Tag: Climate Change

Historic Victory at Standing Rock Calls for Celebration and Vigilance

December 6th, 2016

For the last eight months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has led a historic campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), uniting hundreds of tribes, environmentalists, veterans and other activists inspired by their bold stand in defense of native treaty rights and the environment.   On Sunday, millions of people around the world celebrated news […]

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On the Paris Climate Conference and the Trial of the Delta 5

January 14th, 2016

On January 12, 2016, we held the first meeting of the Energy and Environment Committee. The committee, in my view, is mandated with providing leadership on environmental policy and energy and allied technology policy. Below are my introductory remarks, regarding the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and the beginning of the trial of courageous climate activists […]

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Speech from People’s Climate March NYC

September 21st, 2014

A day before the largest climate action in history, Kshama Sawant joined Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, activists Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and Chris Hedges in New York City for a panel discussion to debate the way forward for the environmental movement. Video jumps directly to Kshama, and you can read the speech below. Transcript of […]

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Saturday 9/20: Kshama Sawant, Bernie Sanders, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges to Debate Strategy for the Environmental Movement

September 18th, 2014

UPDATE: Live-stream the event here starting at 5pm Pacific Time, and a complete HD video of the proceedings will be posted by The Real News Network around 9:30pm Pacific Time. The event will also be live-tweeted from @socialistclay. Saturday, September 20th, 8pm EST (5pm Pacific) Kshama Sawant will join Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, activists Naomi Klein, Bill […]

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Remarks on Fossil Fuel Divestment

June 30th, 2014

On June 30, the Council voted on a resolution which revised investment policies in several ways, most notably to encourage fossil fuel divestment (PDF). I supported the resolution. Check out my remarks and the video below: I wanted to thank Councilmember Licata for advancing this resolution, and also to all of the activists in this city, […]

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