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Pope Francis: To Address ‘Grave Environmental Crisis,’ Build Social Justice

Pope Francis: To Address ‘Grave Environmental Crisis,’ Build Social Justice

Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Pope Francis warned on Wednesday that the world is facing a “grave environmental crisis” and spoke of the intersection between social justice and the protection of nature. The pontiff’s comments, made in the Kenyan capital at the start of his first visit to the continent, […]

History’s Lesson for Climate Action: No Other Choice ‘But Mass Mobilization’

History’s Lesson for Climate Action: No Other Choice ‘But Mass Mobilization’

Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer With less than 100 days until high-level UN climate talks take place in Paris, key leaders from the global climate justice movement have come together with a joint statement that affirms their belief that only mass popular mobilizations across the planet demanding a drastic reckoning […]

From Rio to London to New Delhi to Melbourne, A Global Call for Climate Action

From Rio to London to New Delhi to Melbourne, A Global Call for Climate Action

Published on Sunday, September 21, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Global mobilization is exceeding expectations on Sunday, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets demanding action on climate change on the eve of the UN Climate Summit. In addition to the massive action in New York City, People’s Climate demonstrations […]

UN to Detroit: Denial of Water to Thousands ‘Violates Human Rights’

UN to Detroit: Denial of Water to Thousands ‘Violates Human Rights’

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Common Dreams – Sarah Lazare, staff writer United Nations experts declared Wednesday that the city of Detroit's shut-off of water to thousands of residents who are unable to pay their bills "constitutes a violation of the human right to water" and may be discriminatory against African-Americans. “The households […]

Water is a Human Right: Detroit Residents Seek U.N. Intervention as City Shuts Off Taps to Thousands

Water is a Human Right: Detroit Residents Seek U.N. Intervention as City Shuts Off Taps to Thousands

Activists in Detroit have appealed to the United Nations over the city’s move to shut off the water of thousands of residents. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department says half of its 323,000 accounts are delinquent and has begun turning off the taps of those who do not pay bills that total above $150 or […]

Groups Appeal to UN for ‘Humanity’ as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands

Groups Appeal to UN for ‘Humanity’ as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands

Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Common Dreams – Sarah Lazare, staff writer As thousands of people in Detroit go without water, and the city moves to cut off services to tens of thousands more, concerned organizations have taken the unusual step of appealing to the United Nations to intervene and protect the "human […]