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Big Oil Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

Big Oil Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green Party into government, where it declares an immediate suspension of oil and gas production. The new prime minister promises to...

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In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy

In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy

A few years back, I was one of the hundreds of climate activists arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline outside the White House. So when the president finally pulled the plug on the project last November, it felt like a huge victory — symbolic, maybe, but...

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10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015 — from the ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis to the terrorist attacks in Beirut, Paris, and San Bernardino and the rise of Donald Trump and Islamophobia. But that wouldn’t be a very...

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This (Film) Changes Everything

This (Film) Changes Everything

This op-ed is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords. Writer Naomi Klein and her filmmaker husband Avi Lewis lucked out with the release of their new documentary, This Changes Everything. This film about why humanity must kick our fossil-fuel...

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Canada’s Progressives Bid Good Riddance to Harper

Canada’s Progressives Bid Good Riddance to Harper

This commentary is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  Nearly a decade of Conservative rule in Canada has come to an end with the dramatic election victory of the centrist Liberal Party. The message wasn't complicated: Canadians demanded...

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Climate Protection: The New Insurgency

Climate Protection: The New Insurgency

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TruthOut. For a longer presentation, see the Foreign Policy In Focus report, "A Nonviolent Insurgency for Climate Protection?" When 30 climate protestors from 18 countries protested drilling at an...

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A Nonviolent Insurgency for Climate Protection

A Nonviolent Insurgency for Climate Protection

When 30 climate activists from 18 countries protested drilling at an oil platform operated by Gazprom in the Russian Arctic, they represented the people of the world taking a symbolic stand against climate destruction, the corporate climate destroyers, and the...

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Six Global Issues The Foreign Policy Debates Won’t Touch

Six Global Issues The Foreign Policy Debates Won’t Touch

In the interest of keeping vital global issues in the discussion, Foreign Policy in Focus reached out to scholars at the Institute for Policy Studies—our institutional home—to sketch out progressive perspectives on the world issues we don’t expect to get fair treatment in the debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Without an informed citizenry, these crucial topics will always fall by the wayside. So read up, and share widely!

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