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Global Divestment Mobilisation wraps up

Over the last 10 days the Global Divestment Mobilisation saw thousands of people all across the world take powerful action to help stop the climate crisis. This beautiful video captures what it was like. It shows the breadth, depth and beauty of our intersecting, international movement, how far we’ve come, and how far we can go... (More...)
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The Global Divestment Mobilisation is LIVE

After months of preparation, the Global Divestment Mobilisation launches today.  From 5-13 May, thousands of people worldwide are intensifying their demands for institutions to divest from the companies most responsible for causing climate change. Regressive politics is on the rise and rumours are circulating again that Trump is about to pull the US out of... (More...)
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Onwards, to a Global Divestment Mobilisation

For hundreds of millions of people around the world, climate change has moved from being a future distant threat, to one that is impacting them now. From the big picture impacts of catastrophic flooding, withering drought, out of control wildfires, unprecedented coral bleaching, to the small and local: trees dying outside kitchen windows as the... (More...)
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We know who is responsible for climate chaos, and how to stop them.

With political unrest around the world and climate impacts intensifying daily, now more than ever we need to stand up to protect our shared environment and be active in shaping a just society. We know the fossil fuel industry has been corrupting our politics and delaying urgent climate solutions for decades. But as resistance grows... (More...)
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Save Sundarbans forest from the threat of coal

I have been working with anti-coal activists in Bangladesh for over a year now to stop the 1320 megawatt Rampal coal plant from being built in Sundarbans forest — the world’s largest mangrove forest. In November I joined them in a 10,000 strong people’s march and mass assembly to stop the coal plant. Now, our... (More...)
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Sundarbans: A fight for survival.

Imagine a pristine forest where the the royal Bengal tiger hunts openly, where Irrawaddy dolphins and Ganges river dolphins swim freely, where green frogs hop around and Indian Skimmer chirps melodiously. Now add to your image the smoke from chimneys of a 1320 MW coal power plant, add the mercury from hundreds of thousands  tons... (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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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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Switch off Tata Mundra

The World Bank refuses to recognize its own policy violations and the serious impacts of financing a deadly coal plant in Mundra, India. Let’s put pressure on World Bank’s president, Dr. Jim Kim, and make them stop ignoring the facts.

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Rampal plant in Bangladesh

Join the struggle to stop Rampal coal plant — a massive dirty project that could create devastating and irreversible impacts on the beautiful forests of  the Sundarbans.

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