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Damming Dissent: How An Italian Multinational Is Persecuting Environmental Defenders In Colombia

This article relates to a current international solidarity campaign around environmental defenders in Colombia. Find out more here

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Persecución y represión de defensores ambientales en Colombia

Las prácticas de una multinacional italiana en Huila, Colombia, ejemplifican cómo se utiliza cada vez más la criminalización de los activistas para acabar con la disidencia y la participación democrática real.

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One woman’s victory against a mining giant in Peru

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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