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The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

Which future do you choose?

Today it is especially difficult for most people to understand our perilous global energy situation, precisely because it has never been more important to do so. Got that? No? Okay, let me explain

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Getting Action: Climate Protection – The New Insurgency

Activists are enforcing – not breaking – the law when attempting to obstruct operations that destroy our planet, as Jeremy Brecher explains.

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Getting Action: A Cheque Written in Blood

Demanding justice at the rally in Bori. Photo Sarah Shoraka

Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni 8: Oil and Human Rights Campaigner, Sarah Shoraka’s first hand account of the ongoing movement for justice in the Niger Delta.

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Getting Action: Infinito Gold and the power of mining corporations in a poor country like Costa Rica

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New on Getting Action: Broad social mobilization helped ban open-cast mining in Costa Rica. But a Canadian mining company is attempting to force over $1bn in compensation using international arbitration.

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Getting Action: COP Should Set Carbon Budgets for Real Progress

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Former UNFCC negotiator Nele Marien on something real that Doha could deliver.

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Getting Action: Dragging the TPP Out of the Shadows

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Arthur Stamoulis of Citizens Trade Campaign asks why we’ve heard so little about the Transpacific Partnership – and points out what is being done to stop it.

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Getting Action at Rio+20: Asking Hard Questions in the Marvelous City

Reflections from one climate activist on the role of summits like Rio and what else we need to be doing.

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Getting Action: Talking About My Generation

Chloe and fellow activists from the 'No Idling' campaign

20 year-old Chloe Maxmin shares her thoughts from a life already deeply engaged in environmental activism.

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Getting Action: Fighting eviction with occupation

OCCUPY BOFA woman and child

Destry Maria Sibley of ‘Springfield No-one Leaves’ tells why and how her community is resisting Wall St locally.

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Getting Action: Crowdsourcing to the rescue! Looking for the Charles Lindbergh of sustainable development

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The UNDP is challenging the world to find ways to develop sustainably. Can you help??

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