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Resistance grounded in action is its own raison d’être. It is catharsis. It brings us into a community with others who are coping with the darkness by naming it but refusing to submit to it.
We will save ourselves only by pitting power against power. We will save ourselves by building mass movements to overthrow corporate power.
Why should the United States have the power to control what others are doing elsewhere in the world? I mean, it’s an outlandish situation. It goes on all the time. We never even notice it. At least there’s no comment on it. On April 12, 2019, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church […]
Collusion — hell, yeah! Putting the Planet on a Suicide Watch
When we are not being amused by these debates among corporate lackeys we listen to retired generals, all making six-figure incomes from the weapons industry, selling the public on the imperative of endless war and endless arms purchases.
…we are still looking at a total retreat from journalistic integrity, an abandonment of responsibility vital to our survival as a nation…
It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.
The UN Green Fund, designed, essentially to help balance climate debt, is currently capitalized at $10 billion in pledges from rich countries. That’s barely a drop in the bucket, as Matthews points out: in 2013 alone, rich countries emitted 13 billion tons—or $520 billion worth—of carbon debt. BY BRIAN MERCHANT Motherboard September 9, 2015 Aerial View […]
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.
Kelly: What are the true costs to society of fossil fuels? According to a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) study, fossil fuel companies are benefiting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, $10 million per minute, every minute, each and every day.
The Guardian reports that the $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments.
“We must use all of the tools at our disposal, from dialogue and mediation to preventive diplomacy, to keep the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict and destabilizing the fragile foundations of peace.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon U. S. MILITARY: A DANGEROUS SOURCE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE Intense […]
A major study recently published in New Scientist found that “scientists may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming because temperature readings from southern hemisphere seas were inaccurate,” and said that ACD is “worse than we thought” because it is happening “faster than we realized.” Editor’s Note: With climate-change denier Republicans taking over the […]
▶ 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 […]
Report on Flood Wall Street Direct Action …while marches are important and necessary, mass organized political chaos in the streets is more likely to destabilize the status quo, bringing forth a new social equilibrium. By ARUN GUPTA Counterpunch.org SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 New York City. In April 1990 I helped organize the Earth Day Shut Down […]
LONDON—The sheer economic cost of climate change to Americans could be far greater than many realise, an influential study says. Overheated economy: U.S. crops such as cotton face a 20 percent drop in yield. Photo by Wars via Wikimedia Commons By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network This piece first appeared at Climate News Network. truthdig.com June […]
I would hope the loser is saying: “I should have weighed in on global warming, drones, nuclear threats and squelching whistleblowers.” BARBARA VAILE, MINNEAPOLIS http://www.startribune.com/opinion/letters/177578321.html Barbara Vaile is a member of WAMM
15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For Despite big differences, there are issues that neither candidate is brave enough to tackle. By Bill Quigley October 26, 2012 AlterNet A photo shows one of two war crime courtrooms at Camp Justice at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on October 17. Thousands […]
Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 507, May 10, 2012 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ This Week: Global Warming 1. “Quote” of the Week 2. Science, The Public, and the Media 3. Climate Change: The Scientific Consensus Greetings No room for an editor’s note this week. See you in #508 Nygaard 1. “Quote” […]