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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 […]
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.
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 […]
Revealed: ALEC’s 2014 Attacks on the Environment | PR Watch
The spreadsheet (dated from late March 2014 and made public by CMD/The Progressive today) reveals ALEC tracking a total of 131 bills that, among other things, roll back state renewable energy standards, increase costs for American households with solar, hype the Keystone XL pipeline, push back on proposed EPA coal regulations that protect human health, and create industry-friendly […]
Naomi Klein: Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now
Occupy Wall Street: The Most Important Thing in the World Now By Naomi Klein – October 6th, 2011 OpEdNews Published in The Nation. I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I said had to be repeated by hundreds of people so others could […]