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Protest - Revolt

Jul 12 2015 - 09:00
Author: 
Niloofar Golkar, Greg Albo, Jodi Dean

It is no longer plausible to propose incremental solutions to the ecological crises of our time. The numbers are clear: to avoid a trillion metric tons of cumulative carbon emissions by 2039, and an increase in global average temperatures of 2°C, it is necessary to stabilize immediately Greenhouse Gas emissions. The ecological scars of desertification, coastline loss, species extinction, destruction of habitat, and much else is evident for all to see.

Capitalism vs. Ecology [3/3]
Jul 12 2015 - 08:45
Author: 
Ellen Cantarow

Let’s amend the famous line from Joni Mitchell’s “Yellow Taxi” to fit this moment in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. There, Big Energy seems determined to turn paradise, if not into a parking lot, then into a massive storage area for fracked natural gas. But there’s one way in which that song doesn’t quite match reality.

Jul 5 2015 - 15:00
Author: 
Brad Schenk
Newsome flag

“What Does ______ Have to Do with Rainforests?!”

This week, RAN posted a message of support on Facebook about the courageous civil disobedience by Bree Newsome in South Carolina. And, as a testament to the social justice leanings of our community, our post was met with predominant support.

However, there was also the de rigeur Internet Indignance.

“Why is an environmental group talking about ____?” “What does this have to do with rainforests?!!” “You no longer have my support!” We always expect these responses.

Jul 1 2015 - 12:15
Author: 
Jennifer Baker

Shanghai – Anti Pollution protests against the construction of a new PX plant continue to grow in the Shanghai suburb of Jinshui.  The protest that began on Monday doubled in size Thursday night when approximately 5000 people filled the streets to re-affirm their opposition.

Along with the massive night time march, large groups of people have maintained a protest outside of the Jinshui District Government building since Monday.

Jun 19 2015 - 07:15
Author: 
Michael Lerner

(Yes, this is religion. Yes, we are socialists. But how can we not be moved by the presentiment of hope contained in these words?)

Pope Francis' Laudato Si plea for environmental sanity and a serious recommitment to the Bible's call for humanity to be stewards of this planet earth just might make a huge difference by puncturing through the emotional depression that keeps most of the people of the earth paralyzed in face of the growing crisis.

Jun 18 2015 - 23:15
Author: 
Audrey Siegel

On Wednesday morning off the coast of British Columbia, I went face to face with Shell’s Arctic drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer. It was terrifying. But there are moments in life when—despite your fear—you must act.

Audrey Vs. Shell
Jun 16 2015 - 21:30
Author: 
subMedia.tv

Not necessarily a position that SCNCC supports, but some interesting points made here. "This week we take on the NGO led spectacle called the people’s climate march plus a look at Peru’s spectacular resistance against a copper mine, and the call from the east to disrupt oil extraction and infrastructure. On the music break, Ontario based hiphop group Flowtilla with Line 9. We wrap things up with an exclusive interview with Sea, an inhabitant of la ZAD, Europe’s largest post capitalist occupation."

This Changes Fuck All
Jun 15 2015 - 10:00
Author: 
Lauren McCauley

In canoes and kayaks, anti-drilling activists early Monday faced down Shell's 40,000-ton drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, as it attempted to set sail from Seattle's Puget Sound to Arctic waters.

At least ten of the "kayaktivists," including Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, were detained by the U.S. Coast Guard for alleging violating a previous injunction by overstepping a 500-yard restricted "safety" zone around the behemoth rig.

Jun 9 2015 - 02:15
Author: 
Sarah Lazare

As representatives of some of the most powerful countries in the world prepare to gather for their annual Group of Seven (G7) meeting, this time at a castle in the German town of Elmau, tens of thousands marched through nearby Munich on Thursday to protest the summit's politics of "neo-liberal economic policies, war and militarization, exploitation, poverty and hunger, environmental degradation, and the closing-off towards refugees."

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Jun 6 2015 - 15:45
Author: 
Jon Queally
G7, Oxfam

As G7 leaders gather in Germany this weekend, Oxfam International was among the scores of groups and thousands of people in the street in protest on Saturday as they slammed the world's top industrialized nations for continuing to push energy and financial policies that are dooming the planet to climate misery and growing inequality while leading millions of people towards deeper hunger and food insecurity.

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