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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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Largest US Climate Rally Ever Feb. 17th: Why I’m Taking Action and How You Can Too

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 11th February, 2013 | No Comments

ForwardOnClimate[1]Tens of thousands of people are coming together to call on President Obama to move America Forward On Climate, including Global Exchange Executive Director Carleen Pickard. Join them today by signing up to take action online. Here’s how.
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Join the Largest Climate Rally in History Next Month

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

Carleen DC NoXLDid you know that the largest climate rally in history is happening next month in DC? Thousands are gathering to say No to Keystone XL and show President Obama that the progressive movement and the communities that helped secure his victory are holding him to his promises.
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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 5th October, 2012 | No Comments

main-1As we write, our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. For the past six months they have built a movement of climate activists, rural landowners, Texans, Oklahomans and people from all over the country to fiercely resist it … Let us be clear: there is not an inch of daylight in between us and those blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas. We stand with them as we’ve stood with those fighting mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, those defending old growth forests in Cascadia and those challenging nuclear power across this country.
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2012 Most Wanted Human Rights Violators List is Out

Posted by in Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 19th June, 2012 | 1 Comment

Most-WantedThe first “Most Wanted” list appeared shortly after the Battle in Seattle and was intended to check the power of corporations—and provide a tool for citizens around the world to do it. The 2012 “Most Wanted” list is updated to include some of the world’s worst (and current) corporate abusers including Bank of America, Chevron, Monsanto, Pacific Rim and TransCanada. See all the corporations that made the list and why, plus who’s doing something about it.
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24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline (Again!)

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 13th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

no-kxl-24hrsYou thought we were beyond this didn’t you? Well guess again. It seems unbelievable, but right now, the Senate is considering legislation that would resurrect the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The same pipeline that President Obama sanely rejected last month. Here’s what you can do about it right now.
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Count Down to a Thumbs Down on Keystone XL (we hope!)

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th January, 2012 | No Comments

photoWait a minute! Hang on! Didn’t we celebrate that Obama announced that the Keystone XL permit decision (whether or not approve TransCanada’s application to build a mega pipeline to transport dirty tar sands oil from northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico) was off the agenda until 2013? Yes, we did.
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Keystone XL: Delayed and Re-routed, One Step Closer to Cancelled

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 10th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

Stop KXLThe Obama administration announced today that the Presidential approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will be delayed until 2013 due to concerns about the proposed routing of the pipeline through Nebraska and the Ogallala Aquifer. Less than a week after 12,000 people surrounded the White House at a mass day of action, the news is a step in the right direction to cancel the project entirely.
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It WAS a Very Good Day For The 99% Of Us Who Aren’t An Executive at TransCanada

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 6th November, 2011 | 4 Comments

signWe know what happened today – it’s been decades since an issue has brought these numbers to Washington to demonstrate such strong support for a President to stand up against corporate interests and be held accountable to his own campaign promises. We demonstrated the very best of our people power. We just need to hear from the President that he was listening. Read a report back from the day!
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(Ex)Obama Supporters On The streets – Not In The Fundraiser

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 26th October, 2011 | No Comments

DSCN2556Over a thousand people gathered in front of President Obama’s fundraiser in San Francisco on Tuesday to keep the pressure on him to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. It was said to be biggest protest yet in front of an Obama fundraiser.
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