Are you a carbon abolitionist? People don’t care about climate change. They care about life.

In Terms of Combating Climate Crisis, Renowned Naturalist David Attenborough Declares: ‘We Cannot Be Radical Enough’ Sir David Attenborough gives testimony to the House of Commons Tuesday. (Image: House of Commons/PA) In testimony to British lawmakers Tuesday, famed scientist and environmental advocate Sir David Attenborough said that humanity “cannot be radical enough” in working to stop the ravages of the …

Green New Deal is a Model for Worker Power. The 108th Int’l Labor Conference Recognizes Co-ops as ‘Future of Work’. Co-ops building affordable housing on Pine Ridge.

The Green New Deal is More Than a Climate Plan, It’s a Model for Building Worker Power. At the heart of the Green New Deal is a recognition that shifting to clean energy could leave many behind. That’s why the plan protects workers’ right to organize, calls for universal health care, retirement security and union jobs at a living wage. …

Energy Justice and Just Transition Research

A range of measures such as near-term employment and wage protections, medium-term retraining and investment in alternative industries, and long-term education and innovation investment are central to ensuring protection and prosperity for people and communities. It is therefore imperative that governments work closely with businesses, local communities and labor representatives to produce just transition plans. Other examples of energy transitions …

Citizen question blocked from the census even as political Supreme Court declines to weigh in on partisan gerrymandering

“We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. Federal judges have no license to reallocate political power between the two major political parties, with no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution, and no legal standards to limit and direct their decisions.” That was Chief Justice Roberts explaining the 5-4 decision in …

Police Killed More People Last Year Than Mass Shooters

The fight to curb gun violence must address the violence inflicted by law enforcement. Institute for Policy Studies, April 12, 2018 | By Ebony Slaughter-Johnson Originally in OtherWords This spring, an estimated 800,000 Americans gathered in Washington, DC to participate in the “March for Our Lives” organized by the teenage survivors of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. Thousands more attended 800 sister marches across …

Younger generations’ rights to life, liberty, and equal protection: Juliana v. US

They’re suing the U.S. government for endangering their future by supporting a fossil fuel-based energy system, despite knowledge of how that would contribute to the current climate disaster. The case would clarify a new fundamental right—the right to a stable climate system that sustains human lives and liberties. The scale of the government misconduct in this case is quite unprecedented. Never before has …

Youngest child separated from family at the border is 4 months old

The youngest child separated from his family at the border was 4 months old. NYT: “The text messages were coming in all day and night with only two data points: Gender and age. With each one that arrived, the on-call caseworker at Bethany Christian Services in Michigan had 15 minutes to find a foster home for another child who was …

When America Had An Open Prison, Without Walls

WHEN AMERICA HAD AN OPEN PRISON – THE STORY OF KENYON SCUDDER AND HIS ‘PRISON WITHOUT WALLS’ By Emily Nagisa Keehn and Dana Walters, Theconversation.comJune 19, 2019 | CREATE! In a country with mass incarceration, horrific prison conditions and a penal system suffused with racism, some American prison reform activists wistfully look to Scandinavian institutions as beacons of humane prisons. Many Scandinavian countries even have open prisons – minimum security institutions that rely less on …