Elizabeth Warren, the Progressive powerhouse senator from Massachusetts gave a rousing, upbeat, 31-minute speech in Atlanta at the Netroots Nation conference Saturday morning. And while she attacked the way the system is rigged, she has hope – because we’re fighting to fix it. By Meteor Blades You can watch it all here (STARTING AT 47:00 into […]
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Pete Seeger was more than an icon – he was a good and decent man. From his collaboration with Woody Guthrie in the ’30s to his radio hits as part of the folk music supergroup The Weavers in the ’50s, to his championing of the environment with his Hudson River Clearwater organization in the ’70s, […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Monday, April 22, is Earth Day 2013! So we thought we’d pull up this review of classic Earth Day posters from the past 43 years. Enjoy! 1970 (Pogo via Walt Kelley) ->Next Poster
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
By Anna Goldstein 350.org Dear friends, What comes next? That’s the question facing people all across the country — people in the climate movement, people in the Occupy movement, and all of us here at 350.org. Fired up by the momentous victory over the Keystone XL oil pipeline, we know one thing for sure: this movement […]
It’s Bank Transfer Day or Move Your Money Day, and all across America, people are reporting on the change they are making in their own lives as they drop their failed bank and switch to a local credit union. Apparently Bill O’Reilly, on FOX last night, claimed nobody was going to do this. Then he said Geraldo […]
Here we go… the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for a global day of action on Saturday, October 15th.
With events happening in more than 1500 cities around the country = and the world – YOU can get in on the action as well!
We provide links and more information… come check it out!
The truth is, we’ve got lots of work to do to solve the climate crisis: big polluters are doing everything in their power to delay real climate action, and they are spending huge amounts of money to distort the truth and block progress. But this weekend’s events can show the world that a vibrant movement is coming to life — and that people everywhere are ready to do whatever it takes to move the world beyond fossil fuels.
First rule of being a criminal: Don’t ever call in the cops. You might not like what they have to say.
By Bill McKibben This morning, thousands of climate activists will join a rally outside the US Chamber of Commerce to protest the money pollution that’s corrupting our democracy and wrecking our planet. The environmental movement is getting smarter by the minute, and this morning in Washington DC it passes a major test. Thousands and thousands […]
You may have heard the story: In the waning days of the Bush administration, the Interior Department tried to rush through a bunch of gas leases on public land. They knew the Obama admin wouldn’t allow them, so they tried to get them locked down, contractually, by holding an auction. Update: The jury found Tim […]