Tag Archives: climate change
No to the Cold War (International Panel, Video)
A webinar originating in the UK, with participants from 49 countries worldwide with an array of panelists, including Medea Benjamin, Ajama Baraka, Max Blumenthal and Vijay Prashad. Note that this is a two-hour video, but can be viewed or listened to in parts. Organising Statement: A New Cold War against China is against the interests […]
The US military is the largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels
Since 2001, the US military emitted over 1.2 billion metric tons of greenshouse gases into the atmosphere. 400 million metric tons of that figure is directly related to the wars. Costs of War Project report: https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/p… +++ Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. We don’t have to tell you what dangerous […]
Noam Chomsky: Democratic Party Centrism Risks Handing Election to Trump, by C.J.
“Much of what has been happening can be traced to the neoliberal assault on the general population launched a generation ago, leaving in its wake quite understandable anger, frustration and search for scapegoats — terrain that can readily be plowed by demagogues and con artists of the Trump variety.”
CLIMATE CATASTROPHE: Beyond Marching—Plant a Tree, by Susu Jeffrey
“Consider that planting a tree helps the whole world.”
How to Save the Planet and Ourselves, by Chris Hedges
Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet
11,000 Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency, Ecowatch
The letter was written by dozens of scientists and endorsed by thousands more from 153 countries. It differs from past scientific communications about the climate crisis in that it does not speak in uncertainties and it lays out actual policy recommendations,
Extinction Rebellion: Worldwide, the First Day
“We only get one planet and so we’re here to try and defend it.”
Fear vs. Fear, by Chris Hedges
We will save ourselves only by pitting power against power. We will save ourselves by building mass movements to overthrow corporate power.
As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates
“We cannot be radical enough in dealing with the issues that face us at the moment. The question is: what is practically possible? How can we take the electorate with us in dealing with these things?” in testimony to British lawmakers this week, famed scientist and environmental advocate Sir David Attenborough said,
Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange and more
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 […]
Elizabeth Warren’s Green Imperialism Isn’t the Answer
The plan rightly acknowledges that America’s armed forces use a downright obscene amount of energy. (According to Common Dreams, “The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is 70 percent of total U.S. emissions …
Suicide Watch on Planet Earth: As the Flames Began to Rise, the Arsonists Appeared
Collusion — hell, yeah! Putting the Planet on a Suicide Watch
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.
The Intercept: Climate Crisis with Naomi Klein and others, Live Town Hall
Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.
Noam Chomsky: Trump and His Enablers Are ‘Criminally Insane’
In a new interview with Scientific American, the celebrated linguist and political theorist opines on a range of topics including classical liberalism, Trump’s presidency and his own vision of a better world. He also further clarifies why he considers the Republican Party to be “the most dangerous organization in human history.” By Jacob Sugarman Truthdig TD ORIGINALS November […]