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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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Ende Gelände: Safe and Sound

It’s been two weeks since Ende Gelände.  Two weeks on and I’m still hearing stories come in, reflections shared, and seen the bruises turn different shades of purple to yellow. I’ve heard about the nerves people felt ahead of the action; the hard conversations, frustrations and stress from organising and new decision-making processes; the solidarity... (More...)
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Playing fair and safe for the climate

  Today at 10 am the ministry for inner affairs of the federal state North-Rhine Westfalia held a public session discussing police activities in Garzweiler, at the Ende Gelände action on 15 August 2015. After an official complaint the authorities have had to discuss RWE’s role at the protests. The police have been massively criticized... (More...)
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The Stunning Courage of the City of Newcastle

It really is the most stunning of announcements. The city with the most coal going through it day in, day out, in the world just did something that on the surface seems completely contradictory. That city – the City of Newcastle, Australia – earlier this week voted to divest its $270 million investment portfolio from... (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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The Kechimov case – protecting ancestral lands from oil giants

On August 17,  a 5-minute hearing  was  held in a provincial court of Surgut District (Siberia). The defendant, Sergey Kechimov, a reindeer herder from Yugra and one of the few Khanty indigenous people left, is accused of threatening to kill two workers of Surgutneftegaz – one of the largest Russian oil companies. Being sentenced may... (More...)