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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: 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

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: Strangling Democracy

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How the TPP Extends the Tentacles of Corporate Power: trade deals and the threat that investor-state arbitration poses to democracy.

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Getting Action: A Cheque Written in Blood

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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: Two Energy Futures

Which future do you choose?

Ruthi Brandt from UK Tar Sands network guest blogs on the possibilities, and implications, of our two Energy Futures – a special post for Reclaim Power! Day of Action for People and Community Energy Alternatives.

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