Zach D. Roberts is a photojournalist covering the far right in America and is a Puffin Foundation artist. He is the producer of the Greg Palast investigative film, Vigilante: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman. His work has been published in Al Jazeera, BBC, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone among others. Follow him on Twitter @ZDRoberts.
A pair of protests in the nation’s capital upped pressure on the President and Congress to stop enabling fossil fuel expansion in several arenas.
The protesters attempted to draw attention to the urgent need for large-scale climate action and pressure Democrat legislators to act.
Over the weekend, 16 people were arrested after trying to block the entrance to the Grant Town Power Plant, which burns pricey waste coal bought from Sen. Manchin’s company.
Speakers at the conservative conference likened environmental regulations to sanctions and claimed that bad American energy policy had laid the groundwork for Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
The past two years, 2017 and 2018, brought the U.S. two major youth-led movements. The first was borne out of the March for Our Lives, which saw hundreds of thousands rallying for gun violence prevention in D.C. and across the country. The second was the Sunrise Movement.
The who's who of America's conservative movement gather each year at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside of D.C. This year was no exception.