“We must begin to understand that we are all in this together. In our globalized world, everything we do affects not only the people around us, but also the people on the other side of the world. Almost every decision we make has an environmental impact, and therefore, an impact on human rights.”
— Jacy Good, former campus sustainability intern and 2008 Muhlenberg College graduate,
in ‘Whatever We Do to the Web of Life We Do to Ourselves‘.[ARCHIVE]
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Grant Township Wins Key Motions in Fight
for Civil and Environmental Rights
The township is battling the gas industry in court. The township is defending its right to ban frack injection wells. The industry is seeking to overturn that ban.
Here’s an August 11, 2016 CELDF press release updating the situation.
Grant Township, Indiana County, PA: Grant Township residents fighting for Community Rights recently prevailed on several key motions in court. Corporate lawyers for Pennsylvania General Energy Company (PGE) failed in their motions, which sought to evade discovery and accountability. . . More
“Stand Up and Speak Out!” Protest Demonstration in Horsham
Close the Drone Center Before It Is Activated
Last Saturdays, noon to 2pm
Protest Horsham Drone Command Center
(Outside the Reaper Drone Command Center
at theHorsham Air National Guard Station,
Easton & County Line Roads, Horsham PA)
10:45am: Carpool from Lehigh Valley
(From Hellertown Park & Ride, Silvex Rd
near intersection of Rte 412 & I-78, behind Wendy’s)
Please call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730 to sign up or with questions.
Interns use research & analysis to rethink the way we do things and build a more sustainable future as they gain hands-on experience developing solutions and raising awareness.
- Climate & sustainability in schools – We published materials on Interdisciplinary Teaching on Climate & Sustainability (see teach-climate.net) at the beginning of January, and are now starting work on food:
- Food sustainability at school – The food served at school is an entry point for raising awareness of the harm—to our health, to the environment, and to the climate—done by the industrialized food system. Project will develop ideas for teachers and a system for assessing food sustainability at school. (Internships available for spring, summer, and fall.)
- Law Enforcement and the Justice System – Why do we have so many questions about police officers killing unarmed civilians? Why does the prison system fail to help people return as productive members of society? Why do we ignore the many benefits of restorative approaches? [This internship has been filled.]
The View From Popular Resistance:
Daily Movement News & Resources
Resistance Report for movement building news, analysis, interviews and editorial commentary.
RESIST: Strategic direct action and civil disobedience such as strikes, sit-ins and occupations can expose injustice, slow down or stop harmful practices and win specific demands.
CREATE: Along with direct action and other forms of resistance, a successful movement must also build new institutions based on solidarity, justice and cooperation.
ORGANIZE: About creating sustainable, democratic organizations that empower its members while also protecting against disruption.
STRATEGIZE: Strategic nonviolence and links to organizations that provide training in nonviolent resistance, effective strategy and creative actions.
From Popular Resistance, 11/15/14:
People Power Can Make the Politically Impossible,
the Politically Inevitable
“The net neutrality rules were thrown out by a court in January 2014. Following that decision, millions of people emailed, petitioned and telephoned the FCC urging net neutrality but the FCC did not seem to be listening. More was needed.” More was done using tactics that included an encampment at the FCC headquarters, interruptions of the FCC hearing, actions that generated so many comments it crashed the FCC’s system, and blocking the driveway at the home of FCC Chair Tom Wheeler. “We know we have not won yet, but we also know we are capable of winning. The battle for the future of the Internet has been engaged and the right solution – reclassification under Title II and putting in place strong net neutrality rules – has gone from being politically impossible to seemingly inevitable.”