Climate Strikes

University of California Workers Strike Against Repression

University of California Workers Strike Against Repression

Two thousand student workers at the University of California Santa Cruz stopped work May 20 in the first of a series of compounding strikes protesting the university’s response to pro-Palestinian protests. The university in turn has filed charges with the California Public Employment Relations Board accusing the union of violating the no-strike clause of its contract and is asking for an injunction to block the strike.

Climate Change: In Case You Haven’t Heard…

Climate Change: In Case You Haven’t Heard…

The world just made the largest ever recorded leap in the amount of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere. The global average concentration of carbon dioxide in March this year was 4.7 parts per million higher than it was in March last year. 

The Strategy of the Green New Deal from Below

The Strategy of the Green New Deal from Below

The Green New Deal from Below pursues strategic objectives that implement Green New Deal programs, expand the Green New Deal’s support, and shift the balance between pro- and anti-Green New Deal forces. Not every action is likely to accomplish all of these objectives, but most actions aim to accomplish more than one of them at the same time.

Student Gaza Protesters Are Enforcing the Law

Student Gaza Protesters Are Enforcing the Law

More than 2000 protestors have been arrested in pro-Palestinian demonstrations since mid-April. They have been charged with “criminal trespass” and other crimes. University officials, police, and politicians may say that students protesting Israeli genocide in Gaza and US complicity with it are criminals. But far from breaking the law, their actions are actually enforcing it. Here’s why.

Statement of Solidarity with Students, Workers, and Palestine

Statement of Solidarity with Students, Workers, and Palestine

We proudly stand with the brave students and workers who are facing repression, violence, retaliation, and arrest on their campuses for protesting the complicity of the U.S. and their universities in a genocide. With nearly 35,000 Palestinians reportedly murdered since October 7, and no end in sight, ceasefire is a moral and existential imperative. 

Young Workers Listening Project – a Sneak Peek

Young Workers Listening Project – a Sneak Peek

Last month, I presented research from the LNS Young Worker Listening Project (YWLP) at the annual conference of the Southern Sociological Society. The presentation, titled “Laboring through the Storm: Young workers, climate change, and the pursuit of meaningful work,” explored how the climate crisis is shaping the meaning of work for young workers.

Want to Find Work in the Climate Space?

Want to Find Work in the Climate Space?

On May 7 at noon eastern time the youth voter organization Next Gen America will hold an on-line Climate Workshop for young people who are looking for a well-paying job that’s good for the environment. Attendees can expect