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Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Faced with the failure of conventional lobbying, the climate protection movement is now turning to mass civil disobedience—but we can take it further still.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Climate change is destroying American jobs right now — but climate protection will produce millions of new jobs. Here’s why.

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: 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: 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: Mar 28, 2009, Source: SolveClimate

Leaders at the G-20 summit should go in a green direction to jump-start protection of the global climate.

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: Dec 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Have Congressional Dems known of Bush's waterboarding and rendition policies since 2002?

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: Oct 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Corporations like Wal-Mart and Nike aren't just lobbying Washington against worker's rights, they're lobbying Beijing too.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2006, Source:

The standoff between the Senate and the Bush Administration over military tribunals, torture and war crimes will determine the kind of country America wishes to be.

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.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2006, Source: The Nation

We must challenge the administration's assertion that the president can take military action without consulting Congress.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source:

Ordinary citizens must step up and challenge Congress to stop Bush's policies on torture, unlawful imprisonment and domestic spying.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2006, Source:

Members of Congress -- on both sides of the aisle -- working to limit Bush's exercise of executive power are gaining momentum.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2006, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Rumsfeld and Cheney are staring down the possibility they could be held accountable for crimes at Abu Ghraib, Falluja and Guantanamo.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2005, Source: The Nation

The McCain Ammendment to ban torture may end up protecting torturers instead.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The prosecutor needs to examine the underlying reasons for the leak -- specifically, what crimes were committed in leading us into war on Iraq.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Harriet Miers' deep loyalty to George Bush could lead to her making dangerous interpretations of the Constitution.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2003, Source: AlterNet

If the Bush administration attacks Iraq, the world can unite to stop the war by using a highly effective legal procedure authorized by the United Nations.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2000, Source: The Nation

Street protests like Seattle may get all the attention, but the true power of the anti-globalization movement lies in sustained grassroots campaigns.