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Funding Mass Protest, Will it Make the Difference?

Funding Mass Protest, Will it Make the Difference?

Yesterday, hundreds of arrests were made in London as activists with the Extinction Rebellion blocked more roads and held demonstrations as part of their two weeks of civil disobedience. While some might write off the recent wave of climate activism as disjointed, they might be surprised to learn that some of these protests are being funded by big names.

The What: In July a small group of environmental philanthropists came together to create the Climate Emergency Fund which helps support disruptive climate activism. 

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Hero of the Week: Rod Schoonover Who Resigned In Protest

Hero of the Week: Rod Schoonover Who Resigned In Protest

In July, Rod Schoonover resigned from his job at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research in protest because the Trump Administration blocked the written testimony prepared for a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  Schoonover was ultimately allowed to speak to the Committee but the White House blocked the written […]

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Gorilla Glue Warriors — Extinction Rebellion Activists Gum Up Capitol

Gorilla Glue Warriors — Extinction Rebellion Activists Gum Up Capitol

Yesterday evening, in an effort to get Congress to declare a climate emergency, protesters with the group called the Extinction Rebellion superglued themselves across a corridor blocking a tunnel connecting offices to the House of Representatives preventing Members of Congress from getting to the House floor for a vote. 

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Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

On Saturday, outside The New York Times building, 70 Extinction Rebellion protestors were arrested as they demanded greater coverage of the climate crisis by the notable news company.  Similarly, activists from the Sunrise Movement conducted a “sit-in” outside the Democratic National Committee yesterday demanding a primary debate focused solely on climate change.  

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New Research Suggests Climate Marches Sway Public Sentiment

New Research Suggests Climate Marches Sway Public Sentiment

The uptick of climate and science marches since the 2016 election has certainly made the environmental community feel more hopeful and less alone but have these demonstrations actually swayed public opinion? Penn State just released a study that proves that large-scale climate marches do in fact help convince the public, including conservatives, that collaborative action […]

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Tweet of the Week: Bill McKibben on the success of climate organizers

Hearing reports the British House of Commons has declared a climate emergency. This is what good organizing does–and it's the first step to real change. Many thanks to @ExtinctionR, @ClimateStrike @GretaThunberg and everyone else! — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 1, 2019 Yesterday, as DW reported, after a week and a half of protests in London […]

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A Brief History of the Environmental Justice Movement

A Brief History of the Environmental Justice Movement

Many consider the street protests and legal challenges brought by the overwhelmingly poor and minority residents of rural Afton, in Warren County, North Carolina in 1982 to be the first major milestone in the national movement for environmental justice because they drew sustained media coverage and grabbed national attention.

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Heroes of the Week:  Belgian Kids Skipping School To Make a Point

Heroes of the Week: Belgian Kids Skipping School To Make a Point

For the second week in a row, thousands of Belgian kids walked out of school and marched on EU parliament to make a point about the urgent need for climate action.  The Associated Press picked up the story, giving it worldwide attention.  Rain and cold did not deter the more than 12,000 kids — indeed, […]

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