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A Chronicle of Edward Abbey and Radical Environmental Movements

In Review: Wrenched

The new film Wrenched, by filmmaker ML Lincoln, explores the life of environmental writer and activist Edward Abbey and the direct action environmental movements that he helped to inspire. Rather than focusing purely on Abbey himself, Lincoln told me in our correspondence about…
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by: David Osborn – December 19, 2014

Oil Train Blockades in the Pacific Northwest and the Transformative Power of Direct Action

Direct action can deeply transform participants in ways critical to mobilization and innovation in the climate movement

“One, two, three, lift!” With that command, a group of about eight people from Portland Rising Tide and South Sound Rising Tide shouldered three heavy, 30-foot steel poles. Balancing the poles, they slowly walked down the railroad tracks leading to the Global…
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by: David Osborn – December 1, 2014

“A Weekend to Change the Course of History”?

Beyond appealing to powers-that-be, climate justice movements need to focus on creating systemic change to address the climate crisis

A Weekend to Change the Course of History. That is how the call-to-action for the People's Climate March taking place this coming Saturday, September 21, begins. The appeal goes on to suggest the weekend will be used “to bend the course of…
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by: David Osborn – September 18, 2014


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