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Can Rights of Nature Help Us Rewrite Our Human Story?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights on 7th November, 2013 | 3 Comments

RONThe 2013 Rights of Nature summit brought together top minds from across the globe to put forward a new vision for integrating rights of nature into diverse movements.
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Getting Down with the Global Frackdown, Year 2

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

Tayelyn and Elise Hill say no to fracking.The second annual Global Frackdown showcased the breadth and depth of the opposition to fracking, in California and across the planet.
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25 Years in the Never Ending Struggle for Peace and Human Rights

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, For Our Members, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th October, 2013 | No Comments

Global-Exchange-25-Year-AnnGuess what today is…it’s Global Exchange’s 25th Birthday! To celebrate, Global Exchange Human Rights Program Director Ted Lewis takes a look back over the past 25 years at Global Exchange’s never ending struggle for peace and human rights.
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A One-Man Fracking Ban

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy on 30th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

3fda5cd1d9b6c221448fd6a7164ec25bWhen J. Stephen Cleghorn realized his certified-organic farm was at risk of being “fracked” for shale gas extraction, he became the first private property owner in the United States to use a “Rights of Nature” deed easement banning all activities that would do systemic harm to the ecosystem both above and deep below the surface of his farm.
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There Is No Planet B: Update on Rights of Nature at the United Nations

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 28th August, 2013 | 1 Comment

earth--there is no planet bThe goal of the UN’s new “high-level political forum” (HLPF) is to keep “sustainable development” high on national agendas. But is “sustainable development” our end goal — and by whose definition? We cannot separate what we do to the Earth from what we do to ourselves. Yet, every element of our current, neoliberal economic system is intertwined with the idea that the natural world is property. We trivialize the fullness of life and diversity of natural world by labeling its elements “resources,” We must change this in our communities and through institutions like the United Nations.
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The Summer I Researched Corporate Criminals

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 22nd August, 2013 | 1 Comment

MostWanted2013For the past several weeks, I have been investigating corporations that are responsible for human rights abuses and environmental disasters for Global Exchange’s Most Wanted Corporate Criminals list for 2013. The annual ‘Top Ten’ list started to raise awareness about how familiar corporations were acting internationally, connect activists with organizations fighting back and standing in solidarity with impacted communities.
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Flower Power vs. Dirty Energy at Chevron Refinery

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 7th August, 2013 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Noah Chandler210 people were arrested at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on Saturday. Here’s why:
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The Bay Area Turns Up the Heat!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured on 25th July, 2013 | No Comments

GXAug3KXLHere in California, people of the Bay Area will rise up at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on August 3rd. Just days before the one year anniversary of the Chevron Refinery explosion, we’ll join the Summer Heat Richmond coalition and say No to Chevron, No to Tar Sands Oil, Stop Climate Chaos and Yes to Green Energy.
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Join Us to Stop the TPP This Summer!

Posted by in Elect Democracy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 16th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

TPP-TuesdayIt’s time to take a step and organize an action to resist the TPP this summer! Communities around the world have already organized their own actions and we’re encouraging you to join #TPPTuesday and organize and event to bring more awareness to your community (it does not have to be on a Tuesday!).
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Stopping the Tar Sands – In a Good Way

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, For Our Members on 11th July, 2013 | No Comments

The Healing Walk. Photo credit: Zack EmbreeThe tar sands are growing out of control, destroying the climate for all Canadians and poisoning the water of everyone living downstream. On July 5-6 2013, hundreds of people came together from coast to coast to join First Nations and Metis in the Healing Walk, a gathering focused on healing the environment and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion.
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