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Factchecking the Texas Public Policy Foundation

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 Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). Though SA Councilman Clayton Perry, who has privately accused fellow council members of being […]

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Detroit Incinerator Closes—Eco-Apocalypse Continues

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, when I attended a panel he organized on Detroit’s multiple water crises for the annual meeting of the Association for […]

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Live Broadcast to Explore SA’s Radical Resistance

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 teams up with URBAN-15 GROUP to explore the “Hidden History” of San Antonio’s environmental resistance. Spiking trees? Disabling earth moving […]

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A Perfect Texas Storm: Climate, Migration, and Eco-Fascism

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 further and further up the beach toward me. The sky has already begun to bruise a purplish green and the […]

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Elmendorf Egret Eviction: Open Letter to Shirley Gonzales

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 her city councilwoman’s public support for the city and military’s recently announced plans to forcibly evict egrets, herons, and other […]

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‘Everyday Resistance’ and the Crisis of the Left

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. Dividing his time between the intellectual hub of UMass Amherst and dozens of radical resistance camps around the world, Vinthagen […]

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Tearing at the Soul of a Climate Action Plan

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 last Steering Committee meeting for San Antonio’s burgeoning Climate Action & Adaptation Plan before the reworked document went out for […]

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The Radical Philosophy of Extinction Rebellion

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 police recently arrested 66 protestors who rallied outside The New York Times building to compel the newspaper to make climate […]

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El Paso Shooting: Not Mental Illness, Not Even Guns

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.

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On Voting the Climate

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.

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A Recipe to Kill a Climate Plan

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 Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris accord, a nonbinding international agreement intended […]

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Climate Flash Choir Brings ‘Joyful Militancy’ to City Council

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.