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(U.S.) Senate Climate Bill Dies-Does the Environment Win?

July 29, 2010

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“For over a dozen years, since before the 1997 Kyoto climate summit, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Pew Charitable Trust and other Big Green groups have been unshakably committed to cap-and-trade. Without bothering to consult grassroots activists or more maverick groups like Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth, Big Green […]

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Do Capitalists Fund Revolutions?

July 29, 2010

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Readings for the Social Forum: The Counter-Insurgent Function of Non-Profits By Michael Barker To date capitalists have financially supported two types of revolution: they have funded the neoliberal revolution to “take the risk out of democracy”,[1] and they have supported/hijacked popular revolutions (or in some cases manufactured ‘revolutions’) in countries of geostrategic importance (i.e. in […]

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Taking Strong Action For Capitalist-Led Environmental Destruction

July 28, 2010

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Taking Strong Action For Capitalist-Led Environmental Destruction by Michael Barker / July 28th, 2010 Capital is more than happy to enlist the mainstream [environmental] movement as a partner in the management of nature. Big environmental groups offer capital a threefold convenience: as legitimation, reminding the world that the system works; as control over popular dissent, […]

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Methane, U.S. Congress & the “well-funded so-called “environmental” groups like EDF and NRDC that have been seduced into the gospel of endless compromise” …

July 27, 2010

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Published on Monday, July 19, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Methane Seeps, Tipping Points Feared as Congress Sleepwalks Dangerous Methane Seeping from Siberian Seabeds by Gary Houser “Methane is leaking from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf into the atmosphere at an alarming rate… Release of even a fraction of the methane stored in the shelf could trigger […]

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Big Green’s pursuit of carbon cap-and-trade in the U.S. branded the climate movement as servants of Wall Street Elites

July 27, 2010

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Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 by Carbon Tax Center Can Viable Carbon Tax Arise from the Senate’s Ashes? by Charles Komanoff And now, ve may begin? Readers of a certain age, and a certain literary bent, will recognize the words of Alexander Portnoy’s psychiatrist, spoken at the close of Philip Roth’s transgressive 1969 novel, […]

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International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Rio Tinto London

July 22, 2010

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IUCN’s Collaboration Agreement with Rio Tinto 14 July 2010 | News – News story 6 Comments | Write a comment The Collaboration Agreement, signed 12 July, 2010, between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Rio Tinto London Limited (Rio Tinto) commits IUCN and Rio Tinto to focus their collaborative projects on innovative […]

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ENVIROS CRAFT POLITICAL SUICIDE PACT FOR U.S. DEMSOCRATS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

July 22, 2010

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Note: Any politically sentient being should understand that if the strategy suggested below prevails, Democrats will have given Republicans a sword through which it will be even more possible for Republicans to capture Congress. Such a strategy, as suggested below, would allow Republicans to attack Democrats through the rest of the year and certainly into […]

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EnviroActivists Continue to Push 350.org for Meaningful Campaigns

July 20, 2010

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From: Lorna Salzman <lsalzman1@verizon.net> Date: July 17, 2010 5:35:52 PM EDT To: phil@350.org Subject: we don’t know where 350.org stands on energy Dear Phil at 350.org: If you look at my Open Letter to Bill McKibben in the May 3rd issue of The Nation, you will see my concerns about 350.org and its leadership. How […]

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Saving Trees and Capitalism Too

July 19, 2010

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Saving Trees and Capitalism Too By Michael Barker “Describing a group funded by the world’s leading capitalist elites as grassroots demonstrates how desperately well-meaning environmentalists cling to the illusion that by working with capitalists (not the grassroots) they will be able to counter the destruction wrought on the planet by capitalists (evidently for the benefit […]

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REDD ‘Opportunities’ | AMAN

July 14, 2010

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“We want to change this threat to an opportunity”: Interview with Abdon Nababan and Mina Setra By Chris Lang, 4th July 2010 Interview with Abdon Nababan, secretary general of the Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN – The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago), and Mina Setra the head of international policy at AMAN. The interview […]

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