If you're coming to D.C. this weekend, you won't see your parents' environmental movement here on the Mall. The climate crisis has forged a new, diverse coalition of Americans who have seen the effects of our fossil fuel dependency and want no future with it.
In Ernie Paniccioli's mind, what originated as a "voice for the voiceless" has become just one more way for Wall Street to extract money from people's pockets. Essentially, he feels the black community is being subjected to the tyrannical equivalent of the musical 1 percent.
Attempting to keep Common out of the White House was not about trying to censor lyrics that seemed offensive. It was about trying to silence a voice who rhymes about real issues and speaks for the oppressed.
On August 29th, we will mobilize for the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Let Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Fox News have Washington, DC on August 28th this year. We will not respond to hate with more hate.
African Americans in a four-state poll believe that everyone, including the government and individuals, can do something to reduce climate change. And they want Congress to enact climate change legislation.