An Earth Day Message: Take Heart from the Abolition Movement

For Earth Day, we revisit this article where Bill Bigelow contends that those of us fighting for climate justice and an end to the world’s fossil fuel domination should take heart from the struggle against slavery. Bigelow writes, “We should learn from their hope, from their tenacity, and from their willingness to defy those who put profit above humanity. And like the abolitionists, we should refuse to accept what the wealthy and powerful present as the ‘inevitable.'”