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Why getting arrested to resist the Keystone XL is legally justified

[By Jeremy Brecher, Cross-posted with Waging Nonviolence] Nearly 100,000 people have pledged to risk arrest if the Obama administration appears poised to give approval to the Keystone XL pipeline. While it would be difficult to prove, it seems likely that the specter...

Unions backing historical Peoples Climate March

[By Jeremy Brecher]Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan. This was just the most...

Where Should the Divestors Invest?

[By Brendan Smith, Jeremy Brecher and Kristen Sheeran] The stunning success of the fossil fuel divestment movement has caught many of us off-guard. Almost daily, new universities and foundations are committing to redirecting their endowments from companies that are...

‘Jobs vs. the Environment’: How to Counter This Divisive Big Lie

[by Jeremy Brecher, original posted at the Nation.com] In an era in which our political system is dominated by plutocracy, grassroots social movements are essential for progressive change. But too often our movements find themselves at loggerheads over the seemingly...

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