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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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(11 comments) SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
(10 comments) SHARE 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.
(37 comments) SHARE 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.
(20 comments) SHARE 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.
(40 comments) SHARE 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.
(30 comments) SHARE 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.
(6 comments) SHARE 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!
(7 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(23 comments) SHARE 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)
(18 comments) SHARE 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.
(9 comments) SHARE 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.