By Bill McKibben 350.org Yesterday was one of the more amazing days of my life. When I started working on this Keystone XL campaign in early summer (years after indigenous leaders and Nebraska ranchers) I thought the odds were almost impossibly against us. Almost being the key word–I wouldn’t have engaged if I didn’t think […]
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After one week of action and arrests in front of the White House, the activists fighting the dirty oil tar sands pipeline are taking a break while Hurricane Irene batters the east coast. But they’ll be back next week, pushing President Obama to stand up for the principals he ran on – including doing what we can to fight global warming.
Because when it comes to global warming, a picture is worth a thousand words… For your viewing pleasure on this hot, hot June weekend.
We need to rebuild the kind of mass movement that marked 1970: bodies, passion, and creativity are the currencies we can compete in. It’s not impossible.
After 5 hours of deliberation today, a Salt Lake City jury found eco-activist Tim DeChristopher guilty of two felonies for “disrupting” a federal gas-lease auction. He could face 10 years in prison when he is sentenced later. “Tim has shown the power of civil disobedience to shine a light,” said Bill McKibben. “The government should […]
Writing at Salon, Andrew Leonard ponders the imponderable: Is the White House’s new acceptance of solar panels (nearly two years after the Election of Hope!) “…a welcome change of tone, prefiguring a new push on climate change and renewable energy, or yet another example of how a too-cautious administration keeps stepping on its feet”? Bill […]
(From Bill McKibbon and 350.org) Dear Friends, When we first announced the Global Work Party scheduled for this weekend, I had three worries: 1) Since so many of you had done such a good job last year–5200 events in 181 countries, what CNN called “the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history”–I […]