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Federal Offshore Drilling Plan: From Injury to Insult

Guest post by Colette Pichon-Battle, Esq, the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. GCCLP is a non-profit law firm and justice center advocating for ecological equity for Gulf South communities. Six years to the date of the BP Oil drilling disaster and the federal government has gone from being a... (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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Anti-Coal Protest in Bangladesh Turns Deadly

Resisting a coal plant can be a deadly action in Bangladesh. Yesterday in Banskhali (in the Chittagong district of Bangladesh) more than 1000 people marched against the building of a 1224 MW coal plant defying a police order banning any marches and rallies in the area. Around 3pm when people were mobilising peacefully, the police... (More...)
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Hunger pangs of starving farmers met by a barrage of bullets

On the morning of April 1, 2016 police forces opened fire at some 5,000 farmers and indigenous Lumad demanding relief and subsidies for farm communities who have been intensely affected by the El Nino dry spell in Kidapawan City. 350 Pilipinas condemns the violent dispersal of protesting farmers, which has resulted in the death of... (More...)
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Long March to Save Sundarbans

The long march to “Save Sundarbans” has kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the next few days, more than 500 people will march to the Sundarbans to protest the building of a 1320 MW coal-fired power plant in Rampal. The coal plant is backed by India and is being jointly developed by India’s National Thermal... (More...)
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Walking in Fiji post-Tropical Cyclone Winston

On the 20th of February, less than a week after Fiji became the very first nation to ratify the Paris Agreement, Tropical Cyclone Winston tore through my beloved Fiji. Eight days later, 350.org Fiji Coordinator, George Nacewa, Australian Photojournalist, Jeff Tan, and I, sat with 3 different families from Navoci Village, Korovuto Settlement, and Vatukoula.... (More...)
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