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Food Sovereignty – Participatory Video


Check these powerful testimonies from grower-activists across the globe, gathered for a conference on Food Sovereignty by the University of Michigan. Includes footage we submitted from the 2014 People's Summit in Lima, Peru.

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Saving Water – Saving a Way of Life

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As agricultural communities across South America struggle to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources, a cycling food activist provides some tales of inspiration from her journeys through the region.

Sowing Dignity in the face of Patriarchy and Climate Change, in photos

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At the end of May 2015 the Democracy Center and women from the María Auxiliadora community in the Zona Sur of Cochabamba, Bolivia, organized a photo exhibition and speaking event under the title Sembrando Dignidad Ante el Patriarcado y el Cambio Climático – Sowing Dignity in the face of Patriarchy and Climate Change.

Fracking with the Happy People

Protesters at the fracking site in Vendsyssel. (Credit: Bloker Boretårnet)

How the search for shale gas is exposing cracks in Denmark’s showcase democracy.

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On The Ground And In The Boardrooms – Strategies For Connecting Frontline Struggles With Corporate Capture Of Climate Policy

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LATEST REPORT Corporate Conquistadors: The Many Ways Multinationals Both Drive and Profit from Climate Change

Climate Change is About…Women

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LATEST PROJECT A multi-layered photodocumentary microsite exploring the interrelations between violence, resilience and climate change in the lives of four women in a peri-urban Bolivian community.

Report: Movement Strategies for Moving Mountains

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Based on in-depth conversations with activists worldwide, this report explores opportunities for strategic climate action around COP20 in Lima and beyond.

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