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Is Donald Trump Robbing The US?

April 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Frankly, when people have said that Trump only ran for president to boost his business, I didn’t agree. I think Donald [&hellip

Obama: 1/2 Good?

December 4th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

  If you look at one or two segments of the Obama administration’s work — clean energy and energy efficiency [&hellip

Senator Whitehouse Slams White House & Washington on Global Warming Avoidance

October 22nd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's (D-RI) 23-minute speech calling out the heads-in-the-sand Washington leaders last week may have been the speech of the week (or month.. or year.. or decade). If you haven't already, you can watch it above. If you prefer text, someone over at the Center for American Progress created the full transcript

Time to Encircle the White House!!

October 16th, 2011 | by

Dear friends -- When we started our campaign to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, we knew the odds were long. We knew that oil companies had a stranglehold on the political process, that the other side had more lobbyists and money than we could ever dream of. We knew that most analysts and pundits considered the approval of the pipeline to be a foregone conclusion. In short, we knew that we might well lose this fight -- and we knew that we had to fight it anyway

The Climate Movement and Occupy Wall Street

October 13th, 2011 | by Kate Follot

We are all a movement for change for the better, whether that be towards a sustainable future, or whether it’s towards ending corporate rule over our economy. We must stand together for change, change that happens, change that makes sense, change that is in our hands, not in the hands of the 1% and not in the hands of people who put religion and their personal morals over our freedom

Big Day of Climate Action Coming — Moving Planet (September 24)

September 7th, 2011 | by

By Bill McKibben Dear Friends, The last two weeks have been spectacular. In Washington DC, phase one of the tar sands campaign has just come to an end, and 1,252 North Americans have been arrested in a massive civil disobedience campaign. This historic groundswell was focused on stopping the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline — but it also sent a larger message that people everywhere are willing to take bold action to move our planet beyond fossil fuels

Obama Reverses Course on Smog Rule

September 5th, 2011 | by Tom Schueneman

In a surprise move on Friday, President Obama ordered the EPA to withdraw its proposed regulation to tighten ground level ozone standards. Seen as yet another retreat from the president, the decision brought claims of victory from his GOP and industry rivals, and quick rebuke from his supporters and environmental watchdog groups.

Tar Sands Action Deemed Largest Collective Civil Disobedience in U.S. this Century

September 4th, 2011 | by Kate Follot

On September 3rd, hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Park for the final day of the rally against the Tar Sands at the end of the two week sit down protest at the White House. An estimated 1252 people were arrested during this two week continuous peaceful protest, making it the largest collective act of Civil Disobedience in the U.S. in decades

Daryl Hannah, Greenpeace USA Executive Director, & More Arrested at White House; Tim DeChristopher Sends Letter from Prison (+ Top Activism Stories)

August 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Climate change and tar sands activism continued at the White House today, with actress and activist Daryl Hannah (also covered by Think Progress), Greenpeace USA executive director Phil Radford, and more getting arrested. Another big environmental activism story of the day was a letter from Tim DeChristopher from prison

How the Police Got Overwhelmed by Climate Activists (+ Top Activism News)

August 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Here's a full repost from Climate Progress by leading climate activist Mike Tidwell, who I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago when I lived in Virginia. It's on how activists overwhelmed the authority figures trying to squash their efforts at justice. Enjoy. Following the repost are other top activism stories of the day.

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