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“We Will Not Be Silenced” — struggles in the fight against fracking in Latin America

Our mission started off tense. Organized by and COESUS – Coalizão Não Fracking Brasil (No-Fracking Brazil Coalition), the Misión No Fracking Latinoamérica set off this week to Argentina to exchange experiences about the impacts of fracking with legislators, indigenous Mapuche communities and farmers. Brazilian congressmen Rasca Rodrigues, Jose Carlos Schiavinatto, Fernando Scanavaca and Marcio... (More...)
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The Bahamas: There’s No Forgetting the Role Climate Change Played in Our Destruction

At the beginning of October, The Bahamas was battered by the first Category 4 storm to hit it since 1866, Hurricane Joaquin. The hurricane then went on to contribute to record shattering flooding and rain in South Carolina, USA. As the people of The Bahamas face the hard, expensive work of rebuilding their homes, schools, roads... (More...)
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People around the world take action in support of Brazil’s anti-fracking campaign

WORLDWIDE – On Sunday, October 4, activists and opponents of fracking from 28 countries including Portugal, England and Spain will demonstrate outside Brazilian Embassies and consulates, as well as in front the headquarters of fossil fuel companies involved in a new auction of fracking exploration rights organized by the Brazilian government. In Brazil, actions in... (More...)
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They’ve been exploited by their government and oil companies for decades — now it’s time for justice

Since March 2013, four major river basins in the Peruvian Amazon have been declared environmental and humanitarian crisis zones. And after decades of oil exploitation, Peruvian communities are still fighting back — several are raising their voices to demand that Petroperú clean up its act before the company tries to renew its license for oil... (More...)
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5 Things You Need to Know From the UN Climate Agreement

The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Climate Action, that sets up the framework for negotiations on a new climate treaty that will be decided in Paris next year. Overall, however, the talks were... (More...)
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What the Global Climate Movement can learn from Latin America

Latin America has a long history of popular movements, whether it be  in the environmental, political or economic context. Today these movements have established themselves as a major social and political force largely shaping regional realities. Below are highlights from conversations with climate activists in Latin America shedding light on the uniqueness of the climate movement in the... (More...)
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Hope looks like 15,000 people marching in the streets. Take 2 minutes to see for yourself.

The largest climate march in Latin America’s history happened this week — and wow, was it inspiring to see all the colorful images from the event. Indigenous communities, farmers, workers, miners, youth groups, and faith groups all took part and raised their voices together. Watch what it looked like in the 2-minute video below. Via... (More...)
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