Kate Aronoff

Kate Aronoff is an organizer and freelance journalist based in Philadelphia, PA. While in school, she worked extensively with the fossil fuel divestment movement on the local and national level, co-founding Swarthmore Mountain Justice and the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network (DSN). She is currently working to build a student power network across Pennsylvania. Follow her on Twitter @katearonoff

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 1:45pm
As Britain Exits, the Need for a Strong Climate Movement Remains
Britain’s vote last night to leave the European Union will be a disaster for the climate — both physical and political — on both sides of the Atlantic. Most obvious are all of the direct impacts Britain’s departure from the European Union will have on environmental policies outright. “Leave”...
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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:15am
How To Socialize America’s Energy
Coming out of last December’s landmark climate negotiations in Paris, the question is no longer if societies will shift toward renewables, but when and how. For all the limitations of the deal—that it is largely unenforceable, contains only passing reference to human and indigenous rights, and...
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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:30pm
Racism From Above in Appalachia
There’s been buzz since Bernie Sanders won West Virginia’s primary last week about the nature of the white working class. Touching it off were a series of polls showing high support for Trump among the voters who handed Sanders a nearly 16 point lead in the 97.3 percent white state. Almost 40...
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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:30am
Millennials’ Non-Voting Habits, Explained
What’s the matter with millennials? The latest person to ask and answer this question is Vox’s David Roberts. Listing out a series of polls explaining how supportive 18-29-year-olds are of climate action and clean energy, Roberts reaches a crossroads: If millennials care so much about global...
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:30pm
Can the Climate Movement Break Free From the 'Jobs vs. Environment' Debate?
For two weeks this May, organizers across 12 countries will participate in Break Free 2016, an open-source invitation to encourage “more action to keep fossil fuels in the ground and an acceleration in the just transition to 100 percent renewable energy.” Many of the month’s events — pulled...
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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 11:15am
How Bernie Sanders Can Harness the Kind of Momentum Transforming British Politics
After his double-digits win in Wisconsin last night, Bernie Sanders’s insurgent campaign has a fair amount of momentum behind it. Still, many are asking what comes next, and how to carry the political revolution forward — whether he wins the Democratic nomination or not. Lessons for Sanders might...
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Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 9:00am
BDS Movement and Common Sense Face Threat from UK Government Ban
Earlier this week, the British government announced a new Tory-led parliamentary measure that will inflict “severe penalties” onto local governments and public institutions that boycott goods and services on an “ethical” (as opposed to purely financial) basis, including divestment. Planned to...
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Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 4:15pm
Bernie Sanders is a Candidate for, Not of, Today’s Movements
Yesterday, The Atlantic ’s Eric Liu asked what it would take to move presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s ambitious proposals from “we’re gonna” to “we’ve done it,” outlining seven steps to bridge the gap. First among Liu’s recommendations is a call for a “Bernie’s 30” of progressive...
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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:30pm
Inside the Dream Defenders’ Social Media Backout
Last week, the Florida-based Dream Defenders announced a six week “ social media sabbatical ” from their personal and organizational Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, promising to digitally resurface in November “with a fresh voice; one that emanates from the grassroots and is a complement...
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Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 2:15pm
Obama's Climate Plan Won't Save the Planet, But It's the Result of a Movement That Will
In Thursday’s marathon prime-time Republican debates, climate change was not at the top of the agenda. Aside from a few mentions of “the energy revolution,” a buried and affirmative reference to the Keystone XL pipeline, and some broad-strokes jabs at regulation, the GOP’s candidates for president...
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