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Patrick Walker is co-founder of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) and the Bernie or Bust movement it spawned. Before that, he cut his activist teeth with the anti-fracking and Occupy Scranton PA movements.

No longer with RAP, he wields his pen and his activist network to wage holy war for climate justice.

A happily married man for over 10 years, Patrick has lost his beloved wife Ginger to colon cancer. He resides with his clever stepdaughter and two ineffably charming Sheltie dogs in East Amherst, NY.


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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Hijacking the Impeachment Debate--for Climate's Sake Unusual--in that it's content consists largely of an action proposal originally intended for United Church of Christ climate activists and an e-mail I sent to Noam Chomsky--this article is an urgent call for climate activists to hijack the current debate over Trump's impeachment. A debate where Democrats' chosen impeachment charge is a subtle form of propaganda trivializing both ecocide and humanity's climate emergency.
Russiagate: Both rape drug and act of rape, From InText
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 16, 2019
Exploiting Russiagate Coma, Democrats Raped Climate Movement A ringing wake-up call to a climate movement rendered comatose by the conventional corporate media propaganda story of Russiagate, this piece identifies with greater insight than any other I know the immense harm Democrats' Russiagate narrative has done the climate movement. Unless the climate movement becomes as outraged as if Democrats had RAPED it, little hope remains for the US climate movement achieving anything useful.
U.S. flag hung upside down: climate activists' fitting expression of patriotism under Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 22, 2019
The Bipartisan BIG LIE: Trump's Climate Genocide Is Normal This piece highlights a shocking truth: that US citizens live daily in the presence of a "big lie" as outrageous and dangerous as any told by Hitler and Goebbels. Namely, that Trump's assault on an imperiled climate is normal policy we can pass over in silence rather than an unprecedented crime against humanity. Unlike the Nazis' "big lie," this one is perpetrated by deafening bipartisan silence and not constant repetition.
Mature values and a youthful middle finger--just what we need now!, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 14, 2019
Green New Deal "Climate Kids" Should Hijack the Impeachment Conversation Forged in the fire--sharpened by heated arguments with critics of my climate impeachment scheme--this piece is my comprehensive strategic case explaining why impeaching Trump for his climate crimes may be the key to saving the Green New Deal, and thereby civilization itself. All fans of the GND--especially heroic young climate activists--have a vital interest in reading my passionate arguments here.
The road to a Green New Deal runs over Trump's impeached body., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 10, 2019
Seriously Want a Green New Deal? Demand Trump's Climate-Based Impeachment Forcefully following up my controversial piece arguing for Trump's impeachment for climate terrorism, I here launch a bigger discussion: the crucial political advantages impeaching Trump for his beyond-criminal offers Green New Deal movement activists. I focus here on one incontestable advantage: willingness to impeach Trump for climate terrorism is an almost infallible CURRENT litmus test for serious GND support.
Denial Is Not A Policy--No, It's Climate Terrorism, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 2, 2019
Climate Terrorism: The Politically Farsighted Way to Impeach Trump This article makes a highly original--and, needless to say, controversial--case not just for impeaching Trump, but for impeaching him on grounds of climate terrorism. While I can only hope against hope my piece will make as revolutionary a splash, my best analogy here is Thomas Paine's "Common Sense," whose timely, sensible ideas--amidst oligarch-controlled public opinion--seemed unthinkable heresy until he laid out the case.
Joe Biden's Failure On Climate Change Joe Biden is going centrist on climate change. Cenk Uygur, Ramesh Srinivasan, and Brooke Thomas, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: ..., From YouTubeVideos
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Climate Enemy Biden: The Extinction Rebellion's Top Recruiter This piece analyzes Joe Biden's presidential candidacy from a highly original angle: the extreme menace he poses to the Green New Deal and effective climate action. And perhaps the greater menace is not Biden's own deeply inadequate climate policy, but the considerable danger of him losing to climate terrorist Donald Trump. Indeed, the climate peril of Biden's nomination is the best reason to join Extinction Rebellion NOW.
Tulsi and Bernie; Two GND champions BoB 2.0 loves, From InText
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 13, 2019
Announcing Bernie or Bust 2.0: Electoral Warriors for the Green New Deal While classified as an op-ed because of its heavy opinion component, this important article is also NEWS. The original Bernie or Bust, which provoked the hostile attention of major establishment critics like Bill Maher and Paul Krugman (and coverage in Rolling Stone), was clearly newsworthy. Its timely revival--to save the Green New Deal from dangerous establishment enemies like Joe Biden--should be front-page news.
Nicola's Maduro Viva! US Hands off Venezuela!!, From FlickrPhotos
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 16, 2019
Venezuelan Coup Democrats Vomit on Green New Deal Connecting important dots, this timely piece argues that no Democrats supporting Trump's indefensible, imperialist coup should be considered sincere supporters of a Green New Deal. And that two of our time's most important movements--Sunrise and the Poor People's Campaign--will fatally undermine their credibility and missions by not denouncing the Venezuelan coup, leaving planet-saving leftists no viable path forward.
Resist Climate Denial--above all, by trolls commenting in progressive media!, From FlickrPhotos
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2019
