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A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change 18.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.

But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian...

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Pruitt's Plan to Debate Climate Science Paused as Science Confirms Human Link to Extreme Weather 22.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The same week that a slew of new scientific reports confirmed just how much humans are changing the climate, and in turn, the rest of the planet, Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt's plans for a "Red Team, Blue Team" debate of this very same science were put on hold. Chairs floating in Hurricane Harvey's flood waters in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) At Truthout, we never shy away from holding corporate and political forces to account -- but this kind of journalism is only made possible by readers like you. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! The same week that a slew of new scientific reports confirmed just how much humans are changing the climate, and in turn, the rest of the planet, Environmental Protection Agency Chief  Scott Pruitt 's plans for a  "Red Team, Blue Team" debate of this very same science  were  put on hold . The military-style exercise that would falsely pit the overwhelming majority of climate scientists against a  handful of non-experts  is an  ...
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The Energy 202: The biggest environmental and energy stories of 2017 22.12.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: The biggest environmental and energy stories of 2017
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CDC denies banning words; rights group projects disputed terms onto Trump D.C. hotel 20.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Diversity." "Transgender." "Fetus." A Washington Post report, which the Trump administration denies, says that CDC scientists were told not to use those and other words in budgetary documents.
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Paris hosts major climate summit -- and it's all about Trump 13.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Trump became the unwitting villain as world leaders, investors and other Americans assailed him Tuesday for rejecting the Paris climate accord.
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World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit 12.12.2017 AP Top News
PARIS (AP) -- More than 50 world leaders are joining bankers, energy magnates and others Tuesday in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming - despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord....
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The Latest: Call for action on climate change security risks 12.12.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local):
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Professor studies evolution of climate change activism 21.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Climate change is a topic that is debated, doubted and covered by news outlets across the world. Luis Hestres, in the Department of Communication at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), is researching the evolution of climate change activism and how advocacy groups use digital platforms to mobilize.
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Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown 20.11.2017 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana on Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down pipelines carrying crude from Canada's oil sands region to the United States....
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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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Southern Movement Assembly Creates a Framework With a Labor Sensibility for Southern Struggles 14.11.2017 Truthout.com
The Southern Movement Assembly's strategic framework operates on the principle of social unionism, seeing workplace and community issues as interconnected, and bringing them together in a broader struggle for economic justice. A discussion with Southern Movement Assembly coordinators Libby Devlin and Saladin Muhammad, and Project South founder Rita Valenti. Libby Devlin, Saladin Muhammad, and Rita Valenti participate in the Worker Justice Assembly at SMA VII. (Photo: Southern Movement Assembly [SMA Vll]) Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators, and educators, not only about how to resist, but how to build a better world. Today's interview is the 90th in the series.  Click here for the most recent interview before this ...
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"Climate Apartheid": South African Climate Activist Kumi Naidoo Slams Inequality at UN Summit 14.11.2017 Truthout.com

As the UN climate summit gets underway in Bonn, Germany, African negotiators, activists and youth are particularly vocal about the need for urgent action to mitigate the most devastating effects of global warming. Africa is expected to suffer more from climate change than any other continent. This summer, flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone killed more than 1,000 people, while extreme drought has left millions of people at risk of famine in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. We speak with Kumi Naidoo, longtime South African anti-apartheid activist and former head of Greenpeace International. He is the chair of a new organization called Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity.

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Fossil-Free Finance 13.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect.  Subscribe here .  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read “#Divest” and “Climate Justice Now!,” hundreds of student activists lined the halls of the third floor of the administration building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April of 2016. Outside, crowds gathered in solidarity. Pizza was brought in for the protesters. Fully aware of their imminent arrest—15 students had been arrested the day before—many still refused to leave. They were escorted out in handcuffs. One protester being led to a squad car had a cardboard sign hanging around her neck: “Arrested for protecting my future.” Elsewhere, Harvard students were arrested after hosting a sit-in inside the Boston Federal Reserve building. Some 3,000 miles away and two weeks later, Stanford students gathered outside Memorial Church protesting the school’s refusal to sell off fossil fuel investments, holding a banner that read “Temperatures Are Rising, So ...
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Fossil-Free Finance 13.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect.  Subscribe here .  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read “#Divest” and “Climate Justice Now!,” hundreds of student activists lined the halls of the third floor of the administration building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April of 2016. Outside, crowds gathered in solidarity. Pizza was brought in for the protesters. Fully aware of their imminent arrest—15 students had been arrested the day before—many still refused to leave. They were escorted out in handcuffs. One protester being led to a squad car had a cardboard sign hanging around her neck: “Arrested for protecting my future.” Elsewhere, Harvard students were arrested after hosting a sit-in inside the Boston Federal Reserve building. Some 3,000 miles away and two weeks later, Stanford students gathered outside Memorial Church protesting the school’s refusal to sell off fossil fuel investments, holding a banner that read “Temperatures Are Rising, So ...
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The return of Jane Goodall, climate change and Syria among Oscar documentary hopefuls 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With more than 150 qualifying films, the competition in the Academy Awards’ documentary feature category is more crowded than ever. By December, voters will narrow the field to a 15-title shortlist. Here are a few strong contenders to make that first cut.

“Chasing Coral”

In 2012, “Chasing Ice”...

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A Love Letter to the Resistance 9.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by BillMoyers.com. I wasn’t one of the 50,766 participants who finished the New York City Marathon last weekend. Instead, I spent the average marathon finish time of 4:39:07 to read a book—obviously a small book. In the interest of disclosure, I didn’t even start the race, but that’s another and even […]
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Paris: Climate activists march to keep coal in ground  4.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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The Daily 202: Red state Democrats are proposing lots of ideas to cut taxes and work with Trump 2.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Lawmakers up in 2018 hope the president needs their votes. They say they’re ready to bargain.
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Oil pipeline opponent uses 'necessity defense' -- What is it? 25.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Chase Iron Eyes has pleaded not guilty to inciting a riot and criminal trespassing. He hopes to show that civil disobedience was his only option to resist a pipeline's incursion on his ancestral lands.
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Oil pipeline opponent uses 'necessity defense' _ What is it? 25.10.2017 AP National
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he'll seek to present a "necessity defense" - justifying a crime by arguing it prevented a greater harm....
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