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Forced to leave pets behind?

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PAOV — Right now, there are no provisions for pets in British Columbia’s natural disaster response plans, which means that the government does not provide pet food at emergency shelters and does not cover pet fees in their hotel voucher program. Over 31,000 people are urging the government to consider pet needs in disaster response plans so that families are not forced to leave pets behind in emergency situations. You can help by signing the petition now.

Include pets in formalized natural disaster response plans

32,291 have signed Animal Food Bank Foundation’s petition....

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Kyrsten Sinemas betrayal of democracy

We’re exposing Kyrsten Sinema’s corruption. Will you make a contribution to fund our investigative journalism to expose big money in politics?




When Big Pharma set out to kill President Joe Biden’s plan to lower prescription drug prices, The Intercept reported on how Sen. Kyrsten Sinema came to the industry’s aid and cashed in with big campaign checks.

And when Sinema helped big corporations block corporate tax increases while pocketing hundreds of thousands from companies like Verizon in campaign contributions, The Intercept called her out.

And as Sinema helped sink Biden’s Build Back Better bill in the Senate, The Intercept uncovered emails from the Wall Street-funded group No Labels calling her efforts “heroic.”

So when she stood with Republicans and helped block voting rights legislation, readers of The Intercept weren’t surprised — and we won’t stop holding politicians like Sinema accountable for putting corporations...

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REGISTRATION REOPENED FOR TODAY'S Stop Buying Stuff Webinar

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We just launched something big

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Paov,

Last night, hundreds of people across the country joined us for an organizing call with our friends from the Council of Canadians. I can still feel the energy today. We’ve hosted quite a few calls like this since I joined the 350 Canada team, but none had a bigger turnout than last night’s session. There’s something powerful about this moment. People can see that Canada is at a critical crossroads.

Near the start of the call, we asked participants if anyone had been personally affected by the climate chaos that unfolded over the past year. The Zoom chat box filled up with story after story after story. As the consequences of climate inaction start to literally hit home, more people than ever are waking up to the stakes of this crisis. Yet, despite the mounting danger, our politicians refuse to act at the necessary scale and speed.

The most glaring example is Justin Trudeau’s long-promised Just Transition Act. It’s been nearly three years since he pledged to pass this legislation, which would support workers and communities as Canada accelerates its shift off of fossil fuels, but we’ve seen no...

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★ The Last Stand For Ancient Forests - Ada'it


Last Stand for Forests

Your campaign update
for The Last Stand For Ancient Forests - Ada'itsx/Fairy Creek Blockades

Last Stand for Forests

Update by Last Stand for Forests
Jan 17

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Where have donations gone so far?

The following infographic was created as a step towards financial transparency, which is a priority for this movement. These averages provide insight into the financial decisions made from January to October 2021 to support people, camps, and arrestees on both the forest and legal frontlines. The figures were provided by volunteers who manage the finances for the movement, which has been a monumentous task.

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Building a caucus to rebuild union power

Building a caucus to rebuild union power

AXA: Stop insuring Amazon destruction

AXA wants to insure Brazil’s massive offshore oil expansion -- and still call itself a “climate leader”.

The insurance giant is finding gaps in its own “green” commitments to help drill this Great Amazon Reef. Can you call on AXA to pull out of disastrous oil and gas projects?

Sign the petition

A,

Blue whales, coral reefs, rare dolphins… the Amazonian coast in Brazil sounds idyllic doesn’t it? But to AXA, it’s destruction is just another money making scheme.

A bombshell report has just revealed how the French insurer has been finding gaps in its own "green" fossil fuel policy -- to insure exploratory oil and gas operations in what’s been called “the Great Amazon Reef”.

You helped force AXA to adopt its landmark oil and gas policy last year. But it appears their policy is still far too weak, too flimsy, and hypocritical, leaving the door open for more climate-killing oil and gas...

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REMINDER: TOMORROW's Stop Buying Stuff: Reuse+Repair Webinar

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URGENT ACTION on Cambodia: Release jailed union leaders and drop all charges unconditionally!

IUF - International Union of Food r1 URGENT ACTION on Cambodia: Release jailed union leaders and drop all charges unconditionally! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌...

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Holding in the deep

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We won our lawsuit against the RCMP Commissioner!

This is a test r1 Thank you for standing by us. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Dear Friend,

In 2014, we filed a complaint against the RCMP for illegal surveillance of climate organizations and Indigenous land defenders. We encountered delay after delay in the complaints process. Finally, we said enough is enough, and we took the RCMP Commissioner to court in 2020.

Today, I have good news – we won our case!

Read the Judgement here

We argued in court that systemic delays have plagued the RCMP complaints process for over a decade, and it is time to hold the RCMP Commissioner to account. The Federal Court of Canada agreed. The Court held that the RCMP Commissioner breached her statutory obligations by failing to respond to a Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) watchdog report about our complaint “as soon as feasible.”

This decision is a huge victory for police accountability. For the first time, a court has made clear that the RCMP Commissioner must respond to CRCC...

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PESTICIDE

The EU just approved this bee-killer for another 7 years! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Bees flying in front of yellow flowers

A,

Billions of bees are dying -- and the EU just reapproved a bee-killing pesticide for another 7 years...even though it pledged to phase it out!

Over 20% of bee species threatened with extinction are native to Europe -- and it's frightening to imagine the devastation another 7 years of this pesticide would cause.

