Tag Archives: Bill McKibben

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 […]

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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?

Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation

“If we can’t say a word about TPP, if we can’t talk about Medicare-for-All explicitly, if the greatest prophetic voice dealing with pending ecologically catastrophe can hardly win a vote, and if we can’t even acknowledge occupation… it seems there is no way in good conscience I can say, ‘Take it to the next stage,'” [Cornel] West declared before the assembly.

Bill Moyers: Grassroots Pro-Democracy Movement Must Rise to Challenge Corporate Control

Ahead of final sign-off, veteran journalist tells viewers that reaching out to their fellow citizens and neighbors is the essential task in creating the transformation so desperately needed By Jon Queally, staff writer  CommonDreams.org  October 24, 2014 After more than four decades as a journalist working in the public interest, Bill Moyers might soon be “signing-off” […]

▶ Hedges, McKibben, Naomi Klein, Sawant, Sanders: What Will It Take to Save Humanity and the Planet?

Chris Hedges, activist Bill McKibben, journalist Naomi Klein, Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and public radio talk show host Brian Lehrer participated in a panel discussion the night before the People’s Climate March in New York City this month. Thoughts for success: Chris Hedges:  Live in truth;  Naomi Klein: Build a […]

Arun Gupta: How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

 Business as Usual in Manhattan  Branding. That’s how the climate crisis is going to be solved. We are in an era or postmodern social movements. The future is unwritten. It’s not about what happens on Sunday. It’s what happens after that. By ARUN GUPTA  counterpunch.org  September 20, 2014 I’ve never been to a protest march […]

Bill McKibben and Mike Tidwell: A Big Fracking Lie

President Obama isn’t just not fixing climate change—he’s making it worse. By BILL MCKIBBEN and MIKE TIDWELL  Politico.org  January 21, 2014 If you want to know just how bad an idea it is for America to ship “fracked” natural gas to overseas markets, travel the 65 miles from the White House to a place called […]

The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules | Madeline Ostrander

“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.” by Madeline Ostrander  Dec 11, 2013  YES! Magazine Bill McKibben. Photo by David Garten The tasks Bill McKibben set for himself were monumental. Start […]

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest “The media likes to make Keystone XL out as simply a political test, a sign of whether or not the president will side with environmentalists or the fossil fuel industry and their allies. But the fight against Keystone has never just been a political fight: it’s […]

Bill McKibben> Payola for the most Profitable Corporations in History> And Why Taxpayers Shouldn’t Stand for It Any More

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, How You Subsidize the Energy Giants to Wreck the Planet Posted by Bill McKibben at 9:20am, April 5, 2012. Just in case you’re running for national office, here are a few basic stats to orient you when you hit Washington (thanks to the invaluable Open Secrets website of the Center for Responsive Politics).  In 2011, the […]

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Buying Congress in 2012> Armed With Naïvete Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Buying Congress in 2012 Posted by Bill McKibben at 9:47AM, January 05, 2012. Tom Dispatch Startling numbers of Americans are “underwater” — homeowners and students alike — and so, for that matter, is Congress, even if in quite a different way.  In these last years, it’s been flooded with money.  Millionaires, including at least 10 centimillionaires, now make up nearly […]

The Rest of the Story – Climate Change Arrest at the White House, by Steve Clemens

The Rest of the Story: Tar Sands Action at the White House  by Steve Clemens. August 30, 2011  Mennonista When I first signed up to come to Washington and return to the White House, I thought to myself: wasn’t it just a year and a half ago that I told Christine that I’m getting too […]

Bill McKibben: We Still Need You Here in DC

Arrests: 522 Bill McKibben: We Still Need You Here in DC News —  August 29, 2011 @ 6:42 pm Sign up to join here: www.tarsandsaction.org/sign-up Continue reading “Bill McKibben: We Still Need You Here in DC” » Aug 29 Press Release: Largest Day of Arrests Yet at White House Pipeline Protest WASHINGTON, DC – America’s top climate scientist […]