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Court slapps down big oil’s nuisance lawsuit against young climate activists and City of LA

In a victory for environmental justice, a California appeals court on February 15 dismissed the California Independent Petroleum Associations’s lawsuit against youth organizations from South Los Angeles and Wilmington, the Center for Biological Diversity and the city of Los Angeles. By Dan Bacher Judge Terry A. Green of the California 2nd District Court of Appeals reversed a previous order by the L.A. Superior […]

February 18th

Bill McKibben calls FBI tracking of green activists “contemptible”

As the result of a Freedom of Information suit brought by The Guardian, the FBI has revealed it maintained an open investigation of 350.org — the climate activism group founded by Bill McKibben — and its members as part of an ongoing anti-terrorism campaign. “Trying to deal with the greatest crisis humans have stumbled into shouldn’t require being […]

December 14th

Citizens Climate Lobby works on ocean health

I first found out about CCL when I attended the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C. with my cousin to watch the film “Blue.” The film was about the health of our oceans and issues such as marine debris, plastic pollution, unsustainable/illegal fishing methods, and species degradation. My cousin asked me to join him because […]

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

20+ Memorable Earth Day Posters from 1970-2009

1970 Earth Day 1970 (Pogo via Walt Kelley) (Earth Day 1970 by Robert Leydenfrost, via Click Americana) Earth Day 1971 (Pogo via Walt Kelley) Earth Day 1975 Earth Day 1980 (via Denver Public Library) Earth Day 1990   (via markbult) Earth Day 1995 (By Peter Max) 2000 (via Bob Masse) Earth Day 2004 (via U.S. […]

April 21st

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

OWS: Sometimes, change is inconvenient

My heart sinks every time someone I like and/or respect expresses frustration with the Occupy movement due to traffic congestion. It’s not that I don’t understand their frustrations—I know what it is to be stuck and to want to be home. I get that some people have children and other responsibilities—that they really need to be home. But […]

January 4th

Komen Co-opted Like Many Before

Surprised about the recent news from Susan G. Komen for the Cure? I’m not. In the early 1980s fundamentalist Christians who wanted to effect public policy and turn back thirty years of social progress adopted a ‘stealth’ policy of grass roots participation. They joined school boards, the PTA, neighborhood organizations, ran for town council, etc. […]

December 15th