Tag Archives: fossil fuels

Why the U.S. Support for War on Yemen? Location, Location, Location

It is a major transit route for oil tankers. A large share of China’s industrial exports to Western Europe transits through this strategic waterway. Maritime trade from East and Southern Africa to Western Europe also transits within proximity of Socotra (Suqutra), through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. WAMM Newsletter, Volume 36, Number […]

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.

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.

The Resistance Now: Star Wars, ‘aliens’ and Leonardo DiCaprio join the fight

“Trump is the worst thing that could have happened to the planet” . . .

Standing Rock by Paul Lojeski

Standing Rock Once more, the living dead have risen to steal the beaten, bloody land, to plunder history, to despoil the one true mother for coins and capital, for power’s poisoned love. So, yet again, tribes have gathered as ancestors had when the criminals first came to murder and plunder, to stand against the storm, […]

I Stand with Standing Rock

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North Dakota Charges Journalist Amy Goodman for Exercising Her First Amendment Rights

Goodman, a reporter for the independent news program, can be seen on news footage from Sept. 3 documenting the clash between protesters and private security personnel with guard dogs at a Dakota Access construction site, including footage showing people with bite injuries and a dog with blood on its mouth.

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?

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

Edward Snowden discusses our choices for the future.

Gary G. Kohls | Inconvenient Truths About … the Duluth Air Show

Squandering the Planet’s Increasingly Scarce Fossil Fuels for our Amusement By Gary G. Kohls, MD  Duluth Reader  July 7, 2016 Also direct to Rise Up Times The Big Oil cartels have, for decades, been poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the Persian Gulf and many other oceans and ocean floors with uncounted millions of gallons of […]

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.

When the Police Came, I Didn’t Risk Arrest. So What Was My Role at the Break Free Climate Action?

“We’re going to step into it, boldly and together.” –Tim DeChristopher

Bill Adamski | The U.S. Military and Climate Change

The DoD burned about 350,000 barrels of oil per day, which made it the single largest institutional oil consumer in the world, according to a 2012 estimate.(10). … Oil accounted for nearly 80 percent of the DoD’s energy consumption.(12)
Despite this unbelievably massive carbon footprint, the Pentagon has had a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements, including the Kyoto Climate protocol,(13) which the U.S. Senate never ratified anyway.

Chris Hedges: Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice

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.

Noam Chomsky: History Doesn’t Go In a Straight Line

Chomsky: The task of organizers and activists is to help people understand and to make them recognize that they have power, that they’re not powerless. People feel impotent, but that has to be overcome. That’s what organizing and activism is all about.

Chris Hedges | Marx: The System is the Problem

The end of capitalism? Marx’s analysis and the current economy.

▶ Dr. James Hansen | The War on Our Climate: Taking Ownership of Our Future | Peacestock

Dr. Hansen has received numerous awards and is recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions that the public must take to protect the future of young people and other life on our planet.

▶ Democracy Now! As Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Grows, U.N. Negotiators Consider a “Zero Emissions” Future

Published on Dec 12, 2014 http://democracynow.org – For the first time ever, delegates at the U.N. Climate Change Conference are talking about entirely phasing out fossil fuels by 2050, setting up a showdown with the energy industry that profits from their extraction. We speak to Jamie Henn of 350.org about the state of the U.N. […]

Pablo Solon: How Did Leaders Respond to the People’s Climate March?

After eight years of negotiation in the UN, and with the current voluntary pledges of governments, we have only reduced 3 gigatons of CO2e per year from the business-as-usual scenario, and we should have reduced at least 16 gigatons per year by 2020. So, putting aside words and speeches, governments reduced less than 20% of […]

▶ Democracy Now! Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis

Klein writes. “We are stuck because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe — and would benefit the vast majority — are extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets.” Published on Sep 18, 2014 […]