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The Most Powerful Organizing Training in History

When was the first time you realized you were part of something bigger and had the power to create change?

I realized it 8 years ago in March 2003 when our government invaded Iraq. Sickened by the lies and violence I knew I had to do something. So I started organizing my fellow students at the University of Kansas, holding demonstrations, debates, and teach-ins. But dispute my best efforts I alone couldn't end the war so I vowed to prevent the next one and keep us from sending our nation's youth into harms way to defend our dangerous addiction to fossil fuels.

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The (Koch) Empire Strikes Back

On Sunday, nearly 2,000 citizens converged on the resort town of Rancho Mirage, California to confront a secretive meeting of billionaires meeting behind closed doors.  The event has generated widespread coverage in the LA Times, NY Times, Politico,

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Let's replace We The Corporations with We the People

I’ve been doing a lot of reflection over the weekend on our movement, our democracy, and our country one year after the Citizens United ruling and how we move forward.

Join us in Palm Springs to expose the Koch Brothers and other corporate billionaires planning a takeover of our democracy. RSVP and Reserve your spot on one of the buses.

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Ohio’s Callin; It Wants It’s Rail Funds Back!

In Tuesday's State of the Union President Obama promised to give 80% of Americans access to high-speed rail in the next 25 years. This is huge! And a far cry from the struggle we are facing with the Governor of Ohio to get rail in the Rustbelt. 

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Power Shift 2011: New Date, New Venue, Still Bigger and Better Than Ever

By Caroline Selle, Power Shift 2011 Fellow

Remember Power Shift 2009? The hallways of the DC Convention Center were flooded with thousands of people from all across the country. In our bright green shirts, we attended hundreds of trainings and workshops and rocked out to performances by Santigold and the Roots.

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6 Lessons the Climate Movement Can Learn from Dr. King’s Legacy

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind [sic] to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind [sic] must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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[Update: New Dates] Big News: Power Shift 2011 set for April 15-18!

UPDATE: New dates! New venue! Power Shift 2011 will take place April 15-18th at the Washington Convention Center. Check out the new Power Shift site to register or get more info.

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How my Friends in India and China are Helping Save my Alaskan Backyard from a Dirty Coal Mine

By David Johnson, Mat-Su Carbon Crew, Palmer, Alaska

My backyard is a filthy hole in the ground. Or at least that's what Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. will make it, if they get their way.

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Indigenous People Fight Back on Tar Sands Oil at Cancun Climate Talks

Indigenous Peoples of Canada and their allies from around the world are in Cancun at the COP-16 climate summit demanding real action to reduce fossil fuel pollution.

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Young voters lead decisive victory against Big Oil's Prop 23!

Thousands stand up to Big Oil and defeat Proposition 23