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David Klein, truthout.org, July 20, 2018

Renewable energy is expanding rapidly all around the world. The energy capacity of newly installed solar projects in 2017, for instance, exceeded the combined increases from coal, gas and nuclear plants. During the past eight years alone, global investment in renewables was $2.2 trillion, and optimism has soared along with investments.

SCNCC, DSA Climate and Environmental Justice Working Group, June 25, 2018
Preserve Glaciers; Abolish ICE!

System Change Not Climate Change has signed on to an Immigration Justice pledge being circulated by the Democratic Socialists of America Climate and Environmental Justice Working Group.  The pledge calls for mobilization around the abolition of ICE and opposition to criminalization and imprisonment of immigrants and refugees. 

The complete text of the pledge is as follows:

Bonnie Lockhart, SCNCC, June 4, 2018
Occupella performing at April 29, 2017 Climate Mobilization in Oakland

In the belief that every good social justice movement needs song, the women's singing group Occupella has become a presence at many climate and environmental justice events in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Ecosocialist Songbook is a compilation of songs we have performed and led at rallies, marches, and demonstrations.  Here is the introduction to our 18-page songbook which is free to download and use by clicking here..

Richard Smith, Common Dreams, November 21, 2017

On Monday November 13th, climate scientists from the Tyndal center for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia presented their carbon emissions research to the UN climate negotiators at Bonn Germany. The data were shocking: After three years in which human-caused emissions appeared to be leveling off, global CO2 emissions are now rising again to record levels in 2017. Global emissions are on course rise this year by 2%.

Brad Hornick, NewPolitics, July 31, 2017

In Militant Particularism and Global Ambition: The Conceptual Politics of Place, Space, and Environment in the Work of Raymond Williams, David Harvey discusses the challenges presented by moving from place out across time.

John Foran, resilience.org, March 2, 2017

The situation we face. First, let’s please just acknowledge there is a crisis.

John Foran, Resilience, August 20, 2016

The challenge is greater than preparing individuals and groups to fight back. The real point is to connect those groups to one another – to break issue silos, share experience and resources, find common goals and targets, and lay the foundation for a network of front-line groups fighting together for social, political, economic, and ecological justice in the United States and the world.

Yes. It’s big. The crises are deep, the systems that birthed them are powerful, and the challenge is great. But we are confident.

Brad Hornick, The Bullet, December 1, 2015

A guide for intervention from the climate justice movement

Author's note: this article is meant to be both deadly serious and parody. It attempts humour and commits unforgiveable psychological reductionism of political issues. It is hoped the reader will discern the message behind the form of delivery.

Richard Smith, Truthout, June 24, 2015
Beijing

This article seeks to explain why China's environmental crisis is so horrific, so much worse than "normal" capitalism most everywhere else, and why the government is incapable of suppressing pollution even from its own industries. I begin with an overview of the current state of China's environment: its polluted air, waters, farmland and the proximate causes, including overproduction, overdevelopment, profligate resource consumption, uncontrolled dumping and venting of pollutants.

Brad Hornick, The Bullet, March 27, 2015

The call came to protestors assembled at bore-hole 2 on Burnaby Mountain: ‘Kinder Morgan has arrived! Get your asses down here.’ I ran to the motorcycle and hurried down to Drummond Walk. A few comrades were just starting to follow KM workers – 2 hardhats with chain saws, a couple management types and a few security guards. I raged internally as I accompanied them into the forest at the ready, but not knowing what the next step was...

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