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The Troy Davis Book Club: Three Years After His Execution, a Movement to Resurrect His Story
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 19, 2014
- Across the country, readers—including those on death row—gather to share the Davis family's story and the hope of putting an end to the killing.
Can a “Firewall Strategy” Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco
by Alexis Goldsteinposted Sep 19, 2014
- Kicking the polluters out of the negotiations may sound like wishful thinking. But there is a precedent: the global effort to regulate the tobacco industry.
Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next
by Yates McKeeposted Sep 19, 2014
- A sit-in planned for the day after the People’s Climate March will call out the role of Wall Street in climate change.
Fictional Dystopias Teach Kids to Stand Up to Inequality—Don’t Dismiss Them As Capitalist Propaganda
by Kate Aronoffposted Sep 19, 2014
- Young Adult future fantasies like The Hunger Games and Divergent have been condemned as promoting free-market ideology. But these stories of revolution engage young people in deep conversations about identity and injustice.
Stanford's Coal Divestment: Meet 2 Students—And 1 President—Who Made It Happen
by Dana Drugmandposted Sep 18, 2014
- The movement to persuade schools to divest from fossil fuels has taken off around the country. Meet a few people who helped get Stanford’s money out of coal.
Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar
by Chuck Collinsposted Sep 18, 2014
- Groups have been divesting money from oil, coal, and gas for years. Now they’re hoping to get more climate-healing bang for their buck.
Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help
by Richard Schiffmanposted Sep 18, 2014
- The world under the waves is under attack from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. But major marine sanctuaries are making a difference.
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
by Yessenia Funesposted Sep 17, 2014
- The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
Most Social Change Groups Grapple with White Privilege—But This Book Can Help
by Joshua Kahn Russellposted Sep 17, 2014
- The work of activism is full of messy contradictions. In “Towards Collective Liberation,” Chris Crass breaks down the influence of racism and patriarchy, including helpful how-tos—like “Twenty Careful Steps Toward Anti-sexist Action.”
Occupy Offshoot Cancels $4 Million in Predatory Student Loans—and Starts a Debtors Union
by Liz Pleasant, Christa Hillstrom, James Trimarcoposted Sep 17, 2014
- First, they started buying up—and canceling—individuals’ medical debt. Now the people behind Rolling Jubilee are taking on student loans from a for-profit university that exploits the poor—and the whole debt system could be next.
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
by Mary Hansenposted Sep 16, 2014
- There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
posted Sep 16, 2014
- You already know his mom. But there’s a new talking planet on the scene, and climate change is messing with his style.
Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further)
by Quincy Saulposted Sep 16, 2014
- An incisive critique of the People’s Climate March comes with a list of ways to step up our game.
How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
by Nina Bunker Ruizposted Sep 15, 2014
- In Mora County, New Mexico, corporations seeking fracking contracts came up against “querencia”—a traditional way of thinking about and defending the land.
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
by Eddie Bautista, LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, Bill McKibbenposted Sep 15, 2014
- We’re tired of winning the argument and losing the fight. And so we march.