Experiments with truth: 9/3/09

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    A thousand human-shaped ice sculptures melted away in a Berlin square yesterday, as part of an effort by the World Wildlife Fund to draw attention to melting ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica.
    • Groups of Climate Campers in London marched towards the head offices of BP and Shell on Tuesday to protest the mining of tar sands in Canada. They were led by indigenous Canadian activists chanting: “When I say BP, you say criminal”. See a photo-set from the various actions.
    • Residents of Denton, Texas demonstrated in front of City Hall on Tuesday to protest nearby natural gas drilling, which they say is endangering the environment and their health.


    Recent Stories

    • Feature

    When activist burnout was a problem 50 years ago, this group found a solution

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    As activists weary from war, campus killings, a tyrant in the White House and poverty at home started dropping out, Movement for a New Society built a model of sustainability.

    • Long Read

    Activists fought the US military draft for decades — they may soon have to again

    May 19, 2020

    As Congress considers requiring women to register for the draft, it’s time we remember the movements that fought to abolish conscription and learn from their victories.

    • Analysis

    The established order has never been weaker — movements need to get to work

    May 12, 2020

    The push toward corporate profits over people’s needs is already happening, but it doesn’t have to go that way if movements start planning big.