We would like to invite you to participate in the Global Climate Convergence (GCC) People’s Movements Assembly (PMA) planning meetings. There will be a bi-weekly conference call taking place on Mondays (the first call in the series happened on February 2nd).
Originally published at Popular Resistance by Ben Manski and Jill Stein (posted here with a special note from the authors).
The world’s capitals will not end the old economy or deliver the new one. We can’t wait any longer because every day of waiting reduces our window for action. We need not wait because we already hold the knowledge needed for creating the new economy. And because a global climate strike can stop the machine responsible for creating the climate crisis, the most powerful person may be you.
Hip Hop Congress and Move to Amend and are partnering to present: “What the Bleep Happened to Hip Hop?”, a public education campaign seeking to raise awareness of the dangerous power corporations currently wield over the hip hop industry specifically, and over our society in general.
We invite you to join us on May 1st and 2nd, 2015 when this unique collaboration arrives in Los Angeles, CA. During the day on May 1st, 2015, we will have educational panels and participatory conversations, followed by an artist showcase that night. We will close with a People’s Movement Assembly on Sunday that connects to the United States Social Forum.
The GCC’s own Timeka Drew will be representing the Convergence on the Local Panel May 1. Get more information about his event at the GCC Event Page.
George Martin and Julie Enslow will be presenting a workshop entitled, “Militarism and the Climate Crisis” highlighting the US military’s impact on climate change as well as the military response to the climate crisis on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. Additionally, George Martin will be facilitating a “Global Climate Action Workshop” exploring possible actions showing global solidarity in 2016 on Friday, March 27, 2015.
A new report has been released measuring environmental inequality. Researchers looked at industrial air pollution exposure in the United States across all 50 states and compared exposure based on race and economics. The report is titled Three Measures of Environmental Inequality.
As Gandhi once wrote, “Even the most powerful cannot rule without the cooperation of the ruled.” The powers that are responsible for climate change could not continue for a day without the acquiescence of those whose lives and future they are destroying. They are only able to continue their destructive course because others enable or acquiesce in it. It is the activity of people — going to work, paying taxes, buying products, obeying government officials, staying off private property — that continually recreates the power of the powerful. A movement can be powerful without weapons or violence if it withdraws that cooperation from the powers that be. Fear of such withdrawal can motivate those in positions of power to change.
WHITING | Region residents can now show their support for striking workers at the BP Whiting Refinery in a highly visible way — on their torso.
United Steelworkers Local 7-1 is selling T-shirts online to raise money for its strike fund. About 1,100 USW-represented oil workers have been striking since Feb. 8 over issues that include staffing, fatigue and safety at a refinery that had an explosion and a spill into Lake Michigan last year.
While statistics on strike action have been collected since the late 19th century for many countries and now globally by the International Labour Organization, there is no one body that tracks the occurrence and frequency of mobilizations and protests related to the environment. It was this need to better understand and to track such contentious activity that motivated the Atlas of Environmental Justice project, an online interactive map that catalogues localized stories of resistance against damaging projects: from toxic waste sites to oil refining operations to areas of deforestation.
Youth of the Oceti Sakowin release and deliver this video to President Obama asking him to uphold his commitment to Indigenous youth and to reject Keystone XL! #NativeYouth #RejectKXL #OcetiRising