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Fracking Corporations Played the Democracy Game – Two Communities Set New Rules this Election

Posted by in Uncategorized on 12th November, 2014 | 1 Comment

imagesAround the country, communities fighting fracking took their cause to the ballot box in the 2014 cycle — or tried to. But even before voters got a chance to voice their values some were preempted by nefariously oily means, while others faced big money influence during and after the election. All of these point to a problem that is (unbelievably) even bigger than fracking—the state of democracy. Two communities did something different, they banned fracking by standing up for their civil rights.
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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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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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A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

The following post was co-written by Osprey Orielle Lake & Shannon Biggs.  — A Summit on the Equator, Seeking New Rules for Nature Hosted by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN), leaders of the emerging Rights of Nature movement gathered for an international summit in Pensaqui, Ecuador from January 13-17, 2014. We […]
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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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Beat the Heat This Summer: We Topped 400 (Parts Per Million of C02), Now What?

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, World News & Events on 17th May, 2013 | No Comments

350.org in AustraliaIt took a couple of years for the number to stick: 350. Its the number (parts per million of C02) that we need to maintain if we want to save our lovely planet. But this weekend we topped 400. Learn how you can join us to fight back.
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From Super PAC Millions to Lobbyist Billions

Posted by in Elect Democracy on 28th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

Illustration Credit: James T. PendergastOver $629 million in Super PAC spending in the 2012 election didn’t sway U.S. voters as significantly as expected, but in the coming months will the billions spent in corporate lobbying sway Congress?
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Faces of the 2011 Human Rights Awards Gala

Posted by in Community Rights, Fair Trade, For Our Members, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 7th June, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ben Cohen, Tex Dworkin, Kevin Danaher, Jerry Greenfield Photo Credit: Natalie MottleyThe Ninth Annual Human Rights Awards was a great success! The sold out event included inspirational speeches by three incredible honorees, witty banter by event emcees Ben & Jerry (in tuxedos!), and the participation of the entire Global Exchange staff, board, and community. All in all, a great success. But don’t take my word for it; check out the pics!
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Look What the True Cost of Chevron Network Did Last Week

Posted by in People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 1st June, 2011 | No Comments

agmLast week was a busy one for the True Cost of Chevron Network. Dozens of activists including those from Angola, Nigeria, Canada, Alaska, and the U.S. Gulf Coast traveled to San Ramon, California to attend Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting to deliver a new report: The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report. This report […]
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We’re Taking On Chevron: Will You Join Us?

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 17th May, 2011 | No Comments

ChevronconfrontationWhile Chevron touts its “Human Energy” PR message of corporate social responsibility, communities directly affected by the company’s operations worldwide bear witness to the social and environmental costs that go unmentioned by Chevron. The True Cost of Chevron Network will be gathering in California May 25th to confront Chevron at their annual shareholder meeting to expose the truth. Will you join us?
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