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How One Urban Activist Community in Bolivia Thrives on ‘Abundance For Everybody’

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A group of young Bolivian activists are exploring ways to build a conscious community and local economy in the world’s highest capital city.

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One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

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Máxima Acuña has just won the Goldman Prize for her resistance against a gold mine – but why are women’s bodies on the frontlines of resistance to extractivism?

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For Indigenous Peoples, Megadams Are ‘Worse than Colonization’

COPINH participating in a march against a U.S. military base in Palmerola, Honduras, 2011. (Photo: Felipe Canova / Flickr)

These mega-projects expropriate land, spoil environments, and pollute democracies. Berta Cáceres gave her life resisting them.

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Corporate Power Doesn’t Always Win: Remembering the FTAA

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A decade ago, a transnational coalition beat back the largest corporate trade deal in history. Here’s what they can teach opponents of the TPP.

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Keeping Paris in perspective on the journey to system change

Protesters got the last word at the Red Lines #D12 action on the last day of the Paris talks. Here with the Parisian business district La Défense in the background. Photo: Yann Levy CC-NC-SA

After coming together as a movement in Paris, how can we make sure we see the shift in values to make the system change we believe in possible?

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Keeping it Grounded

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Feet on the ground, eyes open to the traps and hazards around it, this is where the climate justice movement stands today – reclaiming power. When I think of my son, this is where hope lies.

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Here’s What We’ll Do After the Paris Climate Summit Drops the Ball

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No global agreement is coming to save the day. Our powers lie elsewhere, in our communities especially, and this is where we must take the battle.

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

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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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How Extreme Energy Leads to Extreme Politics

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Authorities in Argentina and beyond are cracking down on indigenous communities that protest resource extraction — while re-writing laws to promote fossil fuels.

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Saving Water – Saving a Way of Life

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As agricultural communities across South America struggle to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources, a cycling food activist provides some tales of inspiration from her journeys through the region.

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