2024 Spring 350CT Virtual Discussions with Business Meetings to Follow

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4 pm: The State of the Labor Climate Movement.  Jeremy Brecher, author of “Strike! Commentaries on Solidarity and Survival” for the Labor Network for Sustainability, will talk about the growing efforts by unions to take climate action and what that should mean for our strategy today.

(CLICK HERE) Register to attend now!

Domingo, 5 de Mayo @ 4PM: La Coyuntura del Movimiento Ambiental-Laboral. Jeremy Brecher, el autor de “Strike! Commentaries on Solidarity and Survival” (“¡Huelga! Commentarios sobre la solidaridad y la supervivencia”) va a hablar acerca de los crecientes esfuerzos por los sindicatos para avanzar la lucha ambiental y que significa eso para nuestra estrategia hoy en día.

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Watch the March 24th “Panama Copper Mine Protests” talk HERE


Dear Friends of 350 CT,

The science of climate change brings us daily reports confirming the seriousness of the crisis.  Thus far, there has been no transition to renewable energy, only a layering of renewable sources on top of fossil fuels, increasing CO2 emissions to unfathomable levels. Political leaders continue to propose “solutions” that will not lower carbon emissions but will grow destructive investment into dangerous green tech such as carbon capture and sequestration and miles of CO2 pipeline. The big business political parties are asking us to demobilize our movement, stop calling mass demonstrations, and count on the elections to turn these trends around.  We disagree.  We stand by our theory of change, which states:

350.org believes that governments and corporations will not take the necessary action to reduce the impact of climate change adequately if they are left to their own devices. The entrenched economic and political status quo, built on the continuing dependence on fossil fuels, is a barrier to progress.

To break through this barrier, we believe that an organized movement of people must build up pressure for change by galvanizing public support, countering the power of vested interests, and showing that alternative pathways to a thriving global community are possible, desirable and needed.

To change everything, we need everyone. We value an ever-expanding movement that consistently brings in new constituencies, and fosters collaboration and coalition-building across national and regional borders, and between diverse segments of the climate movement. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together.

In the summer of 2023, we carried out this perspective by organizing CT residents and students to participate in the important September 17 climate march in NYC. This mobilization and related activity have pushed Biden into a temporary retreat on fossil fuel permitting. And with this strategy in mind, 350 CT is hosting three important online discussions in the next three months and reaching out to the campuses to publicize them.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 1 pm: Climate and Incarceration.  Hear Candice Bernd, senior editor and reporter at Truthout, who contributed to a powerful series on prisons and the environment (https://truthout.org/series/toxic-prisons/) and Barbara Fair, a New Haven social justice activist of more than 50 years and a founder of Stop Solitary CT.

Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 4 pm: How Activists in Panama Used Mass Action to Win Against One of the Largest Copper Mining Companies in the World. Our speaker will be Fred Fuentes, who writes on Latin America for Green Left and authored “Ecological Uprising Evicts Transnational Mining Company,” December 5, 2023.

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4 pm: The State of the Labor Climate Movement.  Jeremy Brecher, author of “Strike! Commentaries on Solidarity and Survival” for the Labor Network for Sustainability, will talk about the growing efforts by unions to take climate action and what that should mean for our strategy today.

Register to attend now! Please let your friends and fellow activists know about these events and ask them to join in as we think about how to really move forward in the coming period.  If you can make a financial contribution via our website paypal button, we will use the funds to better publicize these discussions on campuses, at workplaces, and community spaces.

In solidarity,

350 CT

 

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350 CT Member Meeting
November 26, 2023

Proposed Agenda
Roundup re: COP, federal action and what that all means for work
Report Back from Day of Mourning in Plymouth MA
Brief Education on Imperialism/Environmental Justice and Mining for Renewables
Signup for organizing forum on the above in collaboration with C3M
Finances
Upcoming actions for February and Enbridge Expansion
Winter/Spring Perspectives with focus on January meeting

 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 26, 2023 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdumuqjwiHte6rUZnFWB1kEMEXwHGrKpa

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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Join the annual event hosted by United American Indians of New England (UAINE) for the 54th Annual National Day of Mourning on November 23, 2023 at 12:00 Noon – Cole’s Hill (above Plymouth Rock), Plymouth, MA.

From UAINE:

“Since 1970, Indigenous people & their allies have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native people do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims & other European settlers. Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands and the erasure of Native cultures. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Indigenous ancestors and Native resilience. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection, as well as a protest against the racism and oppression that Indigenous people continue to experience worldwide.”

 

We will be meeting together at UConn Storrs, W Lot (Storrs Rd) at 9AM on the 23rd to drive to the ceremony.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/connmourning