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Chris Williams, SocialistWorker.org, February 4, 2015
pollution in New Jersey

Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, reports on studies showing that climate change is even worse than we thought.

Jimmy Betts, Popular Resistance, January 23, 2015
BXE activists at FERC

Washington, DC – In a bold moment of non-violent coordinated efforts, 16 members of the climate, energy, environmental, social, and ecological justice community coalition Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) successfully disrupted the monthly “business-as-usual” Commissioner’s Meeting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Peter Rugh, Vice, January 8, 2015
Pennsylvania fracking operation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made headlines at the end of last year when he announced a ban on hydraulic fracking in his state. That was unquestionably a victory for environmentalists, but in neighboring Pennsylvania, however, fracking is still underway. This summer, I visited the northeastern region of the Keystone State to see what the the front lines of America's shale gas boom looks like.

Peter Rugh, Waging Nonviolence , September 29, 2014

The 400,000 people who packed Manhattan’s Central Park West for the People’s Climate March on September 21 have all gone home to their apartments, farms, cabins and lobster boats. They’ve returned to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia, to the Philippines and the Pacific Islands. The “U.N. Climate Summit” banner that, last week, formed the backdrop for the impassioned speeches of 120 heads of state — and Leonardo DiCaprio — has been taken down.

Colin Kinniburgh, Dissent, September 29, 2014

By now, you’ve seen the photos. With over 300,000—likely closer to 400,000—marchers streaming through the center of Manhattan, the People’s Climate March exceeded the organizers’ expectations and my own. It made the record books and then some, marking a scale of protest not seen in this country since the beginning of the Iraq war.

SCNCC, September 24, 2014

Thanks to Bill Dobbs with the #FloodWallStreet media support group for compiling this list. 

Hundreds protest Wall Street over climate change

Agence France Presse | Sept. 22, 2014

http://www.afp.com/en/news/hundreds-protest-wall-street-over-climate-change

 

Police Disperse Some 'Flood Wall Street' Protesters, But Protest Continues

AlterNet | Sept. 22, 2014 | Cliff Weathers

Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!, September 22, 2014
People's Climate March

As many as 400,000 people turned out in New York City on Sunday for the People’s Climate March, the largest environmental protest in history. With a turnout far exceeding expectations, the streets of midtown Manhattan were filled with environmentalists, politicians, musicians, students, farmers, celebrities, nurses and labor activists — all united in their demand for urgent action on climate change. Organizers arranged the People’s Climate March into different contingents reflecting the movement’s diversity, with indigenous groups in the lead. Democracy Now!

Richard Smith, September 22, 2014


It has been a long and difficult day but after non-stop protests, occupations, sit-downs and mass arrests, the last polar bears have finally been cleared from the Wall Street area. New Yorkers can at last sleep without fear thanks to our men in blue.

Deirdre Smith, 350.org, August 20, 2014

It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis.

It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-to-familiar way. I was devastated for Mike Brown, his family and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and remembered the same fear for my own family that pangs many times over a given year.

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