Jessica Corbett
Demonstrators gathered outside as U.S. Supreme Court heard gerrymandering cases on March 26, 2019. (Photo: Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jan. 14, 2022

Thom Hartmann Program and Michaela Haas
Does Arctic Drilling Violate Human Rights? (with Frode Pleym of Greenpeace Norway))

Jan 12, 2022

There is lots of gas and oil in the ground across the world. But drilling for oil disturbs more than you might think. Could drilling for oil cause so many second hand effects that the act is itself a violation of human rights?  Frode Pleym joined Thom to discuss whether Arctic drilling violate human rights. Frode Pleym is an Activist and the Senior Adviser & Leader of Greenpeace Norway.


January 4, 2022

When Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison announced in June 2020 that his office had filed a climate change lawsuit, the litigation strategy he described was relatively novel for a climate change case.

Rather than suing the petroleum industry for causing climate change, Minnesota sued the American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil Corp. and three Koch Industries entities for allegedly engaging in a campaign to deceive Minnesotans about the links between climate change and fossil fuels.

Devika Krishna Kumar
A heavy hauler truck drives through a mine above the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Jan. 7, 2022

Canada's oil sands producers were able to export a record amount of crude to overseas markets thanks to a new link to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Primary Author: Tim Radford
desert heat - pxhere

Jan. 6, 2022

This story includes details on the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope with fears and feelings about the scope and pace of the climate crisis.

Jake Johnson
A mother and her children appear at a news conference to discuss the importance of the child tax credit at the Ethel Bradley Early Education Center on August 12, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Jan. 4, 2022

"The pandemic isn't over—the relief to withstand it shouldn't stop," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

The lapse of Democrats' expanded child tax credit program at the end of last month has progressive lawmakers and advocates vocally warning of a major spike in child poverty in the new year just as the Omicron variant wreaks havoc across the U.S., fueling a staggering rise in infections and hospitalizations.

Rick Salutin
Gabriel Boric

Dec. 30, 2021

A frothy year-end column on the future chances of democracy and fascism, in America and elsewhere

Let me close out 2021 with one of those perky looks into the future in two areas: democracy and fascism. In each, our vision of what’s coming down the track gets distorted by our tendency to visualize via the U.S.


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