Legislature’s Climate Caucus challenges Vermont Gas Pipeline

Legislators request Vermont Department of Public Service to direct a reassessment of the “public good” permit for the Addison County gas pipeline. Citizens to continue to gather support at Town Meetings this week.    The Vermont Legislature’s “Climate… Read More

Courageous Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart Dies at 77

Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart has died at 77 from complications of cancer and a series of strokes. Stewart had made appearances with our allies at Burning Books in Buffalo, NY. Via BurningBooksBuffalo.com: Lynne was a committed radical… Read More

It’s Time to Cut Industrial Meat and Dairy to Save the Climate

Excerpted from GRAIN.org   When we think of the big drivers of climate change, cars and air travel often come to mind. But transformations over the past century in the way food is produced and consumed have resulted… Read More

We Are Going to Triumph: Letter to Berta Cáceres from her Daughter

    On what would have been indigenous and environmental movement leader Berta Cáceres’ 45th birthday, we reproduce this letter from her daughter Laura. Cáceres was assassinated in her native Honduras just before midnight one year and one day ago. Her birthday party had… Read More

Drone Resisters Acquitted, Juror Tells Them: ‘Keep Doing It’

The Washington Post reports: “The United States conducted a series of airstrikes on Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen on Thursday, the Pentagon said, in another sign of the Trump administration’s expanding counterterrorism campaign there.” See from Micah Zenko of… Read More

The Vision and Legacy of Berta Cáceres: An Interview with Berta and Laura Cáceres

This month mark’s the one year anniversary of the assassination of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceras . Caceras was a long-time ally to GJEP when this organization was working as ACERCA.  You can see our initial reporting on her assassination here. The ¡Buen… Read More

Report: Subsidies Should End For Many Types of Biomass

By Jocelyn Timperley Excerpted from the Carbon Brief   Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. The report adds that policymakers… Read More

Standing Rock Lives on as Model for Peaceful Resistance

Excerpted from op-ed by Four Arrows for TruthOut: Police have now taken full control of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, following an ours-long siege today at Standing Rock. A number of Water Protectors were forced to flee en masse… Read More

Expulsion ‘Cannot Extinguish the Fire that Standing Rock Started’

Official Statement From Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of The Indigenous Environmental Network: We are appalled by today’s forced evacuations of indigenous people at the Camp at Standing Rock, they are a violent and unnecessary infringement on the constitutional… Read More

US Army Corps Won’t Extend Today’s Eviction Deadline, Indigenous Protectors Plea For Help

By Lauren McCauley Originally Published at CommonDreams.org Faced with an imminent evacuation deadline, Indigenous opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are vowing to stand their ground despite threats of arrest and possible violence. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on… Read More