Posts Tagged with "climate justice"

“Coal Blooded”: New Report Says Coal Plants Disproportionately Impact Communities Of Color

Monday, November 26, 2012

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“Coal Blooded”: New Report Says Coal Plants Disproportionately Impact Communities Of Color

A new report from the NAACP called “Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People” (co-authored by former RAN staffer Adrian Wilson) paints a grim picture. Grim, but not surprising. Of the 378 coal plants across the country, 75 are considered to be the most toxic and receive an “F” on the report’s environmental justice report card. [...]

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Black Flags and Windmills: Climate Justice in Action

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Black Flags and Windmills: Climate Justice in Action

“Anarchy is not chaos, anarchy is self organization at its root. It’s the belief that any of us can get together and make decisions, that we don’t need someone 3,000 miles away to tell us what to do in our neighborhoods.”—scott crow My friend scott crow (sic) has penned a new book about the community-based [...]

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Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice Is More Than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice Is More Than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics

This is a guest post by Peter Hoy of Chicago, IL. It originally appeared on WeArePowershift.org. Washington, D.C., for better or worse, always feels like a losing battle. I am educated enough to know that our politics are polluted by corporate money. I have lobbied enough to know that even congressional allies will say the [...]

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Could We Please Have the Next Capitol Climate Action in Cairo?

Monday, January 31, 2011

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Could We Please Have the Next Capitol Climate Action in Cairo?

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” – Judy Bonds Pay attention: A critical learning moment for the climate and environmental movements is unfolding before us in cities across Egypt. Egyptians are taking their country back. Hundreds of thousands are sick of the strong-armed, 30-year bullshit rule of faux pharaoh Hosni Mubarak and the [...]

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Grassroots Organizing Cools the Planet; A Letter from the Grassroots to 1 Sky

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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[A Letter from the Grassroots; written by grassroots organizations across the United States (including Grassroots Global Justice, Movement Generation, Indigenous Environmental Network, etc - full list at the end. The letter is a response to 1 Sky's public statement this August.] Sign the Petition To the Board and Staff of 1 Sky, We are grassroots [...]

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Pull a Prank That Packs a Punch on Fossil Fool’s Day 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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The fossil fools ain’t no joke – but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight them with one! The Fossil Fuel Empire is real and it’s here. The stakes couldn’t be higher: destabilization of the global climate, communities from Alaska to Alberta to Appalachia being destroyed by dirty energy extraction and combustion, devastating super hurricanes, droughts, [...]

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Police Beat NGO Delegates Trying to Join Protest Outside Copenhagen Talks

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Today, 100 delegates from the Copenhagen climate talks – mostly from NGOs, but led by two members of the Bolivian government delegation, and with dozens of members of organizations from the Global South and Indigenous groups – marched out of the Copenhagen climate talks and tried to join the People’s Assembly at the Reclaim Power [...]

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Copenhagen: Climate Justice for the Poor, or Backroom Deals by the Rich?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Written by Jennifer Krill and Adrian Wilson. Cross-posted from It’s Getting Hot in Here. Whispers in the hallways at the COP-15 Copenhagen climate negotiations emerged as a full blown controversy yesterday, when the UK Guardian published leaked text that was written by a secret group of negotiators, the so-called ‘Circle of Commitment’.  The U.S., UK, Denmark [...]

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It’s Time to Change Chevron–Moblilize for Climate Justice in Richmond Ca on Aug 15

Friday, July 31, 2009

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The Mobilization for Climate Justice-West (a coalition of over a dozen groups) are calling for a rally and mass civil disobedience in at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California on August 15. Kicking off a season of direct action in the lead up to the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, MCJ-West wants people from all [...]

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Town Hall Meeting rocked the East Bay

Monday, October 13, 2008

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The Town Hall Meeting, “Rise Up and Green Up” of the Hecho en Califas festival at La Pena that we co-sponsored in Berkeley was a huge success It was one of those special moments in my organizing career where everything was just kind of amazing. People were wildly participating, the dialogue was rich and solution [...]

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