Democrats Fail Symbolic Vote on Green New Deal

by Graham Rogers, from Socialist Action, April 3, 2019 The political theater of the U.S. Congress lurched through yet another performance on March 26, as the Senate decisively rejected a bill put forth by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell that copied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and Senator Ed Markey’s February non-binding resolution calling for a Green New Deal. Forty-three Democrats, including all[…]

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Enviros Are Ignoring the Elephant In the Room: U.S. Military Is the World’s Largest Polluter

Image: Soldier walks by heap of expended ammunition, from BrightHub.com: What is Solid Waste by Ciela S Cantoria Editor’s note: Yes.  This article is 2 years old, and was published under what is likely a pseudonym on a libertarian blog.  But, the facts are lined up so clearly and the documentation is so reliable that once I saw it, I[…]

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U.S. Military the World’s Largest Polluter

Photo: U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) burn black water aboard Taqaddum, Iraq September 22, 2008. Brig. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, Commanding General, 1st MLG, watched the event because this was the last time burning this specific black water pit before filling it in with sand. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jason W. FudgeRELEASED) by Whitney[…]

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Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, spilled during a 2015 mishap at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base at W.K. Kellogg Airport. The chemical-based foam is filled with PFAS, a class of compounds which are contaminating water supplies across Michigan. (Courtesy | Michigan Air National Guard). By Pat Elder, published on World Beyond War, January 20, 2019 PFAs found[…]

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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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