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"Clean This Place, Don't Displace": Activists Battle for Environmental Justice in Washington, DC 19.5.2017 Truthout.com
April 25, 2016, protest of soccer stadium groundbreaking residents from Syphax Gardens, Q St. Corridor and Greenleaf. (Photo: Kari Fulton) Following the People's Climate March, Washington, DC residents have redoubled their fight for better air quality and to protect public housing in their gentrifying city. In particular, residents of Buzzard Point, a majority low-income African American community, are organizing to confront the proliferation of toxins from construction projects, such as the DC United Soccer Stadium. Buzzard Point in southwest DC is at risk of riverine and coastal flooding due to climate change. Of the ward's 84,000 residents, 93.3 percent are people of color. A series of development projects like the DC United Soccer Stadium, while at face value a boon for economic growth, unearth decades of toxicity in Buzzard Point, exposing community members to harmful substances while at the same time threatening to push out low- and middle-income residents. April 25, 2016, protest of soccer stadium ...
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Photos: Hundreds of Thousands Mobilize for Climate Justice 1.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The People's Climate March in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2017. (Photo: John Light) Many of President Trump's priorities have foundered in his first hundred days, but his efforts to roll back President Obama's climate change legacy has not. The Trump administration has moved swiftly to hand out favors to coal and oil companies and has advised the Environmental Protection Agency to prepare for deep cuts. On Friday night, a web page that, for 20 years, had given information about climate change, was removed from the EPA's website "to reflect EPA's priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt." And so it is perhaps appropriate that, the next day -- Trump's hundredth in office -- some 200,000 protesters marched from the Capitol Building to the White House to express their concerns about climate change, the environment and climate justice. As Trump prepared to decamp for Harrisburg, where he had a rally scheduled to counter-program the White House Correspondents Dinner, these ...
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Trump's Climate Order Isn't the End of the Story: A Conversation With Climate Justice Activist Jordan Estevao 30.3.2017 Truthout.com
Climate justice activists are building a bulwark of political will in cities and states. Regardless of what the federal government does, states are invested in building a clean energy future, says Jordan Estevao, a senior strategist for People's Action, a network of grassroots groups stretching across the country. Members of People's Action demonstrate at the American Petroleum Institute in Washington on April 20, 2015. (Photo: Courtesy of People's Action) It only takes a moment to contribute your support for courageous reporting and bold storytelling. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout today. Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers share their insights on what works, what ...
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DU won’t divest from oil and gas, but board approves new green initiatives 25.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
University of Denver trustees have rejected a student-led request to pull investments from oil, natural gas and coal companies from the private school's $620 million endowment.
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Confrontation near parade route escalates, pepper spray used 21.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump’s inaugural parade route. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers. Several spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, “Resist Trump Climate J...
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Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration 21.1.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president....
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Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration 20.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president.
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Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration 20.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, “Resist Trump Climate Justice Now,” ‘’Let Freedom Ring,” ‘’Free Palestine.” But at one point, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed...
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Protesters make their mark on Trump's inauguration 20.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Calling out Donald Trump on climate change, race, his treatment of women and more, protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Trump prepared to take office. Spirited demonstrations unfolded at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police in riot gear helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read “Resist Trump Climate Justice Now,”...
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Crosscheck Is Not Just Crooked, It’s Criminal 6.12.2016 GregPalast.com

After reading my report on the Kobach/Koch/Trump operation, which has removed tens of thousands of minority voters from the rolls in the swing states that surprisingly shifted to Trump, former federal judge (and now Congressman) Alcee Hastings told me Crosscheck is a criminal violation of federal law. Hastings has called for criminal indictments and written an official Congressional member letter […]

