Category Archives: Green New Deal

White Quakers Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles I plan to write about White Quakers. Yesterday I began by writing about White Quakers and Native Peoples, specifically about land theft and settler colonization. I strongly feel there is an … Continue reading

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Climate activism and the fossil fuel industry’s financial crisis

For the past seven years climate activists have used every technique we could think of to stop fossil fuel mining and infrastructure construction. We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance … Continue reading

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Diagrams of social systems

One of my goals as a photographer is to tell stories, as in photojournalism. I actually wrote a few blog posts about a photo and 1,000 words 1 photo : 1,000 words I’ve found it helpful to ask myself what story … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Green New Deal?

I found the March 27, 2020 article by Kevin Williamson in the National Review, Goodbye, Green New Deal fascinating. He writes about the many sacrifices we are being forced to make because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I had to convince … Continue reading

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A sorrow remembrance

As the eyes of the world are on the Wet’suwet’en people and their territory, we are reminded that three years ago today, on Feb. 22, 2017, North Dakota ordered the evacuation of the main #NoDAPL camp. Right now, there are … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis Parade

The following is from the Facebook page of the Climate Crisis Parade https://www.facebook.com/events/524437575064433/ Join 70 organizations – as an individual, family, or organization – to rally the media to cover the CLIMATE CRISIS!Every four years, Des Moines is “media central” … Continue reading

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Sunrise Movement 2020

I recently summarized my involvement with the Sunrise Movement, beginning when the Movement made national news in November, 2018, and the Sunrise youth staged a sit-in at Speaker Pelosi’s office, some arrested for nonviolent direct action. One of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first … Continue reading

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Sunrise Movement Endorses Bernie Sanders

Yesterday’s post was not hopeful about people changing to finally begin to address our rapidly worsening environmental chaos: However this all evolves, what we do know is we have to build Beloved communities, to live as best we can as … Continue reading

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Radical Hope in a Turbulent World

This new year begins with multiple global climate threats. Devastating fires burning in Australia are forcing thousands to be pushed to the water’s edge. Evacuations are occurring. Wildlife is being devastated. Nearly half a billion birds and animals are feared … Continue reading

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How to talk about the Green New Deal at the dinner table

So you’ve just walked in the door for a holiday dinner—your cousins are arguing, the air smells like baked cinnamon, and some combo of Fox, MSNBC or ESPN is playing in the other room.  It’s the first time you’ve seen … Continue reading

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