Category Environment

Kathy Kelly | “Would you like a drink of water?” Please Ask a Yemeni Child.

“Disarm and live.”
This world in arms is not spending money alone.

Naomi Klein | How to Resist Trump’s Shock Doctrine (Video)

One thing I’ve learned over two decades of reporting from dozens of crises around the world: these tactics can be resisted.

Naomi Klein | The worst of Donald Trump’s toxic agenda is lying in wait. A major U.S. crisis will unleash it.

So, in a very real sense, preventing war and averting climate chaos are one and the same fight.

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it by George Monbiot

Don’t imagine that other parts of the world are immune. Corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere.

Military-Style Counterterrorism Measures Were Used Against DAPL Protesters, Leaked Documents Show

TigerSwan, which also worked with the State Department to carry out the war in Iraq, compared the peaceful water protector movement with jihadist terrorism.

Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Videos)

“We’re not part of this. In fact, we’re going to try to undermine it.” We’re going to maximize the use of fossil fuels—could carry us past the tipping point. We’re not going to provide funding for—as committed in Paris, to developing countries that are trying to do something about the climate problems.

U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated

U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world…

CLIMATE CHANGE, MILITARISM AND WAR (Video)

The Paris talks signalled an important change in the climate movement as thousands of activists gathered from all over the world to organise global action.

Daniel Lazare | The Scandal Hidden Behind Russia-gate

The oil monarchies have thus used their petro-wealth to create a pro-war consensus in Washington that is nearly 100-percent complete. Needless to say, this will not benefit the mass of ordinary Americans, the people who will have to fight and die in such conflicts and whose taxes will pay for them.

Climate Movement to May Day Strikers: “We’ve Got Your Back”

May 1st, International Workers Day, will see rallies, marches, and strikes around the country and the world By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer  Common Dreams  April 27, 2017 A sign seen at the 2006 May Day demonstrations. Monday’s actions are expected to match those from 2006 in magnitude. (Photo: AP) Just as labor leaders are standing firmly behind this […]

The Resistance Now: Star Wars, ‘aliens’ and Leonardo DiCaprio join the fight

“Trump is the worst thing that could have happened to the planet” . . .

Watchdogs: Trump’s Disastrous 100 Days Fueling “Golden Era of Activism”

 “Trump has accomplished only one thing that is remarkable—he’s awoken American democracy like never before” By Nadia Prupis, staff writer  Common Dreams  April 28, 2017 “If sustained, this golden era of citizen activism may indeed be one of President Trump’s greatest legacies—albeit unwittingly.” (Photo: http://www.shotboxer.com/cc) Some of the nation’s leading watchdog groups released reports this week […]

Alan Maki | Climate change and the military-industrial complex

How much of what is produced from the Tar Sands will be consumed by the Military-Industrial Complex?

Corporations are working with the Department of Commerce to eliminate the few but significant labor and environmental protections . . .

Trump’s plans unsurprisingly represent a threat to our global environmental conditions and the rights of workers domestically and abroad.

Greg Palast | Billionaires vs. Billionaires: How TrumpCare’s Defeat Was Actually a Victory for the Koch Brothers

The Kochs pocket billions while we fry: burning the Canadian tar sands reserve will, all by itself, raise the temperature of the entire planet by 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sarah van Gelder | The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America

Discover the Real Revolution Unfolding across America

Susu Jeffrey | An Exercise in Pretend Democracy: The Alberta Pipeline

Tar sands oil is the world’s dirtiest oil.

Chris Hedges | The Dance of Death

Societies in decline enthusiastically embrace the death instinct, as Freud observed in “Civilization and Its Discontents,” written on the eve of the rise of European fascism and World War II. 

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Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy

People dare to be comfortable with uncertainty if they are in solidarity with each other.