But thanks to a new law, people like you and me and NGOs can now challenge pesticide approvals in the EU’s supreme court. If we win, we could force the EU to ban this pesticide for good.

Our partners at PAN Europe are ready to go to court -- but they need money to fund the case. If we all chip in just a small amount, we can power their case and keep campaigning to save the bees, before it’s too late.

A, can you chip in to save the bees?

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Starving Afghans Use Crypto to Sidestep U.S. Sanctions, Failing Banks, and the Taliban

There is no more important story in U.S. politics today

Republicans are readying an even more extreme series of attacks on voting rights during this year’s state legislative sessions.




We’re writing to you today to ask for your support in our efforts to cover one of the most consequential stories we’ve ever reported: the escalating attack on democracy by the Republican Party.

Last year, as Republicans and right-wing media raged about alleged voter fraud and Donald Trump’s “big lie,” 34 bills across 19 states were passed into law to make it harder to vote. Advocates call it the most sweeping attack on voting rights since Jim Crow.

Yet with Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema standing in the way, congressional Democrats’ push for federal voting rights legislation is set to fail.

Now, emboldened by their success and Democrats’ failure to respond, Republicans are readying an even more extreme series of attacks...

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Final Reminder: Join us on Thursday for an important call

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Paov,

Hundreds of people across Canada have raised their hands to attend our national organizing call this Thursday, January 20 to kickstart our 2022 campaign to win the Just Transition legislation Canada needs.

This is your last chance to join us for this important call. In case you missed it, here are the details:

Mass Organizing Call
Hosted by 350 Canada and the Council of Canadians
When: Thursday at 4pm PT / 5pm MT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET / 8pm AT / 8:30pm NT
RSVP now

Together with our friends from the Council of Canadians, we will lay out our big plans to win the kind of climate action we can’t delay any further. Make sure to RSVP so we can send you all the details and follow up after with a recording of the call.

Paov, I’ll be frank – our politicians are failing to act at the scale required to protect us from the worst of the climate crisis. Instead of investing in helping communities to transition off fossil fuels, Canada continues to waste $13.6 billion a year on the fossil fuel industry, which is more than any other country in the world.1

It will take all of...

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STOP BUYING STUFF: A Reuse+Repair Webinar

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Thanks for your donation!

Hi there A,

Thank you so much for your donation. I can’t tell you how much it means to us here at SumOfUs. By donating, you’re helping buy a huge piece of forest to protect it and the critically endangered orangutans, tigers, and more that live there.

We’ve included the receipt below.

We do not accept money from corporations or governments. That is why your support is so critical. Together we are building a movement that demands that people are always put above profit. We stand toe to toe against the world’s most powerful corporations to protect our rights and our democracy.

Thanks so much for all that you do,

Emma and the team at SumOfUs


Donation receipt

Thanks so much for your donation to SumOfUs of AUD5.00 on January 19, 2022 via PayPal!

PS - SumOfUs is a registered 501(c)4 non-profit incorporated in Washington, DC, United States. Donations to SumOfUs are not tax deductible. For further information or if you have any questions about this donation, please reach out at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



SumOfUs is a community of people from around the world committed to curbing the growing power of corporations. We want to buy from, work for and...

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Endangered lawyer webinars, January 24

Endangered lawyer webinars, January 24 r1 PBI-Colombia accompanied lawyers on Day of the Endangered Lawyer webinars, January 24 PBI-Honduras accompanies Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) as Garifuna land defenders criminalized PBI-Guatemala accompanies Peaceful Resistance of San Pedro Ayampuc as 10th anniversary of mine blockade nears ...

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Thanks for your donation!

Hi there A,

Thank you so much for your donation. I can’t tell you how much it means to us here at SumOfUs. By donating, you’re helping buy a huge piece of forest to protect it and the critically endangered orangutans, tigers, and more that live there.

We’ve included the receipt below.

We do not accept money from corporations or governments. That is why your support is so critical. Together we are building a movement that demands that people are always put above profit. We stand toe to toe against the world’s most powerful corporations to protect our rights and our democracy.

Thanks so much for all that you do,

Emma and the team at SumOfUs


Donation receipt

Thanks so much for your donation to SumOfUs of €2.00 on January 18, 2022 via PayPal!

PS - SumOfUs is a registered 501(c)4 non-profit incorporated in Washington, DC, United States. Donations to SumOfUs are not tax deductible. For further information or if you have any questions about this donation, please reach out at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



SumOfUs is a community of people from around the world committed to curbing the growing power of corporations. We want to buy from, work for and...

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Let's buy a forest (we're so close!!)

4x match on your donation!! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

We just heard they're "so close" to having enough to make this happen -- let's take it over the top!




Baby orangutan eating a leaf in the wild

A,

It sounds like a fairy tale, but there’s a place on Earth where tigers, elephants, and orangutans coexist in the wild. And this week we can buy a huge piece of their forest home to help protect it...forever.

The Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia has been called one of the most irreplaceable ecosystems on the planet. But poaching, infrastructure projects like hydroelectric dams, and mass deforestation fuelled by palm oil plantations are threatening to destroy it.

That’s why our partner Rainforest Trust wants to purchase and protect a huge chunk of this forest...and give these critically endangered species a fighting chance to survive. Just months ago we were able to do this in Colombia, and protect a rare monkey species...let’s do it again!

If 5000 of us chip in the cost of a cup of coffee...

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