iOS app Android app

Naomi Klein

Will Vermont Accept California Climate Refugees?

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
T. Elijah Hawkes

Those Californian families whose homes were destroyed by the Valley Fire are "internally displaced people." These "refugees" seek refuge.

Tune in Live! Off & On: The Climate Movement and the Road Through Paris

Jamie Henn | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Join leaders and luminaries from around the world on September 10th for Off & On, a riveting multimedia experience that will outline the depths of the climate crisis, and launch a powerful new framework to pull the world back from the brink of catastrophe.

Sweltering Through a Climate Breakthrough

Carl Pope | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Neither Paris nor Lyon is burning -- yet. But sweltering, roasting under 40oC (106oF) skies, they definitely are -- and the delegates gathering in Lyon to channel the climate-action potential of cities, states and provinces feel the heat.

What's Next? (Pt. 1)

Peter Neill | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

We know the ocean as a natural system. We know too that beneath that surface lies the challenge of governance. Like the land, the ocean too is a political system, equally complex and vital. But, penultimately, is not the ocean an economic system as well?

Pope Francis' Integral Ecology

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion
Dave Pruett

There's a new term being bandied about, and it's high time we paid heed: integral ecology. Whenever the same notion arises synchronously in a number of different contexts -- in this case the Catholic Church, the Occupy movement, the climate movement, and the new-economy movement -- it's an idea whose time has arrived.

In Battle Over Fracked Propane Gas Exports, David Beats Goliath

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

On the other, the $6 billion Pembina Pipeline Corporation, the largest pipeline company in the Canadian tar sands, and a plan to build the largest private investment project in Portland, OR, history -- a $500 million propane export terminal.

Naomi Klein's Own Form of Climate Change Denial: Blame Capitalism

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Having thus alienated mainstream readers -- exactly the people the climate change movement most urgently needs to reach out to and bring on board -- Naomi Klein's book then goes on to block meaningful debate among the already converted.

Shepard Fairey's Environmental Art Implores You To 'Get Off Your Ass'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

"Today is Earth Day, and like I’ve said before, every day should be Earth Day!" iconic street artist Shepard Fairey wrote April 22 on his blog. A sl...

Israelpolitik, the Neocons and the Long Shadow of the Iraq War

Danny Postel | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
Danny Postel

The Road to Iraq is a work of tremendous intellectual diligence and moral seriousness.

Naomi Klein, Climate, and Capitalism (Pt. 2): Creating a Broad Social Movement

John J. Berger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.

Naomi Klein, Climate and Capitalism (Pt. 1)

John J. Berger | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Because of the dominance of free-market ideology in much of the world today, Naomi Klein admits that the full set of ideas and policies she spells out to fix the climate may seem outlandish. The role of her book, however, is to show why those ideas are necessary and to make them feasible.

My 50 Favorite Books of 2014

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This is not a "50 best books of 2014" list. It is my personal and idiosyncratic list of books I found interesting and/or fun to read (or in a few cases, re-read) and that I think others will enjoy, too.

Three Essential Green Books of the Year -- and a Poem

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Drawing from years of research and case studies, these three books challenge such trends with empirical evidence of breakthrough regenerative development efforts in our cities, villages and agricultural fields as acts of restoration, resistance and climate mitigation -- and the still small possibility of hope in an age of climate destabilization.

Love Will Save My Place

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy I was reading the controversial Canadian journalist Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything, recommended by a colleague ...

A Climate Cure For Social Injustice

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Why not invest in a new society that's safer and fairer, that reduces the threats posed by hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos?

Welcome to the Anthropocene: Anthropology and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The Anthropocene presents to anthropologists and other social scientists a profoundly humanitarian obligation. As the Songhay people of Niger like the say: even though the path toward truth is long, it is one that is always worth taking.

A Line in the Tar Sands: Naomi Klein on the Climate

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Dave Pruett

I was to have been one of 400,000 protestors gathered for the People's Climate March in New York on Sept. 21. Alas, a knee injury sidelined me. As a consolation prize, a friend bought me Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. So wowed am I by Klein's singular accomplishment that I dedicate this post to an unsolicited review.

Training the Citizen Muscle

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy A few days ago I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and saw multiple ads on the streets inviting citizens to gather in their n...

Charles Darwin and the SunMine

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

The problem seems to be that all three (reviewer included) adopt an essentially Newtonian perspective: discover the problem(s); figure out how to fix the problem(s); implement the solution(s). Mostly it's the implementation part which is the obstacle.

The Elephant in the Activist Livingroom

Michael Goldstein | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

Saturday I attended the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California, a forum about "inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of...

People's Climate Change March: Several Different Drummers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Climate change is not happening in a vacuum, and speakers referred repeatedly to "corporate greed" as complicit in its profiting from mining and burning fossil fuels. Issues and answers filled the streets.

The Fabulous Future of p2p Economics, Commerce and Democracy

Jules Peck | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

I've just returned from an eye-opening, mind-expanding week in Leipzig at the 4th Annual global Degrowth congress. This vibrant gathering brought together over 3,000, mostly young, 'prosumer' activists and practitioners from a variety of new economy movements.

Be the 'Disruption'

Abel Collins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

We are closer to this tipping point than we realize, and each new pair of boots on the ground brings us a step closer. In New York and beyond, if we hope to stop business and politics as usual, me must be the disruption.

An Educator's Lament: Part II -- Causes of Our Educational Demise

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

The primary culprits against education include neglect, austerity, anti-intellectual/anti-science attitudes, good intentions gone awry, and malevolence aforethought.

Passionate Green: It's Not Just the Temperature That Gets Intense

Linda Buzzell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Linda Buzzell

So now what? If we have truly found ourselves at the point in human history when we cannot avert environmental catastrophe, what should we be doing?