Category: Resources

Farron Cousins: America Is Suffering From A Very Real Water Crisis That Few Are Acknowledging

We’re pricing a third of United States citizens out of the water market

Teressa Rose Ezell: Black Snakes on the Move: Pipeline Expansion Out of Control

The US is already home to approximately 2.5 million miles of underground gas and oil pipeline. For the sake of comparison, only one other country exceeds 100,000 pipeline miles: Russia, with 161,502 miles

Winona La Duke: Trump’s Push to Build Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines is a Declaration of War

The person who’s going to benefit most from Keystone is Rex Tillerson, the new secretary of state

Emilio Godoy: Anti-Fracking Movement Alarmed at Trump’s Focus on Fossil Fuels

The United States is the country that produces the largest quantities of shale oil and gas, which has made it the main global producer of fossil fuels, ranking first in gas extraction and third in oil

M.B. Pell: Lead Level Disaster – Thousands of Areas Are Worse Than Flint

Lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding

George Monbiot: The 13 impossible crises that humanity now faces

We face (at least) 13 major crises, some of which are immediate. It’s time for some hard thinking about how we confront them

Winona La Duke: Public Servants or Corporate Security?

So you joined law enforcement or the National Guard because you wanted to uphold the law, protect innocent civilians against the bad guys, and help your community in times of need. Instead, they’re having you blockade unarmed people who are trying to hold a prayer vigil, chasing them with armored vehicles and ATVs, raiding their Read more…

Vandana Shiva: Ending a Century of Ecocide and Genocide, Seeding Earth Democracy

For more than a century, a poison cartel has experimented with and developed chemicals to kill people, first in Hitler’s concentration camps and the war, later by selling these chemicals as inputs for industrial agriculture. In a little over half a century, small farmers have been uprooted everywhere, by design, further expanding the toxic fields Read more…

Libby Lunstrum: Marketing Wildlife

There are similarly devastating impacts of markets, including not only worsening economic meltdowns (e.g. 1998, 2000-01, 2008) but also the ideology now known as the financialization of nature, which is based on the view that a market problem, like the threat of extinction posed by poachers, can be treated best with a market solution

Jeremy Brecher: Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor

As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline. By this summer nearly 200 tribes around the country had passed resolutions opposing the pipeline and many hundreds of their members joined nonviolent direct action Read more…

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