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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tag: activism

After youth activists storm their offices, 13 more House members agree...

By day’s end, Sunrise had racked up nearly 150 arrests and support from the likely new leader of the House Rules Committee.

I walked right up to militarized police at the border

The risk we took at the border is overshadowed by the risks taken by the courageous participants of the migrant caravan.

School strike for climate: Meet 15-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who inspired...

“We need to change ourselves now, because tomorrow it might be too late.”

‘Our leaders are behaving like children:’ Teen climate activist confronts world...

"The people will rise to the challenge. And since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”

‘We gonna rise up, rise up ’til it’s won!:’ 140+ arrested...

"When the people rise up, the powers come back. They tried to stop us but we keep coming back."

Peace activists’ best hope? The Sunrise Climate Movement

The Sunrise Movement, now mainly a climate movement, is a potentially an enormous Trojan horse for smuggling the climate-justice-and-peace agenda inside the halls of power.

‘It is time for progressives of the world to unite:’ Sanders-Varoufakis...

"Today, on behalf of DiEM25 and The Sanders Institute, we issue a Call to Action: to create a global network of individuals and organizations that will fight together for dignity, peace, prosperity and the future of our planet... Join us."

Mobilizing against extinction

"When society is ready to lose its sense of fear in the face of state authority, then everything crumbles and change can happen.”

#BlackFridays walkouts turn rage into action and community

This initiative, connected by the Twitter hashtag #BlackFridays, has resulted in a number of symbolic walkouts across the country led by a network of women of color.

Vermont immigrant rights group sues ICE for monitoring, infiltrating & ‘hunting...

At least 20 active members of Migrant Justice have been arrested and detained by ICE.

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Trump administration auctions off 150,000 acres of public land for fossil-fuel extraction

Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.

If Democrats fracture, this will be the fault line

What we do have: a clear fault line within the ranks of those who seek to shape the party’s future.

McDonald’s announces new antibiotic use reduction policy in beef, a first-of-its-kind

"With Washington asleep at the wheel on this rising health threat, leadership in the marketplace is essential."

Biological annihilation

To mitigate the crisis, to save life itself, would require not merely the replacement of carbon-dirty fossil fuels with renewable forms of energy, but a genuine reevaluation of modern life and its institutions.

House Democrats remove controversial tax rule that progressive said would make bold policies impossible

The decision to scrap this rule is a victory for the far left of the Democratic party and for progressives. 

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