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What does it take to get a government to move, or to make a corporation stop in its tracks? Across the world, in movements that transcend borders and in others that operate in a single neighborhood, citizens are engaged in the fight for social, economic, and environmental justice. What can we learn from one another about what works? Getting Action is the Democracy Center’s blog and forum where we look behind the scenes of current issues and campaigns, a space where we can debate strategy, swap lessons, and make all our work stronger. Tell your friends!

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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Getting Action Beyond New York: Shifting the Focus to the South

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There is an opportunity afoot to strengthen justice and global South representation in the climate movement (and here are a couple of resources to help us do it)

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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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Getting Action: Strategic lines of ATTAC at the Summer University

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Thomas Mc Donagh reports back from the ESU where solid strategies were both discussed and implemented.

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International Climate Activism: The Second Coming

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NYC – Lima – Paris 2015. How can the climate movement build strategy while the world refocuses on climate talks?

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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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Citizen Action on Climate: The Case for Hope

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Jim Shultz responds to a recent article about Paul Kingsnorth’s politics of climate ‘despair’, and makes the case for hope and activism.

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Getting Action Strategy Check: Confronting ‘corporate super-rights’ in the TTIP

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Two seasoned campaigners look at the story so far in confronting ISDS mechanisms in trade deals like the TTIP.

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The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

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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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