Arnie Alpert

Arnie Alpert

Arnie Alpert is a longtime nonviolent action trainer in New Hampshire. He blogs at inzanetimes.wordpress.com.

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Four #NoCoalNoGas campaign activists block a coal train near Worcester, Massachusetts on Dec. 7. (Twitter/Jay O’Hara) Views
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Blocking Trains and Removing Coal, Climate Activists Fight to Close One of New England’s Largest Power Plants
Under cover of darkness, dozens of climate activists snuck into the forest in the small town of Harvard, Massachusetts. The air was buzzing with nervous excitement as the group filed along a dirt path next to the railroad tracks, carrying heavy metal scaffolding. After half a mile of walking, the...
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
America is Strong Enough for Real Discussion of Budget Priorities
When is a “Town Hall Meeting” not a “Town Hall Meeting?” When attendance is limited to employees of a self-interested foreign corporation that is playing host to a reverse lobbying event.
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Friday, November 02, 2007
Hillary Clinton Must Speak Clearly on Nukes
The only time I met Bill Clinton was after his commencement speech at the New Hampshire Community Technical College in Stratham in 1993. I was in a field near the campus entrance, waiting behind a rope line in hopes of catching a glimpse or grabbing a handshake with the new president. My goal was to urge him to suspend plans to resume nuclear weapons testing. The memory returned to me while I stood behind a rope at a Canterbury orchard two weeks ago, hoping to talk to Hillary Clinton about nuclear weapons.
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Friday, May 06, 2005
Can CAFTA Before it Destroys Sovereignty and Small Farms
Peter Allgeier, the acting U.S. trade representative, says CAFTA, the proposed trade agreement with Central America and the Dominican Republic, would double U.S. agricultural exports to the region. That has Central American farmers worried.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Is Another World Possible? A Water Activist Reports from Porto Alegre
The Sunday morning workshop on forced privatization of water and power began like so many other World Social Forum events: no one from the sponsoring organization was there at 9 a.m., thirty minutes after the workshop was supposed to start. A dozen or two dozen people sat around in the lean-to structure chatting in several languages.
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