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Watch live: DNC marks up the draft Election 2020 Democratic Platform

Hey folk, @TheDemocrats are marking up the draft 2020 platform right now. I found out because I happened to check the DNC Youtube channel, not because anyone told me. By RL Miller Meantime, I delivered 5000 signatures to @MDeatrick of @DNCClimate  and @VarshPrakash of @sunrisemvmt showing public support to #FixDNCPlatform – restore science, bolder goals for renewable energy, more. […]

July 27th

Amid disappointment over party’s draft platform, 25,000+ people urge DNC to adopt climate panel’s ambitious policies

As climate experts and advocates on Thursday continued to criticize Democratic Party officials’ draft 2020 platform, the Democratic National Committee’s Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis delivered petitions with over 25,000 signatures urging the DNC to incorporate the panel’s bold policy recommendations. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The council, which launched in February after months of […]

July 24th

DNC Snubs Climate Movement Just as Greenpeace Endorses Democratic Panel’s Visionary Plan

Despite mounting pressure on the party to craft a 2020 platform that includes ambitious climate policies, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Monday announced a drafting committee that, in the words of journalist Emily Atkin, “snubs progressive climate activists again.” By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams  Despite mounting pressure on the party to craft a […]

June 24th

‘The Planet Is at Stake’: DNC Panel Pushes Biden to Back $16 Trillion Plan to Fight Climate Crisis

A DNC panel composed of progressive environmentalists and several allies of Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to commit to spending up to $16 trillion over the next decade to combat the climate crisis and put the U.S. on track for near-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. By Jake […]

June 15th

Climate Hawk RL Miller wins election to DNC (This should shake things up)

RL Miller, founder of the advocacy group Climate Hawks Vote (and regular contributor to RedGREENandBlue), was elected to the Democratic National Committee last Friday—and she intends to push the Democratic Party’s governing body to improve how it handles the climate crisis and fossil fuel industry, according to a Thursday interview in Emily Atkin’s HEATED newsletter. By Jessica Corbett Common […]

DNC says climate change is a priority – just not worthy of a debate (still)

The leadership of the Democratic National Committee let Washington Gov. Jay Inslee know Wednesday that it does not plan to hold a separate presidential candidate debate on the climate crisis that he had requested, and that at least five other Democratic candidates have supported. By Meteor Blades In that request, Inslee wrote: Defeating climate change won’t be easy. If […]

June 6th

DNC Chair Perez blasts Trump for breaking government promises to American Indians

Since long before the founding of the Republic, the settler populations from the Puritans onward did their best to wipe out the indigenous peoples of what is now the United States. By Meteor Blades  The vast majority of American Indians—likely in their millions—were killed by European-brought diseases. But public policy, spoken and written, was predicated on extermination, sometimes […]

August 10th

David Brin: The case for a scientific nation, part one

By David Brin While the Democrats held their gathering, I kept getting messages: “How did you know offshore banking havens, like the Caymans, would become a big issue?”,  referring to my 1989 novel EARTH, in which secret caches of stolen wealth became the world issue by the 2020s. Despite grim satisfaction from successful forecasting, I get no charge out of […]

September 9th

DNC: Wednesday’s environmental update

While there wasn’t much talk about climate change at the Democratic Convention Wednesday, there were other environmental issues that came up – particularly clean energy. And the central theme appeared to be putting the country back to work – not by dumping more tax breaks on the richest 1 percent, but by leveling the playing […]

September 6th