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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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Strike Four in Climate Change: A “Climate Space” to Rethink Analysis and Strategies

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, Featured, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 7th January, 2013 | No Comments

Pablo Solon Human Rights Award speechStrike 4 and then what?! When it comes to climate change negotiations, former Ambassador of Bolivia to the United Nations Pablo Solón believes we already have 4 strikes. So where do we go from here? Here’s what Mr. Solón had to share.
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Who Won Last Night?

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Featured, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 7th November, 2012 | 7 Comments

Global Exchange Elect Democracy campaigner Hillary Lehr, one of the many US voters who turned out on Nov. 7th to cast their ballotNow that we have the results from the US’ election day– who won? Here’s how the Global Exchange team has interpreted some of the results, and we’d like to hear your take on them too!
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Indigenous Peoples Confront False Climate Solutions

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 18th October, 2012 | 2 Comments

From left to right: Ninawa, President of the Federation of Huni Kui (Acre Brazil, translator, and panel moderator Tom B.K. Goldtooth of IENREDD is a controversial carbon trading scheme based on forests that California is about to implement. On October 16th, a panel of Indigenous activists from Chiapas, Mexico, Ecuador, and as far as Acre, Brazil, convened at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA for a discussion on the affects of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), on their communities and ways of life.
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Want a Mini-Grant to Host a “Don’t Burn Democracy BBQ” in October?

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 22nd August, 2012 | 1 Comment

MemorialDayBBQWant to organize a “Don’t Burn Democracy!” BBQ in your town? Apply for a $60 mini-grant to help kick things off!
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Is the UN Promoting Environmental Apartheid? News from the Durban Climate Talks and Why You Should Care

Posted by in Community Rights on 14th December, 2011 | No Comments

durban stand strongWhy should anyone pay attention to what happened at the UN climate talks? The failure of international leaders to come to agreement in Durban South Africa sounds like business as usual, and it is—but make no mistake: officially choosing inaction now is a guaranteed death sentence for millions of people and ecosystems. If the lesson of Durban is that climate change is symptom, and not the problem, this may be our game-changing call to action.
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Where the REAL Climate Talks are Happening: Can the 99% Stop Climate Change?

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 3rd December, 2011 | 1 Comment

Shannon oilThe sun rises at 4:45 each morning in Durban, and like most of those still on California time, I woke soon after. The beach here is beautiful and nearby so I decided to take a brisk walk amongst the shore fisherfolk and shell collectors, a great change the mad bustle of the ICC center, where the official negotiations for the climate conference are taking place.
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Global Exchange is Headed to Durban, South Africa for COP17!

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 22nd November, 2011 | No Comments

2008.08.21-003This December, the 2011 UN Climate Talks will be held in Durban, South Africa. As we approach this year’s conference, environmental and climate justice activists around the world have reason to doubt that our world leaders will come together in Durban and reach a solid agreement on a solution to climate change. Past conferences have […]
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Loud and Clear: No to Keystone XL from both sides of the border

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 24th September, 2011 | No Comments

Join the sit in this Monday, October 26!Update: Monday Sept 26 – over 180 people were arrested for trespassing on Parliament Hill this morning including Maude Barlow, national chairperson at the Council of Canadians, Dave Coles, President of the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers union and CEP Executive Assistant, Fred Wilson, Graham Saul of Climate Action Network and Mikisew Cree George Poitras. Check […]
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