Detroit Heading to the NYC Climate Convergence & People’s Climate March
Detroit, MI – Over 50 Detroiters will travel to NYC on September 18th to represent Detroit at The Global Climate Convergence(GCC), the UN BKM Climate Summit, and the People’s Climate March; slated to be the world’s largest march for climate and a just transition. Groups that co-organized to get folks to NYC include East Michigan Environmental Action Council(EMEAC), Detroit Coalition Against Tar…
Rising Tide Seattle Blockades Oil Train
Mid-day Tuesday, September 2nd in Everett Washington Rising Tide Seattle activists committed a blockade of one of the oil trains that frequents the Burlington Northern Santa-Fe (BNSF) tracks. The stand-off lasted eight hours due to the precarious positioning of each person in a locked-down manner.
Abby Brockway is suspended from the tripod blocking the oil train. Photo from Rising Tide Seattle.
Resistance to the expansion of Enbridge’s pipeline 6b
This action is in solidarity with First Nations communities in Canada exploited at the point of tar sands extraction in Alberta. This action is in solidarity with everyone and everything displaced by Enbridge’s illegitimate abuse of eminent domain to seize land for this pipeline expansion. This action is in solidarity with the thousands of families and uncountable creatures in the Kalamazoo…
The Kochs’ Anti-Civil Rights Roots: New Docs Expose Charles Koch’s Ties to John Birch Society | Democracy Now!
Published on Jul 8, 2014
The Progressive magazine and Center for Media and Democracy have released new documents that show billionaire oil industrialist Charles Koch was an active member of the controversial right-wing John Birch Society during its campaigns against the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Charles Koch was following in the footsteps of his father, Fred Koch, a leader of the John Birch Society from its founding. We speak with The Progressive’s Lisa Graves about her new article, “The Koch Cartel: Their Reach, Their Reactionary Agenda and Their Record.” Graves details how the reactionary ideas absorbed during Charles Koch’s youth continue to animate many of his actions decades later. Charles and his brother, David Koch, have used their wealth to push a similar agenda into the mainstream through the tea party and “dark money” political coalitions that allow donors to shield their identity while funding attack ads against Democrats.