Calling for a broad anti-capitalist environmental movement based around the following points of unity

Working together is our greatest strength, but we fear that the government will be less willing to negotiate in good faith and more willing to use violent repression against a truly disruptive campaign than is assumed. Capitalism systematically incentivizes environmental destruction, and we worry that the costs of any government initiative to combat climate change will fall on the poor …

Women and Rivers Congress: as our communities and our environment face repeated violations of right to life and livelihood – new visions for our collective future must be born. And with them, new strategies and ways of coming together to share, learn, and inspir

International Rivers is honored to announce the first convening of women water leaders at the Women and Rivers Congress to be held in Nepal from March 6th to 10th, 2019. In this time of climate chaos, as our communities and our environment face repeated violations of right to life and livelihood – new visions for our collective future must be …

Climate crisis and a betrayed generation: Activists behind recent youth-led climate protests say their views are being ignored in the debate about global warming

The Guardian, Letters, Fri 1 Mar 2019  Belgian students at a climate demonstration in Antwerp on Thursday. Photograph: Stéphanie Lecocq/EPA We, the young, are deeply concerned about our future. Humanity is currently causing the sixth mass extinction of species and the global climate system is at the brink of a catastrophic crisis. Its devastating impacts are already felt by millions …

The Dangers of Climate Change Pseudo-Activity: we like to believe that we are doing a lot when we are, in fact, doing very little. We are flexing muscles on the shore, refusing to get our feet wet.

And here is the problem: we like to believe that we are doing a lot when we are, in fact, doing very little. The Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Žižek, is right when he says that “The threat today is not passivity, but pseudo-activity, the urge to ‘be active’, to ‘participate’, to mask the Nothingness of what goes on.”  We are flexing …

Climate Strike: How a 7th-grader’s strike against climate change exploded into a movement. See fridaysforfuture.org

How a 7th-grader’s strike against climate change exploded into a movement, By Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post February 16 Alexandria Villasenor, 13, skips school to strike in front of the United Nations, with signs reading: “School Strike 4 Climate” and “Cop24 Failed Us.” (Sarah Blesener/For The Washington Post) NEW YORK — On the ninth Friday of her strike, 13-year-old Alexandria Villasenor wakes to a …

Schoolchildren demanding action on climate change have played truant and taken to the streets in Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and, in their greatest numbers, in Belgium, where 35,000 made their voices heard in Brussels a week ago and a further 12,500 marched on Thursday

Belgian kids march against climate change – why don’t ours, ask Dutch: Some put lack of action down to fundamental differences between the two countries, by Daniel Boffey , The Guardian, 4 Feb 2019 Schoolchildren demanding action on climate change have played truant and taken to the streets in Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and, in their greatest numbers, in Belgium, where 35,000 …

What King Said About Northern Liberalism:  “The white moderate” was more of an obstacle than “the Ku Klux Klanner”

A more sobering reality is how hard and infrequent such courage was, how tenacious and how steadfast activists had to be and how much pressure people exerted against the movement, just how hard it was. ‘A More Beautiful And Terrible History,’ Fuel For The Fight Ahead, TRANSCRIPT from NPR.org February 4, 2018, heard on All Things Considered, by MICHEL MARTIN A More Beautiful and …

Change the World, Not Yourself, or How Arendt Called Out Thoreau: collective spirit that ought to guide acts of public refusal

By Katie Fitzpatrick, Thursday, August 23, 2018 on Common Dreams, originally in Aeon. Dr Martin Luther King, Dr Ralph David Abernathy, their families, and others leading the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. (Photo: Courtesy Wikipedia) It is not often that a neighborhood squabble is remembered as a world-historical event. In the summer of 1846, Henry David Thoreau spent a single night in …

Judge: Atlantic Coast pipeline failed to assess the health impacts the project would have on minorities, as required under federal law.

By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News, May 18, 2018 A federal court has invalidated a key permit for the Atlantic Coast pipeline project that would carry natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina. Now civil rights advocates are working to build their environmental justice case in hopes of further stymying the project. Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images A federal court has invalidated a …