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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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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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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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