Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 6:52 pm

The streets of Belo Horizonte were filled with singing, dancing, chanting, and marching. It was not a holiday or an election day or a soccer game. The chant was: “We don’t want incineration! Recycle! Recycle!” (See this video)

It was September 19, 2014, and this was the launch of a national Zero Waste Alliance, Brazil style. Exuberant, celebratory, and led by recycling workers.

The recycling workers of Brazil have long been a powerful force in protecting their communities and the climate. Now they are on the forefront of a nationwide movement for zero waste.

 

Occupy LA Days Nine 9 and 10: Occupying as Usual

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 7:50 am

On Sunday I went down to Occupy LA with world traveler and gentleman of leisure, author Dr. Paul Koudounaris, whose book Empire of Death will be featured on Firedoglake’s Book Salon October 30, and we found ourselves in the midst of an Occupy LA March. So we traipsed along, picking up bottled water from a volunteer.

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