Articles by Mads Ryle

Dec 2014 #2: What Happened at the United Nations Climate Summit in Lima

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After Lima – what we saw and heard

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December 2014: Citizen Action on the Climate Crisis – The Democracy Center Needs Your Help

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The December Newsletter is full of news about just-published projects and our activities at COP20 – as well as a request for help from you.

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Getting Action: Frackdown 3 – a few updates

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A snapshot of the fracking situation in the UK, Ireland, and Bolivia

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Fracking, Free Trade Agreements, and the Mechanisms of Corporate Power

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TTIP and fracking activists came together on the Oct 11th days of action. It is crucial they continue to do this, and challenge the system of corporate entitlement that stands in the way of both movements.

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Jim Shultz on Democracy Now! during People’s Climate March – video and transcript

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Our director Jim Shultz was among many people interviewed during Democracy Now!’s three-hour broadcast, live from the People’s Climate March in NYC on September 21st.

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Getting Action: What Does Climate Change Mean to You?

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We were at climate mobilizations in five locations across the US, Europe and Bolivia on Sept 21st, asking people: “What does climate change mean to you?”

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Communicating for Change: What the Democracy Center is Trying to Do

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Communications Director Maddy Ryle has a chance to reflect on what effective communication means for the Democracy Center.

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Climate Change is About…Water. And Education

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Climate change is incredibly complex. At the same time, it touches on the most elemental aspects of life on the planet, especially water. Our new teaching resources help educators tell that story.

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Getting Fracktion: Global Frackdown

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An attempt at an overview of where things stand on the global day of action against fracking.

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Black October Memorial Recalls a Decade of Impunity in Bolivia

“Glory to our martyrs fallen in the Gas War!! Long live the city of El Alto” Mourners on the 10th anniversary of the Gas War visiting the graves of their family members murdered in September and October 2003.

Ten years ago this month Bolivia’s ‘Gas War’ saw more than 60 people killed at the hands of government troops. We report from the ‘Black October’ memorial in La Paz, where families were remembering victims and calling for the President responsible to finally face justice.

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