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Coloradans Have Nothing To Lose But Chains

By Chip Martin, Special To RGB As most of you who read me regularly know, I am all about smashing the regulated-monopoly-utility racket that currently holds us hostage. They’ve never faced real competition before, and now rooftop solar poses a significant threat. That’s why they’re hell-bent on regulating it out of the picture. In Colorado, […]

May 29th

Action! Locals blockade Utah tar sands strip mine

Dozens of individuals peacefully disrupted road construction and stopped operations today at the site of a proposed tar sands mine in the Bookcliffs range of southeastern Utah. Earlier this morning, Utah residents joined members of indigenous tribes from the Four Corners region and allies from across the country for a water ceremony inside the mine […]

July 29th

Make ALL filibusters like Wendy’s Texas-style filibuster!

What about it, Senator Merkley? Senator Reid? Why can’t we reform the US Senate filibuster to match the rules – and the drama – of the filibuster that played out last night in the Texas State Senate? Texas Republicans wanted to pass a draconian abortion bill that would have banned all abortions over 20 weeks […]

June 26th

Watch day 3 of Natroots Nation 2013 – With Sen Merkley, Speaker Pelosi

Want the absolute cutting-edge scoop on what’s happening right now in progressive politics – the environment, labor issues, women’s issues, LGTBQ, and political organizing in general? Several thousand progressive activists, bloggers, politicians, organizers, and average folks are gathering today in San Jose for the 2013 Netroots Nation conference. And you can follow much of it live […]

June 22nd

Watch the 2nd day of Netroots Nation

Want the absolute cutting-edge scoop on what’s happening right now in progressive politics – the environment, labor issues, women’s issues, LGTBQ, and political organizing in general? Several thousand progressive activists, bloggers, politicians, organizers, and average folks are gathering today in San Jose for the 2013 Netroots Nation conference. And you can follow much of it live […]

June 21st

Follow the Netroots Nation conference – live now!

Want the absolute cutting-edge scoop on what’s happening right now in progressive politics – the environment, labor issues, women’s issues, LGTBQ, and political organizing in general? Several thousand progressive activists, bloggers, politicians, organizers, and average folks are gathering today in San Jose for the 2013 Netroots Nation conference. And you can follow much of it […]

June 20th

GMO frankenfish are coming – unless you act…

By Credo Action Late last year the FDA quietly took a major step toward approving the “frankenfish,” AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon. Its approval would be a radical move by the FDA – the first genetically modified animal ever to enter our food supply. It’s no wonder the FDA posted its final review, clearing the way for […]

February 20th

This Valentine’s Day, green is the new red

Show her your love is sustainable… because on Valentine’s Day you care enough to say “I love you” in a way that also says you love our planet (and you want to make it a better place for our children). This is the biggest shopping day of the year for chocolate and flowers… go green […]

February 14th

Fight global warming – hit the fossil fuel companies in their wallets

There’s a growing movement to battle global warming by encouraging progressive institutions such as colleges and universities to vote with their wallets by cutting climate-wrecking fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios. In this report from our sister site Planetsave, Bill McKibben talks about the progress we’re making… Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Gains Steam In […]

February 12th

Climate Action week – top climate stories for February 12, 2013

We’re counting down to the largest climate rally in history, coming to Washington DC on February 17. Every day this week we’ll be presenting links and excerpts to the best climate change and global warming diaries posted around the web, and as part of the Climate Change Blogathon. Here we go for today, February 12: […]

February 12th

David Brin: Tis the season… to save the world?

By David Brin You don’t have to be reminded. Forward looking folks know this time of year is when we re-assess our annual donations and find ways to help tilt the scales toward a more favorable tomorrow. But is there an aspect of ultimate self-interest? Consider. What criteria will future generations use, when they decide which people from […]

December 3rd