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6 Times the Environment Won in 2018

Zoya Teirstein Grist
Folks across the country, from local city leaders to state attorneys general, are out there chipping away at the biggest existential threat of our time. And they’re actually getting somewhere. Here’s proof.

How New York City Won Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Nancy Romer Portside
This campaign was years in the making, but Donald Trump's election and the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord spurred the local activism that led to this important victory.

The Desperate Plight of Petro-States - With a Busted Business Model, Oil Economies Head for the Unknown

Michael T. Klare Tom Dispatch
Petro-states are different from other countries because the fates of their governing institutions are so deeply woven into the boom-and-bust cycles of the international petroleum economy. Now, one thing is finally clear: the business model for these corporatized states is busted. The most basic assumption behind their operation -- that global oil demand will continue to outpace world petroleum supplies and ensure high prices into the foreseeable future -- no longer holds

This Is What Insurgency Looks Like

Jeremy Brecher Labor Network for Sustainability
The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of government and industry that threaten our future"; conducting "peaceful defense of our right to clean energy." That's just what happened.
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