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
When the immigrant-rights movement chose May Day for its big demonstrations a few years ago, people shouldn’t have been surprised. The worldwide workers’ holiday was “Made in the U.S.A.”
May Day’s roots are deep in American history. In 1886, seeking the spark that would ignite the struggling labor movement, the fledgling American Federation of Labor called a general strike for the eight-hour day to begin on May Day, the carpenters’ traditional day for setting wages and conditions.
Bowing to pressure from Quaker environmentalists, today PNC Bank announced that it will be restricting financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. The shift outlined in its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report means PNC Bank will effectively cease its investment in this controversial practice.