Uniting for a Green New Deal

Hundreds gathered in San Francisco with the youth-led Sunrise Movement on Dec. 11. Peg Hunter / Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0 by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, from Popular Resistance, January 13, 2019 A real Green New Deal requires pushing issues Democrats don’t want to discuss, such as nationalization of industries, more democracy, and cuts to the military. “We need a[…]

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Challenges Posed by the Green New Deal

In November, members of the Sunrise Movement, joined by newly elected Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, sat in at Rep. Pelosi’s office to demand a Green New Deal (Photo: Sunrise Movement) By Kamran Nayeri, from Socialist Action, January 16, 2019 The fanfare about the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 24 in Katowice, located in a coal-mining region in Poland, that the diplomats from[…]

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Governments’ Failures On Climate Spur New Actions

by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, from Popular Resistance, November 25, 2018 Notes from the UK: We are currently traveling in the United Kingdom, following our participation in the No US NATO Bases conference in Dublin, Ireland and delivery of a letter to the International Criminal Court in The Hague calling for a full investigation of Israel’s war crimes. We[…]

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What’s the Real Cause of California’s Wildfire Disaster?

Photo by Bob Dass: Firescape from Highway 175, Lake County, California Some active fires in the distance. In the middle ground, the burned area (black), the fire breaks, and the red fire retardant.  Mount Konocti on the far right. Mount Konocti is an old volcano, that last erupted 11,000 years ago. This entire area (and much of California) was shaped[…]

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Hurricane Florence Delivers a Stark Antiwar Message

by Nick Mottern, from Buzzflash @ Truthout.org “Hurricane Florence, a storm whose size, intensity and destructive potential is directly related to climate change, continues its rampage in the Carolinas, bringing ashore not only high winds, but record-breaking flooding that will incapacitate the region for months, if not years,” said Truly Courageous, of the National Weather Service Hurricane Center. “We are[…]

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World Scholars, Artists, Activists Call for Demilitarization of Okinawa

080821-N-0529C-004 OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 21, 2008) – Two CH46 helicopters transport Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB 133) to a bombing range off the coast of Okinawa. On August 21, 2008, a survey team performed a site visit to this remote location. NMCB 133 will take the results of this survey and generate a plan to make the[…]

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We Can Beat the Climate Destroyers

By Bruce Lesnick, originally published on Socialist Action, September 7, 2018 Humanity faces a multi-faceted crisis. Endless wars of imperial aggression, both overt and covert—from Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan to Yemen, Palestine, and Central and South America. These conflagrations compel those at the bottom of the economic pyramid to fight and die to protect the wealth and privileges of[…]

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We Can No Longer Afford a Fossil Fuel Economy

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Countercurrents, September 8, 2018 The Global #RiseForClimate actions are just one example of many that the climate justice movement is building the power needed to transform the economy and put in place policies to confront climate change.  The ingredients exist for the climate justice movement to rapidly succeed. A challenge is not knowing how much[…]

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7 Important Facts About the Trudeau Pipeline Bailout

By Thomas Davies , originally published on Fire This Time, August, 2019 If you’re wondering how surreal environmental politics have been in Canada over the past year, here’s “Exhibit A”: this Halloween, Environment Minister Catherine Mckenna came to Parliament Hill dressed up as a “Climate Crusader” – while at the same time overseeing a Ministry which, according to its audits,[…]

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