is a climate justice issue
The path to climate justice travels through a free Palestine
Together with Movement Generation and Survival Media Agency, Climate Justice Alliance created a short video that uses an anti-colonial framework to show how Climate Justice and the liberation of Palestine are connected.
Our hope in creating this new resource is to mobilize additional sectors of the climate movement for the fight to free Palestine, and to begin to shift the politics of the mainstream climate movement from carbon fundamentalism to climate justice.
Climate Justice Alliance member groups are taking action in solidarity with Palestine.
This morning, as dozens of organizers sat in the Hart U.S. Senate building demanding #CeasefireNOW and end to US aid to Israel, one climbed the statue at the center and sang in solidarity w/Palestine, inspired by this South African Anti-Apartheid movement song. #StopArmingIsrael pic.twitter.com/Du7v7Rf7j2
— GGJ (@ggjalliance) December 11, 2023
As an environmental justice org, CBE recognizes the intersections between race, colonialism, and other systems of oppression. We condemn the state sponsored, US-backed genocide of Palestinian communities. Our hearts go out to everyone and call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/onKX0UUYNq
— CBECal (@CBECal) October 19, 2023
We had 32 calls made yesterday! ☎️Call, 📱Call, 📞Call! 🤳Why Calls? Well they get your message across more quickly. Emails and letters are often sorted and can take weeks to make same impact that your phone call can make TODAY. Calls get tallied daily and are reported. pic.twitter.com/ryJWV5Pme5
— OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon/OPAL PDX (@OPALEJOR) November 2, 2023
Sign the Climate Community Pledge
As a member alliance composed of environmental justice communities based in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guåhan, we opposed all forms of violence, war, and genocide.
Join us in supporting an immediate end to the violence by publicly demanding a ceasefire within the region and an end to aid being funneled to Israel via US taxpayer dollars.
Free Palestine Teach-In
Listen to the November 8th Free Palestine is a Climate Justice issue webinar, to hear from Palestinian activists and US environmental leaders on how our struggles are interconnected and how we must advocate for a Free Palestine. Climate justice calls upon us to wage love for people and the planet. Now is the time to rise up and join the fight to free Palestine. As a movement we are extending the call to all climate and environmental groups seeking to stand for justice. In the name of life, freedom, and Mother Earth.
Tariq Luthun is a community organizer, data analyst, and Emmy Award-winning poet from Detroit, MI.
Nancy Mansour, Executive Director Eyewitness Palestine
Ayman Nijim is the Solidarity Program Officer for the Middle East at Grassroots International.
Abeer Butmeh is the coordinator of the Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network.
Gopal Dayaneni is a founder of Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project.
Yasmeen El-Hasan is the Advocacy and Community Mobilization Officer at the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC).
Jamal Juma is the general coordinator of the Palestinian and international campaign “Stop the Wall.”
As environmental justice communities hailing from sacrifice zones across the United States, we are answering the call to stand in solidarity with Palestinian people on the frontlines of genocidal warfare. We stand firmly on the side of peace and support the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, decolonization and life.
Climate Justice Alliance took to the streets of Washington, DC on November 4 together with our member groups Acta Non Verba, Asian Pacific Environmental Coalition, Communities for a Better Environment, Grassroots International, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, GreenRoots, EarthCare New Mexico, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance, Organización Boricuá, Peoples Justice Council, Rich City Rides, Urban Tilth, YUCCA, and others.
Recognizing that our relatives in the Global South bear the brunt of the climate crisis while they have contributed the least, we aim to joined forces with the Caribbean, Central American and Filipino contingents. The inequity of climate crisis impacts across the globe is mirrored within the United States. We rise together.
Photo by Michael Malcom of CJA member group The People’s Justice Council
Climate justice calls upon us to wage love for people and the planet. Now is the time to rise up and join the fight to free Palestine.
— Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) 🌻 (@CJAOurPower) November 4, 2023
Climate Justice Alliance Calls on Biden, Congress to Demand a Ceasefire by Israel and Hamas; not Genocide with US Taxpayer Dollars
Climate Justice Alliance has always stood against imperialism, colonization and oppression. This includes opposing all forms of violence, war and genocide.
As environmental justice communities based in the United States, we call on Biden and the US Congress to support an immediate end to the violence by publicly demanding a ceasefire within the region. We stand firmly on the side of peace and support the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, decolonization and life.
We are clear about the harms of war, not only on people, but also on the environment. For generations, Palestinians have been living under a system of apartheid, breathing in toxic air and consuming food grown on soil contaminated by bombs and other tools of destruction.
With this newest round of genocidal attacks by Israel on the civilian Palestinian population, that has forced thousands to flee and live without water, food and electricity which is continuously blockaded and shut off, the Israel government has defied international law; President Biden must oppose this.
We know that war breeds death, not democracy and will only further harm people and the planet for generations to come. US taxpayer dollars must not be used to support a policy of genocide. We stand in solidarity with all those fighting for justice and peace, especially those families who have lost loved ones in Israel and Palestine, and all those who continue to be under fire today.
Artwork by Miranda Cohen
Palestine Art for Protests
Movement artists have always been on the forefront of movements that resist oppression and work for social change. They create art that fuels the imagination of the world that is possible. Micah Bazant, one of the stewards of Creative Wildfire is part of an effort to compile art that you are invited to use for Palestine solidarity protest actions. The artists names are included in the file names.
It Takes Roots issued a statement, calling on the larger environmental and climate movement to stand with frontline and Indigenous movements by calling for a ceasefire.
Palestine Digital Action Toolkit from the Palestinian Feminist Collective.
Staying safe online in the context of conflict in Gaza
For individuals protesting Israel’s actions in Gaza, elevating reliable sources of information, and advocating for a just peace in the region, this guide is for you.
- Movement Generation
- Arab Resource and Organizing Center Statement
- Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Statement
- Grassroots International Statement
- Jewish Voice for Peace Statement
- La Via Campesina Call to Action
- Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition
- Movement for Black Lives Statement
- Rising Majority Statement