Between the Lines
July 5th, 2017
Interview with Jeremy Brecher, writer, documentary film maker, longtime labor and climate activist and author, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Media coverage of climate change and related policy issues spiked after Donald Trump announced on June 1 that he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, to which every nation on earth had signed onto, with the exception of Syria and Nicaragua.
One effort to bring various theories into alignment and unite disparate aspects of the climate movement is a new book by veteran writer and labor activist Jeremy Brecher. Titled, “Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual,” Brecher’s book is accompanied by webinars and a free Read/Discuss/Act Guide, a collaboration with the climate group 350.org and the Labor Network for Sustainability, of which he is a co-founder.
Between The Lines’ Melinda Tuhus spoke with Brecher about the climate emergency we find ourselves in, and the creative explosion of activism being organized to address it. Here, he discusses the importance of weaving together many strands of the climate movement – mass nonviolent direct action, freezing fossil fuel infrastructure, public trust, and just transition – into a global strategic framework.
For more information, visit Jeremy Brecher’s website at jeremybrecher.org.