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Appalachia Rising Despite Business As Usual
The EPA has slapped back at the defiant Governor of West Virginia and his chief sponsor, Massey Energy. This is one step amongst a larger movement to control the enormously powerful coal industry. West Virginia's vacated Senate seat will become a pivotal player in whatever climate bill is discussed and there's only one candidate who wants to see a turn towards clean energy now.
West Virginians Squat on Governor's Doorstep to Stop MTR
West Virginians against mountaintop removal squatted inside their state capitol today, hoping to have a word with the Governor. Maybe it's time to get organized like the people of Spokane who have put a community bill of rights on the November ballot.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Gore Urges Reluctant Scientists to Engage in the Political Process
Gore pleaded with scientists attending the International Day of Peace to enter into the political fray. Steven Chu has led the way. During the 2008 campaign he had hoped that the Presidential candidates would debate science topics during the 2008 Science Debate which never came off because the candidated refused to, opting instead to attend a faith-based forum. Goes to show how much things are changing.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
World Water Week Looks at Corruption in Private-Public Partnerships
While plans made at large governance discussions like the WWW are academically useful, they are separated from the practical reality. What is needed is transparency and on the ground involvement and oversite by the financial institutions lending money to developing countries. This article summarizes a podcast from the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm. Link to original source contained.
WV Environmental Party Gubernatorial Candidate Breaks Through White Noise
Opening up the debates is not just an issue for Presidential candidates. In West Virginia, the environmentalist party, called the Mountain Party, struggles to get fair and equal treatment in the press, though it is on the ballot. This third party provides the only mountain top removal and pro labor voice in the race.
In this article, follow the author through just one debate.
Open the Debates or Offer an Alternative
What will it take to get a third party/ independent candidate into the debates. Ralph Nader is going for it and others like Baldwin, McKinney and Barr would appreciate a little airtime as well. Maybe Google, Science Debate 2008 and Open Debates will sponsor one. What would it take to make a visible debate for these alternative voices?
Tuesday, August 12, 2008(5 comments)
Clemente Wants to Turn Up the Heat
Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate Rosa Clemente calls for citizens to demand media access for third party candidates. Video by Craig Seeman included.