If it wasn’t obvious before, it is now: capitalism has become the most divisive issue of our time.
Articles: climate change activism (32)
Combined, the People’s Climate March on Sunday followed by Flood Wall Street the next day, uplifted a narrative around climate change that was impossible for even the most mainstream of media to ignore.
The takeaway: Strip-mining more than stripped the land; it stripped the traces of any human contact.
The People’s Climate March, which saw hundreds of thousands around the world take to the streets for action on global warming in New York City, was followed this week by a United Nations climate summit in which world leaders advanced an agenda devoid of binding commitments.
There is an adage commonly spoken in many activist circles: Think global, act local. And several communities across the Northwest, linked together in their opposition to coal transports by concern for the health of their communities and of the planet, are aiming to do just that.
...never has it been more important to embrace a collective demand for ‘system change’ as the surest way to limit global warming and ensure environmental sustainability.
It’s always quite an experience to stand in solidarity with so many people who care deeply about an issue.
I say: rock that boat. It’s a lifeboat; maybe the people in it will wake up and start rowing.
Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate is coming out just as the UN is meeting on climate change, and a massive rally to protest the lack of progress on global warming is shaping up in Manhattan on Sunday.
The lack of demands at the People's Climate March is a golden opportunity. We, the marchers, will determine the demands.