Student Strikes for Climate

Student Strikes for Climate

This is the fourth in a series of commentaries on the Future of Climate Strikes. It describes how the determined action of one young woman – and the determination of millions of other youth to act on climate — led within a year to a Global Strike for Climate with more than seven million participants.

First U.S. Union-Authorized Climate Strike?

First U.S. Union-Authorized Climate Strike?

By Jeremy Brecher,LNS Research and Policy Director It isn’t easy for unions to strike to protect the climate. U.S. labor law doesn’t make it easy to strike over anything except wages, hours, and working conditions – even over things like climate change...

Introducing Strike!: Jeremy Brecher’s Corner

Introducing Strike!: Jeremy Brecher’s Corner

By Jeremy Brecher,LNS Research and Policy Director This is the first, introductory commentary of “Strike!: Jeremy Brecher’s Corner.” It asks, is there any way we can deliver ourselves from mutual destruction by climate change and/or nuclear holocaust? A listing of...

The Future of Climate Strikes

The Future of Climate Strikes

By Jeremy Brecher,LNS Research and Policy Director This is the first in a series of commentaries on the Future of Climate Strikes. This introductory commentary asks whether strikes and forms of mass direct action “people power” might help halt climate...

The Power of the Powerless

The Power of the Powerless

By Jeremy Brecher,LNS Research and Policy Director This commentary maintains that the power of the powerful depends on the cooperation and acquiescence of other people. If enough of those others refuse to go along, they can undermine the “pillars of...