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Ten Years After the Defeat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) – Lessons for Current Struggles


This month marks the tenth anniversary of the defeat of the FTAA. What can we learn from that victory and the subsequent corporate counter-offensive in Latin America for our current global struggles against free trade and corporate power?

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Fracking with the Happy People

Protesters at the fracking site in Vendsyssel. (Credit: Bloker Boretårnet)

How the search for shale gas is exposing cracks in Denmark’s showcase democracy.

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Getting Action: Cutting Off The Flow Of Finance To Coal

November 2012. Direct action in Charlotte: four simultaneous lockdowns at Bank of America branches. Nine people arrested, including grandmothers Pat Moore (below, right) and Beth Henry. Credit: RAN

Thomas Mc Donagh examines the RAN-headed campaign that has seen Bank of America do a u-turn on coal financing.

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Bolivia: 15 Years After the Cochabamba Water Revolt, Echoes in New Cases of Corporate Abuse

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The same patterns of corporate privilege and abuse witnessed in Cochabamba in 2000 persist today.

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The Case That Blew the Lid Off the World Bank’s Secret Courts

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Reflections on the Water War to aid our current fight against TTIP and TPP.

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Bolivia, 15 Years on from the Water War

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Aldo Orellana on the Water War’s legacy in Bolivia fifteen years on.

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Fracking in Bolivia – the fracturing of Mother Earth

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This translated article from the Bolivian press sheds light on the current situation vis a vis fracking in Bolivia and Argentina.

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There’s Something About Water

Dublin Says No protest, Nov. 2014 - Photo credit William Murphy (infomatique) on Flickr

What could Cochabamba in 2000 tell us about Ireland’s present battle over water privatization?

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

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

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