France 24, February 12, 2021 It’s long been one of the United States’ most infamous jails. Now Rikers Island looks set to become a renewable energy hub, a plan for which New York City environmental justice organizers have campaigned since the closure of the jail complex was announced in 2019. For many Americans, the name … Continue reading New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail could become a renewable energy hub
France 24, November 24, 2020 In Philadelphia, the largest city in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, Election Day voting largely proceeded without the tensions that many feared. But with final results not expected for several days, the suspense is far from over. If media reports were any indication, the leadup to this year’s presidential … Continue reading After a ‘smooth’ Election Day, Pennsylvania holds its breath for final vote count
The Nation, October 29, 2020 According to canvassers in battleground states, the Democratic Party hasn’t done enough to reach out to the very constituency it relies on most. Detroit may be a car capital, but Wendy Caldwell-Liddell wants to meet at the bus station. The 29-year-old founder of Mobilize Detroit canvasses there regularly, because she … Continue reading In Key Cities, Activists Are Mobilizing Black Voters Biden Isn’t
Dissent, Winter 2020 XR promised to transcend politics as we know it. Yet politics has a stubborn way of catching up with those who disavow it. Ten years ago, as world leaders headed to Copenhagen for the fifteenth annual United Nations Climate Change Conference, dignitaries hailed the event as the last chance to avert catastrophe. … Continue reading Can Extinction Rebellion Survive?