Earth Advocates: Zeitgeist Matters

Bill Mckibben Awtt Portrait

As we eagerly anticipate the September publication of our new book Portraits of Earth Justice, AWTT’s portrait subjects just keep on doing what they do. Here are some recent news stories about a few of those tenacious climate advocates. At age 61, Bill McKibben is still charging full steam ahead. Here is a short list […]

AWTT at National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Unveiling of AWTT Portrait of Wooten

On Friday evening July 8, 2022,  Richard Kane’s film, Truth Tellers,  about the Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) portrait project, was shown in the auditorium at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Advocates Respond to Death of Roe v. Wade

Ai Jen Poo Awtt Portrait

We checked in this week with some women’s rights advocates from AWTT’s portrait gallery,  to glean their response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision reversing Roe v. Wade.  National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) President Ai-jen Poo articulates the interests of financially challenged working class women:  “Today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively blocking necessary access […]

Environmental Groups Launch Petition in Support of Juliana Plaintiffs

Kelsey Juliana Awtt Portrait

Checking in with the Juliana youth plaintiffs today.  People vs. Fossil Fuels and many other leading climate organizations are circulating a petition demanding that the Attorney General drop its opposition to trial for the Juliana plaintiffs. After seven years of litigation, the plaintiffs are still fighting to have their petition heard in federal court. They […]

How Steven Donziger Became the Boomer Hero of the Millennial Left

Steven Donziger Awtt Portrait

June 05, 2022 P.J. McCormick, Rolling Stone “In a room full of beards and beanies, DSA types, leftist podcasters, and Dimes Square affiliates, Steven Donziger — tall, striking, and 60 — stood out from the younger crowd. On a Wednesday night at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s trendy Baby’s All Right, known for hosting indie upstarts like Porches and […]

Gulf and Environmental Groups File Suit to Halt Dredging through Toxic Superfund Site

Diane Wilson Awtt Portrait

May 25, 2022 Alexandria Trimble, Earthjustice Today, a coalition of Gulf and environmental groups represented by Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its proposal to dredge the Matagorda Bay shipping channel through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site to vastly expand exports from an oil export terminal on the Texas […]

‘Truth Tellers’ has a Powerful Message

Sojourner Truth Awtt Portrait

May 23, 2022 Bill Nichols, Valley News New Hampshire columnist Bill Nichols wrote an interesting review of “Truth Tellers” when it screened at Woodstock (NH) Town Hall earlier this month.  “We’ve seen a lot of careful fact-checking in recent years, but no one seems to know how to protect citizens from the fire hose gush […]

Youth v. Gov Now Available on Netflix!

Kelsey Juliana Awtt Portrait

May 05, 2022 Beginning April 29, 2022, the award-winning film YOUTH v GOV can be streamed on Netflix. “YOUTH v GOV is the story of the Juliana v. The United States of America constitutional lawsuit and the 21 American youth, ages 14 to 25, who are taking on the world’s most powerful government. Since 2015, […]

How Should Art Reckon With Climate Change?

Bill Mckibben Awtt Portrait

April 22, 2022 The New York Times Style Magazine While observing Earth Day 2022, we’re reading about the role art plays in addressing the climate crisis. “[In 2005,] the environmentalist Bill McKibben railed against the culture’s perceived indifference. ‘Where are the books? The poems? The plays? The goddamn operas?’ he wrote in an op-ed for Grist. ‘Compare […]

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams Joins Call for An International Anti-Corruption Court

Judy Williams Awtt Portrait

April 20, 2022 Ian Lynch, Integrity Initiatives International Jody Williams tops the list of thirty Nobel Laureates who have recently signed onto the Declaration calling for the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC). “The Declaration advocates for a new international court to punish and deter grand corruption – the abuse of public power for private […]