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CCL bipartisan activism pays off – Congress passes 3 big climate wins in the omnibus spending bill

Just before heading home for the 2020 holidays, the U.S. House and Senate passed a massive omnibus package. The package, which includes COVID relief and government funding, is also “the most significant energy legislation in more than a dozen years,” Politico reports. President Trump signed it Sunday night. By Flannery Winchester Citizens’ Climate Lobby “The agreement […]

December 30th

Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary is more than a victory for progressives or Native Americans – it’s good for every American

President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland to be secretary of the interior—the successful culmination of a campaign waged by a broad coalition of social and environmental justice advocates—was met with applause on Thursday. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams Climate justice and Indigenous rights advocates commended the decision to put the progressive Native American congresswoman […]

December 22nd

Jim Hightower: My Christmas gifts (to the power elite)

Ho ho ho, wait till you hear about the gifts I gave to some of America’s power elites for Christmas. By Jim Hightower Otherwords To each of our Congress critters, I sent my fondest wish that from now on they receive the exact same income, health care, and pensions that we average citizens get. If […]

December 17th

Center for Biological Diversity has 50 bold climate actions for Biden

The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday called on President-election Joe Biden to make good on his pledge to not “just tinker around the edges” of solutions to the climate and planetary crisis, releasing a report detailing 50 steps Biden can take without relying on Congress to address biological diversity, pollution, environmental injustice, and the […]

December 4th

Election 2020: Progressive measures even won in deep-red Trump country

Trump may have lost his bid for reelection, but many will still wonder: How has America turned so right-wing that a narcissistic, wannabe-dictator like Trump was even in the running? A vocal of minority of the president’s supporters may be racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic. And a bunch of uber-wealthy corporate profiteers are making a killing from […]

November 16th

Climate Justice online actions this weekend – From The Ground Up Global Gathering

“We, ​the COP26 Coalition​, have come together united under the common cause of climate justice. We are a collaboration of civil society organisations including trade unions, direct action networks, climate justice groups, environment and development NGOs, faith groups ,students and youth, migrant and racial justice networks. ​Join us​ as we kickstart a year of climate […]

November 12th

‘The Age of Incrementalism Is Over,’ declares Green New Deal champion Ed Markey after defeating Joe Kennedy III

Bolstered by an energized climate movement, small-dollar donors, and support from prominent progressive lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal champion Sen. Ed Markey on Tuesday fended off a Democratic primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose name recognition and late endorsement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ultimately insufficient to topple the popular Massachusetts […]

September 2nd

War on Science: The rise (and fall?) of anti-science Religion

Does everyone know that that lying, hypocritical [BLEEEEEP] Jerry Falwell, Jr. is out of Liberty University on his, let’s say, ear, for years of three-ways with the pool boy? What a fitting metaphor for all of the corrupt Christianists who have been polluting our public discourse since the Curse of Ham was brought forth as the theological justification […]

August 31st

Election 2020: Progressives call on Democrats to ‘Do the opposite’ as Rahm Emanuel advises Biden to shun Medicare for All and Green New Deal

On the heels of a convention that featured prominent Republicans urging voters to support Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, centrist political operative Rahm Emanuel suggested two of the most popular progressive policies of this election cycle ought to be ignored by the party and its nominee. By Lisa Newcomb Common Dreams “Two things I would […]

August 25th

Renewable Roundup: GOP Convention week and the Stanford prison experiment

Clearly the big political and social shift of this year is Black Lives Matter, after centuries of systemic racism: enslavement, Jim Crow with ceremonial Klan lynchings, and lately community-sanctioned police lynchings. And Law and Order demonization, and multiple Wars on Drugs since opium in the 19th century, and all the rest, including the associated bigotry, […]

August 24th