Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: activism

Meet Alexander von Humboldt, the first person to understand climate change...

As the world burns — and as kids sound the alarm — the original environmental scientist is worth revisiting.

How Indigenous peoples won a landmark victory protecting the Amazon from...

The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes – and the planet – from destruction.

‘Resisting to exist:’ Indigenous women unite against Brazil’s far-right president

“But we are strong, we are resistant. And we are here in this… the 15th encampment, to show to the government, and to all society, that we are alive, that we are resisting to exist."

Ola Bini, Ricardo Patiño, Correa & Glas: The Moreno regime escalates...

This further illustrates the cruel irony of “justice” under neoliberalism – the jailing of activists, journalists and progressive leaders, as the cover for an implementation of the policies of austerity, and a distraction for the corrupt personal dealings of the ruling political elite.

ALEC wants to make protest illegal in Illinois

ALEC isn’t often at the forefront of legislative changes in blue states like Illinois, but with overwhelming support for this bill by Democrats in the Illinois House, that may be changing.

George Monbiot on UK climate emergency & the need for rebellion...

“We are witnessing an unprecedented upsurge of climate activism, with groups like Extinction Rebellion forcing the politicians in this building to listen."

Championing female voters as powerful ‘Supermajority,’ organizers launch movement to fight...

"In many ways, women have been doing all this work – whether it's running their PTA, or organizing around reproductive healthcare – but we haven't been doing it together."

If not now, when? 11 days of (Extinction) Rebellion

“We have gathered here today and in many other places in London and across the world... We have gathered today because we have chosen which path we want to take and now we are waiting for the others to follow our example.”

Extinction Rebellion movement starts week-long demonstration in US and around world...

“It’s time to do what’s never been done before in the fight against climate change – a collective and coordinated international rebellion that will continue to escalate until our demands are met."

Indigenous peoples go to court to save the Amazon from oil...

Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes – and our planet – from destruction.

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Environmentalists demand explanations for “secret” fracking chemicals in Ohio

“People need to know. People have a right to know, and first responders have a right to know if they might be exposed to those types of chemicals.”

Did Barack Obama bring us Donald Trump?

I read an analysis by Bert Wolfe about Barack Obama.  It made me sad to read it, even though it was perfectly...
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The secret GOP plan to keep power

In 2020, we need to pay attention to state elections as well as elections for president and Congress. State elections could decide...

NY judge resigns after posting noose image on Facebook

After posting the image of a noose with the words “Make America Great Again” on his Facebook page, an upstate New York...

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action