Ecological Crisis

Meeting the challenges of the multiple environmental crises, especially climate change

"Don’t Care" aka TrumpCare; Building Transformative Campaigns and Power for the 99%

Jessica Early, a nurse and Rights & Democracy healthcare organizer explains that what the House of Representatives has done – taking the rudiments of an entirely inadequate national insurance system, and shredding it – represents the greatest assault on low and moderate-income Americans of any law in modern times. The AHCA would roll back the expansion of Medicaid, and eliminate coverage that more than 70,000 Vermonters rely on.

People‘s Action: From Protest to Power, Climate March & Energy Democracy

Rights and Democracy leader, Vickie Lampron reports on People’s Action's Founding Convention: Rise Up: From Protest to Power. Peoples's Action organizations are campaigning for transformative change at every level – from cities to statehouses to the halls of Congress.
Rights and Democracy climate organizer, Laura Mistretta, talks about the People's Climate March and the campaign for Energy Democracy.

Building a Movement to Defeat Trumpism & Advance Our Rights

Les Leopold, the director of the Labor Institute, is working with unions and community organizations to build the educational infrastructure of a mass “reversing runaway inequality” movement.

Break Free From Fossil Fuels & the "Public Trust" Doctrine

Jeremy Brecher of the Labor Network for Sustainability talks about the global wave of action taking place around the world around the demand: Break free from fossil fuels – keep the coal, oil, and gas in the ground. Communities on the front lines of climate change aren’t waiting for governments to act; they are doing it themselves.

Put People First Organizing & Legislation for a Healthy Planet

Keith Brunner, climate justice organizer with Rising Tide Vermont & Vermont Workers Center member, and Leslie Matthews, Workers Center leader, discuss the Put People First movement's environmental justice agenda. At a time when our fossil-fuel-dependent economy, and the politicians in its service, are taking us over the climate cliff, there is an urgent need to build a peoples movement from below that can radically transform the system.

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