LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS

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...

Civil Disobedience as Law Enforcement

[by Jeremy Brecher; cross-posted with Waging Nonviolence] Two years ago I was among more than a thousand people who committed civil disobedience at the White House to oppose the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then many more have been arrested around the...