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Video: Vancouver Opera Violinist Plays 19th-Century Ballad for Protesters in Pipeline Fight Video: Vancouver Opera Violinist Plays 19th-Century Ballad for Protesters in Pipeline Fight
by Mary Hansen
The cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, as well as First Nations, have all sued the pipeline company Kinder Morgan, which wants to extend a pipeline through a mountain in British Columbia.
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
by Laura Flanders
"The global justice movement, the antiwar movement, the climate movement: We are now part of a much larger, more systemic movement that really sees the interrelationships between all these systems and climate destruction."
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
The Canadian government has relaunched a process that many First Nations leaders believe would terminate their land claims. But indigenous-led grassroots movements are on the case.
Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels? Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels?
by Bryan Farrell
When it comes to divestment, the anti-apartheid struggle is always cited as an influence. Here's how South Africans are starting to apply those same lessons to addressing climate change.
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
by Mary Hansen
A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
“Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure “Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure
by Ruairí McKiernan
In this interview, the founder of the Bioneers conference talks about what he’s learned in 25 years of bringing thinkers together.
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need” Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
by Sarah van Gelder
Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says
by Nafeez Ahmed
New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.
Largest Climate March in History Connects Crisis to Corporations Largest Climate March in History Connects Crisis to Corporations
by Matt Surrusco
The enormous event will provide support to world leaders who will be asking for climate action at this week’s United Nations summit.
Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next
by Yates McKee
A sit-in planned for the day after the People’s Climate March will call out the role of Wall Street in climate change.
Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further) Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further)
by Quincy Saul
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 How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
by Nina Bunker Ruiz
In Mora County, New Mexico, corporations seeking fracking contracts came up against “querencia”—a traditional way of thinking about and defending the land.
NY Unions Will Bring Fresh Ideas about Jobs, Energy to Historic Climate March NY Unions Will Bring Fresh Ideas about Jobs, Energy to Historic Climate March
by Abby Scher
Key national unions are stepping up to support the People's Climate March on September 21. But some green radicals say unions need to create their own climate protection strategy that democratizes the energy sector.
Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First
by Mari Margil
Unless the legal foundation for local self-governance is truly built on the rights of communities, victories like the one in New York can easily be overturned.
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
by Deirdre Smith
The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
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