SAN ANTONIO--When far-right Tea Party radicals held their meeting here on Sunday, February 21, Texas progressives were ready for them.
President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.
The Obama administration is establishing a new federal Climate Service to suppport national, state and local action on climate change, officials announced last week.
The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.
The U.S. and Russia are close to an agreement that will make major cuts in their nuclear stockpiles. It is seen as a step in the direction of complete nuclear disarmament.
"War is subverting the domestic agenda," Dr. Prasad Venugopal told peace activists. "There is no room for despair in the peace movement because a lot of lives depend on it."
The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement sets the stage for federal regulation of industrial CO2 sources like coal-fired power plants, refineries and factories.
Coal plays a role in four of the top five causes of death in the U.S. - heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases - says a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Video: Residents of Santa Barbara march against global climate change as part of 350.org actions.
Over 200 people braved rain and wind on the historic New Haven Green October 24 for International Day of Climate Action.