Frontline Leaders Decry Lack of Progress for Real Climate Justice at COP27 and Call for Further Action to Protect Millions of Lives
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Olivia Burlingame, 301-613-4767, media [at] climatejusticealliance [dot] org
Adrien Salazar, 408-348-3941 (in Egypt, WhatsApp), adrien [at] ggjalliance [dot] org
Daisee Francour, 415-312-5958, daisee [at] ienearth [dot] org Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt — As the UNFCCC 27th...
By Brenda Norrell
San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center Native women from North America joined Indigenous women from around the world and spoke out against greenwashing and false solutions, including carbon credits, at the UN Climate Summit in Egypt....
By Usman Aliyu
Enviro News Nigeria A group of COP27 participants, operating under the aegis of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, on Friday, November 11, 2022, staged a peaceful protest in Egypt, demanding an end to wars across the world....
By Al Jazeera The family of Egypt’s jailed dissident Alaa Abd el-Fattah have said that they have been told by prison authorities that the activist is “under medical intervention”, potentially meaning that he has been force-fed. Family members have repeatedly...Read More
Contact: kafia.ahmed [at] gmail [dot] com Press conference to take place inside of the COP27 United Nations Climate talks on Friday, November 11, the first Friday of the COP27 conference What: Action inside COP27 with speakers from military impacted communities...Read More
By TAG 24 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – Dressed in white, dozens of activists rallied in solidarity on Thursday with campaigners across the globe who have lost their lives or been detained for defending environmental or human rights. The rally took...Read More
North American Frontline Delegates at COP27 Release Statement Against U.S. “Energy Transition Accelerator” Carbon Credit Program
Contact: media [at] ggjalliance [dot] org Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — Today, United States Special Climate Envoy John Kerry announced the launch of a new U.S. carbon trading scheme, the “Energy Transition Accelerator” which is nothing more than another attempt...Read More
By Azad Essa
Middle East Eye The dissent that has come to characterise the annual climate conference has been greatly diminished in a host country where activism is criminalised Climate conferences are usually inclusive forums that bring together world leaders,...
U.S. Delegation of Frontline Activists Demand Community Solutions, Reparations and Human Rights Be Central to Global Climate Commitments at COP27
Contact: media [at] ggjalliance [dot] org / olivia [at] climatejusticealliance [dot] org, 301-613-4767 Washington, D.C. — More than 60 frontline leaders from six North American-based climate justice organizations are heading to Egypt for COP27 November 4, as a part of the...
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Statement on the Removal of Manchin’s Dirty Energy Permitting Bill from Government Spending Package
A Victory For and By the Frontlines Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Senator Chuck Schumer removed Senator Joe Manchin’s dirty energy permitting bill from the Continuing Resolution in the U.S. Senate. This victory is a result of the organizing and leadership...Read More
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Responds to Manchin’s Dirty Energy Permitting Legislation: “This bill is an environmental justice disaster.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Celina Lee, media [at] ggjalliance [dot] org National alliance of grassroots groups call to stop legislation fast tracking fossil fuel projects and false climate solutions Washington, D.C. — In response to the introduction of the...Read More
By Kristoffer Tigue
Inside Climate News Senate Democrats could be “overcounting” the funding for environmental justice provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act and misrepresenting the bill’s benefits for low-income families, communities of color and other historically disadvantaged Americans, according to...
By Drew Costley
Associated Press Billions of dollars in climate and environment investments could flow to communities in the United States that have been plagued by pollution and climate threats for decades, if the proposed Inflation Reduction Act becomes law....
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, D.C. – The Inflation Reduction Act introduced by Senate Democrats in a deal with coal baron Senator Joe Manchin is a bad deal for frontline communities. After a long and tortuous year of negotiations between Democratic leaders...Read More
“No one deserves to be stripped from their families, placed in a prison cell, especially pregnant people. And no one deserves to give birth alone…” @motisalaschild on pregnancy while incarcerated #CrossConnection pic.twitter.com/OvnJmgsRYb— The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross (@CrossConnection)...Read More
In racist decision, Supreme Court rules on the side of corporate polluters and against frontline communities
Washington, D.C. — Today, in another onslaught of right-wing, corporate-backed judicial overreach, the United States Supreme Court ruled to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and limited the ability of the...
