Alec Connon

Alec Connon

Alec Connon is the coordinator of the Stop the Money Pipeline coalition, a coalition of over 120 organizations working to stop the flow of money from Wall Street to the fossil fuel industry. He is also a writer. His first novel, The Activist, was published in 2016. Follow him on Twitter: @alecconnon

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"The fossil fuel corporations funded by Wall Street cause vast harm to black communities," writes Connon, "yet, black communities reap almost no benefit from the industry." (Image: Flood Wall Street) Views
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
What Do the Racial Wealth Gap, Police Brutality, and the Climate Crisis Have in Common? Wall Street
In case you missed their tweets and statements , Wall Street wants you to know that it is definitely, without a doubt, very much not racist. Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, even took a knee for one particularly well-lit photo opportunity . Yet, peek behind the curtain and it’s clear that white...
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Climate justice is about far more than reducing emissions. It is about building a fairer and more just world. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Caring About the Climate Crisis Means Supporting the Demand to Defund the Police
Anyone who has watched the footage of a white police officer digging his knee into the neck of George Floyd should be able to understand the fury that is erupting across this country at the systemic devaluation of Black lives. But we need to do much more than simply understand it. Each of us needs...
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JPMorgan Chase is the world’s largest funder of fossil fuels. Without that money, the fossil fuel companies simply can’t afford to build their new mines, pipelines or fracking wells. (Photo: Antonia Juhasz/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
In the Fight to Curtail the Climate Crisis, the Earth Just Moved a Little
Some earthquakes are so earth-shatteringly disruptive that even people on the other side of the globe hear about them. Others are no more than little tremors, shifts in the ground that we might not even notice as we go about our daily business. To those paying attention, however, even these small...
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Who Really Needs A Super Yacht Anyway?
Coral reefs rival tropical rain forests as Earth's most abundant ecosystems. Despite only covering 0.2% of the ocean floor, nearly one million distinct species of fish, invertebrates and algae can be found among the world's reefs. As a result of this cornucopia of life, it is commonly said that...
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Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Gates Foundation Have Sold Their Exxon Stock – But Why?
At a time when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been under unprecedented pressure to commit to fossil fuel divestment, their annual tax filings were released last week. The filings revealed that the Foundation's investments in fossil fuels have dropped by almost two-­thirds, from a huge $1...
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