Daily Archives: January 15, 2016

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING | China Smog Cris


FilmBuff Movies

Published on Oct 22, 2015

Clip from 2015 documentary THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, based on the bestselling book from Naomi Klein. The devastating smog in China, and what is being done to fix it.

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Naomi Klein, “This Changes Everything”


Politics and Prose

Published on Aug 7, 2015

In this important call to action, now available in paperback, Klein, the syndicated columnist and author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo points to climate change as both an imperative for rethinking how we live and an opportunity for reforming social and economic inequalities. A habitable Earth demands reducing greenhouse gases, and such reductions, in turn, will help create new kinds of communities.

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This Changes Everything by Avi Lewis Movie Clip (2015) HD | Naomi Klein, Arundhati Roy


Erica Channel

Published on Oct 20, 2015

Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Director: Avi Lewis
Writers: Naomi Klein
Actors: Naomi Klein, Vanessa Braided Hair, Crystal Lameman, Lliam Hildebrand, Li Bo, Chee Yoke Ling, Jyothi Aningi, Sunita Narain, Mary Christianou, Mike Scott
Synopsis: Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

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This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein | Guardian Docs


The Guardian

Published on Mar 6, 2015

Naomi Klein didn’t think climate change was her issue but when she realised the close link between environmental destruction and inequality, everything changed.
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In Naomi’s home country, the Canadian government granted virtual free rein to companies seeking oil in Alberta’s tar sands, creating a boom town in Fort McMurray. Like large numbers of activists across the world, the indigenous population in Alberta protested the environmental damage. How can we connect the dots among movements around the world to tackle climate change and inequality at the same time?

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This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein | Guardian Docs


The Guardian

Published on Mar 6, 2015

Naomi Klein didn’t think climate change was her issue but when she realised the close link between environmental destruction and inequality, everything changed.

In Naomi’s home country, the Canadian government granted virtual free rein to companies seeking oil in Alberta’s tar sands, creating a boom town in Fort McMurray. Like large numbers of activists across the world, the indigenous population in Alberta protested the environmental damage. How can we connect the dots among movements around the world to tackle climate change and inequality at the same time?

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Nine Activists Go on Trial for Blocking Spectra Gas Pipeline


January 15, 2016

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In New York state, nine activists arrested for blocking construction of a gas pipeline expansion are slated to begin trial, where they will use the necessity defense—arguing their actions were necessary because of the threat of climate change. On November 9, members of the group Resist AIM blocked the entrance to the construction area for the proposed expansion of the Spectra Energy Algonquin pipeline, which carries fracked methane gas across the East Coast. The use of the necessity defense in this case comes as five climate justice activists on trial in Washington state for blocking a mile-long oil train are also arguing their protest was necessary because of the climate change threat.

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Obama Expected to Announce Halt to All New Coal Mining Leases

January 15, 2016
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The Obama administration is expected to announce plans to halt all new coal mining leases on public lands. Obama’s proposal follows demands by a coalition of more than 400 organizations that the White House stop issuing new leases for all fossil fuel extraction on public lands and oceans. Speaking on Democracy Now!, Tim DeChristopher explained the campaign’s significance.

Tim DeChristopher: “So there’s another 450 gigatons that could be kept in the ground by ending fossil fuel leasing. So it’s a major demand, and it’s something that I think is kind of a new step for the climate movement, for a lot of the mainstream groups that were a part of this coalition and are a part of this campaign, that we’re saying we’re no longer operating from a paradigm of deviating from the status quo, or operating from the paradigm of looking at the challenge of climate change and what’s actually necessary, and we’re going to find a way to make that happen.”

In response to Obama’s planned announcement today to end all new coal leasing on federal lands, Luke Popovich, a spokesperson for the National Mining Association, said, “It appears that they’re going after the federal coal leasing program with the intention of keeping coal in the ground.”

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