Joshua Kahn Russell

Joshua Kahn Russell works as the global trainings manager at 350.org, and is a facilitator, action coordinator, and strategy trainer with the Ruckus Society.

Labor and Climate Justice: 60+ Environmental Justice groups appeal to AFL-CIO on eve of convention

On the eve of the annual AFL-CIO 2013 convention, over 60 environmental justice groups wrote a letter to the Labor Movement about climate change. Its a sort of tough-love letter from the Climate Justice Alliance, …

Climate & Energy

26 DeChristopher supporters arrested

Peaceful Uprising's Joshua Kahn Russell reports from the scene of the sentencing of Tim DeChristopher and subsequent arrests of 26 supporters.

Tim DeChristopher sentenced to 2 years in prison, taken immediately into custody

(Cross-posted from peacefuluprising.org) Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to 2 years in prison today at the Salt Lake City federal courthouse. He was taken immediately into custody, being denied the typical 3 weeks afforded to put …

The Rapture didn’t come, but don’t worry, the world is still boiling

Cross-posted from Beyond the Choir Church this morning must have been quite awkward for some people. The sermon might have gone something like, “I know we’re all disappointed that the rapture didn’t come, but don’t …

SF to Cancun: Social movements bring hope as COP 16 falters

Thousands of community activists around the world take action to promote Local Solutions to the Climate Crisis The tone inside the conference center at the U.N. Climate Negotiations in Cancun has been a bit dismal …

Open letter to 1Sky from the grassroots

I was asked to post the letter below, written by grassroots organizations across the United States (Grassroots Global Justice, Movement Generation, Indigenous Environmental Network, Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives — full list at the end). …

Environmentalists say: stop ALL of Arizona's anti-immigrant law

Today, Arizona’s “show me your papers” anti-immigrant law SB1070 goes into effect. Across the country, July 29th has been declared a national day of action for Human Rights. Phoenix is ground zero for the collective …

How Bolivia celebrates Earth Day

This morning my email inbox was full of advocacy groups commemorating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. As the ecological systems that support life are reaching their brink, there is certainly a good reason to …

Pledge to End Mountaintop Removal in 2010

From Nell Greenberg. I have spent the last two years working to end the devastating, unjust practice of mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR). This is a practice that requires dynamiting the tops off of ancient …

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