for Whom?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 11th June, 2014 | 2 Comments

Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Getty ImagesThe 2014 World Cup is about far more than sport. Beyond the matches and parties, a much more important story has been unfolding. (This the second installment of a multi-part series examining the preparations and aftermaths of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil)
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Why Mora County New Mexico is Fighting Frackers for Your Rights, too

Posted by in Community Rights on 10th June, 2014 | 5 Comments

thisiswhyMora County New Mexico is not the first place that comes to mind for challenging the ‘rights’ of corporations. But in 2013, they became the first county in the U.S to ban fracking by exercising their right to local self-governance. Then they got sued for violating the corporation’s “right” to make a profit at their expense. So what happens now?
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Community Rights & Fracking Ban Tour hits Mendocino County

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th May, 2014 | No Comments

3116586Want to support a rights-based fracking ban in Mendocino County, California? The Community Rights Network of Mendocino County (CRNMC) announces a series of public events to educate and collect signatures for a local fracking ban! Events, radio and TV appearances feature national fracking expert David Braun and Global Exchange Community Rights director Shannon Biggs. Join or support the campaign no matter where you live!
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