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 years. Today they cooperate at multiple levels on issues that affect the border region, although you would not know it […]
Can Ecuador’s ‘Buen Vivir’ translate in the United States?
San Antonio’s PR teams are advancing a particular vision of sustainability. And they’re tapping into the language of “buen vivir.”
Two Rivers Report: False ID’s & Resistance
Editor’s Note: I interviewed and photographed Pedro Rabago Gutierrez several times over the last few months in relation to his opposition to Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. I knew him as Pete Hefflin, as did everyone else around. Last week, Gutierrez was arrested by the Presidio County Sheriff’s Department, not […]
GRANT: Patagonia Seeks to Fund ‘Action-Oriented’ Environmental Campaigns
Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia provides grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in environmental work. The company’s environmental grant program supports small, grassroots activist organizations that have provocative direct-action agendas and are working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support […]
Climate Deniers are Not Little Galileos. Here’s Why.
The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How is it measured and what it means. Ray Weymann/Central Coast Climate Science It is frequently said that “97 percent of climate scientists agree that the climate is changing, due mostly to human activities,” or words to that effect. I recently received email from […]
How Standing Rock Stole My Despair
And what the indigenous resistance in North Dakota means for Texas and a world wrapped in pipelines. At the Oceti Sakowin Camp, just outside the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in North Dakota, the sun seems to rise in the west. Thanks to the north’s low-slung winter sun, there’s never […]
House Divided: The Corruption Eating America
This column is too important, too insightful and clearly stated to be allowed to drift behind a pay wall for the benefit of the few. With apologies to Foreign Policy, I offer this critique of America’s corruption culture and how low we can expect it do go under a President […]
How to Co-opt an Indigenous Struggle
The big fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota by a now-estimated 300-odd indigenous nations and tribes and allies can be viewed from many perspectives. Perhaps the least helpful or accurate interpretation is one that seeks to explain the contest through the lens of Western environmentalism. The Washington […]