Category Archives: uprisings

Greta Thunberg’s tactics

Above all, Greta Thunberg said on BBC radio, convincing politicians to make the policy changes necessary to protect the Earth for future generations—instead of remaining beholden to fossil fuel corporations—will take an engaged global citizenry.

“Read up. Inform yourself about the actual science and situation,” she said. “Be an active democratic citizen. Of course to vote, but also to be active, because democracy is not only on election day, it’s happening all the time.”

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07z5h48

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/30/greta-thunberg-offers-advice-young-people-dismisses-climate-denying-politicians-bbc?

 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/12/30/climate-decade-global-crisis-unveiled-global-movement-unleashed?

Youth-Led Climate Strikes

Friday, November 29, 2019

by

Common Dreams

‘We See No Other Options’: Youth Activists Lead Global #ClimateStrike Ahead of COP 25

“Countless negotiations have produced much-hyped but ultimately empty commitments from the world’s governments.”

by

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/29/we-see-no-other-options-youth-activists-lead-global-climatestrike-ahead-cop-25?cd-origin

 

People worldwide poured into the streets Friday for a youth-led climate strike that aimed to pressure global governments to step up their efforts to tackle the planetary emergency at a key United Nations summit scheduled to start Monday.

“Striking is not a choice we relish; we do it because we see no other options.”
—Youth leaders