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This morning, 1000s of people flooded Wall Street (with youth showing up strong!), creating a human sea to match the rising waters that Wall Street funds with their massive investments in fossil fuel industry.

We showed up at #FloodWallStreet, expressing opposition to tar sands exploitation in Minnesota, demanding justice and safety from rising waters in the Rockaways of New York, and visioning for a just transition to clean energy in the Southeast  -- and we recognize that these fights are all united through the capitalist, oppressive system that dominates our society.

As I write this, people are still everywhere in the financial district-x- after 5+ hours of occupying several blocks of Wall Street. Check out a few of the amazing photos and visit floodwallstreet.net for more!

674 And we’re off! Start of our trek from Battery Park to Wall Street. Photo by Flood Wall Street / Flickr.

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Check out this great blog from Lucy West, fresh off the bus from her trip with YEA! MN to the People's Climate March:

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The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is gearing up for the 2014-2015 school year, and it’s shaping up to be as strong as ever. In a few weeks, we are hosting our Fall Summit, which will be a great opportunity for Kentucky youth to learn about our work and get plugged in. Plus, we'll be camping, eatin good food, and having lots of fun. Until then, here's a recap of our already busy semester!

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There is a spirit of pipeline resistance spreading across our continent. Ranchers in Nebraska have united to protect their land from the Keystone XL pipeline, while college kids a thousand miles away pulled together XL Dissent, the largest act of youth civil disobedience since the Civil Rights movement to defend their future. Texas Tar Sands Blockade fiercely resisted pipeline construction to the South and, currently, in British Columbia, First Nations communities have formed an unbroken wall of resistance to bitumen bound for the Pacific.

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636 Examples of “Story Memes” for the People's Climate March – each image features a photo of a community leader and their motivation for getting involved with the March. 

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Yesterday, about 80 clean energy advocates visited the Arlington, Virginia office of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to protest its dirtywork for polluting companies like Dominion Resources, a major utility in Virginia. 

Click here to add your voice: tell Dominion to Dump ALEC!

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624 I am pleased as punch to present this interview with Jodi Stark, a woodworking artist and a hewer of memes for some of Canada's top environmental campaigns. I have been impressed with Jodi's work for some time - there is a wildness to many of her visuals - something that evokes the beautiful, marvel-filled world that we are indeed trying to protect. You can recognize them in your feed after a quick while. I greatly appreciated this interview since I got to learn more about Jodi's perspective, and what fuels her amazing and unique work.

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As youth delegates from SustainUS, we work to represent the youth of the US climate justice movement within the United Nations' debates on climate change. In this capacity, we travel to the UN climate change negotiations every year. There, we aim to make change both in the outcome text of the negotiations and in the media narrative surrounding international climate policy. This December, we will attend COP20 in Lima, Peru, and we’re already full of ideas for what we’d like to see. Ask any one of us and we can tell you what we’re hoping for on a personal level.

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