→ 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 [...]
→ January 18, 2012
[by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith]
What does the future hold for the relationship between environmentalism and organized labor? Judging from the highly-publicized controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline, America might appear to be entering a new era of conflict over environmental protection versus jobs. But in a recent speech to the UN Investor [...]
→ September 26, 2011
[Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith]
Climate change has arrived in America. What will it mean for your job?
Climate change affecting my job? Many people have never even considered the possibility. They have been misled by false assurances like the testimony of Douglas W. Elmendorf, the director of the supposedly objective Congressional Budget Office, [...]
→ September 9, 2011
Globalization and free-market economics made great promises to create a better life for everyone. Instead they have produced an economy that is increasingly unjust and unsustainable. Indeed, they have produced twin catastrophes — the economic crisis and the climate crisis. And far from being on the mend, each is getting rapidly worse.
“Labor, Sustainability, and Justice” [...]