Kristin Moe

Kristin Moe wrote this article for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media project that fuses powerful ideas and practical actions. Kristin writes about climate, grassroots movements, and social change. Follow her on Twitter @yo_Kmoe.

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Nohemi Soria and Pedro Rodriguez harvest collard greens in Camden, N.J. (Photo by Kristin Moe) Views
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 8:45am
Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in "America's Most Desperate Town"
These are Pedro Rodriguez’s chickens, in alphabetical order: Bella, Blanche, Dominique, Flo, Flossie, Lucy, Pauline, Una, and Victoria. Their coop occupies one corner of a vacant-lot-turned-garden in Camden, New Jersey. It’s an oasis of abundance and order in a city of abandoned buildings, street...
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Tribal leaders gather at Reject and Protect in Washington, D.C., last week. (WNV / Kristin Moe) Views
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
When Cowboys and Indians Unite: Inside the Unlikely Alliance Remaking the Climate Movement
It began with a dream, and a memory. Faith Spotted Eagle slept. In her sleep, she saw her grandmother, lying on a table, wrapped in a blanket with her white braids on her chest. Her sister appeared. “What’s going on?” Spotted Eagle asked. “I don’t know. They told us to come.” A door opened; a room...
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(Photos courtesy of National Workers Alliance, Matthew Black, and Minnesota AFL-CIO.) Views
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 3:30pm
Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone)
"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." –Audre Lorde Here’s the scenario: This year’s epic drought devastates agriculture in California. Water use is rationed, so the cost of grain goes up, and, because cattle eat grain, the cost of beef goes...
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Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:12am
Why the Smartphone Became the Lightsaber of the Environmental Justice Movement
A week after the chemical spill that poisoned the drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians on January 9, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced that water was again safe for consumption.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 9:36am
Houston’s Most Polluted Neighborhood Draws the Line at Alberta Tar Sands
The playground in Manchester, a neighborhood on Houston’s east side, is empty much of the time. Children who play for too long here often start to cough. They go back inside, leaving an empty swing set in the shadow of a nearby oil refinery.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 6:51am
Idle No More: Indigenous Uprising Sweeps North America
It took weeks of protests, flash mobs, letters, rallies, and thousands of righteous tweets, but Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally caved. He agreed to a meeting with the woman who had been petitioning him for twenty-four days, subsisting on fish broth, camped in a tepee in the frozen midwinter, the hunger striker and Chief of the Attawapiskat Theresa Spence.
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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 3:42pm
Much at Stake as Possibility of Tar Sands Pipeline Looms
PORTLAND - Conservation groups recently held a news conference to sound the alarm over an oil pipeline project that isn't even officially on the table. What's the big deal? It seems simple: Take an existing oil pipeline that connects tankers in Casco Bay to refineries in Montreal and pump a different kind of oil through it in the opposite direction. The difference seems minor.
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