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This is what the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement looks like in Europe

These days, we’re witnessing the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement. People around the world are joining together in an unprecedented wave of escalated mass actions targeting the world’s most dangerous coal, oil and gas projects, under the banner of Break Free from fossil fuels. The UK kicked off Break Free last... (More...)
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Pau: Dawn to a Renewed French Climate Justice Movement

In Paris, as the climate talks ended, we committed to prevent the fossil fuel industry from crossing the red lines for a just and livable planet. In Pau, the French climate movement honored that promise and successfully blocked Total’s deepwater oil drilling summit. Tuesday, 4 April – the Dracula strategy The sun has just risen over... (More...)
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Heathrow 13: The UK’s first climate prisoners?

UPDATE: None of the Heathrow 13 is going to prison! They have been handed six-week suspended sentences in addition to 100+ hours of community service. Tomorrow (Wednesday, 24th February) thirteen individuals who blockaded a runway to protest against expanding Heathrow airport are likely to be sent to prison, which would make them the first climate activists... (More...)
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Young activists block Norwegian mine to protect fjord

For fifteen days now, locals and young activists, led by Young Friends of the Earth Norway, have been peacefully occupying machinery to prevent test drilling at a mining site near Førde fjord, west Norway. A set of new activists have been climbing the mountain daily to chain themselves to the mining company’s machinery, only to... (More...)
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After the floods: your stories

You may well have seen pictures from the severe floods in the UK over the past couple of weeks. Scotland, northern England and parts of Wales have been hit hardest following what a spokesperson for the UK Environment Agency described as ‘incredible amounts of rain’. Our thoughts are with the people in the affected areas,... (More...)
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Momentum for Divestment in Paris:

“Momentum for Divestment” will feature speakers from across the global divestment movement, representing faith groups, cities, universities, foundations, and more, who will speak to the growing momentum for change. In the last year alone, the movement has seen a 50-fold increase in assets under management (now over $2.6 trillion) that is committed to some form... (More...)
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Keep it in the Ground: Sweden

The Swedish government recently allowed state-owned company Vattenfall to sell their coal reserves in Germany — a decision  which means the release of at least 24x Sweden’s annual carbon emissions if that coal is burnt. In response, people are pledging to organise and escalate actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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