John Foran

Mar 2 2017 - 08:00
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John Foran

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

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Feb 9 2017 - 10:30
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John Foran

This book contains a series of essays written at the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 on the theme of climate justice. They were mean to help reflection on the events of 2016 and to offer some of the climate justice movement's best ideas and practices to itself in the current year....

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Aug 20 2016 - 11:15
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John Foran

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.

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Mar 14 2016 - 11:15
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John Foran

Introduction

We are living through an unprecedented crisis, in a world beset by massive social problems – the obscene poverty and inequality that neoliberal capitalist globalization has wreaked on at least two-thirds of humanity, the immobility of the political elite almost everywhere, and cultures of violence that poison our lives from the most intimate relations to the mass murder of the world’s wars.

Apr 29 2015 - 09:00
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John Foran

More than ten years ago, I wrote a visions piece for the first edition of Feminist Futures.  It was called “Alternatives to Development:  Of Love, Dreams and Revolution.”  It was an opportunity to write directly from the heart about the things that were most important to me, and to make connections among them.

Feb 14 2015 - 10:00
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Cora Kammeyer and John Foran

Dear Governor Brown,Yesterday we came to Oakland, your old home town. Eight thousand of us stood shoulder to shoulder. We marched. We chanted. We danced...more

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Jan 2 2015 - 03:30
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John Foran
Final words from SCNCC member John F, reporting from the COP 20 2014 UN Climate Summit, Lima, Peru
 
We will reclaim power from those who don’t act in our interests. We willresist the imposition of a ‘global climate deal’ that does nothing for the climate and even less for people.
 
They tried to bury us here in Lima but we are seeds and we will grow into a forest of resistance.
 
Dec 2 2014 - 16:30
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John Foran

2014 may well be seen in retrospect as a turning point for radical climate justice: we had the 400,000 march in New York with many thousands more around the globe, the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report’s devastating report on the state of the planet, the public failure of Ban ki-Moon’s September summit of political leaders with its ambition dwarfed by the Sunday marchers and those who flooded Wall Street the day before it, and soon, I confidently predict, the spectacular failure of the global climate treaty negotiations in Lima — COP 20 — which run from December 2-12.

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Sep 25 2014 - 17:15
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John Foran

This Changes Everything – John’s Journey to the New York City Climate Convergence


Saturday, September 20, 2014
 

The Day Before the March:  Four Anti-Capitalists and Bill McKibben

 

“Nothing passes the U.S. Congress without the approval of the oil companies and Wall Street.”

– Bernie Sanders

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