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Be Ready to Hear Iranian Voices

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

Many in the movement are tired, but it is undeniable that Egypt has given Iranians the boost they need. Now, there is a tangible buzz, an excitement in the air that Iran hasn't been felt in over a year.

Egypt, Tunisia and the Iranian Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Young people in Iran cannot be silenced forever. As the children of the revolution they are eager to inherit their country and they are poised to stage their counter-revolution one day soon.

The Revolutionary Fashion Police: What Not to Wear When Egypt's Government Goes Down

Haroon Moghul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

The usefulness of simple categories has long since died. In effect, we are saying, "Do they wear headscarves?" (Bad). "Do they speak English?" (Good). "Do they have turbans?" (Terrible.)

Iran's Greens Seek to Follow Egypt's Lead, But Can They?

Geneive Abdo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geneive Abdo

As the Arab world moves on to a new era, Iranian civil society for awaits its next opportunity. That moment seems possible only if Khamenei dies, or Iran unexpectedly decides to hold free elections in 2013.

Big Coal, 'Avatar' And Tu B'Shvat

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Let us stand together to rescue and heal our Earth from the Crushers in our own society.

Sacred Writings On The Environment

Rev. Fletcher Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Fletcher Harper

The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.

God Is My Rock: How The Earth Reveals The Divine

Rev. Fletcher Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Fletcher Harper

I've found over the years that most people have powerful spiritual experiences outdoors, experiences which move them deeply and connect them with the divine.

Weekly Mulch: With D.C. in GOP Hands, Environmentalists Must 'Fight Harder'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two year...

Environmentalism is Satan's Cause!

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Remember, friends: If you don't think environmentalists are in a Satanic cult seeking to undermine everything that good Americans hold dear, then you're just not thinking at all

Weekly Mulch: Coal Ash in Our Stockings

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Due to the holidays, the Weekly Mulch will appear on Thursday afternoon both this week and next week. We'll resume regular Friday morni...

Nuclear Weapons, Foreign Ministers, and Life & Death in Iran

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

The firing of Manouchehr Mottaki is a sure-fire sign that Ahmadinejad is getting nervous about the loyalty of his own government. This power struggle is heating up, and it has massive implications.

Quest for Bona Fide Democracy: Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Aung San Suu Kyi's release is no trivial event. Her new found freedom is not only a testament to her resilience, but also to the enduring strength of the democratic movement in Burma.

Fighting Doom: The New Politics of Climate Change

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

Climate-generated disasters will bring our doomed future into focus. The failure of political elites to adequately respond to these cascading crises will transform our political landscape and seed the ground for social movements.

The Movement with a Thousand Faces

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

In 10 or 20 years time, the journalists who recognized the new climate zeitgeist and found ways to talk about it intelligently are the ones who will be remembered.

The Little Green Bakeshop That Could

Massimo LoBuglio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Massimo LoBuglio

When I need advice about my small business, I often turn to my family who are fifth generation fine jewelry makers. They get this bit of wisdom better...

Peace, Prosperity, and Purification: Ignored at our Peril

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

The following is a speech I delivered at the Environmental Grantmakers Association Fall Retreat in Pacific Grove, CA, on October 6, 2010. The theme o...

God Is Green: Why 'Less Bad' Is Not Good

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Using our imagination, intelligence and buying power, we can set the Earth on a path to healing and ensure that future generations of all God's creatures rest -- nourished and cared for -- in its loving, ample, natural embrace.

POLITICAL ART: As Ahmadinejad Returns to the U.S., 125 Artists Rally for Iran

GOOD | By Zach Frechette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Over a year after protests erupted throughout Iran following its presidential election, the country is anything but quiet. This week, another wave of ...

Happy Days Are Not Here Again: Obama, China and the Coming Great Contraction

Derek Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Derek Shearer

This summer has convinced me it is realistic -- not pessimistic or fatalistic -- to believe we have reached the twilight of the oil-industrial age.

An Invitation to Create Beautiful Actions Seeable From Space (350 EARTH)

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

We need to reach past people's heads to their hearts. Environmentalists have traditionally been more comfortable with the side of the brain that likes bar graphs; we need to engage the rest of our souls in this movement.

Can Obama Keep His Promise to Iran's Youth?

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

Instead of targeting Iranian government officials connected to the nuclear program or who are complicit in human rights abuses, the new sanctions are punishing young Iranians who have been the greatest allies of democracy, human rights, and accountability in Iran.

A Mother's Day Thanks to Latin American World Changers

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tracy L. Barnett

am grateful to the Mother that sustains us all, the Madre Tierra whose fertile soil, abundant rivers, fruitful forests and vast oceans feed and shelter us, century upon century.

What Does 'Green' Really Mean? One Professor Aims To Find Out

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Now that environmentally friendly products have gone mainstream, Sigal Segev is focused on what everyday consumers--particularly Hispanic ones--consid...

Reza Aslan and NPR's Mike Shuster Discuss Iran's Nuclear Program, Its Government, and Its People

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nour Akkad

"At the risk of sounding rude, anyone who tells you that Iran wants a nuclear weapon in order to use it is a moron," Aslan said. "Iran wants a nuclear weapon for the same reason everyone wants a nuclear weapon, as a deterrence."

Iran, We Hardly Know Ye

Iara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iara Lee

This recent round of sanctions is an unjust act of economic warfare against the people of Iran, and another step in the wrong direction on our calamitous approach both to that country and the region.