Category climate change

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

David Brooks’ Anti-PC Screed: Women’s March Edition

Typical of Brooks’ columns, he makes loaded, self-serving assertions without bothering to cite any basis for them.

DN! Noam Chomsky on Trump and Survival and in Conversation with Harry Belafonte

“Where resides the rebel heart?” Without the rebellious heart, without people who understand that there’s no sacrifice we can make that is too great…

Hunter Cutting | The Road Ahead in Saving the Climate

The fight to save the climate has to be knit into the progressive fight for the soul of country.

Indigenous Rights Are Key to Preserving Forests, Climate Change Study Finds

When communities have secure forest rights, not only are forests better protected, but communities fare better.

Stephan A. Schwartz | The 8 Laws of Social Change

 If change comes down to 8 laws, could you employ them to make real change? A science-based strategy for achieving enduring wellness-oriented change on a personal, societal, and global Level, these 8 laws of behavior enable any person or small group – even ordinary people without great wealth, official position, or physical power – to […]

Paul Street | How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.

President Obama: Pull the DAPL Permit, Do the Climate Test

DAPL would be the largest pipeline ever to come out of North Dakota and, at 1,172-miles long, it would be only seven miles shorter than Keystone XL, which was rejected by the president because it didn’t pass his climate test. So it raises the question: Why, of all projects, shouldn’t DAPL have to pass a similar test?

DN! | Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges (Video)

The real question is what do we do right now? And what do we do to mobilize and organize a lot of people out there who, right now, are not mobilized and organized and how do we keep the energy building?

Naomi Klein | There Would Be No Bernie Movement Without #FightFor15, Keystone XL and #BlackLivesMatter (Video)

…we have to build out all of these electoral possibilities while understanding that these politicians will be nothing unless they are backed by social movements and accountable to those social movements.