Browsing the "activism" Tag

Watch the 2nd day of Netroots Nation

June 21st, 2013 | by Jeremy Bloom

Want the absolute cutting-edge scoop on what’s happening right now in progressive politics – the environment, labor issues, women’s issues, LGTBQ, [&hellip

Komen Co-opted Like Many Before

December 15th, 2011 | by Marshall Moseley

Surprised about the recent news from Susan G. Komen for the Cure? I’m not. In the early 1980s fundamentalist Christians [&hellip

Saturday, October 15: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the planet!

October 14th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Here we go... the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for a global day of action on Saturday, October 15th. With events happening in more than 1500 cities around the country = and the world - YOU can get in on the action as well! We provide links and more information... come check it out!

Action: Moving Planet is happening tomorrow!

September 23rd, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

The truth is, we've got lots of work to do to solve the climate crisis: big polluters are doing everything in their power to delay real climate action, and they are spending huge amounts of money to distort the truth and block progress. But this weekend's events can show the world that a vibrant movement is coming to life -- and that people everywhere are ready to do whatever it takes to move the world beyond fossil fuels

Create Global Change for World Environment Day

June 5th, 2010 | by Jeremy Bloom

In honor of World Environment Day, the UN sponsored a blogging competition. The winner: Tuesday Phillips of Her message: Even in a world teeming with 6 billion people, individual action makes a difference. So do it!

Sugar Wars

May 5th, 2010 | by Steve Savage

[social_buttons] While a candidate for the Senate, Barak Obama famously and presciently described the invasion of Iraq as a “dumb [&hellip

Climate Change and Science – Cutting Through the Talking Points to the Truth

January 5th, 2010 | by Jeremy Bloom

Global warming – it’s either the biggest threat to humanity since the end of the last ice age, or the biggest hoax ever perpetrated. In part, it depends on who you are willing to believe: the international community of climate scientists who may all secretly be socialists out to destroy the capitalist system… or a bunch of totally objective oil company employees who would never put their profit ahead of the good of humanity. Okay, that may not be the most dispassionate and objective way to lay out the facts. Let’s try doing this like scientists: put all the data on the table, and let you, the reader, decide

Environmental protest round up 3 July 2009

July 3rd, 2009 | by Kay Sexton

Environmental protestors chained themselves to a conveyor belt, protesting that environmental legislation neglected the needs of local wildlife but a spokesman for the plant said ‘… It didn't affect us in any way and we just left them there until they decided that they felt like going home and they did. These days it's as much about the show as it is about the reasons, so I guess the show must go on and sometimes the reasons are worthwhile and sometimes they are not.’

Oil Giant Shell on Trial for Nigerian Environmentalist Saro-Wiwa’s Execution

May 26th, 2009 | by Jennifer Lance

In 1995, environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military government, along with eight other Ogoni activists, for protesting against the devastation of the Niger Delta by oil companies, particularly Royal Dutch Shell. If Shell is convicted, the case will provide precedence for holding transnational companies owned or operated in the United States responsible for human rights atrocities committed overseas.

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