In the wake of the financial crisis, political elites have become more concerned about their own survival than about the purpose of politics, and the gap between what they say and what they do, between speech and meaning, becomes wider all the time.
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A kick-off demonstration, entitled “Popular Protest Against Austerity and the Petro Economy,” was held last Saturday in Montreal, and drew participants ranging from 5,000 to 12,000, depending on who was doing the counting.
Last week, 44 students and alumni of Swarthmore...launch[ed] an occupation of Parrish’s Finance and Investments Office to demand that the Board of Managers enter into good faith negotiations with students towards fossil fuel divestment.
We might err, but we believe that in the night of the elections in January 2015 a symbolic “tipping point” has been reached in Greece...
When a group outdominates the current dominators, they become the new dominators.
As U.N. Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment, Bill McKibben on Vanuatu, Oxford Vote, California Water Crisis
As the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu is devastated by Cyclone Pam, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben links the storm to global warming and responds to the new decision by the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to back the fast-growing divestment campaign to persuade …
The battle, it seems, has been joined: in the run-up to the twenty-first climate summit in Paris the world is once again debating the question of how to drastically reduce emissions...
As we approach yet another climate summit this November in Paris, the question for the climate protection movement is not just, can some kind of agreement be reached, but how can we reverse the continuing climate catastrophe over the next quarter-century?
...there is a new cycle of struggles for democratic governance unfolding at the level of the city.
I’m incredibly excited to see the growing linkages between the environmental movement and the labour movement.