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Glick: Prioritizing Climate
Jun 30, 2008
The hard truth is that humankind is in grave danger of blowing it. Serious action to shift from oil, coal and natural gas to renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation is a good 10 years late, particularly in the USA. And we need to be clear why this is the case. Primarily, it is due to the dominance over energy policy of the coal, oil, automobile and utilities corporations.
Glick: No Easy Victories
Jun 20, 2008
It is a basic tenet of successful organizing that you need to win victories in order to hold the allegiance of a critical mass of supporters and keep your organization together. But it is also true, as African revolutionary Amilcar Cabral said, that if we are to be credible, we must "tell no lies, claim no easy victories."
Gordon: Land Not People
Jun 06, 2008
Israel has decided to alter its methods of upholding the occupation, replacing a politics of life, which aimed to secure the existence and livelihood of the Palestinian inhabitants, with a politics of death.
Glick: Renewable Energy!
Jun 03, 2008
As the climate movement increasingly focuses its energies on Capitol Hill, Dr. Navarro's insights about the potential negative impacts of doing so in the wrong way are worthy of serious consideration.
Glick: Tony Mazzocchi
May 21, 2008
I don't know if Gus Speth and Tony Mazzocchi knew each other personally. Speth's work career has been as a co-founder and senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, with President Jimmy Carter's Council on Environmental Quality, as founder and president of the World Resources Institute, as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and, since 1999, as Dean of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Glick: Obama and Wright
May 05, 2008
Jeremiah Wright summarized the difference between him and Obama in his interviews last weekend as, "I do what pastors do. He does what politicians do. I am not running for office."
Glick: Intensify Anti-War
Mar 28, 2008
March 19th was an historic first for the Iraq peace and justice movement. Over 1,000 activists, intergenerational but with many dedicated and energetic young people, took part in non-permitted, edgy, stepping it up type actions in Washington, D.C. If the Metropolitan D.C. cops had been arresting people, many hundreds would have been arrested for blocking major streets in downtown D.C.
Glick: Obama, Clinton, McKinney
Mar 05, 2008
Progressives, speaking broadly, are clearly divided when it comes to the four most well-known, liberal or progressive Presidential candidates who are still out there.
Glick: Non-Electoral Activism
Feb 25, 2008
Just about a year ago a leading activist in the climate movement made a comment that I took note of at the time and haven't forgotten: Presidential politics overshadows all other politics during a Presidential election period.
Glick: Obama vs. Clinton
Feb 10, 2008
Obama vs. Clinton, A Second Thought
Glick: No War, No Warming, Round Two
Feb 02, 2008
Early in the morning of October 22nd last fall several hundred people quietly arrived on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Many of us were organized into affinity groups. There was the anti-capitalist bike block. There were Iraq Veterans Against the War. There was the group of people dressed in polar bear costumes agitating through a portable sound system. There were the young people from Students for a Democratic Society in their yellow Campus Climate Challenge t-shirts. There was the Separate Oil and State group. And there were Code Pinkers, some wearing giant bobble-heads of Cheney, Bush and Rice.
Glick: Obama vs. Clinton: What's the Beef?
Jan 22, 2008
After Iowa and New Hampshire, it sure looks like the three-person horse race for the Democratic Presidential nomination has now become a two-person race.
Glick: Fasting and Victories
Dec 12, 2007
Fasting and Victories
Grubacic: New Kosovo War?
Dec 10, 2007
Kosovo: A new War in the Balkans? From supervised independence to unsupervised violence
Glick: We Want More
Nov 21, 2007
We Want More
Glick: Not Just Our Minds and Hearts But Our Bodies
Oct 28, 2007
It was gratifying, I have to admit, to get a fairly long phone message from Nancy Pelosi's Policy Director at the end of last week, the latest in a series of back-and-forth calls since I visited Pelosi's office on the 17th day of my climate emergency fast over three weeks ago. On that day I visited 15 offices of key people in the House and Senate who are dealing with the global warming issue, making efforts, their staffers indicated, to come up with legislation to address this deepening crisis.
Glick: The Nonviolent Army, Revisited Again
Oct 06, 2007
This is the third time over the course of my many years of writing this column that I have written about what I called, in my first, April 2000 column, the Ònonviolent army.Ó
Glick: No War, No Warming
Oct 03, 2007
For months a movement has been developing that consciously and intentionally links the related issues of the war in Iraq/oil wars and the heating up of the earth that is disrupting the world's climate. On Monday morning, October 22, in Washington, D.C. on
Glick: A Decisive Fall Season
Sep 11, 2007
"I am firmly convinced that the passionate will for justice and truth has done more to improve (the human condition) than calculating political shrewdness which in the long run only breeds general mistrust."
Glick: Speaking Truth to Power
Aug 07, 2007
The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement negotiated in 1997 which went into effect on Feb. 16, 2005. Under it industrial countries which have signed on-which is all of them except for the U.S. and Australia-pledge to reduce their earth-heating carbon emissions