Connecticut AFL-CIO Calls for Collaborative Action to Create Green Jobs and Fight Climate Change

Connecticut AFL-CIO Calls for Collaborative Action to Create Green Jobs and Fight Climate Change

→  September 30, 2013

The Connecticut AFL-CIO has approved a resolution affirming that “climate change poses a direct threat to the well being of the lives and livelihoods of working people in Connecticut, the United States, and the world” and calling for bold action to achieve “a just transition to a clean energy economy that creates green jobs that [...]

Do the Math: Invest While We Divest

Do the Math: Invest While We Divest

→  November 21, 2012

[by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith] Do you want your college tuition or tax dollars invested to increase droughts, storms, forest fires, and crop failures — and an unending series of Katrinas and Sandys?  Or do you want them used to lower greenhouse gases on your campus and in your community? That is [...]

America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

→  September 9, 2012

America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy by James Gustave Speth shows that it’s possible to fix our economy, our environment, and our democracy — and that each goes hand-in-hand with the others. As millions of people in the US and billions around the world suffer unemployment and deprivation, those who care about workers instinctively reach [...]

When the Earth Roars: Organizing in the Age of Extreme Weather

When the Earth Roars: Organizing in the Age of Extreme Weather

→  August 26, 2012

[by Brendan Smith; Cross-posted with Grist and Huffington Post] A new insurgent force has joined the climate wars: planet Earth. This summer, she’s blanketed two-thirds of the country in drought; turned New Mexico and Colorado into blazing infernos; crumbled roads in Alaska and Texas with record-breaking temperatures; and, in biblical fashion, shut down a nuclear plant [...]