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Igniting the Communal Fire: What the SDGs Could Learn from Indigenous Peoples

Igniting the Communal Fire: What the SDGs Could Learn from Indigenous Peoples

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Fionuala Cregan This weekend, world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York to endorse, to much fanfare, celebrity endorsement and self-congratulation, the new global plan for poverty: “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Otherwise known as The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meanwhile, far from […]

Amid Runaway Warming, Richest Nations Spend $200 Billion Backing Fossil Fuels

Amid Runaway Warming, Richest Nations Spend $200 Billion Backing Fossil Fuels

Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer One of the greatest contradictions of our time is that while world leaders profess concern over a rapidly warming planet, they continue to spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing the fossil fuel industries that are driving climate change. In fact, according to a […]

‘Age of Burn What You Like’ is Over: UN Makes Landmark Call for Divestment

‘Age of Burn What You Like’ is Over: UN Makes Landmark Call for Divestment

Published on Sunday, March 15, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The United Nations body charged with guiding and implementing international climate policy has thrown its weight behind the growing fossil fuel divestment movement, lending “moral authority” to a campaign aimed at stemming global warming, the Guardian reportedon Sunday. “We support divestment as it sends a […]

‘Thirsty’ Global Fracking Industry Puts Water, Environment, Communities at Risk

‘Thirsty’ Global Fracking Industry Puts Water, Environment, Communities at Risk

Published on Monday, December 01, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Multinational oil and gas companies are moving into increasingly vulnerable countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia where the ecosystems, communities, and authorities are even less able to cope with the impacts of fracking and shale gas extraction, according to a new report […]

From Rio to London to New Delhi to Melbourne, A Global Call for Climate Action

From Rio to London to New Delhi to Melbourne, A Global Call for Climate Action

Published on Sunday, September 21, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Global mobilization is exceeding expectations on Sunday, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets demanding action on climate change on the eve of the UN Climate Summit. In addition to the massive action in New York City, People’s Climate demonstrations […]

Groups Appeal to UN for ‘Humanity’ as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands

Groups Appeal to UN for ‘Humanity’ as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Common Dreams – Sarah Lazare, staff writer As thousands of people in Detroit go without water, and the city moves to cut off services to tens of thousands more, concerned organizations have taken the unusual step of appealing to the United Nations to intervene and protect the "human […]