Michael Messner If President Donald Trump had gotten his way, the nation would have celebrated the centennial of the World War I armistice last year on Nov. 11 with a […]
‘We will do our best to hide them.’ Refugees are fleeing, hate groups are rising, the far-right is winning elections around the world. Those who want to do something about […]
While the vote was near-unanimous (9-1), San Antonio’s City Council members staked out unique positions in justifying their votes. Greg Harman When San Antonio City Council members voted to adopt […]
From the Great Flood to climate action, San Antonio’s equity struggles reflected in its environmental fights. EDITOR’S NOTE: Who lives and who dies in the wake of disaster is largely […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (PDF) hardly mentions coal power. In spite of JK Spruce being the largest emitter of climate pollution in San Antonio, it’s […]
Greg Harman In recent months, an Austin-based think tank, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, has been holding regular (lightly attended) meetings to disparage and attempt to undermine the City’s draft […]
Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of crossing paths with David Watson—writer, teacher, activist, and early member of Fifth Estate, a long-running anarchist mag out of Detroit, MI—in June 2017, […]
Greg Harman As we close out Global Climate Strike week, do you or your kids ever wonder what we did before #Greta? Join us in October 7, 2019, as Deceleration […]
By Annie H. Hartnett In one of my earliest memories, I am standing in front of my house on the coast of Mississippi watching the waves roil and swell, surging […]
A Close Reading of “Another View: Why We Support Moving Egrets from Elmendorf Lake Park.” Editor’s Note: In an epistolary take on the traditional op-ed, Kamala Platt below responds to […]
In the emerging field of resistance studies, Stellan Vinthagen draws on the knowledge and experiences of “professors of the street.” Sarah Freeman-Woolpert Waging Nonviolence Stellan Vinthagen is no ordinary professor. […]
As climate hazards grow, CPS Energy’s CEO challenges City Council to a turf war. And they don’t even realize. Greg Harman “Greg, I think you’re being dramatic.” It was the […]
Extinction Rebellion mass die-in, Melbourne, Australia, April 27, 2019. Image: Julian Meehan “When it’s a fight for your life, you’re willing to throw down.” Jeremy Deaton Nexus Media New York […]
What makes El Paso shooting feel different is its utter expectedness, following as it did on the heels of Trump’s racist attacks on Brown and Black Congresswomen, the ominous “send her back” chanting that followed, and the endless, ongoing dehumanization and internment of migrants and children arriving at the US border.
Voting the Climate means voting to eliminate local emissions causing suffering around the planet and here at home. It means prioritizing investment in San Antonio neighborhoods that are least able to recover from the heat-related disasters we can’t avoid.
With election season ramping up, and a vote on a proposed climate plan delayed by six months, detractors seem to be gaining influence with City Council. Greg Harman Weeks after […]
About 10 years ago, when I was fresh and young and newly 30, I was working for the first time as a full-time organizer on a campaign against the expansion of a South Texas nuclear power plant. When COP 15 hit in December 2009, I got it in my head somehow that the best way to connect the dots between international climate negotiations in Copenhagen and our local fight against nuclear power—positioned by the powers-that-be as a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels—was to sing about it.
To hear the Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel tell it, the Green New Deal (PDF) would spend trillions of dollars while eliminating jobs, travel, delicious food and family time.