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Raising Our Paddles

This May, a delegation of Pacific Islanders who are fighting climate change from the frontlines of impact, are headed to one of the dirtiest fossil fuel extraction sites on the planet: the Canadian tar sands. These Pacific Climate Warriors are disappointed that Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has deliberately broken his international climate promises by... (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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A Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

Earlier this morning I sent this letter to the Prime Minister and the Ministers responsible for overseeing pipeline reviews detailing our plans for the People’s Injunction. Find out more about the People’s Injunction here.   January 13, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cc: Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr, Minister of the Environment and Climate... (More...)
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A Weekend of Knowledge and Action in the Midwest

By Lorenzo Backhaus, junior at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater This past Halloween weekend, I joined over a hundred other young people from across several states at the Midwest Youth Climate Convergence, a climate movement meetup in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After the three-day convergence, I took part in an escalated action against the expansion of Enbridge pipelines carrying... (More...)
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100 #noKXL victory thanks (out of thousands)

Shortly after President Obama announced his rejection of Keystone XL, we launched a “Thank You Card” to the #noKXL movement to thank everyone who made this victory possible. Thousands on thousands of messages have been sent — beautiful, heartfelt, and ready for more victories together. Here are 100 of those messages that paint the picture... (More...)
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Bird-dogging the Campaign trail in Canada: Week 7 in Review

WEEK 7: One month to go and more actions to come on #climatELXN For over a month and half now, the campaign trail in Canada has seen action after action asking the federal leaders what their plans are to tackle the climate crisis and bridge the gap between science and politics. People are taking inspiring... (More...)
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Des actions qui rendent le climat incontournable pendant les élections

La campagne des élections fédérales bat son plein depuis 5 semaines et partout au Québec et au Canada des dizaines de personnes multiplient les actions qui interpellent les partis politiques pour qu’ils s’engagent à lutter contre les changements climatiques et qu’ils prennent la voie de cesser l’expansion des sables bitumineux. De Fredericton à Winnipeg à Montréal, devant... (More...)
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Tar Sands Free Northeast

Organizing to stop tar sands infrastructure in the Northeast of the United States with powerful local organizing and regional collaborations.

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