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Even Conservatives Say Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Dystopian 6.5.2016 Wired Top Stories
Even Conservatives Say Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Dystopian
Make America Broke Again. The post Even Conservatives Say Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Dystopian appeared first on WIRED.
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10,000 Filipinos Demand Government 'Break Free' from Coal 4.5.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Lauren McCauley, staff writer

An estimated 10,000 people converged in Batangas City, Philippines on Wednesday to demand that the government halt the poisoning of "our land, water, and air" and cancel plans to build as many as 27 coal-fired power plants across the island nation.

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Climate change, not terrorism, is the world's biggest threat 4.5.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Can the Climate Movement Break Free From the "Jobs vs. Environment" Debate? 4.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Break Free protesters release balloons as part of a demonstration against climate change at the Ffos-y-fran Land Reclamation Scheme in South Wales on May 3, 2016. (Photo: Break Free ) For two weeks this May, organizers across 12 countries will participate in Break Free 2016, an open-source invitation to encourage "more action to keep fossil fuels in the ground and an acceleration in the just transition to 100 percent renewable energy." Many of the month's events -- pulled together by 350.org and a slew of groups around the world -- are set to take place within ongoing campaigns to shut down energy infrastructure, targeting "some of the most iconic and dangerous fossil fuel projects all over the world" with civil disobedience. The Break Free site's opening page invites viewers to "join a global wave of resistance to keep coal, oil and natural gas in the ground." And that's where some unions have taken issue. The United Steelworkers, or USW, this week released a response. "Short-sighted and narrow-focused ...
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A Global Wave of Actions to Break Free from Fossil Fuels Begins 3.5.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

Starting today, a global wave of peaceful direct actions lasting for 12 days will take place across six continents targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, under the banner of Break Free.

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Taking a bigger Leap when it comes to building green 2.5.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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San Francisco’s Trump Protest Sums Up Election 2016 in One Flaming Piñata 30.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
San Francisco’s Trump Protest Sums Up Election 2016 in One Flaming Piñata
Donald Trump's latest visit to California was met with an hours-long protest in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Burlingame---and much of it was covered live by old and new media outlets. The post San Francisco's Trump Protest Sums Up Election 2016 in One Flaming Piñata appeared first on WIRED.
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Will Justin Trudeau be remembered as the man who saved Canada or the Prince of Selfies? 30.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. By not telling Canadians the truth about the government's almost certain inability to control future carbon emissions, Justin Trudeau is guilty of downplaying the greatest issue ever to face the country and the world -- an issue that will have dire consequences for our children and ...
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Hey, Environmentalists - Stop Being Such Dicks 29.4.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This is how the whole subject of climate change looks to someone new to the fight: Every Discussion Ever about Climate Change Most Scientists Everywhere: The planet is warming because we burn fossil fuels. It would be good to stop burning fossil fuels, like, really soon. Environmentalist: Climate change is caused by capitalism. Capitalism must die. Scientist: *whispers* Well, it's actually caused by burning fossil fuels. Environmentalist: *screams* DENIER! Scientist: *scurries back to lab* Republican: How much is this going to cost me? Environmentalist: It will cost you everything, Evil Capitalist Pig. Republican: Eh, it's snowing. Climate's fine. I'm outta here. Environmentalist: *head spins in circles* DENIER! New Activist: Nuclear energy is low carbon and... Environmentalist: *foams at mouth* CAPITALIST! New Activist: *cries* But... I feel the Bern! Environmentalist: *thrashes wildly* DENIER! Planet: *cooks* The End Bad news for environmentalists. According to a newly released Gallup poll , the number ...
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California billionaire Tom Steyer takes aim at Donald Trump, Ted Cruz in TV ad 29.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
California politics updates: Assemblyman wants to deregulate taxis, Newsom plugs his work on late-night TV April 28 2016, 11:11 AM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's a quick glance at what we're following right now:State lawmakers have...
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Using the “Public Trust” to Frame “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” Actions 28.4.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Jeremy Brecher, David Solnit

Thousands of us in the climate movement will engage in civil disobedience for “Break Free from Fossil Fuels” and other climate actions. We may be arrested and face legal consequences.

