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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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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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Bird-dogging the Campaign trail in Canada: Week 7 in Review

WEEK 7: One month to go and more actions to come on #climatELXN For over a month and half now, the campaign trail in Canada has seen action after action asking the federal leaders what their plans are to tackle the climate crisis and bridge the gap between science and politics. People are taking inspiring... (More...)
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Des actions qui rendent le climat incontournable pendant les élections

La campagne des élections fédérales bat son plein depuis 5 semaines et partout au Québec et au Canada des dizaines de personnes multiplient les actions qui interpellent les partis politiques pour qu’ils s’engagent à lutter contre les changements climatiques et qu’ils prennent la voie de cesser l’expansion des sables bitumineux. De Fredericton à Winnipeg à Montréal, devant... (More...)
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Bird-dogging the campaign trail in Canada: Week 4 in Review

WEEK 4: Bolder actions feed momentum for climate action With 50 days to go before Canadians head to the polls, we’re already seeing a huge momentum to demand action on climate change. Last week was certainly proof of that. Already there’s been tons of headlines about the tar sands and climate change, thanks in large part to the dozens... (More...)
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How a Cardboard Sign and a Sharpie forced Climate Change onto the Campaign Trail

Yesterday, local activists disrupted Stephen Harper’s campaign stop in Montreal to remind him that you can’t avoid the issue of climate and tar sands expansion if you’re campaigning to be leader of this country. Organizers from communities opposed to the Energy East and Line 9b pipelines, local residents, members of the CSN workers union and students from Divest... (More...)
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Bird-dogging the Campaign trail in Canada: Week 3 in Review

WEEK 3: Wherever federal leaders go, questions follow Last week’s election campaign was marked by all three major federal leaders being called out about the tar sands. Coast to coast, the wave of diverse actions travelled from New Brunswick, to Manitoba, to British Columbia. It started with a special welcoming committee for Stephen Harper on the campaign... (More...)
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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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