Category climate change
“Trump is the worst thing that could have happened to the planet” . . .
“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 […]
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.
People dare to be comfortable with uncertainty if they are in solidarity with each other.
Typical of Brooks’ columns, he makes loaded, self-serving assertions without bothering to cite any basis for them.
“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…
The fight to save the climate has to be knit into the progressive fight for the soul of country.
When communities have secure forest rights, not only are forests better protected, but communities fare better.
It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.
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?
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?
Both parties have moved to the right during the neoliberal period of the past generation. Mainstream Democrats are now pretty much what used to be called “moderate Republicans.” Meanwhile, the Republican Party has largely drifted off the spectrum, becoming what respected conservative political analyst Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein call a “radical insurgency” that has virtually abandoned normal parliamentary politics.
“We’re going to step into it, boldly and together.” –Tim DeChristopher
Masters: His criticism was not limited to the manufacturers; Francis also called out investors, saying “duplicity is the currency of today…they say one thing and do another.”
Hedges: Parras and those who live near him are among the hundreds of millions of human sacrifices that industrial capitalism demands. They are cursed from birth to endure poverty, disease, toxic contamination and, often, early death. They are forced to kneel like bound captives to be slain on the altar of capitalism in the name of progress. They have gone first. We are next.