What if we defined ourselves – to the movement, the public, and the courts – not as law-breakers but as law-enforcers trying to halt governments and corporations from committing the greatest crime in human history?

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'Neutral is Not Acceptable': Nationwide Protests Demand Colleges Go Fossil Free 28.4.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

A series of sit-ins and protests urging universities to divest their endowments from fossil fuels gained new strength this week, as students at the University of Montana, Vassar College, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched their own actions to combat climate change.

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The Hills Are Alive -- With the Sound of Climate Resistance! 28.4.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
For our granddaughter Madeleine's fourth birthday, my husband gave her a Sound of Music DVD. She was pleased enough, but when we sat down to watch the gift, a conflict arose. Madeleine insisted on Star Wars instead, with us. Since we most definitely did not want to watch Star Wars ourselves, I dusted off my mediator skills to determine why Madeleine was going to the mat for Star Wars. The answer? Darth Vader, a major league bad guy. Ah. Easy to solve. We had convinced Madeleine that Sound of Music was a happy, singing, dancing love fest when she is currently fascinated with monsters of all stripes. When I explained that Sound of Music actually has some of the worst bad guys in history -- real ones, led by the evil monster Hitler -- Madeleine was satisfied. She changed into a princess costume, and we settled in for an afternoon of nuns and Nazis. With that set-up, I found Sound of Music to be very disturbing. It was unsettling to watch the characters on screen -- based on real people -- go blithely ...
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Misunderstanding the Leap, critics fall flat 26.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Colleges Face Student Protests Over Fossil Fuel Investments 26.4.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Students at nearly a dozen U.S. colleges have planned protests in recent weeks targeting their schools' investments in the oil, gas and coal sectors, part of a coordinated push to stop colleges from funding companies that contribute to global warming. Nearly 700 students and their supporters have already staged sit-ins and held rallies at more than six campuses this month, including University of Denver, Columbia University, New York University and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Protests at Harvard University and University of Massachusetts Amherst  resulted in nearly two dozen arrests. Students at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, on Monday launched what they said will be a weeklong sit-in just outside the school president's office. More protests at additional schools are planned for the coming weeks, said Lindsay Meiman , a spokeswoman for environmental group 350.org. Student environmental activists, in loose coordination with Bill McKibben's 350.org -- the group that led the national ...
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Students across Canada are urging divestment from fossil fuels. Here's how you can help 26.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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A Young American Reminds Us How Badly We Are Failing Children on Climate Change 24.4.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Sonali Kolhatkar

If Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh didn’t have the look and sound of a 15-year-old, one could easily assume he was twice his real age. The indigenous environmentalist talks like a seasoned activist and well-educated adult, rather than the teenager he really is. Perhaps it is because he is so driven by passion for his cause of climate justice.

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At U.N., 175 nations sign landmark Paris accord on global warming 23.4.2016 L.A. Times - World News

In a striking declaration that the world is finally ready to change its polluted ways, global leaders gathered at the United Nations headquarters here to sign the landmark Paris climate accord, an agreement that’s seen as the blueprint for rescuing the planet.

The question is whether the plan will...

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This Earth Day, tell your climate change story 22.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. It's Earth Day, and you can bet it will include all of the perennial park clean-ups, spring seedling swaps, and perhaps a renewed push for recycling at the local public school. That's all good, but this year Earth Day is different. It offers something ...
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Climate change emergency shakes Canada's corporate establishment and fractures the NDP 22.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. A fracturing of Canada's social democratic party has opened as party members and much of its electoral base express their dissatisfaction with the conservative economic, social and environmental policies that predominate in the party's decision-making ...
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