On February 1, organizations that form part of the Alianza Americas network in the U.S. will join actions at Mexican embassies and consulates demanding the search for and rescue of both defenders.
With profound sadness and frustration, we denounce the murder of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, also known as “Tortuguita,” a queer, non-binary, Indigenous Venezuelan who was killed on January 18, 2023 after defending Atlanta’s South River Forest from the construction of a law enforcement training center, also known as “Cop City.”
In a major victory for activists seeking accountability for the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, on November 19, CoreCivic, one of the largest private prison companies in the United States, lost its multi-million dollar lawsuit against impact investing organization Candide Group and its co-founder Morgan Simon.
California’s Oil Industry Subverts Democracy with Petition to Undo Historic Health & Safety Law and Continue Drilling in Neighborhoods
Today, the California Independent Petroleum Association announced that it has collected enough signatures to qualify a petition to overturn Senate Bill (SB) 1137, a law banning new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of sensitive sites like homes, schools, hospitals and prisons.
Last year at COP26, climate justice advocates from across the globe pushed for a phasing out of fossil fuels, but regrettably no real progress was made to keep global warming below 1.5 C. The decision makers attending COP27, including President Biden, face a major choice: will they commit to binding agreements and executing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable energy?