Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Push a Bold New Plan to Tackle Climate Change

In a livestreamed town hall event, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez laid out the best hope yet to stave off climate disaster and transform our economy: A Green New Deal. And now it’s gaining support in Congress. The progressive stalwarts shared the stage together Monday night at a packed town hall event entitled “Solving Our Climate Crisis.” BY … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Push a Bold New Plan to Tackle Climate Change

Extinction Rebellion Convenes ‘People’s Congress’ at U.S. Capitol

By Anne Meador DCMG Dec 4, 2018 Washington, DC—The release this fall of several new reports on the effects of climate change has given a new sense of urgency to the climate movement. Even though some say the reports may still be too conservative in their findings, scientists finally seem to be hitting the panic … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Convenes ‘People’s Congress’ at U.S. Capitol

With a Green New Deal, Here’s what the World Could Look Like for our Next Generation

  by Kate Aronoff Intercept Dec 5, 2018 IT’S THE SPRING of 2043, and Gina is graduating college with the rest of her class. She had a relatively stable childhood. Her parents availed themselves of some of the year of paid family leave they were entitled to, and after that, she was dropped off at a … Continue reading With a Green New Deal, Here’s what the World Could Look Like for our Next Generation

The weedkiller in our food is killing us

Growing research show that glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicides in the US, causes cancer by Erin Brockovich Guardian Dec 6, 2018 On a recent Saturday afternoon, in an estuary near Tampa Bay, Florida, I watched airboats move up and down the river banks, spraying massive plumes of weedkiller on to the vegetation. The … Continue reading The weedkiller in our food is killing us

Iceland’s Prime Minister is the “Anti-Trump”

  Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir this week announced her support for Progressive International—the just-launched global movement calling for all progressives to fight together for a "shared vision of democracy, prosperity, sustainability, and solidarity." A brainchild of the U.S.-based Sanders Institute and Europe's DiEM25—groups founded by Jane O'Meara Sanders and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, … Continue reading Iceland’s Prime Minister is the “Anti-Trump”

David Attenborough: Collapse of Civilization is on the Horizon

Naturalist tells leaders at UN climate summit fate of world is in their hands By Damian Carrington in Katowice Guardian Dec 2, 2018 https://youtu.be/b6Vh-g0oZ9w   The collapse of civilisation and the natural world is on the horizon, Sir David Attenborough has told the UN climate change summit in Poland. The naturalist was chosen to represent … Continue reading David Attenborough: Collapse of Civilization is on the Horizon

Naomi Klein on the Urgency of a Green New Deal for Everyone

by Naomi LaChance Truthdig Nov 30, 2018 Progressive journalist and activist Naomi Klein urged sweeping change that tackles the climate crisis, capitalism, racism and economic inequality in tandem on Friday in Burlington, Vt. If that seems challenging, add the fact that the clock is ticking and there might not be another chance. https://youtu.be/IN1YFLUmcOk “We need to have started … Continue reading Naomi Klein on the Urgency of a Green New Deal for Everyone