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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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'Let us do our job': Anger erupts over EPA's muzzling of scientists 24.10.2017 Washington Post
'Let us do our job': Anger erupts over EPA's muzzling of scientists
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Colorado AG asks court to dismiss lawsuit that wants “person” status for Colorado River 23.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Attorney General's Office asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit to declare Colorado River a person.
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Minnesota judge allows 'necessity defense' in pipeline case 18.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The judge's decision enables the protesters to present evidence that the threat of climate change from Canadian tar sands crude is so imminent that they were justified in trying to shut down two Enbridge Energy oil pipelines last year.
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Minnesota judge allows 'necessity defense' in pipeline case 18.10.2017 AP Washington
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota judge has taken the unusual step of allowing four protesters to use a "necessity defense," enabling them to present evidence that the threat of climate change from Canadian tar sands crude is so imminent that they were justified in trying to shut down two Enbridge Energy oil pipelines last year....
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The Daily 202: Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the broken health-care system 13.10.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the broken health-care system
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Activist weighing appeal after pipeline protest conviction 11.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Michael Foster's attorney says he wouldn't challenge the judge's refusal to allow Foster to justify his crime with a global warming defense.
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Appeal based on global warming unlikely in activist case 11.10.2017 AP Washington
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A lawyer for an environmental activist convicted of targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota said he doesn't think a judge's decision disallowing the threat of global warming as a defense to justify the crime would be grounds for an appeal....
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Activists in 4-state pipeline protest embrace unique defense 1.10.2017 AP Washington
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- An environmental activist who targeted an oil pipeline in North Dakota a year ago as part of a broader four-state effort to draw attention to climate change is due to stand trial along with the man who filmed his deeds....
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It Shouldn't Take a Hurricane to Gain Health Care Access: Nurses Report Back From Disaster Zones 26.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Two members of a rapid response network that deploys nurses to disaster zones report back from Houston, where they spent a week healing victims of Hurricane Harvey. Working at the intersection of activism and health care access, they say our health care is a human right that should be guaranteed by Medicare for All.  Group from Harvey Deployment (Rhonda is center). (Photo courtesy of National Nurses United) 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 ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators not only about how to resist but also about how to build a better world. Today's interview is the 76th in the series. Click here for the most recent interview before this one. Today we bring you a conversation with Dotty Nygard and Rhonda Risner, two registered nurses, ...
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Civil servants complain Trump is sidelining workers with expertise on climate change, environment 26.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Interior Department manager Joel Clement figured his new bosses in the Trump administration might disapprove of his climate-change-focused work protecting Alaskan villages from rising seas.

But the reassignment slip Clement received in June stunned him. He was not only removed from his post as...

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