Tag Archives: climate crisis

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival, by Four Arrows

Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”

Chris Hedges and Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections

Consolidation of power, continuation of oppression, people of color, police state, 2020 election, and more….

Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism, by Ben Ehrenreich

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,

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.

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.

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 …

Confronting the Culture of Death, by Chris Hedges

When we pit ourselves against the culture of death—and this means performing acts of civil disobedience and noncompliance, it means becoming an outlaw in the eyes of the corporate state—then suffering, and even death, does not have the last word.

Seeds of Rebellion, Seeds of Transformation, Part I

What does Moral Revival mean? It can be confusing if misinterpreted.

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

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…

ATOMIC HUBRIS: Are There Some Things That Won’t Be Forgiven?

“What will it take for our community to work for nuclear disarmament as if we really knew it’s up to us to save the world?” By Joe Scarry  Scarry Thoughts  May 8, 2015 A FUTURE: Can we construct one? Marc Chagall, Noah lets go the dove through  the window of the Ark (Genesis VIII, 6 9) I think it is important […]

Ari Phillips: Inside, and Kicked Out Of, ALEC’s Secretive Policy Summit

“Not a single item in ALEC’s agenda would reduce pollution or protect the environment. In fact, they all do the opposite.” By Ari Phillips for Think Progress  MintPress.com  December 6, 2014    This week the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive free-market lobbying group that brings together conservative politicians and major corporate interests, is holding its […]

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter Winter I 2014

Mary Beaudoin, Editor Winter I 2014                                   One of the trains called La Bestia for the huge risks it involves on the long journey north, undertaken to escape gangs, drug cartels, and other dangers threatening the lives of the young […]

David Swanson: There Goes Virginia’s Climate

warisacrime.org There is no Planet B. Nobody has found anywhere for humans to live apart from earth, at least not remotely in the time frame of the current crisis. By David Swanson (about the author)    OpEdNews.com   November 26, 2014 A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us […]

Tom Tomorrow: Climate of terror

Tom Tomorrow on ISIS, or is it ISIL? Tom Tomorrow  Daily Kos  September 29, 2014

▶ Tom Burke—Sky News: Discussing Climate action, climate summit & people climate march

“Anybody who thinks that there’s not a connection between the types of conflict we’re seeing in the Middle East at the moment and a world will be two degrees warmer has not really understood the issue. It’s not an environmental issue, it’s an issue about the prosperity and security of all of us on the […]

Rolling Stone: ‘We Need Hope and Fear in Equal Measure’: An Interview With Naomi Klein

Author of ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate’ on the epic battle for the planet’s future      Naomi Klein                                                                     […]

9 Political Cartoons That Put Climate Change In Perspective

June 8th is World Oceans Day:  Together we have the power to protect the ocean [Rise Up Times] By Katherine Brooks  The Huffington Post  June 6, 2014 Last month, the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award asked illustrators and cartoonists from around the world to submit drawings based on a basic theme: climate. “Oceans are in our hands,” the contest proclaimed, urging […]

Susu Jeffrey: Obama’s Neo-Cold War

In retrospect, Russia-bashing was the main media event of the Sochi Olympics since the U.S. “lost” in the medal count. The Ukraine crisis has put the Olympics in the past tense and presented an opportunity for the old Cold War team to field a new crisis. Pres. Obama is following the Clinton policy of pushing […]