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Jeremy Brecher: As Their Trials Begins, Climate Protecting “Valve Turners” Say “Shut It Down” Is “Necessity”

Is there anything people can do about climate change in the Trump era?

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Jeremy Brecher: “Climate Kids” v. Trump

Trial of the Century Pits Trump Climate Denialism against “Right to a Climate System Capable of Sustaining Human Life”

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Jeremy Brecher: Building people power before the Paris climate summit

The global climate protection movement does not need either to support or to block the Paris climate summit. It needs to raise the pressure on the governments and institutions of the world

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Jeremy Brecher: Our Climate is a Public Trust

Can an ancient legal principle with roots in Roman law serve as a tool for the climate protection movement?

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Jeremy Brecher: Climate Destruction in the Court of Public Opinion

The tribunal presented a panorama of oppression, but also a panorama of resistance

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Jeremy Brecher: The Working-Class Mini-Revolts of the Twenty-First Century

The start of the twenty-first century has seen a continuing decline in union membership and strikes. But it has also seen the emergence of unpredicted mini-revolts

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Jeremy Brecher: A Second Ecological Revolution?

The summer of 1988 was long and hot. One scorching day I casually said to a deliveryman, “Awfully hot.” He responded, “I talk with old-timers who can’t remember anything like it in 60, 70 years.” He continued, “It’s probably this ‘greenhouse effect.’ If you ask me, it’s a warning. All the poisons we’re putting into Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: Freezing the Greenhouse: The Snowball Strategy

While world leaders play the blame game and politicians dither, deadly carbon emissions grow without restraint.  The official US government "business as usual" projection is for a 39 percent increase in carbon emissions worldwide by 2030, roughly two percent a year.  Given the apparent deadlocks in Copenhagen and Washington, is there anything those concerned about Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: Doom and Gloom

As world leaders return from Copenhagen without an agreement that will protect the earth’s atmosphere from devastating climate change, we ordinary people are forced to confront not only what we think, but also what we feel.   When I was in elementary school in the early 1950s we had air raid drills.  Sirens would sound Read more…

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Jeremy Brecher: AFL-CIO Convention: Solidarity with Van Jones?

The attack that drove “green jobs czar” Van Jones from the White House this week is an attack on labor and on workers’ best hope for good jobs.  If labor wants to promote green jobs, labor should embrace Van Jones – publicly, loudly, and fast – at the upcoming AFL-CIO Convention. Van Jones is a Read more…

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