Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. We have more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions and we coordinate this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Anti-fracking Infrastructure Organizations Disrupt the Public Service Commission Meeting for Approving Con Edison’s ‘Climate Disaster’ Rate Hike

Yesterday, Thursday, January 16, 2020, the biggest public turnout of New York advocates, businesses, families, farmers, students, health professionals, and more, attended the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) monthly meeting and stood up in outrage as they awarded Consolidated Edison almost a billion dollars per...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Australian School Strikers Call for Climate Vigils in Solidarity With Australian Bushfires

Strikers are calling on people across the globe to join events at embassies, consulates and other locations worldwide on the 17th of January to support those fighting the fires on the frontline and #ListenToThem (those affected). They are also putting pressure on the Australian government to take urgent action to...
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Stop Williams Coalition and 350.org on NY Gov. Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

Today, exactly two years after the New York City announced its commitment to divest from fossil fuels, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offered his 2020 State of the State address. He referenced as climate change as one of the greatest crises of our time, mentioning the September 20th 7.6 million-strong Global...
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Australia’s Catastrophic Bushfire Crisis

Weather across the Australian nation is set to deteriorate and temperatures are set to rise in the coming days, Glen Klatovsky from 350.org Australia said.“The indiscriminate Australian bushfires that have wiped out everything in their path are not a surprise. It is a land of bushfires, but this season’s...
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Jakarta Floods Indicate a Decade of Harsher Climate Impacts

The climate decade has begun, marked by floods in Jakarta and surrounding areas in Indonesia which colours the turn of the year towards 2020. According to the Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the flood was caused by the highest daily rainfall since 1996, and the highest...
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Mayors of New York and London Urge Every Major City in the World to Divest

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio have today urged fellow mayors of the world's leading cities to join them in divesting their city pension funds from fossil fuel assets, to help avert climate breakdown. The call to action from Mayors Khan and de Blasio came as they unveiled a...
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Monday, December 16, 2019

COP25 Was a Success for the Fossil Fuel Industry, Governments Respond to People’s Demands With Weakest Possible Decision

As COP25 comes to an end, national delegates failed once more to step up to the existential challenge of the climate crisis. For two weeks, negotiators tinkered with the last bits of the so-called ‘rulebook’ of the Paris Agreement — the set of detailed provisions that are supposed to guide the implementation of...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

350.org US on Latest New York vs. ExxonMobil Ruling: "The Demand to Make Polluters Pay Will Only Get Louder."

Today, Judge Barry Ostrager ruled in favor of ExxonMobil in the People of New York v. ExxonMobil climate fraud lawsuit. New Yorkers rallied outside the courthouse on the first day of the trial in solidarity with New York Attorney General Letitia James. Dominique Thomas, New Yorker and 350.org organizer,...
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

350.org Responds to Repsol's Pledge to Zero Emissions By 2050

Earlier this week, amid the beginning of COP25, the Spanish oil company Repsol announced their plans to be carbon neutral by 2050, in order to align themselves with the goals of the Paris Agreement and keep global temperatures below 2oC. In response to the announcement, Yossi Cadan, Global Finance...
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Monday, December 2, 2019

COP25 Must Live Up to the Urgency at Hand

As delegates from around the world prepare to attend the COP25 climate talks in Madrid, global climate campaign group 350.org is calling on countries to finally get serious about ending the financing and production of fossil fuels and do justice to the communities on the frontlines of climate change.Just...