Johanna Bozuwa
Decent Jobs on a Living Planet

Opportunities for Publicly-run Energy Utilities to Revolutionize Generation and the Grid

Matt Maley
Seattle Teachers 2018

[Editor: 'Action Gets the Goods!' - A recent example of the power of organized labour.]

It is increasingly clear that educators’ unions have a new fighting spirit since the uprising of teachers in West Virginia last spring. The school year began with a wave of strike authorizations from LA to Seattle. Many of these votes were quite strong, United Teachers of Los Angeles voted by 98% to authorize a strike. In Seattle, however, the Seattle Education Association (SEA) held a strike authorization vote, but concluded negotiations without actually striking.

Will Parrish and Sam Levin
 Protests at Standing Rock during the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

Documents suggest an aggressive response to possible protests against the oil pipeline amid fears of another Standing Rock

Rex Weyler

From: Rex Weyler <>
Date: Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 7:26 PM
Subject: Brown and Bloomberg Make Bold New Pledges, which are not remotely true

Sharon Kelly
Wells dot the desert atop the Permian Basin in Texas. Credit: © 2016 Laura Evangelisto.

August 15, 2018

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period.

Associated Press
Workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., two days after a ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. AP

September 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.

A Santa Barbara County jury found Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline guilty of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanor charges, including killing marine mammals and protected sea birds.

Jason Mark


Subscribe to RSS - USA