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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on 7 July 2017.

How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine

A major crisis could redraw the political map overnight, explains Naomi Klein, giving Trump and his crew free rein to ram through their most extreme ideas. But these tactics can be resisted. See short video here. https://interc.pt/2rrVKee

Grace Lee Boggs, at 100 years, remembered

Her vision and analysis from her last days, here from 2014, as true as ever. more

 

Support Standing Rock, stop the pipeline

Latest news at https://www.standingrock.org/ and the Indigenous Environmental Network

Keepers of the Fire: Fostering Dialogue to Change Sexism

Free download of 33 p. booklet by Sarah Pirtle, Traprock Center for Peace & Justice   (more)

A Vision for Black Lives

Who's got what in the USA?

Millions of people have watched this video on Wealth Inequality in America.

"Project Unspeakable"

a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. more...

Transition Times Blog

We are in a time of transition -- which way will it go? Follow this excellent blog from Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: latest entry

"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

Welcome to the Women and Life on Earth internet project

on women and peace, ecology and global justice worldwide. more 
Based in Germany for a decade, we are continuing our work as part of the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, based in Western Massachusetts. Our current project takes us back to Germany, to join and document citizen action before and during the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn. more

Photo: Women gather for Germany's biggest climate demonstration ever, with 25,000 people marching before the start of the world conference. What do we want? Climate Justice! Another focus of the march was shutting down polluting coal plants. See the websites of the movements focused on the climate summit: http://climate-protest-bonn.org/en/

    Photo: H. Campino/WLOE, November 4, 2017

And from WLOE in Bonn, our reports:

System Change not Climate Change  November 16, 2017
...(social movement) "opposition set the tone for the climate conference before its official opening on November 6. From November 3 to 7, hundreds of people, mainly young and from European countries, gathered for a People's Climate Summit to discuss and hear from experts and affected people around the world, as they described climate disruption in their home communities and countries, and steps taken to counter it." more

From the Connecticut River to the Rhine: local reporting for climate action November 11, 2017

"I write from a former home in Bonn. Why? Because from November 6-17, Germany is hosting the 23rd UN world climate change conference, where government delegations from around the world will discuss next steps after their 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. Yes, the one that now only the USA has not signed." more

What's new?

November 14, 2017

New campaign starts to ban all nuclear weapons

Needed now more than ever... [more...]

November 11, 2017

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2017

..."we must devote ourselves to ending war. Each of us is responsible." [more...]

October 30, 2017

Book review: “Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science” by Carey Gillam

Canadian journalist Joan Baxter reviews 'tell-all' book on pesticide glyphosate. [more...]

October 25, 2017

For "A New Political Story Of Empathy And Sharing To Replace Neoliberalism"

In this interview, British ecologist-author George Monbiot explains the argument in his book "Out of the Wreckage" for a new story to counter the neoliberal one. [more...]

October 24, 2017

Imagine a Puerto Rico Recovery Designed by Puerto Ricans

Elizabeth Yeampierre and Naomi Klein: "Disaster capitalists may be circling Puerto Rico, but this time they may not get their prey. Why? Because Puerto Ricans — both on the island and the mainland — are fighting back in real time." [more...]

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