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Obama’s Long Neglect Of Climate Change Provokes Skepticism With Alaska PR Stunt

So, President Barack Obama is taking a hike on a melting glacier in Alaska this week. That’s nice. He’s giving speeches about the urgency of addressing climate change. That’s nice.

In 2008, though, Obama promoted ridiculous “clean coal” propaganda from the fossil fuels industry. In 2009, Obama walked away from climate legislation that he had […]

What You Can Do That Google Can’t

This summer, Google bragged about its latest generation of server technology: “From Firehose, our first in-house datacenter network, ten years ago to our latest-generation Jupiter network, we’ve increased the capacity of a single datacenter network more than 100x. Our current generation — Jupiter fabrics — can deliver more than 1 Petabit/sec of total bisection bandwidth. […]

Can We Stamp Money Out Of Politics… With A Stamp?

The other day, when I looked at my change from the grocery store, one bill stood out in particular. It was a one dollar bill, and right next to the face of George Washington, there was printed, in red ink, the message: Stamp Money Out Of Politics: Amend The Constitution”. I’d never seen this message […]

Washington, DC to Rally Against Torture on Friday, June 26

What do Amnesty International USA, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee have in common? They are among the activist organizations that are gathering in front of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC at 4 pm on Friday, June 26 to call for an full investigation and prosecution of those […]

Gumming Up The Wolf Hunt Pipeline

This weekend saw the biggest anti-pipeline protest in Minnesota history, organized by Tar Sands Resistance. It’s not just about the Keystone XL pipeline. Many other pipelines are being planned to bring crude oil from the Alberta tar sands into the United States to be processed and then sold for burning, creating the risk of massive […]

Boycott The Boycott Of The Boycott!

Some federal employees may not approve of Brendan Boyle’s legislation to use the Thrift Savings Fund to sabotage efforts to boycott Israel. If so, they can boycott the boycott of the boycott. […]

Catholic Vote Wants To Spread Natural Marriage

Catholic Vote wants more natural marriage, but does that mean more marriages with whole food diets, or more marriages where people decide they don’t need to go through the artifice of religious ceremonies? […]

John Edwards on Memorial Day 2007; Bernie Sanders on Memorial Day 2015

Since it was known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has been a day to remember the dead. Let’s also remember the actions of the living.

On Memorial Day 2007, John Edwards used his platform as a Democratic presidential candidate to call on Americans to engage in activism against the ongoing war in Iraq. Unfortunately, the […]

North Carolina Moral Mondays Roll On With Themed Protests

At a time when most of America is politically quiescent, Moral Mondays are a regular feature of the progressive protest calendar in North Carolina. As the summer looms, the North Carolina NAACP has a queue of themed protests to be staged at the complex of the NC General Assembly in Raleigh:

May 27 theme: Healthcare […]

HKONJ Movement in North Carolina Pushes On, Strong

HKONJ — Historic Thousands On Jones Street — is a North Carolina movement that has transcended the Mondays of the Tar Heel state’s Moral Mondays marches in the state capital of Raleigh. The progressive organization makes this purple state more active than its blue peers, adding to the breadth of the Moral Mondays movement with […]

Will Going Hungry One Day Every Month Help Stop Climate Change?

According to Fast For The Climate, thousands of people are participating in the fast, but how does not eating food for one day a month help to stop climate change? […]