Tag: environment

People Across America Are Waking Up to the Effects of ‘Disaster Capitalism’

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Originally published in Alternet People are taking initiative rather than waiting for leaders. In her book Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein explains how crises are used by governments to distract and frighten people so that unpopular and exploitative policies can be pushed through It seems that …

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Dirty Energy’s Dirty Tactics: Boulder on the Front Lines of the Renewable Energy Future

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Truthout | News Analysis   Last week we wrote about the inevitable transformation in the US to a clean-energy economy, based on the findings of Arjun Makhijani, author of Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for US Energy Policy. Makhijani proposes that with significant planning and financial incentives, the US can …

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Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free Energy Economy Is Inevitable

Aug, 15, 2013 By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in TruthOut.org The impossible has become inevitable. A carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy is our future. Despite the energy industry’s hard work to keep energy dirty and damaging, the future will be clean and sustainable. Government is not leading the way. The new energy revolution …

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Popular Resistance Is Building Up, from Hunger Strikes to Democracy Protests Across the Planet

The paradox of power is that the real power is with us, if we have the courage to use it. By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers AlterNet, June 28, 2013  This week, there were many lessons in courage from people who overcame fears and created winning situations by turning power on its head and building the movement. On Wednesday morning, …

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Time for an Economy Of, By and For the People

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Center on Research on Globalization, June 25, 2013 The reaction to Ben Bernanke’s suggestion that it may be time to wind down the easy money policies which have been injecting $85 billion into the hands of Wall Street each month show that the ‘recovery’ has been a fraud. In the …

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Eric Snowden Had a Breaking Point, Where He Decided to Risk It All to Fix This Country — What’s Yours?

Change starts with action, and each of us has a way to contribute.    By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers AlterNet, JUne 14, 2013 When Edward Snowden reached his breaking point, the world saw the truth about the vast extent of spying by the NSA on Americans and people around the world. In an act of conscience, Snowden released secret …

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Be Prepared for the Inevitable and Unpredictable Mass Movement

People who seek justice and an end to militarism feel like they are laboring in relative obscurity, organizing seemingly unnoticed actions, but at some point a wave of mass resistance arises. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mohamed Elsayyed By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers AlterNet, June 6, 2013  The surprise events in Turkey show how unpredictable mass movements are.  Turkey, which is …

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Gang Green or Fresh Greens?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The environmental movement is at a critical crossroads. Younger and bolder environmental groups are rising up and engaging in creative and strategic direct action. Will the older and more traditional environmental groups learn from them and adjust their tactics to be more effective? The old environmental movement, ‘Gang Green,’ …

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