CPS Energy Forecast: Hazy with Strong Chance of Coal

CPS Energy’s “Flexible Generation Plan” anticipates the city will still be burning coal in 2042. I hope when I’m gone and the ages shall roll, My body will blacken and […]

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Why the NRA is terrified of #NeverAgain

This spring marks 19 years since the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado. American adults could have – and should have – addressed this problem then, before the 14 […]

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DACA: Human Rights Cannot Be Deferred

Editors’ Note: We have been asked to cross-post this important analysis, which addresses the ongoing crisis of DACA (and immigrant rights broadly) from an Indigenous perspective whose point of reference […]

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Flip That House: Turning Gentrification into Political Art

By Marisol Cortez and Brian Gordon Materials Disgust Brazenness Obsession Facebook Stepladder Rake Scissors Car, and probably a truck too PVC pipes and connectors PVC glue Duct tape 8 8’x4′ […]

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Russian Hackers & Lamar Smith: Fuck You Both, Actually

New Congressional report demonstrates Lamar Smith and Russian hackers both doing their part to ratchet up the race to the bottom. Marisol Cortez & Greg Harman Remember when Russia Today, […]

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IWD: Nonviolent Resistance Training is Critical

With international Woman’s Day here, we must recognize that successful campaigns of nonviolent resistance do not materialize over night.

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San Antonio’s 15 Worst Polluters

Deceleration‘s map of San Antonio’s major emitters of greenhouse gases, toxic chemicals, and so-called “criteria” pollutants. Greg Harman To state the obvious, San Antonio’s “Dirty” Deely coal plant is a […]

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Hurricane Harvey: ‘Invisible’ Suffering Six Months Later

“It’s not rocket science to understand that disasters exacerbate inequality. Those communities that struggled before the storm are still struggling after.” Democracy Now! This week marks six months since Hurricane […]

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‘Fake News’ Got you Down? Try Not Thinking

Cristina Orsini In 2017, the term “fake news” was used 365 percent more often than in 2016, earning the award for “Word of the Year” by the Collins Dictionary. Yet, […]

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Is China Really Building An ‘Ecological Civilization’?

China’s leader affirms an ecological vision aligned with progressive environmental thought. Whether it’s mere rhetoric or has a deeper resonance within Chinese culture will have a profound global effect. Jeremy […]

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Pope Francis Statement on ‘Fake News’

Below is Pope Francis’s statement on why building a world of peace and justice requires identifying and working beyond “fake news” and embracing peace journalism. There are timely and vital […]

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Degrowth: Coming to a Hemisphere Near You

Marisol Cortez A few years ago, while writing a series about development politics in San Antonio, and specifically about alternatives to development as a conceptual paradigm, I signed up for […]

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Choosing nonviolence in Yemen

Support the spirit of Ta’iz by demanding a permanent ceasefire and end to all weapon sales Kathy Kelly – TRANSCEND Media Service 31 Dec 2017 – People living now in Yemen’s […]

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When the Levee Breaks

Deluge in the Delta Amid California’s Changing Climate by Madi Whaley Never before have I been scared of the rain. As a child, it was always a wonderful surprise, a […]

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Trolls: How to Shut Down ‘Rape Threat Generators’

Combating online abuse with the principles of nonviolent resistance Brian Martin/Waging Nonviolence Online harassment is on the rise, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. While that may not […]

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How to Make the Rio Grande Grand Again

Here’s a better vision for the US-Mexico border. Gabriel Diaz Montemayor, University of Texas at Austin The United States and Mexico have shared their current international border for nearly 170 […]

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The Fire of Fox is Within You

Pamela Boyce Simms on the Necessity of Contemplative Traditions in the Age of Climate Chaos and Kakistocracy Marisol Cortez Last weekend, Deceleration ventured up the road to San Antonio’s Quaker […]

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A Funny Little Story about RT America

Photo: www.youtube.com/user/1AmericaNews, via CNN Money By Marisol Cortez Some months ago, Deceleration received a message to our Facebook inbox from a producer with RT America–the US media arm of Russia […]

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