Tea Party Redux: How the Koch Network Funds and Fuels the Anti-Lockdown Movement

A new report titled “How The Koch Network Hijacked The War On COVID” reveals how a right-wing network linked to billionaire Charles Koch has played a key role in fighting public health measures during the pandemic, including mask and vaccine mandates, contact tracing and lockdowns. The groups include the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the …
Continue reading Tea Party Redux: How the Koch Network Funds and Fuels the Anti-Lockdown Movement

How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency: Scientist Kevin Anderson & George Monbiot on COP26

The United States and China made a surprise announcement on Wednesday at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow on a joint pledge to reduce methane emissions and slow deforestation. The United States is the largest historical emitter of carbon emissions, while China has been the largest emitter in recent years. As negotiations continue, we speak …
Continue reading How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency: Scientist Kevin Anderson & George Monbiot on COP26

“People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C.

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. We begin today’s show in Washington, D.C., where over 530 climate activists have been arrested in a historic week of civil disobedience calling on President Biden to …
Continue reading “People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C.

“People vs. Fossil Fuels’’: Winona LaDuke & Mass Protests Call on Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

In response to the completion of the contested Line 3 pipeline, which is now reportedly operational, thousands of Indigenous leaders and climate justice advocates are kicking off the “People vs. Fossil Fuels’’ mobilization, an Indigenous-led five-day action of civil disobedience at the White House to demand President Biden declare a climate emergency, divest from fossil …
Continue reading “People vs. Fossil Fuels’’: Winona LaDuke & Mass Protests Call on Biden to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

“Stop This Madness”: Rev. Lennox Yearwood Calls to Divest from Fossil Fuels Amid Climate Disasters

Hurricane Ida and the increasing threats from extreme weather are a wake-up call to divest from fossil fuels that make climate disasters worse and more frequent, says Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., the president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, who is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, and established the Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign after Hurricane …
Continue reading “Stop This Madness”: Rev. Lennox Yearwood Calls to Divest from Fossil Fuels Amid Climate Disasters

“There Just Isn’t Enough Supply”: Vaccine Gap Between Rich & Poor Countries Fuels Indonesia’s COVID Crisis

As the World Health Organization warns over 100 million more people will be infected with COVID-19 by early next year as the Delta variant continues to rapidly spread, we look at Indonesia, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic in Asia. Over the past 28 days, Indonesia has recorded 43,000 deaths, more than anywhere …
Continue reading “There Just Isn’t Enough Supply”: Vaccine Gap Between Rich & Poor Countries Fuels Indonesia’s COVID Crisis

Glasgow’s decision to divest from fossil fuels must be backed up with action

The Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee has announced that it’ll no longer invest in firms that don’t meet environmental standards. Its announcement came as a result of a call from Glasgow City Council. This pension fund has around 250,000 members and is worth £24bn. The Council is the fund’s largest employer member. Environmental campaign group Friends …
Continue reading Glasgow’s decision to divest from fossil fuels must be backed up with action

Biden Vows to Cut Emissions, But U.S. Continues to Subsidize Fossil Fuels Amid Climate Crisis

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. Sign up for our daily news digest email by texting “democracynow” — one word, no space — to 66866 today. Well, the White House is continuing to host virtual …
Continue reading Biden Vows to Cut Emissions, But U.S. Continues to Subsidize Fossil Fuels Amid Climate Crisis

Victory for campaigners as richest Cambridge college promises to divest from fossil fuels

After four years of student campaigning, Cambridge’s Trinity College has promised to divest fully from fossil fuels in the next 10 years. The college has vowed to end all direct investment into fossil fuels by the end of 2021, and all indirect investment within 5-10 years. Trinity is only the third Cambridge college to promise full …
Continue reading Victory for campaigners as richest Cambridge college promises to divest from fossil fuels

Councils have invested nearly £10bn through pension funds into climate-wrecking fossil fuels

Local governments have invested £9.7bn into fossil fuels through pension funds, according to new research. A report by campaign groups Friends of the Earth and Platform found that despite 75% of councils in the UK declaring a ‘climate emergency’, many were still investing in fossil fuels during 2019/20. West Yorkshire, Strathclyde, and Greater Manchester have …
Continue reading Councils have invested nearly £10bn through pension funds into climate-wrecking fossil fuels