Category Environment

The Ash Tree Conundrum: Kill or Treat and Wait for a Bio-predator

“The ash tree crash comes at a time when the movement to plant six trillion trees worldwide to exchange carbon for oxygen and stave off, or at least mitigate, global warming.”

Noam Chomsky: Democrats Abandoned the Working Class Decades Ago: Chomsky

“40% of the population say it can’t be a problem because of the Second Coming. Now that’s a deep cultural problem in the United States. People who know something about US history should all… we should all understand it.”

The US military is the largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels

Since 2001, the US military emitted over 1.2 billion metric tons of greenshouse gases into the atmosphere. 400 million metric tons of that figure is directly related to the wars. Costs of War Project report: https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/p… +++ Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news. We don’t have to tell you what dangerous […]

Dorothee Benz: ‘We Need to Do Everything We Can on All Fronts’

“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”

Chris Hedges: Hope Lies in the Streets

“The violent suppression of protesters in France, Chile, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, India and Hong Kong is already underway, a window into what may be coming to England, the United States and other countries that attempt to throw off the yoke of corporate oppression.”

Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen

Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?

Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump, by C.J.

“Much of what has been happening can be traced to the neoliberal assault on the general population launched a generation ago, leaving in its wake quite understandable anger, frustration and search for scapegoats — terrain that can readily be plowed by demagogues and con artists of the Trump variety.”

CLIMATE CATASTROPHE: Beyond Marching—Plant a Tree, by Susu Jeffrey

“Consider that planting a tree helps the whole world.”

NATO Should Be Dissolved, by Medea Benjamin

“In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism.”

Failed Action on the Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

This is the last year that the United States will participate in the United Nations COP meetings as Trump formally withdraws from the Paris Agreement. What are activists in the US to do?

How to Save the Planet and Ourselves, by Chris Hedges

Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet

11,000 Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency, Ecowatch

The letter was written by dozens of scientists and endorsed by thousands more from 153 countries. It differs from past scientific communications about the climate crisis in that it does not speak in uncertainties and it lays out actual policy recommendations,

Sierra Club Takes a Commendable Turn on Population, Climate Change, and Inequality

The Sierra Club deserves credit for coming around to a progressive stance on population, immigration, and minorities.

Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies of Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Bootprint

US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet

Minnesota Waters Need You: Stop PolyMet

We celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota and across the country. We remember the past and protect the future.

Extinction Rebellion: Worldwide, the First Day

“We only get one planet and so we’re here to try and defend it.”

Time to Rebel, by Chris Hedges

“It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth,” Extinction Rebellion writes.

Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites, by Chris Hedges

Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news. RiseUpTimes.org

You’ve Got to See These Inspiring Photos to Understand the Scale of Today’s Global Climate Strikes, Mother Jones

We Are All Connected!

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key

 Only about 25 percent of Republicans (36 percent of the more savvy millennials) recognize that humans are responsible for global warming. Shocking figures.