Category Protests

Extinction Rebellion hits NYC

Saturday was the first NY Extinction Rebellion event in the US. I have a death shroud, so I had to go. You shoulda been there! Rev Billy started people singing and dancing and then they all marched down to Rockefeller Center. Because of my costume and my need to help Elliot move all his props […]

The Kids are NOT alright in Colorado

  The highest court in Colorado has thrown out the Earth Guardians case against fracking and other extractive fossil fuel mining practices in the state.  Ecowatch has a short, succinct article on the case. I’ll put up some quotes here, but their article explains all the ramifications.  I had hopes (as many of us did) […]

The Homeless Congresswoman-elect

A political earthquake hit New York last June. A young woman named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocked off a longtime incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley, who was being positioned to possibly take over Nancy Pelosi’s position as speaker. Crowley, a ‘centrist’ Democrat who in many ways the epitome of the politicos who turned off the electorate in 2016, […]

UPDATE: Children’s Lawsuit on climate approved

I’d written about this a couple months ago. This is the case of children and young people suing the US Federal government over climate change. If you need to catch up, you can look up my earlier article (link above).  Those of us following the trial knew that would not be the end of the […]

‘They don’t plan to tell us’ 2018 edition

Explosions of methane in the Siberian permafrost. I first used this title four years ago, when there was scant news coverage of the explosion of methane out of the Siberian Permafrost (satellite pic from Siberian Times). I was more optimistic back then… The big news in Media Matters on Monday–of the 50 largest largest US newspapers, […]

More on the ones who know

Bill McKibben gave a revealing speech two years ago. The video above was shot in early 2016– Bill McKibben was speaking to people getting arrested for blocking a new pipeline. Hint(if you don’t have nine minutes to waste): McKibben knew by 2016 that the fight to save the earth was lost. and accidentally spilled the […]

A Meme on the Nike/Kaepernick protest

Someone reminded me of what it means to stand up against evil (or in Colin’s case, kneel down). If you’ve managed to avoid all this, NFL star Colin Kaepernick started ‘taking a knee’ during the National Anthem in order to call attention to the young men and women of color being killed by police under […]