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How One Urban Activist Community in Bolivia Thrives on ‘Abundance For Everybody’

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A group of young Bolivian activists are exploring ways to build a conscious community and local economy in the world’s highest capital city.

One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

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Máxima Acuña has just won the Goldman Prize for her resistance against a gold mine – but why are women’s bodies on the frontlines of resistance to extractivism?

For Indigenous Peoples, Megadams Are ‘Worse than Colonization’

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These mega-projects expropriate land, spoil environments, and pollute democracies. Berta Cáceres gave her life resisting them.

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NEW PROJECT: Abundance for Everybody

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The vibrant experimental community of the Casa de los Ningunos in Bolivia is exploring new forms of economic and social relations, from healing our relationships to the reciprocity economy.

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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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.

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