Confronting Injustice: A must-read book for today’s activists

Ian Angus reviews an essential book, written by an activist for activists, a practical contribution to building real struggles for a better world. “Confronting Injustice is a powerful call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change.”

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Preview: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming
Preview: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming Preview: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming

Two leaders of the climate change divestment campaign are urging institutions to break ties with the fossil fuel industry burning up the Earth. Cast: BillMoyers.com Tags: Climate Change , Global Warming , Divestment , Big Oil , Tom Van Dyck and Ellen Dorsey

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Live Chat: “Noah” Director on What Faith Has to Do with Fighting Climate Change
Live Chat: “Noah” Director on What Faith Has to Do with Fighting Climate Change Live Chat: “Noah” Director on What Faith Has to Do with Fighting Climate Change

iframe frameborder=”0″ height=”315″ src=”” width=”560″ “No matter what the Christian right may say, Noah is a deeply religious and spiritual film containing an authentic moral message,” Chris Mooney wrote in Mother Jones today .” And that message feeds strongly into a vital and growing religious tradition of our time, one that especially appeals to younger believers: faith-based environmentalism, or what is sometimes called “creation care,” which uses biblically based moral imperatives to impel conservation and stewardship.” Today Mooney moderates a conversation with director Darren Aronofsky—as well as The Sierra Club, The Center for American Progress, and Climate Desk—on the intersection of faith and environmentalism: “As the threat of climate change becomes more apparent, faith advocates are providing a crucial moral voice to call for responsible stewardship of the planet and its creatures. They are joining forces with environmental allies at the local, state, and national levels to bring about personal and policy changes that respond to climate change.”

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New Ways to Visualize Increasingly Hot Weather in U.S.

The portion of days with warm weather in the U.S. have increased by 25 percent over the past 50 years according to a new data analysis. The analysis draws on publicly available data and represents the tip of the iceberg for how publicly available climate and weather data can be accessed and used.

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Can Climate Change Be Stopped Politically?

Due to yesterday being Earth Day there were lots of articles discussing climate change.

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Koch Brothers Leading Fight Against Pro-Solar Energy Policies Solar energy has…

Koch Brothers Leading Fight Against Pro-Solar Energy Policies Solar energy has been gaining steam and popularity among Americans, and most states are implementing or preparing to implement policies that support the institution of solar energy.

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Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip

During his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama’s “ U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine .” A key part of the package involves promoting the deployment of  hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”)  in Ukraine.  Dean Neu , professor of accounting at York University in Toronto, describes this phenomenon in his book, “ Doing Missionary Work , ” and in this case it involves the U.S.

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Stefan Warner at Earth Day Rally for Climate Change Action 2014, Oklahoma City
Stefan Warner at Earth Day Rally for Climate Change Action 2014, Oklahoma City Stefan Warner at Earth Day Rally for Climate Change Action 2014, Oklahoma City

Stefan Warner, organizer with the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance, speaking at the Earth Day Rally for Climate Change Action held at the Oklahoma State Capitol South Plaza on April 22, 2014….

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Questions on the future of fracking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fracking the Bakken of North Dakota: To ensure US energy self-sufficiency – or to fetch the highest price? Image: Joshua Doubek via Wikimedia Commons By Kieran Cooke The fracking industry is the new star on the US energy scene, credited by its backers with bringing down domestic fuel prices and revitalising the US economy. But amid the talk of an energy revolution, there are questions about just how long the fracking boom can last

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Shareholders and activists are ready to fight back

Shareholder meeting season is upon us! I know, Public Citizen is known for watch-dogging corporations not investing in them. But this is the time of year that the Corporate Reform Coalition (a coalition Public Citizen chairs) gears up to do some serious protesting outside of company meetings (and to ask tough questions inside the meetings too.) Corporate cash in elections corrupts our public officials and thwarts important progressive reforms by spreading misinformation and drowning out the voices of average people

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