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Today was the day. Finally, powerfully, decisively — the movement to stop climate change has come together. This was the biggest climate change rally in US history. By our count, 50,000 people gathered by the Washington Monument and then marched past the White House, demanding that President Obama block the Keystone XL pipeline and move forward [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
The Strategic Importance of Keystone XL Presidential decisions often turn out to be far less significant than imagined, but every now and then what a president decides actually determines how the world turns. Such is the case with the Keystone XL pipeline, which, if built, is slated to bring some of the “dirtiest,” carbon-rich oil [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
I don’t claim to know exactly what’s going on with #IdleNoMore, the surging movement of indigenous activists that started late last year in Canada and is now spreading across the continent — much of the action, from hunger strikes to road and rail blockades, is in scattered and remote places, and even as people around [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
Los pronósticos de abundancia chocan con las realidades del planeta El invierno pasado los entusiastas de los combustibles fósiles comenzaron a proclamar el alba de una nueva “Edad de Oro” del petróleo que haría repartir la economía de EE.UU., generaría millones de nuevos empleos y liberaría a ese país de su dependencia del petróleo importado. Ed [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
The next great battle of the Occupy movement may not take place in city parks and plazas, where the security and surveillance state is blocking protesters from setting up urban encampments. Instead it could arise in the nation’s heartland, where some ranchers, farmers and enraged citizens, often after seeing their land seized by eminent domain [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
Today was… quite a day. The bell that people struck last August when they sat in at the White House to block the Keystone Pipeline was still resonating. Not loudly — the oil money in Congress muffled the sound. But loudly enough that we squeaked through by a 4-Senator margin, defeating a Republican amendment mandating [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry My resolution for 2012 is to be naïve — dangerously naïve. I’m aware that the usual recipe for political effectiveness is just the opposite: to be cynical, calculating, an insider. But if you think, as I do, that we need deep change in [...]Leer más0 Comentarios