It's going down at . . . "A strike is an economic stoppage. A strike does not plead. It does not demand. It simply does. A global climate strike stops the economic and political systems responsible for the climate crisis."

"I am an honorable miner"

Ladies and gentlemen. Comrades all. I have been asked in five minutes to recall the events and effects of the 1984 National Miners’ Strike from my own point of view.


As miners in 1984 we were called out on strike, not by our national union officials in high places but by our local delegates. Why? Because the Tory government of the day had prepared a plan of action fit of any warlord; and believe me they were ready for war.

Tory tactic one. Preparation.

Thank you to Nathaniel Adam Smith of Virginia for transcribing these remarks.

COP26 Statement: Ecosocialism not Extinction!

Statement in relation to COP 26 signed by the Global Ecosocialist Network and a number of ecosocialist organisations and parties.

COP 26 unfolds against a backdrop of growing climate chaos and ecological degradation, after an unprecedented summer of heatwaves, wildfires, and flooding events. Climate change is upon us, and we face multiple interlinked and inseparable crises- of climate, environment, extinction, economy and zoonotic diseases.

The Decisive Decade: Declaration of the 2020s

This is the decisive decade. None of us can afford to wait for others to act. By 2030 we will be on our way to a global economy that provides a good life for all on a living planet. Or we will be on an irreversible path to global misery through ecological collapse. After a generation of warnings, amid mounting harms, continuing to rely on the powerful few to save us is an unacceptable mistake.

To sign on to "The Decisive Decade," see: http://earthdaymayday.orgEnvironmental Protection

UAW 2865 votes to participate in Climate Strikes for the long haul

On January 25, 2020, the Joint Council of UAW 2865, representing 19,000 academic workers in California, unanimously adopted the following climate strike resolution:

Whereas, growing waves of climate strikes have united millions of people across the Earth;

Whereas, the members of UAW 2865 honor our tradition of collective action and global solidarity;

Whereas, the global climate crisis threatens first and harms most working people, poor people, and those who work and live closest to the land and sea;  

PDF icon UAW 2865 Statewide Local Climate Strike Resolution.pdf

Stand With Us: Youth Decry Lack of Climate Ambition at COP25, Striking in More Than 280 U.S. Locations

After a November 29 global strike with nearly 2 million people demanding climate action at COP25, youth across the U.S. will return to the streets today.

Trade Unions and Climate Change: The need for a programmatic shift

Climate change is a trade union issue. That is what we increasingly, and rightly, have been told by international trade unions leaders over the last ten to fifteen years. While the inter-governmental negotiations on climate change can be dated back to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and the first so-called Conference of the Parties (COP) in Berlin, 1995, it was only about 15 years ago that trade union representation at the COP conferences reached around 100 delegates.

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USA TODAY: Climate activists turn attention to Black Friday: 'Shoppers cannot ignore the climate emergency'

"Black Friday is now a global tradition and, for climate activists, a global problem.

Young people worldwide planned to hold thousands of demonstrations Friday to protest overconsumption and draw attention to climate change ahead of a United Nations climate conference Monday.

In Chicago, demonstrators with the Sunrise Movement Chicago, the Illinois Youth Climate Strike, and other organizations planned to occupy Watertower Place, a major downtown shopping mall."

Sunrise: Photos from Sept 20 2019 Climate Strikes

"On September 20th, Sunrise participated in the Global Climate Strike, the largest day of action for climate justice in world history. Over 3 million people chose to #StrikeWithUs at over 4,000 events in 150 countries. The generation of the Green New Deal took over in the U.S., and young and old strikers alike voiced demand for serious climate action across the globe." Photo by Audrey Sinclair.

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


26 September 2019

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


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 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!

Model Climate Strike Resolution

Make your climate strike resolution specific to your union or organization. This means that you should write your resolution in the style your union/organization usually uses. You should include whereas statements that are likely motivate your membership. And you should keep it simple and direct.


Whereas, growing waves of climate strikes have united millions of people across the Earth;

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.

VICE: Workers Seize the Shipyard That Built the Titanic, Plan to Make Renewable Energy There

Late last month, 130 ship builders, steel workers, welders, and riveters seized control of the storied Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic in 1909. More than two weeks later, they're still there, and say they won't be leaving until the docks are nationalized and are used to produce renewable energy infrastructure.

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.

TUNE IN TO MOVE TO AMEND REPORTS EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 5pm PACIFIC / 8pm EASTERN. Click here to listen to this week's show. Get reminders about shows so you never forget to tune in - go here and click the "Follow" link in the middle of the page. Move to Amend Reports is hosted by Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies, members of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team. Executive producer is Keyan Bliss. Production team is Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Keyan Bliss, Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies.

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.

Boston Globe: Coalition seeking 'green new deal'

Envisioning a "green new deal" to fortify the economy while preserving the planet, a group of community, environmental, and labor leaders gathered in Roxbury yesterday to add their voices to a national movement seeking billions of dollars in federal clean-energy investment.