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    Indians and Cowboys

    Cowboys and Indians are at it again.   Americans who don’t live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past because the Indians were, after all, defeated and now drive cars, watch television, and shop at Walmart. Not so. That ...

    By the Way, Your House is On Fire

     The climate of change and the danger of stasis.  This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.  As the San Francisco bureaucrats on the dais murmured about why they weren’t getting anywhere near what we in the audience passionately hoped for, asked for, and worked for, my mind began ...

    April 2013 Roundup: Social Change, DIY Science, and Too Much Stuff

    Some of our best online-only material from the month of April.While we may have shed our “Best of the Alternative Press” tagline, Utne.com is still all about envisioning and realizing alternatives—whether that’s a different kind of politics or a new way to collaborate on a DIY science ...

    Public Comment Period Ends, but Fight Over KXL Just Beginning

    The end of Keystone XL's public comment period won't stop climate activists from fighting the pipeline.This article originally appeared at Common Dreams and is licensed under Creative Commons.The 45-day period for public comment on the State Department's draft supplementary environmental ...

    Bill McKibben: Why the Climate Movement Can't Wait for Democrats

    Since the beginning of the gay rights movement, it took Democratic leaders four decades to “evolve” on marriage equality. But the climate movement, and the planet, don’t have the kind of time. This article originally appeared at Tom Dispatch. A few weeks ago, Time magazine called the ...

    Bill McKibben's Math Starts Adding Up

    From climate science to grassroots organizing, for 350.org founder Bill McKibben, it's all about the numbers. This article originally appeared at Waging Nonviolence.You can’t build a movement without numbers. If anyone understands that, it’s 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben.Standing in ...

    The New Golden Age of Oil That Wasn't

    Last winter, fossil-fuel enthusiasts began trumpeting the dawn of a new “golden age of oil” that would kick-start the American economy, generate millions of new jobs, and free this country from its dependence on imported petroleum. Ed Morse, head commodities analyst at Citibank, was ...

    Obama’s Positive Flip and Romney’s Negative Flop

    This post originally appeared at TomDispatch.com***Conventional wisdom has it that the next election will be fought exclusively on the topic of jobs. But President Obama’s announcement last week that he would postpone a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election, which ...

    Obama’s Failing Emails

    This post originally appeared at TomDispatch.***For connoisseurs, Barack Obama’s fundraising emails for the 2012 election campaign seem just a tad forlorn -- slightly limp reminders of the last time ‘round.Four years ago at this time, the early adopters among us were just starting to get ...

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