Tag Archives: climate change

Elizabeth Warren’s Green Imperialism Isn’t the Answer

The plan rightly acknowledges that America’s armed forces use a downright obscene amount of energy. (According to Common Dreams, “The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is 70 percent of total U.S. emissions …

The world’s happiest people already have a Green New Deal, and they love it, by George Lakey

The Nordics [are] in the top tier of nations for equality because they adopted a radically different economic model…

Suicide Watch on Planet Earth: As the Flames Began to Rise, the Arsonists Appeared

Collusion — hell, yeah! Putting the Planet on a Suicide Watch

Chris Hedges: Only the Struggle Matters

The Black Bloc in France, as in the United States, is a gift to the security and surveillance apparatus.

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.

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

Tomgram: Engelhardt, History, Memory, and Donald Trump

Still, don’t for a second imagine that Donald Trump won’t be remembered. He will — into the distant future in a way that no other American president is likely to be.

A Foreign Policy That Can Change Everything for Everyone

War is the weaponization of discrimination, classism and misogyny. So why are so few women talking about it?

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.

Tomgram: Making Sense of America’s Empire of Chaos

Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.

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

Anti-Progressive Trump Agenda Could Backfire

US Acts Against People and Planet Make the Era of Transformation More Likely

Chris Hedges | The Visionless Society

“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.

Paul Street | Against Identitarian and Generational Divide and Rule

We need to be historically and social-structurally specific about where real power lies if we want to get to the root of contemporary evils.

Chris Hedges | Faces of Pain, Faces of Hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too […]

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars

Autopilot Wars: Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?