This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work

by Ellen Brown Truthdig Dec 16, 2018 Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is part of a group of Congress members pushing for a Green New Deal. (Charles Krupa / AP Photo) With what author and activist Naomi Klein calls “galloping momentum,” the “Green New Deal” promoted by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appears to be forging a … Continue reading This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work

150 Activists Arrested as 1,000 Demonstrate in Green New Deal Protest of Pelosi and Hoyer Offices

The idea is especially popular among young voters, and many of the protesters were students by Griffin Connolly Roll Call Dec 10, 2018 The group spearheading the effort for House Democrats to move Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” to the top of their legislative agenda appeared to score a victory on Monday as more than … Continue reading 150 Activists Arrested as 1,000 Demonstrate in Green New Deal Protest of Pelosi and Hoyer Offices

The Vanishing

TomDispatch Dec 11, 2018 It’s not been a good era for migrants -- and no, I’m not talking about those “caravans” of desperate human beings from Central America heading for the U.S. (and the wrath of Donald J. Trump).  I’m thinking about birds -- shorebirds, in fact, which are surely the greatest migrants on the planet.  … Continue reading The Vanishing

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

Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ Yellow Jackets protesters are so angry

by Claude Poissenot  Conversation Dec 3, 2018 France’s “gilets jaunes” protests of December 1 were marked not only by their anger and violence, but also by the variety of those taking part. The violence of the protests – named after the yellow vests worn by those on the streets – is partly the work of … Continue reading Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ Yellow Jackets protesters are so angry