The Global Climate Convergence with its more than one hundred workshops, its large plenary sessions, and its miles-long mass march of more than 300,000 people, the largest climate protest in American history, represents a turning point for the environmental movement. The gigantic and passionate parade of indigenous people, ethnic groups of all sorts from everywhere in the country, students by the tens of thousands, neighborhood organizations by the dozen, several major national labor unions, and every conceivable sort of ecological cause tramping through New York City carrying huge banners and giant puppets, striding and dancing to the tunes of 29 marching bands, put the issue of the environment and climate change on the national agenda as never before. The national climate movement has arrived—now what will it do?
Listen to NYC Climate Convergence Organizers Natalie McClellan and Peter Rugh talk about the upcoming event September 19 – 21 along with some great information about climate in the media, earthquakes and more with Ken Gale!
New red-green electoral alliances, a turn to ecosocialism and a deepening of the US International Socialist Organization’s rethink on feminism were key features of the ISO’s well-attended Socialism 2014 conference in Chicago.
We are excited to announce the upcoming NYC Climate Convergence, happening the weekend of September 19 through the 21*. The Climate Convergence will be a conference, skill share and festival rolled into one – assisting mobilization for change to prevent catastrophic climate change.