A Lively Atmosphere at the People’s Climate March

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 2:27 pm

The People’s Climate March featured a diverse amount of people and groups with major themes scattered throughout the march under the banner of environmentalism.

With the United Nations General Assembly occurring two days later, organizers hoped to create an event to raise awareness through the efforts of those in attendance.

 

Koch-funded Reason Magazine Amazed By Reasonable Answers From Climate Activists

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:17 pm

There is an unfortunate tradition amongst ideological media of interviewing average Americans at a rally whose ideas they oppose and asking slanted questions to make the demonstrators look foolish and ill-informed. It occurs both among the right and the left and is cheap and obnoxious in both instances. Typically the average demonstrator is not schooled in the media vernacular that the oh-so-savvy interviewer is using and expresses themselves inexpertly and inarticulately. In many cases the statements are neither inarticulate nor inexpert they just do not fit within the concision limits of a highly edited interview segment.

Syrian War Expected To Take ‘Several Years’, Now Other Group In Syria ‘Threat To US’

By: Monday September 22, 2014 6:30 pm

Now that the US is expanding the war into Syria it seems ISIS is drifting out of focus. Another group, Khorasan, has been identified as a more direct threat to the United States. Khorasan is reportedly led by Muhsin al-Fadhli, a former member of Osama Bin Laden’s inner-circle who was intimately involved in 9/11. Director of National Intelligence Clapper has labeled Khorasan as much or a greater threat than ISIS and other intelligence experts told The New York Times the group poses a greater and more immediate danger to the US.

Flood Wall Street Actions Come After Massive Climate March

By: Monday September 22, 2014 9:08 am

While Sunday saw a massive march against climate change with an estimated 300,000 people attending, today activists are participating in Flood Wall Street under the slogan “Stop Capitalism. End the Climate Crisis.” The direct action campaign will target the New York Stock Exchange with a flood of activists engaging in a sit in to shut down the area.

Livestream and Live Tweeting From the Peoples Climate March

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 8:21 am

Live tweeting from the People’s Climate March.

Turn Left for Earth

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 7:01 am

I appreciate that there’s more happening than just a march for the climate today on the International Day of Peace, and I get the idea that keeping the safe and obedient march-to-nowhere separate from protests actually at the United Nations where our corporate overlords are determining the rate of the earth’s demise is intended to please all of the people some of the time, but I can’t help wishing that the march would just turn left instead of right when it reaches 42nd Street, in order to march to the United Nations rather than to nowhere.

This is not a radical idea.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Mark Schapiro, Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy

By: Saturday September 20, 2014 1:59 pm

One thing is for certain about climate change, to borrow the words of the title of the new book written by author, journalist and activist Naomi Klein: it changes everything. Just about a month before her book came out though, so too did another one singing a similar tune: Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy, authored by investigative journalist Mark Schapiro.

Bautista, Crisp-Sauray, and McKibben: A Future to March For

By: Monday September 15, 2014 4:04 pm

It was June 12, 1982. My daughter was still in her stroller, my son as yet unborn, when my wife and I, six friends, and another child in a stroller joined an estimated million people in New York City at the largest antinuclear protest in history. All of the adults in our party had grown up in a world unsettled in a unique way: Armageddon had, for the first time, potentially become a secular event. End times were no longer God’s choice for us, but ours for ourselves.

It seemed no mistake that, three decades into the Cold War, the nuclear readiness of the two superpowers was referred to as “mutual assured destruction,” about as graphic a phrase as you could find for the end of civilization; and, of course, it had its own acronym which, to us at least, seemed less like an abbreviation than sardonic commentary: MAD.

Jeff Holmstead Dismissed by Federal Judge as Expert Witness – Coal Lobbyist Defending Ameren

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 1:21 pm

Jeff Holmstead, perhaps the nation’s prime example of a revolving door lobbyist, was dismissed by a federal judge as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against Ameren Missouri, a coal burning utility.

In an ongoing case, the EPA has charged Ameren with violating the Clean Air Act by not installing appropriate pollution controls at one of its coal plants. The Sierra Club has since sued Ameren, “alleging 7,880 air quality violations at three coal-burning power plants since 2009.`”

The Prosecution of Environmental Activists: District Attorney Sam Sutter Sets Bold Example for Other Prosecutors

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 10:05 am

When Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter surprised two environmental activists and reduced all criminal charges against them to civil infractions, it was an unusual and rare example of a prosecutor exercising his conscience and using prosecutorial discretion while still upholding the rule of law. And it led activists to praise him for his courage as someone who had linked his office to the need for leadership and action on climate change.

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