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Climate activists, Indigenous communities and environmental defenders are facing threats, intimidation and increased repression as they protect Mother Earth from destruction.
The fossil fuel industry and its allies – corrupt politicians, governments and organised crime – are responsible for some of the most severe and disturbing violations of human rights, from murders to blocking the freedom of association and expression. While Climate Defenders face these threats, they continue to stand up and fight for justice, with amazing resillience, strength and impact.
These violations are committed by some of the wealthiest companies in the world – like Chevron-Texaco, Shell, Exxon and Total – and many local companies. It’s time to shut down the industry that is destroying the climate and threatening the survival of people all over the world.
It’s time for the global climate movement to stand with Climate Defenders – who risk everything to protect the Earth and climate for us all.
In many places they are already winning, but we need many more climate defenders rising for climate justice all over the world!