ALEX STEFFEN- You canâ€™t understand what Trumpâ€™s doing to America without understanding the â€œCarbon Bubble.â€
Category: February 2017
What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds
COLIN BEAVAN – Some years ago, the communications psychologist John Marshall Roberts said at a talk I attended that there are three ways of converting people to a cause: by threat of force, by intellectual argument, and by inspiration. The most effective of these methods, Roberts said, is aligning communication about your cause with the most deeply-held values and aspirations of your friends, relatives, neighbors, and fellow citizens. To get peopleâ€™s total, lasting, and unwavering support, in other words, we should try neither to cajole them judgmentally nor convince them forcefully. We should inspire them toward a vision that theyâ€”not weâ€”can really care about.
Do These 10 Things, and Trump Will Be Toast
MICHAEL MOORE – Friends, I welcome you to “The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump.” First, let’s acknowledge what we all know to be true: Trump is in deep, deep trouble — in the pocket of Russians, surrounded by alt.right idiots, alone in his bathrobe in a mostly-empty White House — and caught inside a disgusting “shit-sandwich”, so said his supporter who turned down the NSA job.
NW Ratepayers Will Save Over $250 Million if Columbia Generating Station Nuclear Power Plant Replaced with Renewables
OREGON AND WASHINGTON PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – Portland utility economist Robert McCulloughâ€™s study indicates savings to Northwest ratepayers of between $261.2 million and $530.7 million over ten years if the Columbia Generating Station nuclear plant is closed and replaced with clean renewable energy alternatives.
Dutch Bank Will Not Pursue Future Business With Energy Transfer Equity due to the Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
WAKINYAN WAANATAN (MATT REMLE – LAKOTA) – ABN AMRO Bank based in Amsterdam released a statement strongly condemning Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), the parent company to Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), over the Dakota Access pipeline. While the Dutch based bank is not involved in financing the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, and is not a direct lender to the project sponsors, it does have a finical relationship with ETE.
It May Take Only 3.5% of the Population to Topple a Dictator â€“ with Civil Resistance
ERICA CHENOWTH – The United States has a rich history with effective uses of nonviolent resistance. Itâ€™s time to become familiar with it.
Cherokee Nation Wins Restraining Order to Prevent Radwaste Disposal Near Local Rivers
ANADISGOI, OFFICIAL CHREOKEE NATION NEWSROOM – The Cherokee Nation and state of Oklahoma jointly filed and were granted a restraining order today against Sequoyah Fuels Corporation near Gore to stop the company from disposing radioactive waste near the Arkansas and Illinois rivers. The request was granted by Sequoyah County District Judge Jeff Payton.
The Long Road to Impeach Trump Just Got Shorter
NORMAN SOLOMON – The momentum to impeach President Trump is accelerating.
A 10-point Plan to Stop Trump and Make Gains in Justice and Equality
GEORGE LAKEY – I was among the 100,000 who marched in San Franciscoâ€™s Womenâ€™s March the day after Donald Trumpâ€™s inauguration. While enthusiasm for the struggle seemed high, an important question was looming: Whatâ€™s the strategic plan, as we head into the Trump era? Although thereâ€™s no simple answer, I offer this 10-point plan â€” fully open for discussion and debate.
Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement
JOSHUA HOLLAND – An explosion of new activism offers a ray of hope in these dark political times.
Activists Call for National General Strike in the US to Bring Down Donald Trump
ANDREW GRIFFIN – Activists are calling for people to stop working and buying things for a day to bring down Donald Trump.
Nomination of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General Poses Threat to Our Democracy
COMMON CAUSE: Karen Hobert Flynn, Paul S. Ryan, Allegra Chapman – The nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as U.S. Attorney General is a threat to many of our nationâ€™s most cherished ideals of democracy. His actions and publicly stated views are out of touch with our nationâ€™s citizens, its laws, and with the Constitution.
Does Rachel Maddow Want Russia Bombed?
DAVID SWANSON – Does Rachel Maddow Want Russia Bombed? Here’s why I ask. Maddow devotes many minutes on MSNBC stirring up hatred of Russia in order to establish that there is a vague possibility that President Donald Trump might be corrupted by a foreign government.
Hereâ€™s Whatâ€™s Psychologically Wrong with Donald Trump
KAREN WEHRSTEIN – With all the talk of Donald Trumpâ€™s mental health status, Iâ€™ve decided to do something Iâ€™ve put off for a while: write a diary that shows he is a textbook case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and spell out what that means in terms of what to expect from him and how to deal with it. Certainly the term â€œnarcissistâ€ is being applied to him a lot, but most people donâ€™t know the entirety of what that means, psychologically.
Gorbachev Urges Trump and Putin to Introduce UN Resolution Banning Nuclear War
DAVID CAPLAN – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has issued a dire warning: “The world is preparing for war.” And with a phone call scheduled on Saturday between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Gorbachev is urging the leaders to put a halt to a such a deadly path by spearheading a United Nations resolution that essentially bans nuclear war.