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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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The Impractical, Unsophisticated, Very Necessary Long-Shot Campaign to Unseat Nancy Pelosi 9.8.2019 Mother Jones
“I’m pretty sure,” says the man running to unseat Nancy Pelosi, “I am the only congressional candidate in the history of the republic who has spent time at Burning Man rhyming about the climate crisis and police violence and the role of immigrants in our community.” Shahid Buttar is laughing a little. He knows how […]
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More Deadly Than Being a Soldier in a War Zone: Environmental Activists Killed for Defending Planet Have Doubled in 15 Years 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The environment is currently one of the major battlefields over the shape of the global economy, on a par with armed conflicts and calls for urgent and immediate action," one expert told Newsweek.
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Alex Morse Wants to Join AOC’s Squad. He’ll Have to Beat a Top Democrat First. 23.7.2019 Mother Jones
One of the most powerful Democrats in Congress officially has a 2020 primary challenger, and progressives are hoping the race will be a repeat of the political earthquakes that sent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) to Capitol Hill last year. “Our democracy is dying right before us, and we need members of Congress […]
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Celebrating and Empowering ESA – A Journey Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice 23.7.2019 EcoTone
Kennedy “Ned” Rubert-Nason, University of Maine at Fort Kent; ESA Inclusive Ecology section Teresa Mourad, Ecological Society of America Aramati Casper, Colorado State University; ESA Inclusive Ecology section Zakiya Leggett, North Carolina State University; ESA SEEDS alumna When it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, knowing that there is a safe space to broach ...
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Climate Action Will Shape People’s Lives. They Should Have a Chance to Shape Climate Action 10.7.2019 WRI Stories
Climate Action Will Shape People’s Lives. They Should Have a Chance to Shape Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommunities are directly impacted by climate change, yet they're rarely involved in climate policy-making. Photo by Abdul Majeed Goraya/IRIN In too many countries, decision-making on climate change rests solely in the hands of a limited set of policymakers and planners. This is a lost opportunity to build awareness, political commitment and accountability for the kind of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Nearly Every Democratic Presidential Candidate Is Now Backing a Debate on Climate Change 3.7.2019 Mother Jones
Eighteen of the 24 Democratic presidential candidates have gone on record in favor of holding a debate devoted to climate change policy. In the past two days, three more candidates—including Kamala Harris—have told Mother Jones that they support a climate debate, raising the stakes for the Democratic National Committee, which has so far resisted allowing […]
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Suburbs Aren’t Only Conformist, White-Bread Clichés. They’ve Also Been Radical, Green, and Visionary. 19.6.2019 Mother Jones
The typical suburb as it is stereotyped in the popular imagination is white, wealthy, and conformist. The Monkees’ 1967 song “Pleasant Valley Sunday” captured the cliché by describing a place with “rows of houses that are all the same and no one seems to care,” where there’s a TV in every room “here in status-symbol […]
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Behind Vancouver's massive and mysterious Women Deliver conference 18.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Penney Kome Hardly anyone local was prepared when a New York-based organization named Women Deliver swept into Vancouver in early June to discuss gender equality with 8,000 political leaders, advocates, academics and journalists from 165 countries -- and another 100,000 people globally participating online -- and then swept out again. Wait! Who was that masked stranger? What made the conference (and the organization) really daring though, was the subject: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). If a Women Deliver conference was held in an anti-abortion jurisdiction -- say, the state of Alabama -- the whole state might implode in frustration.      The name "Women Deliver" hints at the organization's original goal: to lead the way towards achieving the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, Improve Maternal Health. "In 2007 the maternal mortality rate was atrociously high," says the Women Deliver website. "World leaders needed to step up, rally around the issue and commit to action. ...
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Where our past 30 Under 30 honorees are today 3.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's a sampling of the latest activities from among the 120 outstanding young professionals we've named since 2016.
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Beyond corporate philanthropy: How steel company ArcelorMittal evolved its community engagement 1.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With executive director for corporate responsibility Marcy Twete, the company is expanding impact and moving the industry.
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Energy equity: bringing solar power to low-income communities 23.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From New York to California, states are adopting “community solar” programs that bring solar power and lower energy bills to low-income households.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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In L.A. and the Bay Area, environmental law is used to block homeless shelters 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earlier this spring, residents of a San Francisco waterfront neighborhood put up a plea on GoFundMe, seeking to raise $100,000 to file a lawsuit under one of California’s landmark environmental laws.

The fundraiser, which surpassed its goal, wasn’t intended to fight a toxic waste facility or industrial...

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It takes all kinds to make a cabinet, not necessarily good news when Kenney's making the picks 1.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party cabinet contains a guy who once went down south to campaign for Donald Trump, a woman who opposes school gay-straight alliances and wrote a university president attacking a professor's critical commentary on Catholic education, a man who fired a single mom he employed after she complained about sexual harassment, and a fellow who says the folks in his riding came from "superior stock," even if that "reeks of 'Arian' undertones." Other than that, though, they mostly seem OK at first glance! I'll leave it to readers to decide whether that's good news or bad news. Kenney was sworn in as premier at about 10 a.m. yesterday and his Calgary-heavy 23-member cabinet (20 if you don't count the "associate" members) took the oath immediately afterward at Government House in Edmonton. As befitted the occasion, it was snowing outside. Count on it, the new UCP cabinet will get down to business quickly enacting the radical ideas in Kenney's Revenge ...
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The righteousness of the youth-led climate justice movement 30.4.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A global movement being led by your company's future employees, neighbors and customers should be of considerable interest, and more than a little concern.
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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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Denver City Council District 11 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 11 race features Christine M. Alonzo and Stacie Gilmore.
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This Faith Leader Sees Climate Change as a Moral Emergency 6.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Last winter, a few dozen scientists and faith leaders walked into the Archdiocese of Boston headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts, to talk climate change. The meeting took some time to find its footing—after all, these two camps don’t always speak the same […]
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Student organizers report back on March 15 climate strike 20.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar Many of us supported and were heartened by students coming out on March 15 to demand that local and federal government take real steps to combat climate change. There were many great interviews and news stories which talked to kids out on the street . The Activist Toolkit, however, decided to take a different approach. I contacted all the local organizers I could find and asked them: 1. How did your local climate strike go? 2. What worked and what did not? 3. What will you be doing for the national day of action in Canada on May 3? 4. What did some of the students that participated say? 5. What are you trying to win in your communities? I am posting edited versions of the responses I received below. If you would like to connect about your experience organizing the strike in your community, please send it my way. The Activist Toolkit will continue stay in touch with organizers and continue to help support the demand for real action on climate change. The reports below are the personal ...
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