The Rise Of A New Climate Activism

By Sophie Yeo, Theecologist.org -

I saw Greta Thunberg for the first time in Poland at the end of last year. It was during the early days of the Katowice UNclimate negotiations. She was sitting in a makeshift TV studio, having [...]

This Is What Activism Does To Your Body

By Jolie A. Doggett, Huffpost.com -

August 9 marks five years since a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed an unarmed Black teenager named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While accounts of exactly what [...]

Repression Of Climate Activism In Switzerland

By Collectiv Climate Justice and Breakfree Suisse, Popular Resistance. -

Since 2016, civil disobedience actions in several swiss cities have targeted banks  (Crédit Suisse and UBS) investing heavily in the expansion of fossil fuel extraction, particularly "extreme" [...]

Extinction Rebellion Calls On Congress To Declare A Climate Emergency Using Superglue

By Staff, Extinctionrebellion.us -

Washington, D.C., July 23 – Following the weekend’s “heat emergency” and a slew of flash floods in D.C., the climate group Extinction Rebellion (XR) brought business-as-usual to a halt in [...]

Pipeline Fighter Blocks Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

By Staff, Facebook.com/appalachiansagainstpipelines/ -

Montgomery County, VA — Yesterday, pipeline fighter Phillip Flagg locked himself in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline near Elliston, VA. MVP has been clearing and grading this section of [...]

Prime Day Brings Out Anti-Amazon Wave Of Protests And Activism

By Ben Fox Rubin, Cnet.com -

Demonstrations happened in Minnesota, New York, Seattle and San Francisco, as well as across Europe. While Amazon is working to push its big Prime Day summer sale this week, activists and unions [...]

Rising Tide Calls For Call Climate Actions

By Staff, Risingtidenorthamerica.org -

Time is running out. The climate crisis is at our doorstep. Communities around the world are already being battered by the earliest effects of the changing climate–superstorms, floods, wildfires [...]

Extinction Rebellion’s Massive Summer Uprising

By Catherine Early, The Ecologist. -

Climate activists Extinction Rebellion (XR) is urging supporters to sign up to action in five UK cities over the summer which will be “as large, if not larger” than its April protests in the [...]

Bruce Dixon: A Giant Walks On

By Ann Garrison, San Francisco Bay View. -

A giant has joined the ancestors. Black Agenda Report editor, lifelong organizer, and deep thinker Bruce Dixon made his transition on June 28, surrounded by his family in Atlanta, Georgia. I [...]

How Kai Newkirk’s ‘Extractive Activism’ Left Destruction In Its Wake

By Anne Meador and John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

A nationally known activist returned to his West Virginia hometown earlier this year to join the fight against the construction of a major industrial facility that posed significant health risks [...]

Because ‘Another World Is Possible,’ Tens Of Thousands Of Activists Stage Climate Mobilizations In Germany

By Andrea Germanos, Nationofchange.org -

Chanting “we are unstoppable, another world is possible,” thousands of activists in Germany set off Friday to occupy a coal mine as tens of thousands of other demonstrators mobilized in a [...]

The Bottom Line: Go For The Money

By Rivera Sun, Popular Resistance -

It's rare to hear business magazines admit the power of nonviolent action. As the editor of Nonviolence News, a service that collects and shares 30-50+ stories of nonviolence in action each week, [...]

The Power To Withdraw Our Consent From Systems Of Violence

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

According to the director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Renata Dwan, the risk of nuclear war is the highest it has been since World War II. Last year, seven plow [...]

Extinction Rebellion ‘Must Address Safety And Security Concerns’

By Chris Saltmarsh, The Ecologist. -

Legal advice group Green and Black Cross (GBC) has taken the unprecedented step of making a public statement raising a series of legal and security concerns around Extinction Rebellion [...]

Extinction Rebellion Has Changed The Conversation, Time For Activists To Recognize That

By Leila Deen, Opendemocracy.net -

There’s a new favourite topic of conversation in the UK community of activists who once self-defined as ‘the climate movement’: It’s new-to-the-scene Extinction Rebellion (XR), and what it’s [...]