Monthly Archives: September 2015

Climate Change is Our Opportunity to Remake Society, Says Naomi Klein

Photo of debris after Hurricane Katrina

Naomi Klein: Hurricane Katrina…had been downgraded from a Category 5 hurricane to a mere tropical storm. The levees should have withstood the onslaught, if they hadn’t been allowed to fall into disrepair.

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Time for a Boycott! Volkswagen’s Fraud Should Shock Even the Cynics

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles “partying like it’s 1959,” belching unmitigated particulates into the air that you and I breathe…Grounds for a widespread boycott. Being not just lied to but poisoned by a major company that pretends to care about the environment is not acceptable behavior. We as consumers need to stand up and say, ‘ENOUGH!”

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Social Change Comes When Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things

Mugabe, a teacher and prison-educated lawyer, turned out to be a brutal thug, a dictator motivated by the desire for power and wealth.

But Mandela was clearly motivated by a desire to heal his suffering country. His actions were all about unity and reconciliation. He will be remembered as a hero to the end of time.

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Never Give Up Hope

Justice Sonia Sotomayor works the crowd (Photo by Shel Horowitz.

Justice Sotomayor asked her mother why she’d never been taught to dance as a child, and her mom replied, “You were always outside chasing fireflies. We could never get you to be still long enough.”

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