GEORGE LAKEY – Weâ€™re making amazing progress mobilizing people to choose democracy. Large national progressive organizations are now quietly creating alliances to be able to move swiftly after the November election, even if some that are now going all-out to get out the vote.
Category: September 2020
The U.S. Government Should Be Supporting International Law—Not Undermining It
BOB FLAX – The U.S. government has championed ICC investigations into abuses in Burma and Syria, and even recently used human rights as a cudgel against China, Iran, and North Korea. But when the investigators’ eyes turned towards America, cooperation ends.
Cutting emissions, exporting gas: Does Bidenâ€™s climate plan make sense?
SIMON MONTLAKE – Proponents say liquefied natural gas is cleaner than coal when burned, and we shouldnâ€™t make perfect the enemy of the good. Hereâ€™s why policy on the fuel would test Democrats under a potential Biden presidency.
‘Appalling Betrayal’: New Report Details Dozens of Trump Rollbacks Perpetrated Under Cover of Covid-19
BRETT WILKINS – “Nearly 200,000 Americans are dead and more than 6 million have been infected with Covid-19 because of the administration’s disastrous response, but Trump’s top priority is showering giant corporations with deregulatory special favors,” says Matt Kent of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.
Is There Life Beyond Plastic?
ROBERT KOEHLER – What are we doing to ourselves? Is there life beyond plastic? I certainly have no answers, but the questions flow without stop. And they wonâ€™t break down.
What Will it Take to Defend the Election? Here’s One Winning Strategy
GEORGE LAKEY – A knee-jerk protest wonâ€™t stop a Trump power grab. Itâ€™s going to take several clear, do-able strategies that together enable us to win.
Memoir Recounts Experiences in Activist Movements
JEAN MITSCH – For activists or non-activists of any age, the memoir, Activist Odyssey: Inside Protest Movements, Some of Which Worked, brings to life an historic journey by a committed activist.
After 4 Decades of Plowshares Actions, It’s Nuclear Warfare That Should Be On Trial – Not Activists
FRIDA BERRIGAN – Forty years ago, the Plowshares Eight sparked a movement of nuclear disarmers that continues to take responsibility for weapons of mass destruction.
New Webinar Series Explores How to Build Effective Movements in a Pandemic and Beyond
KATHERINE HUGHES-FRAITEKH – Waging Nonviolence and Solidarity 2020 and Beyond are launching a new webinar series featuring experienced grassroots activists from a broad array of international struggles.
Conservationists Say State Regulators are Allowing Power Plant Developers to Avoid Carbon Fees
TED SICKINGER – Opponents of a proposed power plantin Umatilla County say state regulators are poised to allow construction of a â€œroad to nowhereâ€ that would allow the plantâ€™s backers to avoid paying millions of dollars in extra fees under a strengthened global warming standard established this spring by Gov. Kate Brown.
American Workers Have Been Given a Raw Deal Throughout the Trump Era
LAWRENCE WITTNER – Itâ€™s hard to take seriously Trumpâ€™s claim that U.S. workers have thrived during his presidency. Indeed, even before the disasters wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, American workers received a raw deal.
Voting – Our Most Basic Patriotic Duty
CRAIG CLINE – When we vote, we strengthen our Constitution â€” the foundation we stand upon together. Every American should protect it, preserve it, and keep it from crumbling.