By Capire On this LGBTQIA+ Pride Day, we share the voices of feminist militants from Guatemala, Germany, and the United States. From the reality of each different territory, they expose the existing connections between the LGBTQIA+ political agenda and the...Read More
By Drew Costley
Associated Press, PBS NewsHour Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spread among animal species by 2070 — and that’s likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans, according...
By Candice Bernd
Truthout Antiwar and progressive veterans organizations across the country are marking the first Earth Day after the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and Russia’s subsequent invasion of Ukraine by highlighting the ways in which militarism fuels the...
By Yessenia Funes
Atmos The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its final report Monday. The Frontline explores the significance of the sixth report finally naming “colonialism” as a historical and ongoing driver of the climate crisis. The Intergovernmental Panel...
By Kate Aronoff
The New Republic With the “Green New Deal Champions” pledge, progressive groups are reorienting for 2022—and 2030. With prospects for comprehensive climate legislation looking dim, a number of congressional Democrats and several dozen progressive groups are set...
By C.J. Polychroniou
Truthout The ongoing war in Ukraine does not bode well for the future of peace and sustainability on planet Earth. As Noam Chomsky said in a recent interview for Truthout, “We are at a crucial point in human...
By Jake Johnson
Common Dreams The Congressional Progressive Caucus “is absolutely right that President Biden should declare it so we can build the energy security that only renewable energy can bring,” said one climate advocate. Grassroots climate advocates praised the...
By Cesia Alvarez and Melissa Laratte
Ms. Magazine We are two immigrant women and professional caregivers. Despite how crucial the role of care workers is for the well-being of our communities, we are highly undervalued. When crises strike, we turn...
By Adrien Salazar and Kate Alexander
Common Dreams Joe Biden must end U.S. climate obstructionism, or else future generations will mark his leadership on climate in this time of great need as a complete and abject failure. The Biden administration’s ...
By Barbara Ransby
Truthout On this International Women’s Day, as the world watches a historic and bloody war unfold in Europe — while people in the United States and Europe largely continue to ignore the suffering of the millions of...
By Sarah Lazare
In These Times Just as scientists warn we must drastically shift away from fossil fuel extraction, the Biden administration is pressing for more oil production. As Russian President Vladimir Putin escalates his horrific invasion of Ukraine, in...
Daily Kos Carbon dioxide removal is the process of removing carbon pollution from the atmosphere via natural and technological methods, and will be an important tool for restoring a safe climate — once we’ve pretty much stopped sending more...
By Justine Calma
The Verge The DOE funded projects that never came to fruition The Biden administration wants to shove more money into projects that are supposed to capture CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial facilities before they can...
For Immediate Release Contact: Adrien Salazar, email@example.com In response to the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance issued the following statement: Today the House passed the Build Back Better Act, a bill that reflects critical...Read More
It Takes Roots Statement on Conclusion of the UNFCCC COP26 Conference of the Parties and Glasgow Climate Pact: Incrementalism Leaves Frontline Communities to Face Increasing Climate Chaos
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Eddie Vale, NP Agency: email@example.com Glasgow, Scotland — As negotiations of the UNFCCC COP26 have concluded, the It Takes Roots alliance issues the following statement: The Glasgow Climate...
By Rucha Chitnis
Truthout When Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida in October 2018, June Barrett, a Black Jamaican home care worker, rushed to take care of their elderly patients in Miami. Barrett, had worked as a care worker for...
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By Rucha Chitnis
Yes! Magazine When Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida in October 2018, June Barrett, a Black Jamaican home care worker, rushed to take care of their elderly patients in Miami. Barrett, had worked...
By Shreya Chattopadhyay
The Nation There are signs that the Biden administration and mainstream foreign policy groups may be ready to listen, if not embrace a full paradigm shift. Although the US war in Afghanistan is now widely seen as...
By Em Nguyen
Spectrum News 1 WASHINGTON D.C. — Senate Democrats made a breakthrough Tuesday night on an infrastructure deal, agreeing on a $3.5 trillion figure to invest in climate, education and family programs. Read more…...
By Jessica Corbett
Common Dreams The bill aims to ensure “an intersectional response” to the climate crisis, coronavirus pandemic, economic inequity, and racial injustice “that is proportionate to the scope of the problems we face.” On the heels of President...
