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Global Witness reveals 2019 was deadliest year on record for eco-defenders, with 212 murdered worldwide

“In 2019, Global Witness recorded 212 murdered land and environmental defenders—making it the deadliest year on record for people defending their homes, forests, and rivers against climate-destructive industries.” That’s according to Defending Tomorrow: The climate crisis and threats against land and environmental defenders (pdf), an annual report released Wednesday by the watchdog group, which has published data on […]

July 31st

Climatologist Michael Mann on 2020 Atlantic hurricane season: “Hate to say, we told you so'”

“Hate to say, ‘We told you so.’” That comment came in a Monday tweet from climatologist (and regular RedGREENandBlue contributor) Michael E. Mann, responding to a pair of meteorologists who noted the warm waters along the East Coast of the United States, which “means trouble for any tropical cyclones coming up the coast” for the next […]

July 29th

Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the coronavirus pandemi

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned an infodemic, a vast and complicated mix of information, misinformation and disinformation. In this environment, false narratives – the virus was “planned,” that it originated as a bioweapon, that COVID-19 symptoms are caused by 5G wireless communications technology – have spread like wildfire across social media and other communication platforms. […]

July 28th

Video: Occidental Petroleum gets to write its very own Coronavirus bailout (with YOUR money)

At first, Occidental Petroleum had too many employees and too much revenue to qualify for federal aid. So how did the major oil and gas company ultimately get the bailout it wanted? In the following video from The Years Project, investigative reporter Zorka Milin explains how the company lobbied for rule changes. By The Years […]

July 16th

Election 2020: How fake accounts constantly manipulate what you see on social media – and what you can do about it

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram started out as a way to connect with friends, family and people of interest. But anyone on social media these days knows it’s increasingly a divisive landscape. Undoubtedly you’ve heard reports that hackers and even foreign governments are using social media to manipulate and attack you. You may […]

The Poster Company for US Fracking Has Fallen: Chesapeake Energy Files for Bankruptcy

Climate advocates pointed to news Sunday that fracking giant Chesapeake Energy was filing for bankruptcy as further evidence that the fossil fuel industry’s collapse is being hastened by the coronavirus pandemic and called for the government to stop propping up businesses in the field. By Eoin Higgins Common Dreams “Fracking giant Chesapeake Energy just declared […]

June 30th

Trump and Barr putting police on the streets of DC with no names or insignia. This is scary.

If you’ve spent time in some parts of the world at certain periods—say Latin America—you’re familiar with the sight of so many armed people in uniform on the streets to keep authoritarian regimes in place. And even though the presence of such forces was often bolstered by U.S. policy, seeing such an array in the U.S. capital is incredibly rare. And discomfiting. […]

June 5th

Trump pulls out of yet another treaty (making war more likely)

Still bent on opting out of treaties and international programs that the United States initiated or in which it has been a key participant, Donald Trump plans to withdraw from the multilateral Treaty on Open Skies, according to senior White House officials. The treaty, which allows signatory nations to overfly each other for unarmed surveillance, was first proposed 65 years ago in […]

May 24th

James Howard Kunstler: The birds of spring are singing (Or is it the fat lady?)

Spring is popping now with a ferocious energy that can only remind the sullenly sequestered masses that life is going on without them. Every living thing is busy making-and-doing out there, except the poor humans, idled without work or purpose. That won’t last long. People don’t submit automatically to zombification when some pissant bureaucrats issue them $1200 […]