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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!

COP20 Gender Day – What does genuine, legitimate participation by women look like?

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Leny Olivera writing from Lima, where the Democracy Center is hosting a photo exhibition at the People’s Climate Summit, based on our photo-documentary Climate Change is About…Women.

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On The Ground And In The Boardrooms – Strategies For Connecting Frontline Struggles With Corporate Capture Of Climate Policy

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NEW REPORT Corporate Conquistadors: The Many Ways Multinationals Both Drive and Profit from Climate Change

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Democracy Center team at the COP20 and the People’s Summit in Lima this week

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On-the-ground coverage from around the COP20 all week from the DC team in Lima. Stay tuned to this blog page and follow/connect @DemocracyCenter

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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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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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