Category Archives: climate change

Crossing the Divide

My friend Ed Fallon, and Bold Iowa are engaged in an important project to bridge the extreme polarization in this country today. NOTE: The following is from a blog post related to this I wrote in 2018. I’m thinking more … Continue reading

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Mutual Aid, Survival, Polar Vortex and the fierce urgency of now

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no … Continue reading

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#ShutDownDAPL #NoLine3 #NoKXL

It’s hard to keep up with the news about pipelines these days. Long gone are the days when pipeline permits and construction were unquestionably approved. Following is news about current resistance to three pipelines. Keystone XL (#NoKXL), Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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How Defeating Keystone XL Built a Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement

Yesterday’s article, How Defeating Keystone XL Built a Bolder, Savvier Climate Movement by Nick Engelfried in Waging Nonviolence is a well written history of the struggles over the past decade to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline. A lot is being … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Lakota Youth Runners Say #ShutDownDAPL

Today is the day Standing Rock Lakota youth runners will begin a run of over 93 miles back to the Oceti Sakowin Camp. They run to call Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are asking us … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Lakota Youth Runners Say #ShutDownDAPL

Standing Rock Lakota youth runners will begin a run of over 93 miles back to the Oceti Sakowin Camp site on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. They run to call Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are … Continue reading

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We Must “Think Again”

When people reflect on what it takes to be mentally fit , the first idea that comes to mind is usually intelligence . The smarter you are , the more complex the problems you can solve — and the faster … Continue reading

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Unlearning Capitalism

The more I learn about Mutual Aid and capitalism, the clearer it is that we must build alternatives to replace the capitalist system. Mutual Aid is emerging as that alternative . “Unlearning racism” refers to teaching people who believe they … Continue reading

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Now Stop Dakota Access Pipeline

It is great news that President Biden canceled the permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. For the same reasons, he should stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Oil is flowing through DAPL now. Biden has revoked the permit … Continue reading

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Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Canceled

There have been so many times we thought the Keystone XL pipeline was stopped, only to see it revived. Yesterday President Biden canceled it’s permit, and I hope that is finally the end of the pipeline. Brings to a close … Continue reading

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