In an ominous sign for press freedom, documentary filmmaker and journalist Deia Schlosberg was arrested and charged with felonies carrying a whopping maximum sentence of up to 45 years in prison—simply for reporting on the ongoing Indigenous protests against fossil fuel infrastructure.
From Standing Rock Reservation to the Florida Everglades, 2016 has been an unprecedented year in people’s resistance to the fossil fuel economy.
On April 1, in the last phase of istawicayazan wi, the moon of sore eyes, acting with love and fierce determination, the youth of the Standing Rock reservation stood together in prayer at the place called Sacred Stone.
If nothing is done to stop the impact of climate change, some of the oldest living cultures in the world could die out. An all-Indigenous youth activist group in Australia has risen to the challenge.
The challenge is greater than preparing individuals and groups to fight back.
So now, here’s a neither random nor comprehensive compilation of climate justice happenings and musings from the middle of May to the end of June 2016.
Although the effective altruists are asking serious questions about what it means to be a moral agent, they seem to be missing something essential about the world in which we live…
Everyone is the mother of victory; No one is the father of defeat.
This brand new climate deal will kick in in 2020. But is it really as ‘ambitious’ as the French government is claiming?
Hypocrisy can take many forms, but at COP 21 it has one underlying purpose:
2016 is a leap year. Strange and magical things can happen on that day. May it be a whole year of leaps for climate justice.
The last time this much public attention was focused on the climate talks was in the lead-up to the Copenhagen conference in 2009. We should not forget how that turned out.