It was a breath of fresh air on a cold winter morning in Boston last Saturday. Right across the street from where I’m staying with friends for a couple of weeks, Mayor Marty Walsh was on-hand for a unique open house – part of the city’s E+ (Energy Positive) Green Building Program. The Greek Revival […]
Month: January 2017
CIVIL SERVICE RESISTANCE
You can start following these Twitter feeds by clicking on the links. List members: User Actions Follow ALT USBGN @Rogue_USBGN Raising awareness of climate change and other threats posed by science denial. Not affiliated with the US gov. #Resist User Actions Follow AltYosemiteNPS @AltYosemiteNPS “Unofficial” Resistance Team from Yosemite National Park. Reporting facts & protecting what’s […]
LAST STAND FOR THE EPA
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will vote this coming Wednesday February 1, at 10:45 AM, on the nomination of Scott Pruitt for administrator. One Republican member, Susan Collins from Maine, is said to be on the fence about sending this to the full Senate for confirmation. It’s important to call Collins’ Maine […]
WHO’S REALLY RUNNING THE TRUMP UN-REALITY SHOW?
According to the Hollywood trade paper Variety (Dec. 8, 2016), Donald Trump would remain as a paid executive producer of “Celebrity Apprentice” – the NBC game show he hosted for fourteen seasons that’s now returning with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was called “The Apprentice” during Trump’s reign, where the “candidates” from various business backgrounds lived communally in […]
MUZZLING THE EPA – AND EMPLOYEES FIGHTING BACK
It began immediately after Trump’s inauguration, with taking down any mention of President Obama’s climate change plan from the White House website. But the Orwellian effort to bury information from the people hasn’t stopped there. On Monday, the new administration put restrictions on EPA employees “effective immediately” to cease any communications with the public. No […]
THE PIPELINE PLUNDERERS: CUI BONO?
The White House announcement yesterday came initially from press secretary Sean Spicer. An “energy revolution” is underway, he proclaimed – two executive orders from President Trump that would create “tens of thousands of new jobs” while still making the environment “a priority.” Every phrase was out of the “alt-fact” universe that the new administration is […]
Poet & Human Rights Leader Homero Aridjis and “Los MacArturos” Head Public Forum on Mexico’s Violence and Human Rights Crisis
Radio Bilingüe to Convene and Broadcast S.F. Event Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015 *Press Conference with Homero Aridjis and “Los MacArturos” MacArthur Foundation Fellows 11 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 27 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco*Public Forum & National Broadcast 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 27 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Renowned […]
TRUMP’S FIRST ACTS: GUTTING THE WHITE HOUSE CLIMATE WEBSITE AND NEW ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.
At noon on Friday, the moment Donald Trump was sworn in, the page on the Obama administration’s White House website suddenly turned into a broken link. “The requested page ‘/energy/climate-change’ could not be found,” the Google search said. Replacing the details about the global crisis and ways to do something about it was “An America […]
JESSE VENTURA: THE MAN WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT -AND HIS VIEWS ON THE FIGHT TO PROTECT STANDING ROCK
I first met the former governor of Minnesota just over a decade ago in Mexico, where he and his wife had recently bought a home down the road from where I was visiting friends. We ended up working on five books together over the ensuing years. I didn’t always agree with his politics, but we […]
SOME LIKE IT HOT
The banner headline on Page One of this morning’s New York Times couldn’t have been more stark: “FOR THIRD YEAR, THE EARTH IN 2016 SETS HEAT RECORD: Threat to Society and Nature Is Rising – Scale of Shift Startles Scientists.” The bitter irony is that the new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]