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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, Uncategorized, 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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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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New Release: A Call to Action for Nature’s New Economy

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

RON-300x262Last year a wise counsel of 32 leading global thinkers came together to discuss the power and promise of The Rights of Nature in transforming the “endless more” economy to living Earth economy. The Stillheart Declaration on Rights of Nature and the Economics of the Biosphere was released on February, 20, 2014 —appropriately, it is also the World Day of Social Justice. We hope it will inspire as much imagination, new energy, collaborative work and attention as those who wrote it.
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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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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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Community Rights Holiday Reading List

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 11th December, 2012 | No Comments

ChelseaLooking for some eye-opening holiday reading suggestions? Here’s a handy list with a focus on community rights, complete with an exclusive sneak peak of a piece David Korten is working on.
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From the Mouths of Babes at Rio+20 “Join me in Earth Revolution”

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 28th June, 2012 | 4 Comments

Indig Ecuador signs decThe United Nations Rio + 20 Summit on Sustainable Development was a dismal, if predictable, failure. Global Exchange’s Community Rights Director Shannon Biggs reports on the news from Rio—the not so bad, the bad, and the ugly and points to some inspiring youth voices that could be heard above the din.
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Honoring the Sacred: Indigenous Wisdom on Rights of Mother Earth

Posted by in Community Rights on 11th April, 2012 | No Comments

IEN conf wood burningThe sacred fire was lit as over 100 primarily Indigenous peoples gathered—and hundreds more participated online—for the RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH: International Indigenous Conference APRIL 4 – 6, 2012 at Haskell Indian Nations University. “This is the greatest challenge facing humanity in the 21st Century. How do we re-orientate the dominant industrialized societies so that they pursue human well-being in a manner that contributes to the health of our Mother Earth instead of undermining it? In other words – how do we live in harmony with Nature?”
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Reclaiming Our Future at Rio+20: The Green Economy Versus Rights of Mother Earth

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 21st March, 2012 | No Comments

La Via Campesina - Massive MarchThe international peasants and farmers organization, La Via Campesina, ends their global Call to Action for the upcoming June 16-18 Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) with ‘GLOBALIZE THE STRUGGLE!! GLOBALIZE HOPE!!!’ The stakes are high in Rio. As Via Campesina points out, “Twenty years later, governments should have reconvened to review their commitments and progress, but in reality the issue to debate will be the “green economy” led development, propagating the same capitalist model that caused climate chaos and other deep social and environmental crises.”
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