Armed with an arsenal of extreme weather, the Earth has taken to the battlefield and single handedly trounced the climate deniers by convincing an overwhelming number of Americans that climate change is a real and imminent threat.
Remember Occupy Wall Street?
The actions reached a crescendo in april and may, following the “99% spring” program, which aimed to train 100,000 activists in the history and techniques of nonviolent direct action.
We can glean part of an answer from the little known and often distorted history of the movement against nuclear weapons.
Most occupy may day advocates understand that a conventional general strike is not in the cards.
The planet appears to be running a campaign of its own to persuade Americans that the oil lobby is leading us ever closer to economic ruin.
Occupy Wall Street’s original Declaration of the City of New York, in September, listed a litany of issues, from foreclosures and bailouts to outsourcing and cruelty to animals, but it barely mentioned the environment and was silent on global warming and climate change.
These are tough times to be a construction worker in America. While other sectors of the economy are showing signs of life, the unemployment rate in the construction industry is getting worse, not better – rising from 13% to 16% in January.
Kathryn D. Sullivan was the first woman to walk in space.
According to Congressman Henry Waxman, Chair of the House Energy Committee, the US purchase of tar sands oil would clearly violate Section 526.
The Wisconsin demonstrations and sit-ins supporting labor rights show that labor can win broad public support when it is perceived as fighting for broad public interests, rather than the “special interests” of one union or group of workers.
It will take oil produced from tar sands in Alberta, Canada 1,959 miles to Nederland, Texas.
All around the country, progressives are fighting to make our world a better place to live.
While the earth burns, the “world’s top leaders are standing around pointing the finger at each other like a bunch of arsonists trying to distract the world’s attention from their handiwork.
Resolution in Support of the Green New Deal, Student Climate Strikes, and a Climate Action Plan for Rutgers University
Mustafa Salahuddin is the president and business agent of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1316 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In this edited interview with Labor Network for Sustainability, he tells how the local became part of the company procurement process—leading the company to convert to climate-safe electric buses. Credits Taylor Mayes, Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs.