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Global Day of Action Against Fracking leaves its mark in Argentina

By María Cabrera Vaca Muerta is a geological formation in Neuquén, northern Patagonia (Argentina), where the largest unconventional hydrocarbon hydraulic fracturing extraction in Latin America is taking place. The Neuquén Multisectorial group against fracking, regional groups, and the Mapuche native community formed a caravan which travelled through the desert to reach the operations run by... (More...)

Swedish 2nd AP Fund: Important 1st step, a long way to go

On Monday, one of the Swedish national pension funds called “Second AP fund” announced that they are divesting from 20 fossil fuel companies. They ditched all their investments in coal (12 companies) and pulled their investments out of eight oil and gas companies, citing the financial risk associated with these assets. CEO Eva Halvarsson said: By... (More...)
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A climate activist’s reflection of Ferguson October

For 73 nights, young people from Ferguson and St. Louis have led nightly protests demanding justice for the killing of Mike Brown. A local tragedy had re-ignited the movement to fight systemic racism, and as the world was watching Ferguson, Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, Millennial Activists... (More...)
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Indigenous peoples were at the frontlines of crisis, so they sounded the alarm. And wow, was it powerful.

One month ago, 400,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan to demand action on climate, and among them were communities that will be first and most impacted. Not only are these people at the frontlines of crisis; they’re also at the forefront of change. Watch these powerful videos by our friends at Idle No... (More...)
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This fight is for real.

We just sent out this email to our friends in the USA. Not on our email list yet? Sign up here to receive crucial updates from the climate movement.  Dear friends, For those of us lucky enough to be in Manhattan exactly one month ago today, perhaps the greatest moment of a great day was the surge... (More...)
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Sweden’s national pension fund to divest from 20 fossil fuel companies

GÖTEBORG, Sweden- The international divestment movement and the Swedish fair pension campaign #schysstapensioner campaign are celebrating a major win today as the Second AP Fund – one of several Swedish national pension funds – announced it would begin divesting from fossil fuels. In a move designed to reduce the financial risks of its investments in... (More...)
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Climate Warrior from Tokelau

  Seia Mikaele Maiava has always known that his place was in Tokelau, not only serving his people, but also serving his people to the best of his abilities. For Mika, this sense of service meant taking leadership roles in working with indigenous peoples rights, as well as mobilising people in the climate movement across... (More...)
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