As parts of the Northeast remain in recovery from last week's Hurricane Sandy, many necessary conversations are emerging about the links between this hurricane and climate change. Prior to the hurricane, the mainstream media largely ignored the topic of climate change. We hope that the conversations continue. And we release this audio as a contribution to the crucial dialog.
For over 20 years the people of the tiny, central Mexican state of Tlaxcala have been resisting a toxic mix of free trade, political corruption, and its byproduct of environmental crises. This short documentary shares the voices and testimonies of members of CNUC, the National Urban and Peasant Council, who have been tirelessly building community-based health, education, and infrastructure projects, while defending family farms, forcing government accountability, and deepening leadership among the poor, from below and to the left.
Baltimore, MD -- Local animal advocacy organization Open the Cages Alliance (OTCA) presented the 2nd annual Vegtoberfest, a free, family-friendly festival to celebrate and promote healthy, sustainable, and compassionate vegan lifestyles. The event took place on Saturday October 27th, 2012, at Riverside Park in South Baltimore.
It’s early afternoon on July 28th when fifty activists trespass onto the largest mountaintop removal site in Appalachia. The mine is called Hobet and it’s located in Lincoln County, West Virginia. It is comparable to Manhattan Island in scale and is one of the only unionized strip mining jobs in southern West Virginia.
The Humane League, a nonprofit animal rights organization in Ellicott City, Maryland, held a "Walk for Animals" on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. The Walk's aim was to raise funds for the League's multiple campaigns, as well as to visibly bring humans and their companions out in solidarity for festival and fun. In this piece, Kate St. John details the Walk, as well as the work that The Human League seeks to accomplish and why.
In this article from the Spring 2012 issue of Indypendent Reader, "Occupy the Economy," John David Evans challenges two dominant myths: that it's necessary to grow the economy in order to maintain high employment, and that it's possible to achieve sustainability with an economy in perpetual growth.
The Baltimore Algebra Project, a youth-led social justice group, held a Community Food Day this past month to announce the launch of their Food Justice Campaign. The campaign seeks to bring fresh healthy food into Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) cafeterias. With 50-75 people in attendance, the event featured group activities and discussions about food, an introduction to the campaign, and concluded with a delicious meal prepared onsite.
Activists opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline staged a sit-in on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at the White House. About 50 to 60 of the activists were arrested for engaging in an act of Civil Disobedience. To learn the exact number arrested and the charges against each, go to: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/