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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
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
Inside the growing movement to shut down the environmentally devastating tar-sands project Let’s get the jail part out of the way right at the start. Central Cell Block in Washington, D.C., is exactly as much fun as it sounds like. In fact, the entire process of being jailed unfolded more or less as any observer of, [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
The climate movement’s biggest civil disobedience action ever is about to take Washington by storm. This is starting to get exciting. Five or six of us are hunched around a table in a small Washington office, shouting into phones and pecking away at keyboards as we count down toward the Saturday beginning of what looks like it [...]Leer más0 Comentarios