Environment

St. Vrain Valley Voices: Disguised attack on democracy

Times Call By Ron Forthofer [Colorado Green Party member and former candidate for Congress] July 5, 2012 Years ago, corporate America concocted a scheme to advance its interests and increase its profits and power. However, this scheme — new investment rights that could pose a challenge to democracy and sovereignty — would come at a high cost to the public. Corporate America, particularly gigantic banks, had a problem though. How could they con the people into going against their own best interests? Supporters of this scheme used “free trade” in naming most versions of this scheme, for example, the North…


Occupy Earth Day

Occupy Earth Day An Expose of the Corporate Propaganda Systems that Undermine Systemic Change Activism April 18, 2012 | corporations.org Mike Ewall is founder and director of Energy Justice Network www.energyjustice.net This Earth Day, like so many others, we’ll be invited to pick up litter, plant trees, be reminded to recycle, and countless other personal habits we can adopt to save the earth. Corporations pitching “green” products will bust out their “Lorax-approved” logos and encourage our “green” consumption. This will be the first Earth Day since the Occupy Wall Street movement took form. How can we Occupy Earth Day – or as our…


Solve climate crisis to make economy humane

Syracuse Post Standard April 20, 2012 Despite what the junk science funded by the Koch brothers tells Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, the scientific consensus on climate change is that humans are causing it. No matter how loud the yelling in the right-wing media echo chamber, if we don’t stop releasing heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels by the end of this decade, we are in for a world of pain. The good news is that once we accept that climate change is really happening, we can take action to stop it. Lasting solutions to the climate crisis…


Media, Academia Join Forces to Downplay Dangers of Nuclear Power

by Titus North Dissident Voice March 10th, 2012 Last April 20 the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an on-line article entitled “Short-term and Long-term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents” by Dr. Eli Glatstein and five other authors. The article was riddled with distortions and misinformation, and overall was very poor research. As the NEJM is a peer reviewed journal and has a significant letters section, I wrote a letter pointing out some of the errors committed by the authors, and a longer piece containing a comprehensive critique. The NEJM demands that letters to the journal contain material that…


Agenda for a Green Economy

David Korten Keynote presentation to Green Party US National Conference August 5, 2011, Alfred University, Alfred, New York via Skype http://livingeconomiesforum.org/agenda-for-a-green-economy Greetings to those gathered at Alfred University and those watching via live streaming across the country. Special greetings to Michael Greenman and my friends in Columbus, Ohio. It is wonderful to join you by Skype for this important conversation. As you all know, this timely event is an interesting combination of a local New York Green Fest conversation on Building a Green Economy and the annual conference of the Green Party US. My assignment for this session is to…