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The Work of Culture: Transforming the US—Israel “Special Relationship.”

June 19th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Top Stories | Comments Off on The Work of Culture: Transforming the US—Israel “Special Relationship.”

The Work of Culture: Transforming the US—Israel “Special Relationship.”

By Justine McCabe INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS THE “WORK OF CULTURE”? I recently saw the Broadway musical Amazing Grace, about John Newton’s agonizing moral journey in eighteenth century Britain from slave ship captain/trader to leading abolitionist (as well as composer of the compelling hymn of the same name). This production powerfully illustrates “the work of culture” […]

World’s richest countries are outsourcing their carbon pollution to China

January 21st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Top Stories | Comments Off on World’s richest countries are outsourcing their carbon pollution to China

World’s richest countries are outsourcing their carbon pollution to China

A draft of the latest report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) says emissions of carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases warming the planet grew twice as fast in the first decade of the 21st century as they did during the previous three decades. Much of that rise was due to the […]

Vermont Yankee reactor to be shut down

September 13th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Top Stories | Comments Off on Vermont Yankee reactor to be shut down

Vermont Yankee reactor to be shut down

The persistent non-violent determination of No Nukes activists in Vermont and New Hampshire won a victory in August when Entergy Corp. announced that the Vermont Yankee reactor will be shut down by the end of 2014. Activists had garnered the overwhelming support of the people of Vermont and the state legislature. A key vote in […]

“Green Talks” conference in Oslo

April 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Top Stories | Comments Off on “Green Talks” conference in Oslo

“Green Talks” conference in Oslo

On April 16 prominent Green leaders from the U.S., Germany, Sweden, and Norway participated in the “Green Talks” conference held in Oslo. The conference was a great success and bears tidings of intensified international cooperation between Green parties in the years to come. Jill Stein from the Green Party of the United States was the […]

New Green Party Launched in Japan

January 18th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Beyond the U.S., Top Stories | Comments Off on New Green Party Launched in Japan

New Green Party Launched in Japan

In 2012 a group of local assembly members, citizens groups, and activists met in Tokyo to launch the Midori-no-to, also referred to as the Greens/Japan — focusing on the issue of ending nuclear power. The party was formed a little more than a year after a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in March of […]

The Swedish Greens: Which Way Forward?

December 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Beyond the U.S., Top Stories | Comments Off on The Swedish Greens: Which Way Forward?

The Swedish Greens: Which Way Forward?

A fierce campaign against nuclear power and then a referendum in Sweden in early 1980 started it all – or perhaps released all the built-up political frustrations. The set-up of the referendum was meant to give a “yes” or “no” to continued use of nuclear power plants in Sweden, but was seen by many as […]

A Solar Transition – It is Imperative

October 14th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Ecology, Top Stories | 1 Comment »

A Solar Transition – It is Imperative

“A Global Green New Deal (GGND) will deliver sustainable growth with huge benefits for both humans and nature, with clean air and water, organic food, meaningful employment and more free creative time for all on this planet. Green sustainable growth will be a transition to a steady-state global solar economy in the 21st Century.” By […]

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