Joshua Kahn Russell

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

Climate & Energy

Bangkok: rich countries try to kill Kyoto, youth declare

Today marked one of the final days of the Bangkok U.N. Climate Negotiations. With the end of this intersessional in sight, the International Youth Delegation (IYD) has officially declared “No Confidence” in the road to Copenhagen. With youth delegates from …

Climate & Energy

Reparations for Climate Chaos

Remember when the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund were constantly making global headlines for their fierce opposition from people’s movements around the world? Well, international Finance Institutions (including the World Bank) are rearing their ugly …

Climate & Energy

U.N. Climate Talks Bangkok day 3: Filipino activists call for justice as Manila floods

Climate activists in BangkokWWF Climate via FlickrFlooding in the Philippines yesterday displaced over 600,000 people. As if we didn’t need more of an urgent call to solve the climate crisis. Increased intensity of flooding is among one of the may …

Climate & Energy

Bangkok: Day one of the U.N. climate negotiations

Coming right off the heels of the U.N. General Assembly in New York and the G20 in Pittsburgh, the world has taken its next step on the road to Copenhagen: the Bangkok round of negotiations for the United Nations Framework …

Climate & Energy

Activists drape Niagara Falls with banner to protest tar-sands oil

Rainforest Action Network hangs a 70-foot banner in front of Niagara Falls, in protest of Canadian tar sands oil.Photo: Rainforest Action NetworkThere’s a 70-foot banner and activists dangling over the observation tower at Niagara Falls. Before dawn this morning, a …

Climate & Energy

Youth delegates in Poznan stage mock ‘Jeopardy’ game to get message out

Photo courtesy David Wargert and Energy Action Coalition   It’s day four of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Poznan, but it feels like I’ve been here for months. I’m up before the sun rises …