Category Protests

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 […]

Fascist loving cops in Oregon?

New flash–for those not paying attention, there was a rally of rightwing groups in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. It was ostensibly in support of the Republican senate campaign of Joey Gibson. Gibson is not an avowed racist, but (like Trump) has stances that draw alt-right groups to support him. This article explains the issue: Joey is […]

US Attorneys–‘game over’ for climate

I’ve been following this case for several years. Two dozen people under the age of 18 sued the US government for not responding to climate change, thus depriving them of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez was their public face. I saw him at Joe’s Pub (part of the Public Theater in […]