I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.
An Earth Day Message: Take Heart from the Abolition Movement
For Earth Day, we revisit this article where Bill Bigelow contends that those of us fighting for climate justice and an end to the world’s fossil fuel domination should take heart from the struggle against slavery. Bigelow writes, “We should learn from their hope, from their tenacity, and from their willingness to defy those who put profit above humanity. And like the abolitionists, we should refuse to accept what the wealthy and powerful present as the ‘inevitable.'”
Climate Deniers Flooding Schools with Alternative Facts—Educators Are Fighting Back
By Bob Peterson
While hundreds of thousands of concerned global citizens march for science and climate justice, a massive corporate-financed disinformation campaign on climate change is flooding our nation’s schools.
Jeff Sessions to Pacific Islanders: ‘Your Lives Are Worthless’
By Bill Bigelow
Speaking on a conservative talk radio show, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced a decision issued by Derrick K. Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, blocking Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Sessions’ sneering remark must feel familiar to so many Pacific Islanders whose lands and lives have been the playthings of imperial powers—especially the United States.