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From the Halls of Copenhagen

From the Halls of Copenhagen

Posted by Dominic Frongillo at Dec 16, 2009 04:01 PM |

As negotiations heat up and international leaders begin to arrive at the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen, grassroots pressure is increasing.

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Tensions Mount in Copenhagen

Posted by Alison Hamm at Dec 16, 2009 11:47 AM |
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NGO representatives walk out of climate negotiations, police clash with protesters, and all eyes turn to the U.S. and China.

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Climate Change Movement Builds at Copenhagen

Climate Change Movement Builds at Copenhagen

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Dec 16, 2009 10:30 AM |

Movement building in this period requires actions that can bring about a radical shift in values.

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God Begins to Smile

God Begins to Smile

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Dec 15, 2009 12:12 PM |

Video: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, calling for a legally binding agreement on climate change, says the movement for climate justice in Copenhagen would cheer God up.

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Update from Copenhagen

Update from Copenhagen

Posted by Gary Braasch at Dec 14, 2009 11:50 AM |
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As week two begins, the U.N. climate negotiations focus on global inequality.

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A Global Day of Action

A Global Day of Action

Posted by Alison Hamm at Dec 14, 2009 10:24 AM |
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The largest environmental demonstration in history took place in Copenhagen on Saturday.

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Tens of Thousands March in Copenhagen

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Dec 12, 2009 02:30 PM |
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Demonstrators outside the U.N. negotiations demand a climate deal.

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Cap & Dividend: A Clear Winner

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 11, 2009 03:50 PM |

A new bipartisan climate bill offers a much smarter way to cut emissions—auction off pollution permits and distribute the proceeds to everyone.

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It's Going to Be Beautiful

It's Going to Be Beautiful

Posted by Bill McKibben at Dec 11, 2009 03:46 PM |
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Bill McKibben: There are reasons to be encouraged about the negotiations in Copenhagen, and ways to get involved in your own backyard.

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The Mulch: The COP-15 Blame Game

Posted by Alison Hamm at Dec 11, 2009 10:41 AM |

The Copenhagen negotiations shouldn't be about avoiding blame, but about getting results.

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Youth and Indigenous Activists Escalate Protests

Posted by Joshua Kahn Russell at Dec 10, 2009 02:55 PM |
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In Copenhagen, diverse coalitions of activists are supporting each other in calling for a binding and equitable treaty.

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We Hold the Key to Copenhagen

We Hold the Key to Copenhagen

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 10, 2009 01:25 PM |
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"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.

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Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm


Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm


Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Dec 10, 2009 10:45 AM |

I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.

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Video: Youth Activists Crash Live Climate Denier Webcast

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Dec 09, 2009 05:10 PM |
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A group of young activists took over the stage, telling Americans for Prosperity that real prosperity comes from clean energy.

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Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle

Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle

Posted by Jessy Tolkan at Dec 08, 2009 06:25 PM |

Youth activists are playing an important role: refusing to allow the smallness of politics to stand in the way of the fair and globally-binding deal that our generation demands for survival.

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Video: It's Hot in Here Dance

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Dec 08, 2009 06:07 PM |
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Before the summit's first plenary, young activists inject energy and passion into the proceedings.

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The Copenhagen Moment

The Copenhagen Moment

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Dec 08, 2009 05:45 PM |

Video: Leaders of the climate justice movement on turning the U.N. negotiations in Copenhagen into a true global turning point.

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The Mulch: What's at Stake in Copenhagen?

Posted by Alison Hamm at Dec 08, 2009 04:37 PM |
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Independent media on what we can hope for from the largest and most important U.N. climate change summit in history.

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10 Million People Petition for Climate Action

10 Million People Petition for Climate Action

Posted by Richard Graves at Dec 08, 2009 10:55 AM |
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As some try to lower expectations about the outcome of the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen, public pressure for real action is increasing.

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Fast for Climate Justice

Fast for Climate Justice

Posted by Anna Keenan at Dec 07, 2009 04:35 PM |

Now a month into their hunger strike, activists are hoping for serious commitment from the delegates in Copenhagen.

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