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Time to Get Off the Fence

Why Climate Justice connects us all to the Black Lives Matter activists shot by white supremacists in Minneapolis. Last night, Andy Pearson of MN350 was with the Black Lives Matter protesters at the #4thPrecinctShutDown when shots were fired. The encampment was demanding accountability (eg: names of the officers, and the release of police videotape –... (More...)
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A Weekend of Knowledge and Action in the Midwest

By Lorenzo Backhaus, junior at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater This past Halloween weekend, I joined over a hundred other young people from across several states at the Midwest Youth Climate Convergence, a climate movement meetup in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After the three-day convergence, I took part in an escalated action against the expansion of Enbridge pipelines carrying... (More...)
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200 Californians #StandwithKern

On November 9, folks from around the state stood alongside the communities directly impacted by fracking. Using the hashtag #StandwithKern we captured the happenings of the day and those who supported our action from afar. Leading up to the meeting, community members organized a 4-day fast in the tradition of Cesar E. Chavez to call attention to the environmental health... (More...)
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VIDEO: 1,000 millennials take the streets for justice

Friends, We’ve got the chills. On Monday, young people showed that they’re building the kind of cross-movement alliances that we need to change what’s politically possible in this country. This movement of movements is broad, diverse, and powerful! In an epic demonstration of unity, 1,000 young people took the streets of Washington, D.C. for justice... (More...)
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100 #noKXL victory thanks (out of thousands)

Shortly after President Obama announced his rejection of Keystone XL, we launched a “Thank You Card” to the #noKXL movement to thank everyone who made this victory possible. Thousands on thousands of messages have been sent — beautiful, heartfelt, and ready for more victories together. Here are 100 of those messages that paint the picture... (More...)
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President Obama Rejects Keystone XL. We Win.

Friends, We just made history together. 4 years to the day after we surrounded the White House, President Obama has rejected the Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline! This is huge. A head of state has never rejected a major fossil fuel project because of its climate impacts before. The President’s decision... (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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Investigate Exxon

Recent reports have shown that Exxon may have known about the threat of climate change decades ago. Yet over the course of nearly forty years, the company has contributed millions of dollars to think-tanks and politicians that have done their best to spread doubt and misinformation — first on the existence of climate change, then the extent of the problem, and now its cause. If Exxon intentionally misled the public about climate change and fossil fuels, then they should be held accountable. We’re calling for an immediate investigation.

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Stop the TPP!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a trade deal being negotiated between dozens of countries — is the fossil fuel industry’s latest tool to shut down climate action, and we’re joining a huge coalition to stop it.

The TPP would give foreign fossil fuel corporations the right to sue city, state and national governments if climate action hurts their profits. It’s an enormous corporate power grab and it threatens to undermine climate progress around the world.

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“Disruption” is a powerful new film that anyone can use to get folks fired up and ready to join the People’s Climate March. It’s a fast-paced journey through the tangled world of climate change: the science, the politics, the solutions, and the stories that define this crisis at this pivotal point in human history. It’s about an hour long and ends with a crisp call to action: join the People’s Climate March.

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People's Climate March

In September, world leaders came to New York City for a historic UN summit on climate change. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we took a weekend and used it to bend the course of history.

Together, we took to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone.


Tar Sands Free Northeast

Organizing to stop tar sands infrastructure in the Northeast of the United States with powerful local organizing and regional collaborations.

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Frack Free California

We’re mobilizing the California climate movement to tell Gov. Brown to stop fracking in California. Climate leaders don’t frack!

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Stop(ped) the Keystone XL Pipeline

We’re joining with organizations and communities throughout North America in a united campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline — the fuse to the largest carbon bomb on the planet.

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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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