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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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How a totem pole unites Indigenous resistance struggles across the continent.

Earlier this year, the Lummi Nation fought off one of the largest coal ports ever proposed — now, they’re building an alliance between Indigenous communities resisting fossil fuel expansion across the continent. Read the story & see the photos of how one Totem Pole journeyed from the West Coast, through the Dakota Access Pipeline protests,... (More...)
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Of one mind and vision

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela. The following months after the signing of the Paris Agreement has been a challenging time for the East Asia region The fossil fuel industry is still active with a host of projects on the ground and is still bent on expanding dirty energy development... (More...)
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The Struggle Deep in the Forests of the Philippines

Last week, 350 Pilipinas coordinator, Zeph Repollo, was part of an international solidarity mission to a remote village of the Dulangan People in Mindanao, Philippines.     I’m writing this note from the lush, forest-clad Daguma Mountain Ranges of Mindanao, Philippines, where the indigenous Dulangan People are in a dangerous struggle against logging and mining corporations encroaching... (More...)
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More rain, less freshwater: Why the government of Ghana needs to stop coal expansion

Heavy rainfalls in Accra, Ghana during the past week, induced 10 fatalities, injuries and destroyed properties. The survival of vulnerable communities remains high priority as the  country’s government urges citizens to move toward higher ground away from flooded areas so as to avert further fatalities. The months of May and June are known to be... (More...)
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This is what the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement looks like in Europe

These days, we’re witnessing the largest civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement. People around the world are joining together in an unprecedented wave of escalated mass actions targeting the world’s most dangerous coal, oil and gas projects, under the banner of Break Free from fossil fuels. The UK kicked off Break Free last... (More...)
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Keep it in the Ground: Sweden

The Swedish government recently allowed state-owned company Vattenfall to sell their coal reserves in Germany — a decision  which means the release of at least 24x Sweden’s annual carbon emissions if that coal is burnt. In response, people are pledging to organise and escalate actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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