After a brief hiatus, the Climate Activism News Roundup is back! We hope you’ll read on and explore the many ways activists around the globe are creatively tackling climate justice.
A two week curated collection of climate activism news, protests, public marches, direct actions, and related court-cases. We are regularly inspired by the creative and courageous resistance we see around the globe, and we hope that gathering the stories here will keep you motivated, informed and connected.
Keystone XL Pipeline
Common Dreams / April 16, 2017 –
Kicking off a week of actions targeting the institutions financing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipelines, activists protested at banks in 25 cities to shine a spotlight on the roll they are having on climate destruction. After fierce nationwide opposition forced the Obama administration to halt the project, President Donald Trump has given it the green light and the climate movement has vowed to fight it once again. “It’s back—and so are we.”
In the last couple of weeks, the landscape of the fight against climate change has changed significantly. The US government has decided to rollback climate policies, including withdrawing and re-writing the Clean Power Plan. An article below describes the landscape of climate change in the United States as “a chaotic map of countervailing efforts.” It is chaotic. It is uncertain. But in a time when one could easily feel defeated, there are still people pushing back. Within that chaos are all of the activists who continue to inspire, even in the face of so many unknowns.
As we put together this edition of the Climate Activism News Roundup, we couldn’t help but notice that there are activists from all walks of life, across the globe, continuing this struggle. Read more
A two week curated collection of climate activism news, protests, public marches, direct actions, and related court-cases. We are regularly inspired by the creative and courageous resistance we see around the globe, and we hope that gathering the stories here will keep you motivated, informed and connected. The fight at Standing Rock is all but lost, but the struggle against other pipelines continues and a renewed resistance against fossil fuel infrastructure is being born. See all articles →
Pipelines are a story. Pipelines are a commitment. From conception to construction, pipelines take a long time to come to fruition, and as the years pass, the fossil fuel industry hopes that the average citizen will not make the commitment to follow each pipeline’s multi-year narrative. It is difficult to mobilize without a clear narrative—and as a result, outrage often doesn’t reverberate outside of a proposed pipeline’s region. Even the most well-known fossil fuel projects, such as the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the Keystone XL Pipeline do not receive the media attention required for the general population to fully appreciate or follow the powerful resistance being mounted by their opponents.
With this in mind, we have grouped articles relating to specific pipeline projects together so that you can follow the projects and the activists fighting against them with each Climate Activism Roundup. We hope this will connect our readers with the stories of other individuals and communities facing similar struggles, and we hope that it will make it a little easier to make the commitment to follow the various pipeline narratives unfolding across the country and the world. See all articles →
Here at 350PDX we hear about climate activists all around the world working to dismantle the fossil fuel industry, but we do not see nearly enough media coverage of their daily acts of bravery. This movement is happening everywhere, and we hope that this project will amplify the voices of the many ordinary people doing extraordinary work for climate justice.
Every two weeks we will give you a curated roundup of climate activism news, protests, public marches, direct actions, related court-cases…etc. We are regularly inspired by the creative and courageous resistance we see around the globe, and we hope that collecting them here will keep you motivated, informed and connected.
Earth First!/ Feb 2, 2017 – North Dakota police have arrested 76 people at Standing Rock one day after federal officials suggested that the government could soon approve the final stage of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The arrests occurred after a group of activists established a new camp near the pipeline construction. See all articles →