This Peoples Climate Mobilization (#ClimateMarch) will be the big sequel to the massive protest that filled the streets of New York in September of 2014. And these marches continue to matter for demanding action that is commensurate with the problem: namely, a World War II–scale mobilization for clean energy, and justice for those communities hit first and hit hardest by global warming. By Bill McKibben.
The advisory opinion of the Monsanto Tribunal reinforces what grassroots movements all over the world have been contending for decades: that the future of our food lies in the hands of small farmers, and it is the ecological model of agriculture which offers the solution to poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the world and to the crisis of climate change. By Ruchi Shroff of Navdanya International.
The point is not that ‘mass action works’ – it rarely does, on its own. But mass gestures of peaceful protest create their own dynamics that can be massive and far-reaching, writes Paul Mason.
The Trump White House is framing foreign aid as a devastating drain on America’s treasure. But foreign aid isn’t killing the American dream — inequality is, writes Sam Pizzigati for the Too Much newsletter.