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Labor and Climate Action

BEYOND A BAND-AID

A Discussion Paper on Protecting Workers and Communities in the Great Energy Transition
By Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D

This discussion paper presents a strategy for protecting workers and communities that may be threatened by the current and future transformation of the U.S. energy system. It is derived from the…

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Just Transition

“Just Transition” – Just What Is It?

An Analysis of Language, Strategies, and Projects A JOINT PROJECT OF: Introduction We are now one-sixth of the way through the twenty-first century and well into the greatest economic transition ever experienced — one that will dwarf all that came before this... read more

This Is What Insurgency Looks Like

[By Jeremy Brecher] In a small church in the Albany, NY’s low-income, predominantly African-American South End, forty people were gathered for a community meeting. They were organizing a protest against trains carrying potentially explosive oil – dubbed by the... read more

Labor-Environmental Cooperation

A Superfund for Workers

When the Dominion Corporation proposed, on April 1, 2013, to build a liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point, Md., right on the Chesapeake Bay,seven hundred people demonstrated against it and many were arrested in a series of civil disobedience actions.... read more

Jobs and Climate

BEYOND A BAND-AID

A Discussion Paper on Protecting Workers and Communities in the Great Energy Transition
By Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D

This discussion paper presents a strategy for protecting workers and communities that may be threatened by the current and future transformation of the U.S. energy system. It is derived from the…

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Local Organizing

New Report on “Connecticut’s Clean Energy Future”

What can one state contribute to protecting the global climate? According to a new report “Connecticut’s Clean Energy Future: Climate goals and employment benefits,” Connecticut can realize its official climate goal – reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent... read more

Connecticut Needs a New Climate Change Action Plan

While global cooperation is required to address global warming, national governments are so far failing to adopt the necessary agreements and policies. Therefore people and governments have had to take the initiative for protecting the climate by reducing greenhouse... read more

Politics of Climate Change

Climate Insurgency After Paris

[by Jeremy Brecher] In December of 2015 – the earth’s hottest year since record keeping began — 195 nations met in Paris to forge an agreement to combat global warming. The governments of the world acknowledged their individual and collective duty to protect the... read more

Art and Activism

The Flobots: Reviving the Poetry of Politics

[by Brendan Smith] In 2006, Neil Young told the Los Angeles Times that the silence of young songwriters during the Bush era compelled him to retake the stage as a protest singer: “I was waiting for someone to come along, some young singer 18 to 22 years old, to... read more

Artist Highlight: The Cardboard Poets

One of the alluring aspects the Occupy movement is the art it has generated. Days after OWS burst onto the scene, artists quickly set to work depicting the energy and message of the 99 percent movement. There are fine artists such as Molly Crabapple who composed intricate pen and ink drawings of fat cats and vampire squids against fairies of hope; star studded musicians inspired with the recently released “Occupy this Album,” featuring Laudon Wainwright III, Willie Nelson, Tom Morello and Immortal Technique; and of course the whimsical and iconic Adbusters photo of the ballerina dancing atop Wall Street’s raging bull.

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