Category Archives: Environment

They Poisoned A City by Dorian Bon

Capitalism Kills

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by Dorian Bon
Socialist Worker
January 27, 2016

AFTER MORE than a year and a half of bitter protests, the people of Flint, Michigan, are finally getting some attention from America’s rulers and media for a water contamination crisis that has put thousands of children at risk of lifelong brain and developmental illnesses as a result of severe lead poisoning.

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Abby Martin: The Tyranny of Big Oil

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with Abby Martin and Greg Palast

teleSUR English on Jan 15, 2016

The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil’s strong-arm reach–its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity.

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Chris Hedges: The Revolution Will Be Local

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 8, 2015

In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges speaks with attorney Thomas Linzey and activist Mark Clatterbuck about the grassroots movements rising up against the fracking industry, and the legislative and direct action necessary to resist corporate power in the absence of a true democratic system.

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Ian Angus on Climate Change and The Summit Smokescreen Interviewed by Phil Gasper

London Climate March - 29th November 2015

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with Ian Angus
interviewed by Phil Gasper
socialistworker.org
December 3, 2015

President Barack Obama joined world leaders at the UN climate summit–officially called the 21st Congress of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 21–in Paris this week, and promised to work for an “ambitious” agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. But climate justice activists who are trying to put forward an alternative vision–in spite of a ban on protests by the French government after the November 13 terror attacks–say that much more is needed than the leaders of the world’s most powerful governments are willing to consider.

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The Future of Our Pale Blue Dot is At Stake by Gunther Ostermann

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by Gunther Ostermann
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Kelowna, BC. Canada
Dec. 1, 2015

The leaders of European countries are facing massive political, economic and social problems, with no real solutions in sight. But those very serious issues actually pale to global ones.

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Naomi Klein: This Is Violence. Inaction In The Face Of Such An Existential Threat (#COP21)

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Updated: Dec. 7, 2015

Democracy Now! on Nov 30, 2015

Ahead of the 21st UN climate change conference in Paris, more than 170 nations submitted plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But experts say the proposed targets end up falling far short of what is needed to mitigate against drastic heating of the planet, and that the agreements during the negotiations are not likely to be binding. We discuss what’s at stake in Paris and how activists are responding with bestselling author Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism versus the Climate.

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Chris Hedges and Kevin Zeese: The #TPP: “The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History”

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Nov. 16, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges and organizer Kevin Zeese break down the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The two deconstruct how the TPP and other associated trade deals like TiSA and TTIP, if approved, will lead to the irreversible privatization of public services, the dismantling of people’s judiciary rights, and the further corporatization of pharmaceuticals, labor, and natural resources. Zeese highlights the importance of direct action in combating these injustices, specifically detailing upcoming demonstrations he has organized with PopularResistance.

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Regardless of Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Flow to the Gulf

Chicago Chapter of RAN Sends Canadian Consulate A Clear Message About Tar Sands

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TheRealNews on Nov 5, 2015

DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn says the pipeline company Enbridge is still planning a $5 billion terminal expansion. Note: After the publication of this story, the State Department announced it rejected Transcanada’s request to suspend it’s review of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Full Text of #TPP Released to Public… And It’s Horrible by Jon Queally + Action Alerts + Video Reports

#TPP - Expressway to Trade Hell

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Updated: Nov. 6, 2015

by Jon Queally
Common Dreams
Nov. 5, 2015

It’s a disaster for people, the planet, democracy, and the future of the global economy.

That was the immediate assessment of informed critics as world governments, including the United States, on Thursday morning made the full text of the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) available to the public for the first time.

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Pope Francis’ Address to the UN General Assembly + Transcript

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PBS NewsHour on Sep 25, 2015

In his speech to the United Nations on Friday, Pope Francis said there is a “right of the environment” and that mankind didn’t have the authority to abuse it.

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Chris Hedges: Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders on Imperialism and Capitalism

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Sep 24, 2015

Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the Pope’s rhetoric on climate change and capitalism is a positive force or a dangerous illusion.

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Pope Tells World’s Top Arms Dealers to End Arms Trade by David Swanson + Pope Francis’ Speech to Congress + Transcript

Pope Francis rips capitalism and trickle-down economics

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
September 24, 2015

I lack patience. I admit it.

There’s my confession.

I couldn’t sit through the Pope’s slow and plodding and polite speech to Congress, waiting for him to say something against the primary thing that body does and spends our money on. But finally he got there:
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The Spiritual Crisis In the Industrial Wine Industry by Shepherd Bliss

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by Shepherd Bliss
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Sebastopol, California
August 31, 2015

I have been contemplating why the growing struggle by rural residents against the expanding, industrial wine industry in Sonoma and Napa counties, Northern California, has touched my heart and soul so deeply.

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Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Not Learned by Walter Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
August 25, 2015

This week is the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the southeastern gulf coast by Hurricane Katrina.

More than 1,800 people died. There is no estimate for the number of pets and wildlife. Damage was estimated at more than $100 billion.

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A Revolutionary Pope Calls for Rethinking the Outdated Criteria That Rule the World by Ellen Brown

Pope Francis rips capitalism and trickle-down economics

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
July 3, 2015

Pope Francis’ revolutionary encyclical addresses not just climate change but the banking crisis. Interestingly, the solution to that crisis may have been modeled in the Middle Ages by Franciscan monks following the Saint from whom the Pope took his name.

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