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Bulletin 27, May 12, 2015
Commentary and Analysis

Civil society will build a bridge to a safe climate future
Sharan Burrow (International Trade Union Confederation) and Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace) say "patience has run out"

"Energy Democracy" is now part of a new narrative of transformation
Maite Llanos discusses how the language of a new movement is emerging

Transport unions urged to prepare for COP 21 in Paris, build alliances at home
Asbjørn Wahl, International Transport Workers Federation

Alberta election shock: More evidence that 'class and climate' politics can win?
Sean Sweeney surveys the success of political parties that connect worker and environmental concerns

TUED news

Nepal: National trade union center GEFONT joins TUED, now earthquake relief needed. Gefont's president Bishnu Rimal's letter to TUED is here

Greece: after leading historic anti-privatization fight, water workers' union of Thessaloniki joins TUED

Australia: unions set to organize around a bold energy and climate agenda

Canada: with a thumbs up to TUED, leading film maker Avi Lewis delivers powerful speech connecting the climate fight to the movement against austerity

Thousands view TUED's 5 minute video animation. This is what energy democracy looks like! has received more than 6,400 hits on Youtube. Please circulate!

Energy, Climate and Environment News:


Burma:  Mass protests against coal plant

Vietnam: rocks and petrol bombs throw
n by anti-coal protesters in Binh Thuan province

California:  Water for fracking, not for people as drought disaster deepens
Nepal: National trade union center GEFONT joins TUED. 

Earthquake relief needed Gefont's president Bishnu Rimal's letter to TUED is here


Please support GEFONT!
Greece: after leading historic fight against privatization, water workers union of Thessaloniki joins TUED
Photograph: Union president Yiorgos Archontopoulos seen here with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during Syriza's successful election campaign.

Yiorgos
will represent his union on TUED's Global Advisory Group.
COP 21 Countdown:

Sharan Burrow (International Trade Union Confederation) and Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace) deliver strong call to action on climate change  change
.  "We can no longer afford to blindly trust political leaders to deliver a breakthrough"
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