Activist News Roundup #12

A monthly 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. 

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Activist News Roundup #11

A monthly 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. 

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Activist News Roundup #10

A monthly 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.  Read more

Activism News Roundup #9

This most recent update takes us far and wide. From a Louisiana swampland put at risk by a planned pipeline, to the front lines of the legal battle against opening up Bears Ears to mining interests, to a Canadian man who has taken it upon himself to check for leaking gas wells in British Columbia.

The Climate Activism News Roundup is a 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. Read more

Activism News Roundup #8

This month, we were particularly struck by a quote from an article about a public hearing in Charleston, WV regarding the repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The powers that be scheduled this meeting in the heart of coal country expecting local support. In fact, the vast majority of speakers spoke in favor of the Clean Power Plan. A former coal miner from Kentucky drove three hours to attend the meeting to speak out against the repeal, and told the Huffington Post: “Do I really think that this administration cares what this old, worn-out coal miner has to say? Well, I don’t know. I really doubt it. But I had to be here…as long as I can draw breath.” Read more

Activism News Roundup #7

credit: 350.org in Bangladesh

Even for those of us already concerned about the earth and its climate, September’s extreme weather has been a wake-up call. Time is not on our side as we watch so many communities withstand hurricanes and earthquakes, sometimes in rapid succession. It is more important than ever to stay focused, to lift up the brave activists fighting for their communities and for our earth, and to remember which communities are most impacted by the changing climate and the proliferation of fossil fuels.

Here are stories of people taking action all around the world from recent weeks. Read more

Climate Activism News Roundup #6

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.

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Climate Activism News Roundup #5

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

Keystone XL Opponents Target Banks Funding Climate Destruction

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.”

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Climate Activism News Roundup #4

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

Climate Activism News Roundup #3

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 →