12 Feb 2014

Run for Office!

Anthony Noel of the New Progressive Alliance wrote, “For years which have become decades, Democratic candidates have run on improving working conditions for all Americans, starting with better pay. All we have to do, they’ve told us, is elect them. But when we have, one of two things always happens:

28 Jul 2013

A typical democratic and union response

Recently callers hired to give information about Obama’s health care program found they will not get health care benefits. See here. How typical! SEIU did not return a call for comment. A politician said “It is very disappointing.” See also Health Care.

08 Apr 2013

How do you solve a problem with environmentalists like Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club, and the League of Conservation Voters?

Bill McKibben recently wrote “How do you solve a problem like the Democrats?” I suggest the real question is How do you solve a problem with environmentalists like Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club, and the League of Conservation Voters? Do not get me wrong. Bill McKibben is a brave, dedicated, and resourceful

01 Mar 2013

Kerry and AFL-CIO latest Betrayers of Future Generations

So Kerry – the “environmentalist” – in addition to finding no concerns in public comments about the XL Pipeline, has in the initial report of his new agency found “little environmental harm.”  This despite the concern of experts that it would be “game over” for the environment. Dr. Hansen’s webpage  

08 Jan 2013

SEC Moves to Require That Corporations Disclose All Political Spending

(Below is a public release today for the Corporate Reform Coalition consisting of many organizations listed below.) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporate Reform Coalition applauds the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) commitment to seek disclosure of all corporate political spending in response to a historical demonstration of investor demand for

08 Jan 2013

Galileo, Fireflies, and WakaWaka

Galileo and the Fireflies by NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen describes both hope and despair from the Netherlands in the climate fight. The bad news is the fossil fuel industry is spreading misinformation there just as well as here. They use the approach that pretending that the science is like

01 Jan 2013

Top 25 Most Censored Stories for 2013

Project Censored reports the  25 Most Censored Stories for 2013  based on the coverage given so far in 2012. The destruction of our oceans and environment, Fukushima radiation in the United States, the emergence of a police state, and the deliberate planned destruction of education and our economy in order

16 Nov 2012

United Nation Millennium Development Goals for 2015

In 2000 the United Nations set up 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the years 2000 to 2015 using 1990 as a baseline. (There are 21 targets and 60 indicators involved in these 8 MDGs.) They recently released a 72 page report at http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG%20Report%202012.pdf  on progress towards those goals as

03 Nov 2012

More Police Abuse Towards a Labor Leader

Of course I have seen police abuse documented to an increasing extent, but this is the first time it happened to a friend of mine, a Minnesota labor leader. Below is his email. By now many of you have heard about my arrest on Thursday evening November 1 and the

02 Nov 2012

A 14 Year Old Granddaughter, Butterflys, Jeremiah the Bullfrog, and Climate Change

This is a letter Dr. Hansen at NASA wrote her 14 year old granddaughter about butterflys, Jeremiah the Bullfrog, and climate change. It is encouraging and right now I needed to read it more than see another scientific report or graph. http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2012/20121101_DearSophie.pdf