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#ClimateThanks, Not a Moment Too Soon

Bessie Schwarz | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Bessie Schwarz

Today, as Thanksgiving approaches and we reflect on what we are grateful for, thousands are taking to Twitter to celebrate the climate movement with a simple message rarely heard in this doom and gloom issue: Thanks. The message of #ClimateThanks, which has reached millions by now, embodies a profound shift in the climate movement.

EU Solidarity Demonstrations Kick Off the NY Climate March

J. L. Morin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
J. L. Morin

Shouting, "What solution? Revolution," protestors started in front of Brussels' Palais de Justice and marched to Sablon to the beat of drums and brass band music.

Iran's Unusual Attacks Against a United Nations Special Rapporteur

Roya Boroumand | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Roya Boroumand

Leaving human rights off the agenda, at a time of intense negotiations and general optimism, may be convenient, but it is not wise as it emboldens rights abusers.

Crowds and Revolutions versus the Bonds That Endure

Marc Gopin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Marc Gopin

The only hope for creating real social change globally is when we as individuals create solid bonds of empathy and legal equality across racial, ethni...

Time to Act: Three Years Into the House Arrest of Iran's Opposition Leaders

Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo | Posted 04.18.2014 | World
Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

As leaders of the Green Movement, Mousavi, Karroubi and Rahnavard have been under house arrest since they invited Iranians to participate in a mass demonstration, on February 14, 2011, in support of the Arab Spring and those in Egypt and Tunisia fighting for civil, political and democratic rights.

Surviving Climate Change

Michael T. Klare | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Because climate change is going to inflict increasingly severe harm on human populations, the impulse to rebel is only likely to gain in strength across the planet.

Have We Heard This Song Before?

Reza Pahlavi | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Reza Pahlavi

As much as I would like believing the Iranian Islamist regime is on a moderating course that seeks to resolve its challenges diplomatically, as opposed to using proxy violence, regionally and against its own citizenry, history teaches us that this is not the real case.

Movements Without Leaders

Bill McKibben | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

We may not need capital-L Leaders, but we certainly need small-l leaders by the tens of thousands. You could say that, instead of a leaderless movement, we need a leader-full one.

Stumbling to Tehran: A Deeply Flawed Argument for a Very Good Idea

Danny Postel | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Danny Postel

The Leveretts are ideally positioned to champion the case for normalizing relations between the United States and Iran -- a case that desperately needs to be both made and heard in Washington. Lamentably, their ideological contortions get in the way and derail the effort.

Sustainability, Racism and America's Capacity to Change

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The potential for human progress, for social learning and technological development should not be underestimated. Crisis, tragedy and human misery will never end; but as a species we seem to show the capacity to grow and learn.

Interfaith Perspectives on Our Ecological Disaster

John Dear | Posted 09.12.2013 | Religion
John Dear

I fully support the ongoing protests against the Keystone XL pipeline, and hope and pray that Obama administration will do the right thing and refuse to go ahead with it, and make even tougher decisions to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuels and protect creation.

9 Things to Know About Hassan Rouhani's Victory in Iran

Milad Jokar | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

Only a few hours following Rouhani's victory, too many governments directly tackled the nuclear issue within the few lines of their communiqués. The Iranians just got out of an election, Rouhani won: congratulations!

Iranian Women's Movement Strangled By Restrictions

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

What has happened to the courageous Iranian women's movement of dissent that gave inspiration to the protests of the Arab Spring uprisings?

Iran Continues Crackdown On Sufis

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Persecution of the Gonabadi-Nimatullahi Sufis has been relentless. The motive for the Iranian government assault on them is simple: They are blunt critics of the theocracy.

Women: At the Center of a Sustainable World

Beka Olson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Beka Olson

My daughter will grow up lucky, healthy, empowered. But the world she'll live in depends on the decisions we make now about how to empower the rest of the world's women.

Protecting the Environment Is a National Priority

Sen. Martin Heinrich | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Sen. Martin Heinrich

What unites us is our commitment to protecting our environment and public health. Now, we are bringing our commitment to clean energy and combating climate change to the U.S. Senate. The environment shouldn't be a partisan or regional issue, it should be a national priority.

How to Tackle the Most Critical Environmental Issues of 2013

Lisa J. Graumlich | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Lisa J. Graumlich

Joining together in cutting-edge research or real-world projects is the only way we can effectively and efficiently tackle the critical challenges facing our planet in the 21st century.

Where Is Everybody?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Two Sundays ago, I traveled to the nation's capital to attend what was billed as "the largest climate rally in history" and I haven't been able to get the experience -- or a question that haunted me -- out of my mind. Where was everybody?

How Environmental Regulation Could Use Industrial Design to Save the Planet

Drew Hendricks | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Drew Hendricks

When people are forced to follow the rules, a lot of them refuse to budge or push back. However, if the issue can be reframed, shall we say, the regulations could be a lot more effective.

The Sky's the Limit

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

To do good work, to be necessary, to have something to give: these are the true gifts. And at least there's still a struggle ahead of us, not just doom and despair. As you gear up for 2013, don't forget that 2012 has been an extraordinary year.

My Green Wish

Raphael Sbarge | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Raphael Sbarge

Green Wish is a platform to help as many folks as possible, locally, in cities wherever it gets adopted. We see it as a kind of open source concept for green giving, with the proceeds going right back into the community.

The Attack on Green Energy

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

By delegitimizing government and its capacities, conservatives have made it impossible to conduct a serious analysis of the role of government in developing renewables and the conditions under which private sector participation might make sense.

Why I'm Supporting President Obama

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We simply can't let Mitt Romney buy the keys to the White House and let the special interests write our nation's energy plan behind closed doors. He'd roll back every step of progress we've made -- not just in the last four years, but the last 40 years.

Barry Commoner: Uncommonly Foresighted

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

We had bipartisan support for environmental stewardship and a dozen nonprofits were created around that time pursuing green goals. What happened then?

Pioneering Environmental Scientist and Activist Dies

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Peter Dreier

Described in 1970 by Time magazine as the "Paul Revere of ecology," Barry Commoner followed Rachel Carson as America's most prominent modern environmentalist.