How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War
by Jim Shultzposted Sep 29, 2014
- The leading strategies in the climate justice movement already resemble the Cold War policies of containment, roll-back, and isolation. But can they wear down the political power of the fossil fuel industry?
Incredible Hulk and Former Goldman Sachs Guy Are Among the Many Pulling $50 Billion Out of Fossil Fuels
by Chuck Collinsposted Sep 25, 2014
- “Divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future. Move your money out of the problem and into solutions.”
7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief
by Shannan Stollposted Sep 25, 2014
- It's not hard to bring a little more equality into each others' lives.
Nurses’ Unions Send Thousands to Climate March, Call Global Warming a “Health Care Emergency”
by Yessenia Funesposted Sep 24, 2014
- The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
Young Climate Marchers: Support From Boomers Makes Us Feel Less Alone
by Kristin Moeposted Sep 24, 2014
- “It makes me feel happy and inspired that we have people of all generations who are thinking that more drastic, extraordinary actions are necessary.”
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.
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.
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.