Protest - Revolt

Javier Sethness, Truthout, April 19, 2014
Noam Chomsky: Liberation Ecology

There can be little doubt about the centrality and severity of the environmental crisis in the present day. Driven by the mindless "grow-or-die" imperative of capitalism, humanity's destruction of the biosphere has reached and even surpassed various critical thresholds, whether in terms of carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, freshwater depletion, or chemical pollution.

Jeff Cohen, Common Dreams, June 19, 2020
Capitalism Kills
If you’ve been watching mainstream TV news programs lately, you’ve probably noticed that a number of corporate journalists—prodded by the marvelous protests against police violence—seem to have learned a new phrase, which they invoke regularly: “systemic racism.”
 
That’s an improvement from a dozen years ago, when some in establishment media were hailing our society as "post-racial" because of the election of President Obama.
 
Jeremy Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability, April 2, 2020
One Detroit Center
There have been more than a dozen strikes in the past two weeks by workers striking to protect themselves against infection by the coronavirus. They have already won increased protection. What do they portend for the future?
Editors, SCNCC, June 3, 2019
Juliana Plaintiffs Group Picture

On Tuesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, three judges of the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments by the Trump Administration seeking to stop the Juliana v. United States lawsuit brought by a group of young people claiming a constitutional right to "a climate system capable of sustaining human life" and asserting that the United States government is violating that right.

Julie Dermansky, DeSmog Blog, May 31, 2019
March Against Death Alley | Photo by Julie Dermansky for DeSmog Blog

On May 30, around 100 people took part on the first day of a planned five-day march for environmental justice in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley. Amid sweltering heat, the march kicked off in St. John the Baptist Parish, but extreme obstacles have developed on their route to Baton Rouge, about 50 miles away. Today a judge ruled that the organizers did not have permission to cross two bridges along the route. 

Joe Maniscalo, Labor Press, May 13, 2019
Hurricane Maria wreckage in Puerto Rcio

New York,, NY – Shut. It. Down. Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton, this weekend, urged U.S. trade unionists to “learn from our past” and start building towards a general strike in a last ditch effort to avert climate disaster. 

“What we need to understand is that climate struggle is class struggle,” Hamilton told the NY Labor History Association’s Annual Spring Conference at NYU on Saturday. “Workers really do want to engage in radical action with a clear chance of making their lives better.”

Nadja Charaby, Maria Theresa Lauron, Till Bender, Katja Voigt, Tadzio Müller and Alanah Torralba, The Bullet, December 21, 2018
COP23 protest in Bonn, Germany, 2017

Why the Outcome of Katowice is Far From Sufficient

The climate crisis is looming large and threatens to go beyond our capabilities. In addition, COP24 at Katowice has decided on a rulebook that in parts both lacks in substance and is unjust. The resolutions agreed are not enough to prevent disaster, by a long shot.

Ted Franklin, System Change Not Climate Change, December 6, 2018
Sunrise Movement in the Halls of Congress

Climate activists must seize the time and get to work on the Green New Deal proposal.

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