Stories by Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith is co-founder of Voices for a Sustainable Future, and senior fellow at the Progressive Technology Project. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Grist, and subscribe to Brendan Smith's feed

Posted on: Feb 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Keystone campaign was a great success, but environmental advocates must still convince the public that they care about jobs.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We know that big aquaculture operations can be a disaster, but small seaweed and shellfish operations offer a greener and cleaner solution.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Presidents of several unions have come out in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But the damage the pipeline will do far outweighs its benefits.

Posted on: May 18, 2011, Source:

A new, dynamic generation of green artists are forming a growing public sphere and cultural economy supporting those who grow or make what they sell. So can you!

Posted on: Apr 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Poll-oriented groups say that public opinion surveys prove Americans care most about jobs and lack the capacity to act on some distant threat. But here's where they're wrong.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

If we do nothing about climate change -- jobs will be affected in every sector -- from construction to health care and farms to ports.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

What if anything is the potential contribution of web-based "social networking" to social movements and social change?

Posted on: Jan 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Current leaders of the world's nations have utterly failed to develop a solution. Now it's up to ordinary citizens.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: The Nation

Social networking tools can help people reach across national and workplace borders, outflank bosses and politicians and wield collective power.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The paradox of our economic crunch is that the world's resources are "out of service" at the very time they're needed to fight global warming.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2008, Source:

Many of the problems with American health care grow out of our history of employer-based insurance.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2008, Source: The Nation

Why we can't let the Bush Administration get away with its crimes.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

MLK, Jr. died fighting to make green-collar jobs good jobs. Now, others at Green For All have taken on his work.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2008, Source: The Nation

The concept of "green collar jobs" is starting bring organized labor on board for environmental change.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2007, Source: Global Labor Strategies

The devastating realities of climate change, and the scientific consensus around its cause and cure, are shifting the global political climate.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2007, Source:

With little reason to have hope in Congress, peace activists are calling on the military to restrain Bush.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2007, Source: The Nation

As in the historical Dred Scott and Amistad cases, the Supreme Court must once again rule on whether the executive branch of the government can seize, imprison, and abuse people without allowing an appeal to the court.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush was greeted by protesters filling the streets of Guatemala City this week to denounce a heartless immigration raid in Massachusetss which jailed hundreds of workers, and separated many from their children without warning.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The new Democratic Congress will likely subpoena documents that the White House may refuse to hand over -- if that happens, we may witness a struggle that puts our democratic republic on the brink.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2006, Source:

First Lt. Ehren Watada has refused orders to go to Iraq. He says the war and the occupation violate the Constitution, international law and Army regulations.