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Cynthia Kaufman

Cynthia Kaufman

Cynthia Kaufman is the author of  "The Sea is Rising and So Are We", "Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World" (2020),  "Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope" (2012), and "Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change" (2016). She is the director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College. She blogs at cynthiakaufman.net.

Articles by this author

 

Racism, Capitalism, and the Climate Crisis

As we tried to connect the dots between the murder of George Floyd and our work to end the burning of fossil fuels, the connecting thread, without our naming it explicitly, was clearly capitalism.

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Who Funds the Climate Crisis?

For fossil fuel companies, what drives their profit is ownership of carbon in the ground. That's why they have spent billions of dollars stoking the climate denial industry and fighting regulations.

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The System Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis Without a Push: That’s Where You Come in

This is an all hands-on-deck moment where civil society, that means you and I, need to throw everything we have into changing the politics of business as usual.

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Investing in Destruction: California Teachers Pension Money Should Not Be Funding Line 3

For years organizations have been calling on pension funds to divest from fossil fuels due to environmental racism and the climate impact of these investments.

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A Just Transition to a Fair and Sustainable Society or Healthy Green Growth?

A review of Tomorrow's Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth

Cynthia Kaufman ·


The Left and the Rule of Law

Our work in the present situation then, is to protect the rule of law against threats to take hold of the power concentrated in our government and use it in arbitrary ways.

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Nonviolence as a Strategy for Protecting the Election Results

The particular situation we are facing, in the mass rallies that are planned, is a classic one where enforcing nonviolence by people who show up on our side is important.

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Preparing to Protect the Election Results

Winning, and then protecting this election against a coup, are necessary steps to getting back to our regular work of fighting to build a just and sustainable society.

Cynthia Kaufman ·

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