Stories & Victories

  • My Arctic Home

    August 24, 2016

    Clara Natanine is a resident of Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), where energy companies are planning to conduct seismic blasting tests to search for oil and gas in Arctic waters. This is her story.

  • Remembering Our Nuclear Weapons Legacy

    August 10, 2016

    As I stood under the blazing August sun with my arms handcuffed behind my back, my eyes began to well up. Not from the heat or the pinching pain in my wrist, but from the enormity of the problem before us: the world’s 15,000 nuclear weapons.

  • Postcards From Climate Change: Born on the Island

    June 13, 2016

    When Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in 2008, it hit Galveston, Texas the hardest. Eight years later, residents are still rebuilding what they lost to the impacts of climate change.

  • The Sound of Democracy Awakening

    April 27, 2016

    On Monday April 18, thousands marched and more than 300 people were arrested after a non-violent mobilization for democracy reforms on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. Alexandra Dos Santos traveled from Brooklyn, New York to join the movement. This is her story.

  • We Don’t Care About the Young Folks

    April 7, 2016

    Too many young activists aren’t getting the credit they deserve. Alexandra Dos Santos, 18, explains why it’s time to start taking the youth climate movement seriously.

  • #MyDemocracy Puts People Above Polluters

    March 23, 2016

    Last summer, I saw what non-violent direct action can achieve in the fight to stop Shell Oil from plundering the Arctic. This spring, I’m doing it again with the movement to awaken a democracy for people, not corporations.