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Ellery Akers: We Have the Power to Pull Back from the Brink

I call fire.
And fire answers with its flaming mouth
and strange whining pronunciation
as it clears the underbrush

February 10, 2020 · 2 Comments

George Monbiot: Embarrassment of Riches

Every day, private jets take off from London carrying a single passenger, mostly flying to Russia and the US. Each of them is filled with 32,000 litres of fuel. That’s as much fossil energy as a small African town might use in a year.

September 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: The Reluctant Radical (Trailer)

. If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? Lindsey Grayzel‘s film The Reluctant Radical follows activist Ken Ward … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

David Korten: How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth

We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent. To have a viable human future on this overstressed planet, it is essential that we build a … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

Michael T. Klare: America’s Carbon-Pusher in Chief

Trump’s Fossil-Fueled Foreign Policy Who says President Trump doesn’t have a coherent foreign policy?  Pundits and critics across the political spectrum have chided him for failing to articulate and implement … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Alexandra Dos Santos: We Don’t Care About the Young People

The Young People — it’s a label I’ve seen used to dismiss an entire generation as hopelessly naive and ignorant. The Young People don’t know how to communicate; they’re always … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Michael Schwartz: The Great Game in the Holy Land

How Gazan Natural Gas Became the Epicenter of An International Power Struggle Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Mel Packer: Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Feb. 13 and 14 were “Global Divestment Days” devoted to the international movement calling for governments, universities and financial and religious institutions to divest from fossil fuels. In Pittsburgh, college students … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nick Coles: Divestment Days and the “War on Coal”

Originally posted on Working-Class Perspectives:
Next weekend, February 13 and 14, hundreds of cities around the world will witness actions as part of Global Divestment Days, calling for an end…

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michael T. Klare: Big Oil is Back!

A Global Warming President Presides Over a Drill-Baby-Drill America. Considering all the talk about global warming, peak oil, carbon divestment, and renewable energy, you’d think that oil consumption in the … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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