Peter Rugh

Peter Rugh is a facilitator for Occupy Wall Street Environmentalist Solidarity and Chair of the Action Committee of Shut Down Indian Point Now! He writes for Socialist Worker and Terraspheres.com. His poems have appeared in the People's Tribune (San Francisco) and Left Curve.

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Friday, November 22, 2013 - 7:26am
Learning to Live in the Anthropocene
The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) is now underway in Warsaw, Poland, where thousands have gathered in the streets calling upon UN delegates to agree to drastic reductions in carbon emissions in order to stave off the harshest results of climate change and preserve human life on this planet.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:15am
This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is Gas Land
The Obama Administration has proposed new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on 756 million acres of public and tribal lands.
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Friday, April 5, 2013 - 9:49am
NYC Fast-Food Workers Fight Back Against Super-Sized Corporations
Tianna Smalls had planned on working Thursday, but her colleagues convinced her otherwise. “‘You’re either with us, or you’re for Wendy’s,’” Smalls remembers her co-workers telling her. Her mother also weighed in Thursday morning as Smalls was heading to work at the franchise in downtown Brooklyn.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 3:15pm
Radical Mental Health in an Era of Mass Shootings
The mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 young school children and seven adults (including the shooter himself) has not only reignited the debate over gun control in the United States, but also a discussion over how communities deal with madness in their midst. Adam Lanza showed signs of mental illness before the killing spree — as have other recent perpetrators of mass shootings.
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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 2:53pm
Low-Wage Workers Rising Up in New York City
The line typically forms at the door of this Wendy’s in Downtown Brooklyn during lunch hour. Not today.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 12:54pm
Occupy Earth Day
Earth is melting down like a nuclear reactor. At current rates of warming, Arctic sea ice will melt away by 2030. According to the UN's environmental program, countries' current greenhouse gas emissions pledges for the year 2020 would put them on par with current global levels, not enough to prevent the planet warming by at least 2C by the end of the century.
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