Category Environment

Confronting the Culture of Death, by Chris Hedges

When we pit ourselves against the culture of death—and this means performing acts of civil disobedience and noncompliance, it means becoming an outlaw in the eyes of the corporate state—then suffering, and even death, does not have the last word.

Seeds of Rebellion, Seeds of Transformation, Part I

What does Moral Revival mean? It can be confusing if misinterpreted.

Green New Deal Advocates Should Address Militarism, by Medea Benjamin – Alice Slater

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? Environmentalists need to contest the Pentagon’s staggering global footprint. The US military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels and the largest source of greenhouse gasses, contributing about 5 percent of global warming emissions.

Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led “Green New Deal” as She Fights Minnesota Pipeline Expansion

What could $7 billion do in Minnesota? What could it do to make a New Green Deal?

Solving Our Climate Crisis: A Town Hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders, and more with Naomi Klein, Cenk (Young Turks), and the Humanist Report

Join Senator Bernie Sanders LIVE for a national town hall about the current state of our climate crisis. Senator Sanders will be joined by experts and environmental activists to discuss solutions for how we can combat climate change and protect the planet. Joining Senator Sanders is actress and activist Shailene Woodley, author and founder of […]

The Intercept: Climate Crisis with Naomi Klein and others, Live Town Hall

Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.

Noam Chomsky: Trump and His Enablers Are ‘Criminally Insane’

In a new interview with Scientific American, the celebrated linguist and political theorist opines on a range of topics including classical liberalism, Trump’s presidency and his own vision of a better world. He also further clarifies why he considers the Republican Party to be “the most dangerous organization in human history.” By Jacob Sugarman  Truthdig  TD ORIGINALS  November […]

Tar Sands Oil vs. Climate Change, by Susu Jeffrey

Putting Climate Change on Trial

Why We Get to Testify About Our “Claim of Right” in a Criminal Trespass Case

On Indigenous People’s Day this year Annette Klapstein, 66, a retired attorney and Emily Johnston, 52, poet and office worker, will walk into a northern Minnesota courtroom to plead a “necessity defense” for shutting down Canadian tar sands oil piped across our state.

Two Minnesotas, A Choice: Sacrifice Zones and Extraction Economics or Long-Term Quality-of-Life

Water and contamination: Choose Life or Death

Noam Chomsky: Media Obsession with Russia and the Stories Not Being Covered in the Trump Era

The fate of organized human society, even of the survival of the species, depends on this [US relations with Russia].

Minneapolis 2040 Plan: SWLRT Up-Zoning, by Susu Jeffrey

Everbody pays the regressive sales tax to transport only one percent of the county’s population.

The Media Never Mention the No. 1 Cause of Climate Change, by Lee Camp

Our illogical, immoral meat consumption will kill our planet, kill our future and possibly kill your family.

The Battle for Paradise: Naomi Klein reports from Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICANS AND ULTRARICH “PUERTOPIANS” ARE LOCKED IN A PITCHED STRUGGLE OVER HOW TO REMAKE THE ISLAND

Vandana Shiva, physicist and thinker: our challenge really is against the stupidity that rules us today

In this period of the end of the world, how do we sow the seeds of a possible world?

Copper Mining Tailings Ponds are not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things (and Neither are Hydrofluoric Acid Storage Tanks) by Gary Kohls MD

Multinational Corporations Like Glencore are Sociopaths.

What Entities are Behind the Reckless Endangerment of Northern Minnesota and its Water Resources

There has not been a single [copper mine] that has not permanently polluted the ground water and the downstream watersheds

We Are Women and We Are Marching (Music Video)

Two videos by Betsy Rose, “We Are Women and We Are Marching” and “Coming Into My Years” Bella Ciao is a traditional anti-fascist song that has lyrics adapted to the Women’s March by Susan Terris and Betsy Rose Mindful Peacebuilding   Published on Jan 31, 2017 COMING INTO MY YEARS by Betsy Rose Well, I’m a gray-haired […]

Tim DeChristopher | In the Face of Climate Crisis, Let’s Make 2018 a Year for Realism

“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson

Chris Hedges Sums Up Our Collective Predicament and the Solution

Commentary on gloomy Chris Hedges: Feel good industry denies reality of situation of planet earth, economic inequality and militarization of our culture. Predatory systems that effect all of us globally. CP Editor  Counterpunch  Media of the Day  January 31, 2018  More articles by:CP EDITOR