Don Fitz
Photograph Source: Senate Democrats – CC BY 2.0

OCTOBER 3, 2019

Despite the furor over the Green New Deal (GND), many of its supporters have no idea of the wide variety of views on it, especially within the Green Party (GP), where it originated in the US. From June through August, 2019 Missouri Greens held public discussions contrasting at least three distinct GP views to those from the Democratic Party (DP).

Maj. Danny Sjurse
To many, the American war in Afghanistan—which on Oct. 7 will enter its 19th year—is a prime symptom of the disease of empire. Above, a U.S. Army National Guard staff sergeant in a battle zone there in 2012. (Lt. Benjamin Addison / U.S. Army)

[Note: Superb article by a retired US Army major (combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, associate professor of history, West Point).  Straight from the horses' mouth.  Another Smedley Butler. - Will Offley]

David Turnbull - Strategic Communications Director, Oil Change International

“There is suddenly a climate movement in Pakistan.”

“Holy crap. Get a load of Brighton!”

“I’ve been to a lot of rallies in Melbourne and I’ve never seen anything quite like this. Hard to capture how huge this crowd is. Extraordinary.”

Jake Johnson
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during an MSNBC climate town hall on Thursday, September 20, 2019. (Photo: MSNBC/Screengrab)
September 20, 2019

"They knew that it was real. Their own scientists told them that it was real. What do you do to people who lied in a very bold-faced way, lied to the American people, lied to the media?"
During an MSNBC climate town hall at Georgetown University on Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders said, if elected president in 2020, he would pursue criminal charges against fossil fuel executives for knowingly accelerating the ecological crisis while sowing doubt about the science to the American public.
Alexander C. Kaufman


The support comes as the climate policy fight broadens from energy and transportation to agriculture.

[ See video here.]

Sharon Kelly
Main image: Retirement. Credit: Monica Silvestre from Pexels

July 25, 2019

A year ago, Chesapeake Energy, at one time the nation’s largest natural gas producer, announced it was selling off its Ohio Utica shale drilling rights in a $2 billion deal with a little-known private company based in Houston, Texas, Encino Acquisition Partners.

Sandy Garossino

Sandy Garossino


Seeking foreign funding

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Julie Dermansky
Main image: Screen shot from drone video of the fracked gas well blowout, at a well operated by GEP Haynesville, LLC, in Red River Parish, Louisiana. Credit: Phin Percy Jr., used with permission

September 12, 2019

A fracked natural gas well in northwest Louisiana has been burning for two weeks after suffering a blowout. A state official said the fire will likely burn for the next month before the flames can be brought under control by drilling a relief well.


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