Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

September 21, 2014

People’s Climate March

A People’s Climate March is planned for Sunday, September 21st in midtown Manhattan to persuade world leaders attending the UN Climate Summit on September 23rd to support an international agreement to dramatically reduce carbon emissions pollution and to build a future based on greater use of renewable energy and more energy conservation.

“Rebel” Cowboys Say U.S. Can't Kick Their Cattle Off Our Public Land

"You’ve probably heard about Cliven Bundy. He’s the Nevada rancher who in April led a ragtag bunch of self-styled militiamen in fending off federal agents who tried to confiscate his cows for grazing on public lands without permits. Well, there’s a case making its way through the courts now that could make the Bundy standoff look like child’s play."

Source: Grist, 09/10/2014

"Charges Dropped Against Climate Activists"

A Massachusetts prosecutor dropped charges against two protestors who claimed global warming was so dire they had no choice but to block a coal shipment. The prosecutor made the announcement clutching an article by Bill McKibben, which he said convinced him that “Climate change is one of the gravest crises our planet has ever faced.”

Source: NY Times, 09/09/2014

Dubbed Terrorists, Mayans Fight Back Against Guatemalan Mining Projects

The Marlin gold mine in Guatemala, about 50 miles from the border with Mexico, promised economic opportunities that never materialized for the Mayan population there. Now Mayan community leaders are protesting toxic pollution they say has caused health problems.

Source: Newsweek, 09/02/2014

"Coalitions Sue Forest Service To Block Alaska Old-Growth Timber Sale"

"SEATTLE — Two coalitions of environmental groups have filed three separate suits against the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to stop what the organizations say is the largest sale of old-growth timber in nearly a generation in America's largest national forest."

Source: LA Times, 08/29/2014

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