Window Dressing: Exxon Reluctantly Crosses the Climate Threshold

My guest post today on the DeSmog Blog website. The day before President Trump made his decision to pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris climate accord, ExxonMobil reluctantly crossed a climate threshold. A majority of shareholders, over 62 percent, voted in favor of America’s biggest oil company releasing detailed analyses of the risks that […]

The banks to contact about the Keystone XL pipeline funding

This article, with contact information, appeared in Yes! Magazine and the Nation of Change website today.  I felt it important enough to share here, in its entirety.  [NationofChange is reader-supported.  Donate or give monthly.] Of the more than 60 banks helping to finance the expansion of tar sands infrastructure, the indigenous-led environmental campaign Mazaska Talks […]

Dick Russell and Romeo Keyes talk about mentoring

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

  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 […]