Another indigenous environmental activist, Nelson Garcia, was killed in Honduras on March 15.
Alongside the UN conference is a people's climate conference of NGOs, environmental and climate activists, trade unionists, scientists, local elected officials on strategies for climate action.
This morning I joined the international union movement and 10,000 others to form the Human Chain for the Climate.
In a historic and far-reaching move, as part of Pope Francis' efforts to highlight environmental issues, the Vatican declared Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
A quarter of a million angry voices challenged the government's "dangerous and unjust" spending cuts at the weekend.
This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.
Peace, faith, environment and labor organizations are mobilizing for the Peace and Planet conference and march at the United Nations April 24-26.
Paying tribute to Claudia Jones, activist and tireless fighter for working-class women.
Ms. Mahmood, the party's shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, made the plea at a 150,000-strong rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza on Saturday.
Some 7,000 Israelis protested the war in Gaza under the banner: "No more deaths - Israeli-Palestinian peace, now," the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza thus far.