CLIMATE EMERGENCY: THE WORLD MOBILIZES
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During the week of September 20-27, people from all parts of the world mobilized to demand the powers of the different states decisive actions against the climate crisis that threatens the life of the planet. The Global Climate Strike is a mobilization originally promoted by Fridays For Future and that each of the communities will develop through different organizations and structures (2020 Climate Rebellion, Extinction Rebellion…)1,2. The key demands of the mobilizations are 33: That politicians tell the truth about … Read more

THE REBELLION FOR CLIMATE BEGINS: STORMING OF THE BRIDGE
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Last October 7 more than 300 activists from various groups, integrated within Rebellion for Climate and Extinction Rebellion platform, we took the ‘Nuevos Ministerios’ Bridge in the city of Madrid with the aim of demanding real and effective policies in the fight against climate change, in an action of what would be the start of a day of civil disobedience that takes place in different parts of the globe. The 2020 platform: Rebellion For Climate is integrated by groups of … Read more

SCOTLAND: THE RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION
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The right of self-determination establishes that each people has the right to freely choose their political status and to provide their economic, social and cultural development. This is a right enjoyed by all the peoples of the world1. The right of self-determination is part of the ius cogens of international law, since it is considered to be a regulation that is above any state legislation and, therefore, no State can deny or violate it. Thus, in the Scottish case, the … Read more

THE COLOMBIAN PEACE PROCESS IS COMPROMISED
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The peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army), signed on 11/24/2016, is partly broken. The former head of the FARC-EP negotiator of the peace process, Iván Márquez, announced the return to arms of a part of the guerrillas1. Despite this, Timochenko and the bulk of former FARC-EP guerrillas remain faithful to the peace agreement. The peace process, culminated in the signing of the Final Agreement for the End of Conflict and the … Read more

FOSSIL FUELS: AN UNPROFITABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY
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On April 5, the Norwegian government approved the decision of the Norwegian Pension Fund to withdraw some 11,000 million euros from its investments in oil and gas companies. In addition, the Fund is authorized to invest up to 2% of its value in renewable energy. In addition, restrictions are established for investment in coal companies.  Norway’s Global Government’s Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonsfond Utland), commonly called the Petroleum Fund (Oljefondet), aims to ensure a responsible and long-term management of the oil … Read more

CAMP IN GÁS: A NEW STEP TOWARDS THE ESCALATION OF ACTION
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This Saturday, July 20, we successfully completed a new civil disobedience action together with activists from different parts of Europe, who are deeply convinced of the need to face all those fossil energy projects, whatever the situation, and to move towards realization of a fast and just energy transition. The framework, on this occasion, was the land that the company Australis Oil & Gas has in Bajouca (Portugal) to make a gas exploitation. The struggle has its origin in the … Read more

ECOAR))) WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT CAMP IN GAS
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Camp in Gas is a camground that will take place in Bajouca (Leiria, Portugal), from July 17 to 21, 2019, in which ECOAR))) will participate. The goal is to do a massive action in the land where the beginning of future prospections in the search for gas is foreseen. With this action, we will say NO to gas prospection and exploration and we will shout out with a single voice for a planet free of fossil fuel extraction. Science tells … Read more

UNION FIGHT IN BRAZIL
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On June 14, the first general strike against social security reforms by the current government was called in Brazil1. The strike, which took place 5 and a half months after the arrival of Jair Bolsonaro’s government2, was convened by two major trade union centers in Brazil (Central Única de Trabalhadores (CUT) y la Força Sindical), which announced it on May 1st. The social security reform that the government intends to approve, which does not yet have the necessary support, seeks … Read more

ENDE GELÄNDE: THE URGENCY FOR THE END OF FOSSIL ENERGIES
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We have just finished Ende Gelände’s action which, for the fifth year in a row, is being carried out in Germany through a great civil disobedience action. Its purpose is to denounce the urgency of putting an end to the use of fossil fuels. After the various meetings and trainings that took place in the temporary camp installed near the RWE mine, finally on Friday, June 21, 4,000 activists left the camp in Viersen to block the mining fields in … Read more

2000 ACTIVISTS TO BLOCK GARZWEILER MINE
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Early on June 22, as part of the “gold finger”, we started our way under German police escort. Together alongside more than 2,000 activists, we crossed the town of Hochneukirch towards Garzweiller, with the goal of blocking the opencast mine, property of RWE. Garzweiler, which covers 48 square kilometres, supplies lignite to power stations in the region. According to a 2014 study conducted by Carbon Market Data, RWE is responsible for 0.5 percent of the global carbon dioxide emissions. The … Read more

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