FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny, #Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 1:59 pm

Both Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny are trailblazers when it comes to independent media. Week-to-week, with their “Citizen Radio” show, they combine sharp wit with thought-provoking commentary. The book is an opportunity to introduce the show to people who may have never heard of them or haven’t listened to them yet.

 

#Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will – Book Salon Preview

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 11:00 am

“#Newsfail is not your grandmother’s comedic-memoir-slash-political-manifesto. From page one (in a preface titled, “In Which the Authors Interview Ralph Nader in the Bathtub”), comedian Jamie Kilstein and journalist Allison Kilkenny pledge to give you the news like you’ve never gotten it before.”

Late Night: The Thrill of the Calve

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 8:00 pm

I felt a thrill watching this, and I could feel the winds. I’m pretty sure the sound in real life was lots louder. The glacier retreated 8 miles in one hundred years, and then nine miles in the last ten years.

A last cup of tea for all people!

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 1:30 am

The happy news just keeps getting happier!

Todd Gitlin: As the Globe Warms, So Does the Climate Movement

By: Thursday October 2, 2014 6:02 pm

Don’t call it a “march.” It was a “stand” — and a first stand at that, not a last one. The People’s Climate March, billed as the largest climate demonstration in history, more than exceeded expectations and was an experience that has yet to desert me. Its moment couldn’t have been grimmer in global warming terms. That week, record-breaking concentrations of greenhouse gases were reported in the atmosphere, with the added grim news that the oceans and the forests, the planet’s major “carbon sinks,” were starting to absorb less CO2. Under the circumstances, I had the urge to do my bit to make the march huge and so organized a group of 16 friends and family members, ranging in age from 2 to 72. Marchers were to gather on New York’s Central Park West between 86th Street and Columbus Circle at 59th, where the event was to kick off at exactly 11:30 a.m. At 11, when our crew arrived at 72nd Street, designated as a meeting place for children, families, and oldsters like me, the main route along Central Park West was already jam-packed and feeder streets like ours were filling fast.

Study: Earth Lost 50% of Its Wildlife in Last 40 Years

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 10:25 am

According to a new study from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, planet Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years. The metric used to make the determination was the Living Planet Index (LPI) which has declined by 52% since 1970. The LPI measures more than 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish according to the WWF website.

How We Win on Climate Change

By: Monday September 29, 2014 7:05 pm

Okay, so we had this historic march a little while ago. It was….

…joyous, beautiful, exhilarating, inspiring, life-confirming…and in many ways turning point.

Infrastructure Is the Current Revolution

By: Friday September 26, 2014 10:17 am

Regardless of the outcome of the US election, any elections in Europe, Australia, New Zealand–or even India, Pakistan, and China, the Washington consensus and neoliberal capitalism prevail as the current imagination of the global economy. Global climate change is occurring with zero response from the people who have the power and resources that could mitigate or even reverse this fossil-fuel-caused climate trend. Indeed spending the natural savings accout of environmental services, natural materials (non-renewable and renewable), and fossil fuels seems to be accelerated in one vast binge of “Drill, baby, drill. Mine, baby, mine. Burn, baby, burn.” consumption constrained only by the lower consumer demand that results from the mass impoverishment of ordinary people around the world.

McKibben, Hedges, Klein, Sawant and Sanders Speak on Next Steps for Climate Change

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 2:51 pm

On the night before the People’s Climate March, activists, scholars and civilians gathered at All Souls Unitarian Church in the Upper East Side in New York City to hear leading figures speaking about the environmental movement today and what strategies may work in the future.

The event was hosted by Brian Lehrer of WNYC radio with guests author and journalist Naomi Klein, journalist Chris Hedges, environmentalist Bill McKibben, and Seattle councilmember Kshama Sawant.

Facebook And Google To Leave ALEC Over Climate Denialism

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:50 am

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may lose two prominent technology companies due to its denialism on climate change. Facebook and Google will apparently break with the conservative policymaking group over ALEC’s position of, as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt put it, “literally lying” about climate change.

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