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“HORSEMEN of the APOCALYPSE” Making Waves
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After only one week of sales, Horsemen of the Apocalypse is the number one nature conservation book selling on Amazon.  An eye opening perspective on climate and energy issues, Dick Russell’s newest book is already making waves. Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar winning actor (finally) and outspoken environmentalist, has tweeted that the book is “a must read […]

IN WAKE OF CLIMATE MARCH, TRUMP DEVASTATION CONTINUES
by Dick Russell
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Tens of thousands gathered in front of the White House last Saturday, and thousands more came to rallies and marches all across the country for the People’s Climate March.  I was part of a large L.A. contingent that walked several miles to protest the Tesoro oil refinery’s merger with BP and plan to vastly increase […]

The Historic People’s Climate March
by Dick Russell
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On the 100th day of the Trump presidency, the people will gather all across the country to make their voices heard.  In Washington, D.C., they will arrive on buses and trains, with thousands expected to converge on the Mall.  They will start at the Capitol building, move on to surround the gates of the White […]

EARTH DAY 2017: THE NEW EPA AND THE LOOMING CLIMATE APOCALYPSE
by Dick Russell
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Closing in on half-a-century since the first Earth Day and the beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s all come down to this: the new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, is being provided a “24/7 security detail.” This line item in the new agency budget was revealed by the Washington Post on the same day that […]

Dick Russell and Romeo Keyes talk about mentoring
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In March 2017, I gave a half-hour talk about the importance of youth mentoring at the Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles.  My brilliant young mentee, 19-year-old Romeo Keyes, followed mine with his first public speaking appearance. Romeo will also appear on a story-telling panel at the Pacifica Graduate Institute’s conference “Response at the Radical […]

A crackdown on our First Amendment right to protest: message from Greenpeace
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  Your constitutional right to peaceful assembly is under attack. Stand up for free speech and the right to protest! Every Greenpeace supporter should be alarmed. Huge and growing marches and demonstrations have shown lawmakers that our resistance to Trump’s anti-climate, anti-justice agenda is gaining momentum. And behind the scenes, they are taking action to […]

A REMARKABLE STAND BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
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I’ve never seen a major newspaper do something like this.  In today’s Sunday front section, the first of a series – Our Dishonest President APRIL 2, 2017 It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American […]

NOT SO FAST ON TORNADOING OUR CLIMATE RULES, MR. PRESIDENT
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So it happened.  No big surprise.  There stood “45,” as many people are now referring to him rather than utter his name, surrounded by fossil fuel execs and coal miners.   This latest executive order directed the EPA to start withdrawing and rewriting the Clean Power Plan put in place by President Obama.  “C’mon fellas,” […]

THE KOCH-HOLD ON KEYSTONE: GET READY TO RUMBLE!
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On a day when the effort by Trump & Company to overturn the Affordable Care Act in Congress fell apart, I suppose they had to have something to cheer about and shove in the faces of those who care about the environment: the Keystone-XL pipeline has been approved by the State Department. And in case […]

POSTINGS FROM THE EDGE: LETTERS FROM THREE ELOQUENT FRIENDS
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I welcome responses to what I’m writing in this column, and over the past couple of days have received what I feel are three letters powerful enough to share with my readers.  What strikes me is that they are all basically saying the same thing.  Thoughts for the day: RICHIE:   I see a new ice […]