Germany Has a New Climate Ambassador: An American Greenpeace Activist

BERLIN — Germany announced on Wednesday the appointment of a new international climate ambassador – American Jennifer Morgan, the current managing director of Greenpeace International. Saying that he has been living in Germany since 2003 and has applied to become a German citizen, Morgan will start his new job as a climate policy special envoy …

Ugandan Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate Delivers An Upbeat Vision

Speaking to a crowd of protesters in Glasgow on Friday, 24-year-old Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate said to highlight the immediate impacts of climate change facing her country and continent and to paint a picture of a fairer future: the world can emerge from the climate crisis. “We are in crisis,” he said. “We are in …

From Amazon to Glasgow: A local activist says, “Our

It was the kind of spotlight associated with another young climate activist: a hall full of world leaders and a speaking space before the United Nations secretary-general. The woman in the spotlight wasn’t Greta Thunberg, but Txai Suruí, a 24-year-old Brazilian Indigenous climate activist who made her debut on the world stage. On the opening …

Activist Investor Calls for Shell’s Dissolution from Third Point

Ms. Uhl admitted that we “did not do a good enough job” in explaining Shell’s strategy for transitioning to cleaner energy, which involves using cash from oil and gas to fund greener jobs. Shell executives argue that, as a large, well-capitalized organization with more than a century of experience in providing a variety of energy …

Activist Investor Calls for Shell’s Dissolution from Third Point

Royal Dutch Shell announced quarterly earnings Thursday, including profit growth that didn’t meet investor expectations, while company executives were grappling with an activist fund’s proposal to break up the oil giant. Third Point, a New York-based activist fund management firm, bought a stake in Shell and called for it to be split into “multiple independent …

Russ Kick, ‘Rogue Transparency Activist’ dies at 52

Russell Charles Kick III was born on July 20, 1969, in Tuscaloosa, Ala, where he spent his youth. His mother, Jane (Woody) Kick, was an executive assistant and later a housewife. His father, Russell Charles Kick II, was head of the accounting and finance department at Tennessee University of Technology in Cookeville; Russ enrolled there, …

Amazon settles with activist workers who say they are illegal

Amazon settled with two of its foremost internal critics, closing a public hearing on accusations that the company illegally fired the couple, the parties’ lawyers told an administrative judge on Wednesday. The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Former employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, said they were fired last year for publicly …

Stanley Aronowitz, Labor Scholar and Activist, dies at 88

Stanley Aronowitz, a blue-collar organizer, college professor, and prolific writer who argued that electoral policies have failed American labor and that unions must adopt militant strategies to pursue a broad social agenda, died Monday at his Manhattan home. He was 88 years old. His daughter, Kim O’Connell, said the cause was complications from the stroke. …

Activist Empowering Deaf People Barbara Kannapell dies at 83

Both of her parents went to Gallaudet, and Barbara, known as Kanny, followed in their footsteps and earned her bachelor’s degree in deaf education in 1961. He earned a master’s degree in educational technology from the Catholic University of America in Washington in 1970. He researched the attitudes of 200 Gallaudet students in Georgetown, where …