Stories by Jeremy Brecher

Historian Jeremy Brecher is the author of the just released Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival (Paradigm, 2015) and a co-founder of the Labor Network for Sustainability.  subscribe to Jeremy Brecher's feed

Posted on: Mar 8, 2015, Source: Waging Nonviolence

The climate movement has a big opportunity to change the way the world thinks about saving our environment.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Faced with the failure of conventional lobbying, the climate protection movement is now turning to mass civil disobedience—but we can take it further still.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Climate change is destroying American jobs right now — but climate protection will produce millions of new jobs. Here’s why.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Keystone campaign was a great success, but environmental advocates must still convince the public that they care about jobs.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Presidents of several unions have come out in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But the damage the pipeline will do far outweighs its benefits.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Poll-oriented groups say that public opinion surveys prove Americans care most about jobs and lack the capacity to act on some distant threat. But here's where they're wrong.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

If we do nothing about climate change -- jobs will be affected in every sector -- from construction to health care and farms to ports.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

What if anything is the potential contribution of web-based "social networking" to social movements and social change?

Posted on: Mar 28, 2009, Source: SolveClimate

Leaders at the G-20 summit should go in a green direction to jump-start protection of the global climate.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Current leaders of the world's nations have utterly failed to develop a solution. Now it's up to ordinary citizens.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: The Nation

Social networking tools can help people reach across national and workplace borders, outflank bosses and politicians and wield collective power.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The paradox of our economic crunch is that the world's resources are "out of service" at the very time they're needed to fight global warming.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2008, Source: TruthOut.org

Many of the problems with American health care grow out of our history of employer-based insurance.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2008, Source: The Nation

Why we can't let the Bush Administration get away with its crimes.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

MLK, Jr. died fighting to make green-collar jobs good jobs. Now, others at Green For All have taken on his work.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2008, Source: The Nation

The concept of "green collar jobs" is starting bring organized labor on board for environmental change.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Have Congressional Dems known of Bush's waterboarding and rendition policies since 2002?

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007, Source: Global Labor Strategies

The devastating realities of climate change, and the scientific consensus around its cause and cure, are shifting the global political climate.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2007, Source: TheNation.com

With little reason to have hope in Congress, peace activists are calling on the military to restrain Bush.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007, Source: The Nation

As in the historical Dred Scott and Amistad cases, the Supreme Court must once again rule on whether the executive branch of the government can seize, imprison, and abuse people without allowing an appeal to the court.

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