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Joe Smyth, Kyle Ash, GreenPeace, May 13, 2014

The following report from GreenPeace detailed below is the latest in a long line of research showing that the United States has the technical capability to transition to renewable energy. While such research indicates the vast of possibilities before us in the form of wind and solar power, such technologies remain largely under utilized due to a lack of political will on the part of our leaders.

Global Change Research Program,, May 7, 2014

Yesterday, the Office of the President of the United States announced  an information campaign that will be ongoing to inform the U.S. public of the consequences of changing climate patterns and conditions in the U.S. The announcement coincided with the release of the Third National Climate Assessment of scientists in the U.S. You can read an announcement of all this here).

Brian Ward, April 28, 2014

The Cowboy Indian Alliance arrived in Washington, D.C. last week to send its message of resistance against the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat of further environmental destruction on the Great Plains and beyond.

Jeremy Brecher, The Nation, April 26, 2014

In an era in which our political system is dominated by plutocracy, grassroots social movements are essential for progressive change. But too often our movements find themselves at loggerheads over the seemingly conflicting need to preserve our environment and the need for jobs and economic development. How can we find common ground?

A national approach for making the minimum wage a living wage

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A National Approach for Making the

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A bold livable wage policy must be viewed as a “keystone” fiscal mechanism that will

trigger subsequent structural changes in the U.S. economic system to achieve an

equitable distribution of wealth and income for all members of our society.

Cowboy Indian Alliance, Video, April 24, 2014

On April 22nd, 2014, the Cowboy Indian Alliance rode into Washington, DC, set up eight tipis on the National Mall, blessed the encampment, and settled in for a week of resistance and protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Stacy Lanyon (images), SCNCC Web Working Group (Text), April 23, 2014

Tuesday kicked off the Global Climate Convergence with rallies and direct actions aimed at reclaiming Earth Day from corporate greenwashers and reclaiming Earth from pollutors. Here's a glimpse of how the day played out in New York City where demonstrators marched on the Stock Exchange. Many carried plants instead of placards as a small reminder of what is at risk given Wall Street's investments in fossil fuels; our life sustaining planet.

Rosalie Harman, Earth Day, April 23, 2014

via YouTube Capture Demonstration at Zuccotti Park before marching around Wall Street. Earlier activities had been held at Union Square Park, which was sponsored by Toyota, Con Ed and other corporations.


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