Wen Stephenson is a frequent contributor to The Nation and the author of What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Climate Justice (Beacon Press, 2015). A former editor at The Atlantic and The Boston Globe, he has written about politics and culture for many publications, including Slate, The New York Times, Grist, The Boston Phoenix, The Baffler, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.
Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.
The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.
Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta, and Maya Lemon from Nacogdoches, Texas, speak out on struggles of frontline communities fighting tar sands.
At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.