Category climate change

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.

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.

The Capitalists Are Afraid, by Chris Hedges

Personal ethics are irrelevant. Capitalists are about acquisition and exploitation.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to HIS World

He’s there daily, often hourly, whether I like it or not, and I don’t have a Department of Homeland Security to separate him from his children, throw them all in degrading versions of prison — without even basic toiletries or edible food or clean water…

The Last Act of the Human Comedy, by Chris Hedges

Resistance grounded in action is its own raison d’être. It is catharsis. It brings us into a community with others who are coping with the darkness by naming it but refusing to submit to it.

Corporate Media get the stories wrong on the Amazon fires

Corporate media addressing modern day crises like the Amazon fires will never do them anything approaching justice.

Climate change, the Amazon rainforest, Minnesota and global warming

“This wondrous planet, so full of mystery, is a paradise. All I want to do is give everything I have, my energy, my love, my labor — in gratitude for what we are given. ” —Christi Belcourt, Native American Artist, about her featured art at the recent Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibit of Native American Women’s art, Hearts of Our People.