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Bhopal: A Metaphor
December 3, 2014, marks the 30th anniversary of the terrible Bhopal gas tragedy, which killed more than 3,000 people almost immediately, another 8,000 in the following days, and more than 20,000 in the last three decades. Despite the tragedy of humongous proportions, the people of Bhopal are still...
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In Canada, More Jobs in Green Energy than Tar Sands
'The global clean energy revolution isn’t a future scenario—it is underway right now,' declares Clean Energy Canada
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To Counter Rise of Oligarchy, Sanders Pitches Progressive Economic Vision
Amid speculation over 2016 presidential run, senator from Vermont lays out 12-step plan to combat 40-year decline of middle class and rampant inequality
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An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward
The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or do we fight for a progressive economic agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment and provides health...
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Low Oil Prices Are History's Greatest Case of Market Failure
They price oil and gas based on current demand and supply, and not based on the costs to the planet in pollution, global climate change, sea level rise, and more.
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Amid Receipt of 'Alternative Nobel,' McKibben Donates Prize Money to 350.org, Steps Down as Chair
" Don’t worry," author and activist assured members. "I’ll still be there when the time comes to go to jail, or to march in the streets, or to celebrate the next big win on divestment."
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Seattle WTO Uprising Still a Force in World Events, 15 Years Later
We live in an era in which it is increasingly normal for individuals not only to reject the power of corporations over their lives, but for some to even occupy public space and defy police and established authorities.
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A Half Century After Mario Savio’s Berkeley Speech and Today’s Warming Planet
On December 2, 1964, a little known college student gave a stirring speech on the steps of Sproul Hall at the University of California Berkeley. A few of those memorable words from the since deceased Mario Savio convey a vital message for us a half a century later: "Facing tragically harmful...
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Climate Change Challenges: Support the Environment or the U.S. Military?
Having lived through the 1991 Desert Storm bombing and the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing in Iraq, I tread carefully when speaking about any danger greater than war that children in our world might face. I won’t forget children in Baghdadi hospitals whose bodies I have seen, wounded and maimed, after...
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EU: If Nations Are Serious, Climate Pledges Must Be 'Binding' Not Voluntary
Pushing US and others to go further, EU delegation at UN talks in Lima argues that mandatory emissions cuts are 'only way to provide the necessary long-term signal' that governments are serious about fighting global warming
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