Occupy Climate Change

Occupy Climate Change

→  March 15, 2012

[by Jeremy Brecher; originally published by The Nation; watch a video interview of Jeremy here: Occupy Climate Change Video] Occupy Wall Street’s original Declaration of the City of New York, in September, listed a litany of issues, from foreclosures and bailouts to outsourcing and cruelty to animals, but it barely mentioned the environment and was silent [...]

Action Alert: Occupy Wall Street to Disrupt the Business of Pollution

Action Alert: Occupy Wall Street to Disrupt the Business of Pollution

→  March 6, 2012

Occupy Wall Street is planning a month of action starting March 24 and leading up to Earth Day April 22. Globally coordinated actions by Occupy groups and ally organizations will “connect the dots between the 1% and the destruction of the planet.” This is a chance for labor, environment, sustainability, and other allied groups and [...]

Citing Jobs and Environment, More Unions Backing EPA

Citing Jobs and Environment, More Unions Backing EPA

→  April 21, 2011

by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith At the start of 2011, as the energy corporations, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Tea Party right launched their assault on environmental protection and the EPA, it looked like public opinion and organized labor might just be swept along. Instead, much of the public and the labor [...]

Obama Needs a Just Transition Taskforce

Obama Needs a Just Transition Taskforce

→  February 28, 2011

President Barack Obama recently established a Presidential Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He told the first meeting, “The biggest challenge we’re seeing right now is that unemployment is way too high.” He asked them to come up with “some concrete deliverables” to lower the 9% unemployment rate. Here is a concrete proposal to [...]