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The same corporations that destroyed the economy are wrecking the planet. Occupy should do something about that.

The grassroots victory shows that concern for fundamental issues such as health and clean water transcends party politics.

The Nebraska Sandhills

The Keystone fight showed ordinary Nebraskans their power. Will their unlikely alliance stick?

Widespread resistance to natural gas fracking is rising above New York's Marcellus Shale.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

In Nebraska, the Keystone XL fight opened up the sense that ordinary citizens with little money could wield political influence. Can the improbable alliance stick together?

US Capitol

Time to stop being cynical about corporate money in politics and start being angry.

Keystone XL protest

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

Hundreds of people continue their nonviolent protest outside the White House, urging the president to say no to the potentially environmentally disastrous Keystone XL pipeline. 

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become a national concern after almost two weeks of the largest civil disobedience that the environmental movement has seen in decades.

Civil disobedience is a transformation of consciousness, a sudden revelation that something new must be done.It is the knowledge that there are two options: disrupt and change the system or lose by remaining silent.

Blogs

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

Every day that the Washington University chancellor fails to answer questions and demands for the university to cut ties with the energy giant, he and his university remain on the wrong side of history.

April 28, 2014

President Faust’s statement only amplifies the moral inconsistency of Harvard’s continued investment in the fossil fuel companies that are devastating the planet and blocking climate solutions.

April 24, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014

As a student and politician and activist, Gaylord Nelson kept his eyes open. 

April 22, 2014