Protest - Revolt

07/01/20
Author: 
The Energy Mix
‘GROUNDBREAKING’ SUPREME COURT RULING MANDATES FAST CARBON CUT IN THE NETHERLAND - CIEL/Twitter

Dutch campaigners are declaring an “immense victory for climate justice” after a strongly-worded supreme court judgement December 20 upheld governments’ human rights duty to protect citizens from climate change and ordered The Netherlands to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by the end of this year.

01/01/20
Author: 
Tracy L. Barnett, Earth Island Journal
The small Mexican town of Temaca has become a beacon in the global movement to democratize water and energy management. CARLOS SÁNCHEZ PIMIENTA VIA FLICKR

It’S 9 A.M. and a grey cloud that had been shrouding one of four mountains surrounding Temacapulín, in the highlands of western Mexico, has begun to lift. “SINCE THE SIXTH CENTURY, TEMACAPULÍN WELCOMES YOU.” The bold white letters emblazoned on the side of one of the mountains, Cerro de la Cruz, emerge through the mist, Hollywood-style, as the town’s inhabitants scurry to live up to the promise. It’s the first day of the Tenth Annual Chile de Arból Fair and a steady rain has been threatening to flood the town’s two-day festival of resistance against a mega-dam project nearby.

01/01/20
Author: 
Elisa Martinuzzi
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 13: Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers brief remarks surrounded by other student environmental advocates during a strike to demand action be taken on climate change outside the White House on September 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The strike is part of Thunberg's six day visit to Washington ahead of the Global Climate Strike scheduled for September 20. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) , Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images North America

Bloomberg News          October 19, 2019
By Elisa Martinuzzi, Bloomberg News
 
 
31/12/19
Author: 
James West
In August 2018, outside the Swedish parliament building, Greta Thunberg started a school strike for the climate. Her sign reads, “Skolstrejk för klimatet,” meaning, “school strike for climate”. Author : Anders Hellberg [CC BY-SA 4.0]

December 30th 2019

24/12/19
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: David Gray/Getty Images)

Dec. 24, 2019

"They believe they have the situation in hand. That is definitely not the case."

The ring of bushfires raging around Australia is "out of control," firefighters said Monday night, and the country's government appears unwilling—or unable—to take action to assist those battling the blazes despite the danger.

24/12/19
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
A map shows the high temperatures in Australia on Dec. 18, 2019. (Image: Tropical Tidbits)

December 19, 2019

"I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I've ever heard on global heating."

[Editor: see videos in tweets below at link here.]

24/12/19
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
A procession of demonstrators marched in front of the statue of the Republic with trade union flags and banners calling for struggle on December 19, 2019, the fifteenth day of a national strike. (Photo: Samuel Boivin/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

The French president's approach has generated a resistance movement with protesters blockading streets and engaging in a general strike. 

December 23, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday attempted to quell protests over his scheme to curtail the scope of France's pension system by announcing he would forego his own presidential pension—but the demonstrations, which shut down the country for the week leading up to Christmas, were nonetheless expected to continue through the holiday.

24/12/19
Author: 
Jaskiran Dhillon and Will Parrish
 First Nations drummers play during a rally in support of pipeline protesters in northern British Columbia earlier this year. Photograph: Canadian Press/Rex/Shutterstock

A Guardian report revealed an RCMP strategy document calling for ‘lethal overwatch’ in a January raid

Indigenous people across Canada, and members of the Canadian parliament, have expressed outrage following revelations by the Guardian that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police prepared for the possible use of lethal force against Indigenous land defenders in northern British Columbia earlier this year.

24/12/19
Author: 
Anne Watson
Activist, climber and musician Terry Christenson. Photo by Lane Dorsey

December 23rd 2019

The day Terry Christenson jumped the Trans Mountain work site security fence he wore a camera on his head. As the camera scanned the leaves on the ground, Christenson announced in a crisp voice, “This is Tango Charlie for the Coast Salish People.”

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