The Tribune Signatories, however, concerned by several additional factors not included in this statement Eighty-seven farmer organisations and allied agroecology, farm and food justice groups in the United States delivered a solidarity statement in support of Indian farmers’ historic protests...Read More
KPFA Our Political Director, Sunyoung Yang, chats with David Rosenberg of The KPFA Evening News about how a feminist, anti-racist, regenerative economy centers care and ends harm in our communities. Listen to the segment from 24:57-27:48....Read More
By Jihan Gearon
Stanford Social Innovation Review A call to bring back matriarchy in Indigenous communities to rebuild and decolonize the foundation of Native community life. The words “Indigenous feminism” can be triggering in Indigenous communities. I’ve read op-eds in the...
By Sarah Lazare
In These Times Why anti-war feminists don’t want hawkish women like Michèle Flournoy in positions of power. As the incoming administration of Joe Biden is celebrated for advancing women’s rights through the likely appointment of hawkish women...
By Christine Ahn, Yifat Susskind, and Cindy Wiesner
Newsweek In the 2020 presidential election, Black women, Indigenous women and people of color across the country delivered the votes to throw Donald Trump out of office. These voters want a new...
Vision Links Domestic & Foreign Policy, Aims to Democratize Foreign Policy Discussions, Center Leadership of Women, People of Color Impacted By These Decisions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | firstname.lastname@example.org Grassroots feminists from MADRE, GGJ...Read More
It can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing world of climate solutions, and not all “solutions” are inherently equitable or just. Fortunately, we’ve identified three straight-forward questions that can help you separate false solutions from the real deal:...Read More
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Democracy Now: “Climate Capitalism Is Killing Our Communities”: Protesters Disrupt Gov. Brown’s SF Climate Summit
As California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit kicked off Thursday, indigenous and climate justice activists blocked the main entrance in protest. While the protests took place outside the GCAS, Gov. Brown and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,...Read More
Civic and business leaders convened at California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit, but protestors decried their “false solutions” to the climate crisis
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DHARNA NOOR: I’m here in San Francisco at the Global Climate Action...
SAN FRANCISCO — They erected a mini oil rig, locked arms through oil drums and sat down on the street. “Keep it in the ground,” their banners read. “No more fossil fuels,” they chanted. Protesters gathered at the Global Climate...Read More
The San Fransisco Chronicle: Climate Summit Protesters Demand a Place for Indigenous Voices in the Room
Hundreds of activists snarled commute-heavy traffic, picketed or simply sat in yoga poses outside the Parc 55 hotel in San Francisco’s clogged downtown Market Street area Monday morning, the first weekday leg of what promises to be a rocky series...Read More
Indigenous, Frontline Community Groups & Climate Leaders Decry Greenwashed Climate Summit, Deliver Open Letter to Gov. Brown
For Immediate Release: September 10, 2018 Contact: Cabot Lee Petoia, 828-899-9239, email@example.com; Kawana Lloyd, 240-472-2860, firstname.lastname@example.org In Open Letter to Brown, Communities Most Affected by Climate Change Demand Real People and Earth-Based Solutions SAN FRANCISCO- On day three of...Read More
Grupos indígenas, comunidades afectadas y líderes sobre el clima denuncian la hipocresía ecológica en la Cumbre Climática, entregan una Carta Abierta al Gobernador Brown
For Immediate Release: el 10 de septiembre, 2018 Contacto: Cabot Lee Petoia, 828-899-9239, email@example.com; Kawana Lloyd, 240-472-2860, firstname.lastname@example.org Grupos indígenas, comunidades afectadas y líderes sobre el clima denuncian la hipocresía ecológica en la Cumbre Climática, entregan una Carta Abierta ...Read More
In These Times: How to Organize Against President Trump: Grassroots activists reflect on the road ahead
By Kate Aronoff for In These Times In the wake of Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton, In These Times asked organizers who have worked in the climate, racial justice, immigrant rights and other movements for their reactions and...Read More
The Laura Flanders Show This week, American voters come to end of a long national “nightmare,” as Laura has called it. This electoral seasons has left many of us battered and jaded, resigned to hit the polls for a less...Read More
By Sarah Lazare on AlterNet On October 18, human rights defenders José Ángel Flores and Silmer Dionisio were murdered after they left a meeting of peasant farmers in the Bajo Aguán region of Honduras. Both were organizers with the Unified...Read More