Global Climate Strike

Coalition Representing 10,000 U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Urges Congress to Support a Green New Deal for Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 18 — In the lead-up to the September 20 Climate Strike and New York City Climate Week, representatives of a national coalition representing almost 10,000 U.S. farmers and ranchers held a press conference today in Washington, D.C. to announce the delivery of a letter to Congress urging support for the Green New Deal and calling on lawmakers to make agriculture policy reform a priority for addressing the climate crisis and the economic crisis facing independent family farms.

The Green New Deal, Net-Zero Carbon, & The Crucial Role of Public Ownership

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26 September 2019

Greta Thunberg's full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit

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Narrator:  What's your message to world leaders today?

My message is that we'll be watching you. 

This is all wrong. I shouldn’t up here.here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope? How dare you!

Trade unions around the world support global climate strike

Trade unions representing hundreds of millions of people around the world have come out in support of what is expected to be the biggest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen.

The global climate strike on Friday is set to see thousands of walkouts and demonstrations in cities on every continent except Antarctica.

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MTA endorses student-led Global Climate Strike movement

MTA members are gearing up to support the student-led Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, following an Aug. 4 vote by the MTA Board of Directors to “encourage participation in the climate strike and commend the young people around the globe who are taking leadership on this critical issue.” The vote followed a presentation to the Board by students involved in the Sunrise Movement.

A teachable moment: educators must join students in demanding climate justice

We risk losing credibility with young people if we cannot take action in support of the defining cause of their generation

UE Endorses Green New Deal, Climate Strike

UE, the independent, progressive union whose Locals 506 and 618 conducted the first major manufacturing strike of the Trump era in Erie, PA last winter and endorsed Bernie Sanders for President on Monday, has endorsed the Green New Deal and the Global Climate Strike scheduled for September 20-27, 2019.

SEIU passes resolution in support of Green New Deal

Members of SEIU’s International Executive Board passed a resolution in support of the Green New Deal at the union’s board meeting in Minneapolis today. SEIU is the first national union to declare its support for the groundbreaking measure that aims to address climate change while creating high-quality union jobs.

Australian school children defy prime minister with climate strike

Thousands of Australian children skipped school on Friday in defiance of the prime minister to protest for greater action on climate change. Organizers estimated around 15,000 left their classrooms in 30 locations across the country, including Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, carrying signs reading "procrastinating is our job not yours" and "I've seen smarter Cabinets at Ikea".

After Harvey & Irma: Mitigation, Adaptation & Suffering

In this conversation, the Climate Disobedience Center’s Tim DeChristopher looks at how the progressive movement’s strategies need to change in now that climate change’s real impacts are more obvious to the American public.

Move to Amend Reports on the People's Climate Strike

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern.

This week features the lead organizer for the Global Climate Convergence, Timeka Drew, to talk with us about the upcoming People's Climate Strike.

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The Global Climate Strike: Why We Can’t Wait

Background: In 2014, this call to action, "The Global Climate Strike: Why We Can't Wait," launched the first campaign for global climate strikes. The call was written by Ben Manski and Jill Stein for the People's Climate Convergence in New York City, a part of the People's Climate March, and brought by delegates to meetings of the World Social Forum, the Global Greens, and to the COP21 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The Global Climate Convergence coordinated webinars and Earth Day to May Day coordinated actions to popularize the idea of the global climate strike. From 2015-2018, the two most active climate strike efforts were those in Australia, organized by Australian youth, and those led by poor people's movements in the United States.