Forum Perversion: Why Progressive Media Should BAN Climate-Troll Comments Highly controversial--and more philosophical than my typical political article--this piece makes a compelling case for why climate-change-denying comments should be BANNED from political articles in progressive/leftist publications. Damning them as "forum perversion," it paves the way for arguing that if such defenses of pseudoscience are allowed, a flood of comments from the Flat Earth Society should be allowed too.
Will Bernie be the one to take up the Green New Deal vs. climate genocide referendum challenge?, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 11, 2019
Referendum 2020: A Green New Deal vs. Racist, Classist Climate Genocide Facing Democrat leadership's obstinate opposition to their climate-saving agenda, Green New Deal supporters may need a "nuclear option" to shame them into line. How about this: the Sunrise Movement and its allies backing whichever Democrat presidential hopeful makes the 2020 election a referendum between a Green New Deal and Republicans' racist, social Darwinist climate genocide? Read and watch establishment heads explode!
Denial Is Not A Policy--and that includes Democrats' cover-up of Trump's worst crime!, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 22, 2018
Russiagate vs. Climate Genocide: How Democrats Cover Up Trump's Worst Crime A hard-hitting piece exploring how Democrats, for fear of raising policy topics embarrassing to their own party leadership, have refused to discuss issues that would paint Republicans in not merely a negative, but a criminally insane light. Foremost of these is Trump's openly conducted, beyond-genocidal climate policy, which Democrats have reprehensibly covered up under perhaps unprovable Russia collusion charges.
Chuck Schumer--.One may smile and smile, and be a villain.. (Shakespeare), From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2018
Schumer vs. the Climate: Manchin's Criminally Insane Promotion Here's a timely indictment of Chuck Schumer for the climate crime of promoting fossil fuel puppet Joe Manchin to the role of head Democrat on a powerful Senate energy committee. Beyond that, this piece is a ringing call to arms to the gutsy "superheroes" of the Sunrise Movement, in whose face Schumer just had the rashly foolish audacity to spit by promoting Manchin.
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 2, 2018
Peace Activists' Best Hope? The Sunrise CLIMATE Movement This piece makes the case that the best path forward for peace activists is-paradoxically-- to support the Sunrise CLIMATE movement and bring out the peace agenda latent in its call for a Green New Deal.
Chuck Schumer - Teflon don of the Democrat mob, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 3, 2018
Ratting Out Chuck Schumer, Democrats' Low-Profile Teflon Don This tactical follow-up to my piece on the message and strategy has it all! No cow is too sacred here, not even Bernie Sanders or the Poor People's Campaign. But all my satire and outraged criticism is in a great, desperate cause: to fight EFFECTIVELY for climate justice before it's too late--for human civilization.
Series: Slashing the Gordian Knot of Lesser-Evil Voting (2 Articles, 2652 views)
Philly mobsters--role models for our extortionist Democratic Party, From FlickrPhotos
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 26, 2018
How the Rats Revolt: "Ratting Out" Democrats' Electoral Extortion This article, part of a two-part series, involves fresh thinking--perhaps revolutionary thinking--on a perennial problem for the left. Namely, how to approach the problem of lesser-evil voting. If the "Rats' Revolt" suggested by Ralph Nader and and embraced by Chris Hedges is willing to embrace my revolt strategy, our movement could be the sword that severs the divisive and paralyzing lesser-evil voting dilemma.
Series: Slashing the Gordian Knot of Lesser-Evil Voting (2 Articles, 2652 views)
Denial Is Not A Policy. Sadly, it is--a GENOCIDAL policy!, From FlickrPhotos
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2018
Climate Genocide: Why the Poor People's Campaign Should Demand Trump's Impeachment Probably the most important activist piece I've written: one calling for the Poor People's Campaign to use its movement clout to demand Donald Trump's impeachment. And for a better reason than anyone else has offered: for his planned climate genocide--above all, his planned racist, classist genocide of poor people of color. Unlike Russiagate, impeaching Trump for climate genocide will deter Pence from ecocidal policies.
Unitarian Universalist--as liberal as churches get, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2018
Neither Idiots nor Useful: Our Politically Underachieving Liberal Churches (Part 1 of 2: Prophetic Promise) With civilization itself at stake, this two-part article makes a compelling case that political Left and liberal churches desperately need each other. Specifically, the "prophetic witness" of liberal churches could put a unique moral energy and organizing platform behind the Left's urgent political agenda. Importantly, this essay offers a framework for sympathetic, constructive Leftist critique of the Poor People's Campaign.
Series: Neither Idiots Nor Useful: Our Politically Underachieving Liberal Churches (1 Articles, 1096 views)
Rev. Dr. William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign, From FlickrPhotos
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Today's Poor People's Campaign: Too Important Not to Criticize The current revival of Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign is by light-years the most important movement in American politics--the first prospect for a REAL resistance attacking the corrupt system that gave us Trump. But to succeed, it's crucial that today's PPC stay true to the radical, truthtelling heritage of Dr. King. Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report recently published an important critique of PPC; I continue it.
MLK Poor People's Campaign of 1968--ancestor of the movement we need NOW, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Political Dynamite: Poor People's Campaign and the Movement for a People's Party Combining MLK's resurrected Poor People's Campaign with the political strategy of the Movement for a People's Party could result in political dynamite--peacefully exploding a two-party system (and above all, a Democratic Party) that has served progressives badly.

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