I am not going to tell you who to vote for and I’m not going to enumerate reasons why one candidate is better than any other; it wouldn’t matter if I did. Instead, I would like to draw your attention to the elections that could matter a heck of a lot more: state and local elections.
Last month I was in Colorado walking up and down the streets of Denver talking to people about fracking. Trailing behind me were paid counter-protesters hired by the fossil fuel industry. This, sadly, wasn’t unusual.
Quick: what are the most important factors driving wealth inequality? If you said tax policy, corporate pillaging, corruption, and neoliberal globalization, you’re right! But also missing a big one: energy. As Stanford professor Ian Morris argues in Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels, the way in which a society captures energy from the environment has a […]
Defeating Donald Trump and his hate filled campaign is going to take some serious organizing. One tactic worth considering in greater depth? Blockades.
We hear from Hillary Clinton supporters that she will get things done. She’s a things achiever. Certainly more than that loud socialist. It makes sense; she’s spent a lifetime honing and projecting a no-nonsense persona. She looks and talks like someone who gets things done. She says she gets things done. She speaks like a […]