Environment and Sustainability

"Imperiled Life" By: Javier Sethness-Castro. Image By: AK Press

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.

Anti-Mountaintop Removal Activists Against The Mining Trucks. Photo By: Paul Corbit Brown

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.

Humane League's Walk for Animals PR Material Photo By: Kate St. John

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.

The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity holding protest in front of the San Xavier Mine. San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Photo: Clayton Conn

Originally published at CASA Collective

en español

Part 1
By Andrea Caraballo*
Translated by Scott Campbell

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/

 

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