Outrage Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Bill That Would Hit Pipeline Protestors With Up to 10 Years in Prison Jake Johnson/Common Dreams Sparking outcry from indigenous tribes and environmental groups, the Texas state Senate on Monday passed industry-backed Republican legislation that would hit pipeline protestors with a third-degree felony and up to ten […]
Proposed legislation being carried by Granbury-based Republican Brian Birdwell would increase the risk of protesting in ways that, intentionally or otherwise, impede traffic outside so-called “critical infrastructure.”
About 10 years ago, when I was fresh and young and newly 30, I was working for the first time as a full-time organizer on a campaign against the expansion of a South Texas nuclear power plant. When COP 15 hit in December 2009, I got it in my head somehow that the best way to connect the dots between international climate negotiations in Copenhagen and our local fight against nuclear power—positioned by the powers-that-be as a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels—was to sing about it.
Indigenous communities carry work of slain environmental activist Berta Cacéres’ forward by defending nature and health care in Honduras. Jeff Abbott On March 2, hundreds gathered in Honduras to commemorate the life and work of the renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres on the second anniversary of her assassination. Carrying torches, […]
Two job opportunities for climate justice organizers (or would-be organizers) in San Antonio, Texas. Public Citizen is looking for a full-time climate justice organizer (PDF below): [UA_PDF_VIEWER_PRO pdf=”https://deceleration.news/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/san_antonio_climate_justice_organizer_11_171.pdf”%5D%5B/UA_PDF_VIEWER_PRO%5D Moms Clean Air Force is hiring a part-time contract organizer: Moms Clean Air Force is working in Texas – primarily focused in […]
The pace of dramatic and extremely damaging policy actions rolling out from the Trump Administration can be overwhelming and lead one to despair and withdrawal. We know; we feel it too. But we’d like to encourage you to continue to resist, in small and large ways, every day. What can […]
Editor’s Note: I interviewed and photographed Pedro Rabago Gutierrez several times over the last few months in relation to his opposition to Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. I knew him as Pete Hefflin, as did everyone else around. Last week, Gutierrez was arrested by the Presidio County Sheriff’s Department, not […]
Kazu Haga/Waging Nonviolence I admit, I laughed a little too. When I first saw videos of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched by a protester, I thought it was funny. And even now, I’m not exactly shedding a tear for him. I certainly pray that the attempts to find and […]