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Global spotlight on Europe as villages fight against dirty coal

  The international fight against dirty energy will reach a crescendo this weekend, as thousands of people join together in an unprecedented stand against coal expansion. Hidden away in the rural Lausitz region, stretching across the German-Polish border, a huge environmental disaster is unfolding. On the German side of the border, Swedish energy company Vattenfall... (More...)
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Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

By Deirdre Smith, Strategic Partnership Coordinator It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis. It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed black people with their hands... (More...)
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Carpathian resistance: has the “green blessing” turned to a “green curse”?

In an attempt to gain energy independence from neighbouring Russia, Ukraine  has adopted dream-like tariffs and tax exemptions for green energy. The Ukrainian experience showcases that the “green economy”  is not just about taxes, tariffs, and technologies. But if we are, in fact, serious about building true democracy and addressing the climate crisis, we first... (More...)
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People’s Climate Mobilisation: A Global Invitation

To change everything, we need everyone. This September, world leaders are coming to New York City to talk about how to address the climate crisis. This is a crucial moment; we’re at a crossroads. We can and must change course by building a new economy through efforts to reconceive corporations and redefine economic progress. We... (More...)
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Urban projects fight climate change in Russia and beyond

Simple and practical actions may sometimes speak louder than words. It is hardly a mere coincidence that Gandhi span and mined salt, Berliners hammered at the wall, the nuclear weapon’s opponents made cranes out of paper. These simple matter-of-fact actions helped activists recruit supporters, reach their objectives and simply made history as symbols of entire... (More...)