Tag Archives: environment

The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

Confronting head-on America’s war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision …

Where on earth is the just economy that works for all, including Afghan children?

Oxfam calculated that the world’s eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.

David Swanson | What We’re Supposed to Think (What Difference Does it Make?)

We’re supposed to think that government officials mean well.
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What other countries call bribes we call campaign contributions.

Military-Style Counterterrorism Measures Were Used Against DAPL Protesters, Leaked Documents Show

TigerSwan, which also worked with the State Department to carry out the war in Iraq, compared the peaceful water protector movement with jihadist terrorism.

CLIMATE CHANGE, MILITARISM AND WAR (Video)

The Paris talks signalled an important change in the climate movement as thousands of activists gathered from all over the world to organise global action.

Trump’s First 100 Days

Resistance is everywhere.

Greenpeace Protestors Climbed a Crane to Hang a ‘Resist’ Banner

Greenpeace hangs Resist banner above the White House.

I Stand with Standing Rock

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Edward Snowden | What is the future of technology and democracy? (Video)

Edward Snowden discusses our choices for the future.

Sarah Van Gelder | Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is

van Gelder: In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.

Rabbi Lerner: Save the Pope’s Radical Prophetic Message from Media Trivialization

Lerner: Few Americans realize that the Pope’s recent encyclical on the environment is one of the most articulate and accessible presentations of why there is scant chance to avoid environmental disaster unless we radically transform our global economic and political order.

Mark Fiore: The Gospel of Denial

Fiore: Now that Pope Francis has come out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presidential contenders are suddenly on the side of “science” not religion. Where does this pope guy get off on mixing religion and politics, sheesh!

Reversing Grassroots Win, US Senate Approves Fast Track Trade Measure

Friends of the Earth: “These trade deals would harm the environment, allow corporations to roll back government laws on fossil fuel exports and impede future action by Congress to protect the planet from climate disruption. A vote for Fast Track is a vote for climate disaster and an attack on our clean air and water.”

Many Americans have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline. Few have heard of Line 61

Elizabeth Ward of the Sierra Club’s Wisconsin branch is particularly concerned about Line 61’s proximity to Lake Superior. “The Great Lakes are all connected, so if something really big happens, it could affect all of them,” she said. “They provide drinking water for 42 million people.”

Two New Nygaard Notes: State of U.S. Democracy and On Climate

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 570, January 26, 2015 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** “Quote” of the Week: “Inequality Unlike Anything Seen in Recent Years” The Third Big Theme of the Year 2014: The State of U.S. Democracy Voting, Money, and Having a Say Equal Rights for All? ****** Nygaard Notes […]

Popular Resistance: Fifteen Core Issues the Country Must Face

PopularResistance.org These are fifteen core issues that are in crisis in the United States. This list was developed during the organizing process for the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. There are solutions to each of these crises and many of them are supported by a majority of the population, but instead of considering […]

Rabbi Lerner: Making Thanksgiving Real: Rejoice in Our Ability to Challenge the Pervasive Injustice in American Society

 “You may be 38 years old as I happen to be, and one day some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause–and you refuse to do it because you are afraid; you refuse to do it because you want to […]

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                                                                     […]

▶ Laura Flanders: Kate Clinton and Urvashi Vaid — What Makes Revolutionaries Irresistible?

What turns us on to social movements? Is it the same intoxicating energy that draws us to our romantic partners? How do people in politics learn to laugh and what do we need to do to see meaningful change in our lifetimes? Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:00By Laura Flanders, GRITtv | Interview   truthout.org Kate Clinton and Urvashi […]