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President Obama Says No New Drilling in the Arctic, Leaves the Gulf of Mexico Vulnerable 23.11.2016 Truthout.com
Oil pollution from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is burned in the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. (Photo: Deepwater Horizon Response ) Late last week, the Obama administration elected to protect the Arctic Ocean from offshore oil drilling while expanding drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, counter to the demands of the growing Gulf South climate justice movement. As Greenpeace Executive Director  Annie Leonard wrote in response , "We join Alaskan communities in praising this decision. And Greenpeace stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Gulf South, who have for too long seen their lands, homes, waters, and health sacrificed to the oil and gas industry." Powerful response to Obama's 5 Year Offshore Drilling Plan https://t.co/ffvgilSKUf #ArctictoGulfSolidarity #NoNewLeases #IndigenousRising — marynicol (@marynicol) November 19, 2016 President Obama's decision removed proposed lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas from the  2017-2022 Five Year Program , which is the federal ...
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Ex-Irish President Mary Robinson: US Will Become Rogue Nation If Trump Pulls Out of Climate Deal 17.11.2016 Truthout - All Articles
During his campaign, Trump repeatedly said he would end all immigration to the US by Syrian refugees and others from what he called "terror-prone nations," and on Wednesday, a spokesman for the pro-Trump Great America PAC defended a proposed registry for all Muslim immigrants by citing World War II Japanese-American internment camps. "It's such a contradiction from the reality as we know it in the world," responds our guest Mary Robinson, "and the importance of actually having more inclusive societies." Robinson served as president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and UN high commissioner for human rights from 1997 to 2002. TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We are broadcasting from Marrakech, Morocco, the site of the UN climate talks, or COP 22, the Conference of the Parties. Delegates from more than 190 countries are gathered here discussing how to implement the Paris Accord from last year. But questions are swirling over the future of the deal following ...
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India demands ‘climate justice’ 17.11.2016 Hindu: News
Chief negotiator Ravi Shankar Prasad pushes for Doha Amendment ratification by April 2017
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As US Elects Global Warming Denier, Thousands March in Marrakech Calling for Climate Justice 14.11.2016 Truthout.com

Democracy Now! broadcasts from Marrakech, Morocco, where the second week of the United Nations climate talks have just begun. The conference was jolted last week by Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, as he has vowed to "cancel the Paris climate agreement and stop all payments of US tax dollars to UN global warming programs." We feature the voices of some of the thousands who marched Sunday for climate justice.

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World likely to cross 1.2°C global warming level this year 14.11.2016 Hindu: S & T
World Meteorological Organisation shows record temperature rise in Status of the Global Climate in 2016 report
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Global protesters demand climate justice at UN talk 14.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Several thousand activists have marched in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to demand environmental justice, just a few kilometers (miles) away from where high-level U.N. climate change talks are being held. Native Americans protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrated Sunday alongside local indigenous Amazigh groups protesting against a Moroccan company’s […]
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The World Reacts to America's Climate Denier-in-Chief 9.11.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. MARRAKECH, Morocco―Attendees at the climate conference here are grappling with a reality few expected: America's next president will almost certainly be openly hostile to efforts to address the biggest environmental threat of our day. Representatives of more than 200 countries are currently gathered in Morocco for the 22nd Conference of the Parties , where they are hashing out the details of the landmark Paris Agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst effects linked to global warming. Officials from environmental and scientific groups gathered at the United Nations climate change conference tried not to dwell on the prospect of a doomsday scenario, but were clear that a climate change-denying Donald Trump would not be in the best interest of America, or the world. But they tried to remain positive. "It's clear that Donald Trump is about to be one of the most ...
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Trump is not my president: US students protest at COP22 9.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
Trump is not my president: US students protest at COP22
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Conference on climate justice held 6.11.2016 Hindu: Cities
Women urged to cut usage of home appliances
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"We've Never Seen the Government Stand Up to the Fossil Fuel Industry": Tim DeChristopher on Our Climate Future 24.10.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Tim DeChristopher. (Photo: Dahr Jamail) Tim DeChristopher is one of the leading climate activists in the US and a thorn in the side of the fossil fuel industry. In this exclusive Truthout interview, he discusses the moral agency and importance of direct confrontational civil disobedience for the climate justice movement. Tim DeChristopher. (Photo: Dahr Jamail) In 2008, Tim DeChristopher found himself bidding for parcels of public land around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks of Utah at an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction. A climate activist acting as a bidder at the auction, DeChristopher ended up successfully winning 22,500 acres of land by bidding a total of $1.8 million, which he never intended to pay one nickel of, hence effectively killing the auction. Taken into custody by federal agents, DeChristopher ended up serving 21 months in prison for his action, despite the US Department of the Interior cancelling many of the leases just after the auction. To see more ...
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