A new wave of civic engagement is sweeping through the country. How best can activists channel this energy into a successful progressive movement? The most effective way may be to rebuild the Democratic Party from the ground up.
Native and minority communities are rising up against injustice throughout the country, leading by example to address the most dire issues that lay before us. One young Alaskan Native in particular is working to help his community survive the brutal impacts of the fossil fuel industry.
A handful of elites dominate the global economy. As a result, a wave of authoritarian demagogues is sweeping the globe. The only way to prevent dictators from gaining power is to curtail the influence of oligarchs. If we want to avoid another Trump, we have to overthrow the rule of Wall St., big business, and the super wealthy.
Despite being a highly contrived environment, Burning Man is a place that reminds me of what is possible when human beings act on our imaginations — when we commit to the rigorous work of turning our visions into realities.
The environmental community neglected climate change early on, then failed to confront the fossil fuel industry’s assault on truth and science. What lessons can environmentalists learn from these failures in confronting major issues today?