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The Import of the Imagination in Rethinking the future

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, August 21, 2020, In : Activism 
...and the UK Climate and Ecological Bill
By Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Towns


One of the few rays of hopeful sunshine in the UK’s currently bleak political landscape is the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill. In fact, I feel like it is such a vitally important development that I want to use this article to urge you to get behind it, while also offering a rather different perspective on why I feel it matters so much.

The Bill was created by a coming together of activists, scientists ...


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Rex Weyler, Co-Founder of Greenpeace, Promps us to Hold the Two Extremes Of Action: Joining Universal Movements of Ecology and Justice and Leading by Example at the Local Level

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Saturday, May 23, 2020, In : Activism 

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'Dark Waters': Forever Chemicals

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, In : Activism 
Chemical multinationals have been coming up with a number of superb pieces of lab engineering. They are 'superb' because, unlike plastics that are only very good in comparison, these are chemicals that never break down. Once released, they are on the Planet to stay through the aeons unless willingly removed by human action. That's why they are dubbed 'forever chemicals'. There are some 8 of these chemicals so far on the Planet. They are highly noxious and carcinogenic. They run freely in our ...

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Co-ordinated Resistance against Fossil Fuels

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, June 29, 2018, In : Activism 

Play your part

A movement is growing to stop fossil fuel projects across EuropeScientists warn that we need to phase out fossil fuels urgently to bring down emissions by 2020 and avoid irreversible climate chaos. Yet governments continue to support new fossil fuel projects both politically and financially.

All over Europe, coal mines and power plants, fracking wells and gas pipelines are facing resistance. These fights are led by grassroots groups and local com...


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EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org is Happy to Announce the 'United Beyond Gas' Tour

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, May 18, 2018, In : Activism 

Around the world, people are resisting gas pipelines to defend their land, their livelihoods and their climate. And in Europe, plans to build a vast new network of gas pipelines would lock the region into fossil fuels for decades. Each of these struggles are connected, and to win, we need to work together.

This May-June 2018, join us for the "United Beyond Gas" speaker tour, a series of events to connect and strengthen the resistance against gas.

Among our incredible speakers, we will be joined...


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'The Paris Climate-Change Spectacular'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : Activism 
ETC Group
09 July 2015

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December will feature all the tightly choreographed production values of a Hollywood blockbuster. The cast will be huge: presidents and prime ministers at center stage, supported by thousands of extras, including protesters, riot police, and busloads of media. The script may still be under wraps, but the plot has already leaked: This time, in sharp contrast to the failed negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, the plane...


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Further Action for Fossil Fuel Divestment to Emulate

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, January 11, 2015, In : Activism 

Stanford faculty members call for fossil fuel divestment – full letter

Letter signed by 295 faculty members calls on US university to pull out of all fossil fuel investments
January 11, 2015 
Dear President Hennessy and the Stanford Board of Trustees, 
We the undersigned, faculty of Stanford University, acknowledge the urgency of the scientific community’s warning that the burning of fossil fuels puts our world at risk. To preve...

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First Global Divestment Day From Fossil Fuels on February 13-14 2015

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Thursday, December 4, 2014, In : Activism 


Link: http://gofossilfree.org/divestment-day/


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Forward, March!

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, September 19, 2014, In : Activism 

Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.

Elementary schoolsunion workersparentschurches, and the secretary-general of the United Nations will all participate. In all, more than 1,400 groups comprise a massive coalition helping to organize the rally. The gathering is timed to precede ao...


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The People's Climate Mobilisation by 350.org

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Monday, September 1, 2014, In : Activism 

Dear friends,

The People’s Climate Mobilisation is not far now! While we are organising local mobilisations everywhere, heads of state are getting ready to gather in the New York, and thousands of local people are gearing up to take the streets in a massive march to push them to take serious action on the climate.

But there is going to be a special group of people in New York that we want to introduce today. They’re the “Global Climate Ambassadors” – climate leaders from many differen...


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