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Amidst corporate dominance and catacyclisismic suffering, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. says that we are once again on the verge of losing our democracy.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. says that progressives must fight to preserve the achievements of the Progressive Era and the New Deal—and renew the old struggle against corporate tyranny.

In countries like Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, droughts and floods linked to climate change have already exacerbated existing civil conflicts and provoked ethnic rioting.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. explains how corporations have illegally destroyed more than five hundred mountains and impoverished countless rural communities—and gotten away with it.

The effects of climate change go beyond the environment, and are even exacerbating violent political conflicts. 

Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars. 

The Last Mountain exposes these travesties and the growing mobilization to stand up and fight back. 

Floods in Pakistan

When extreme weather hits amid extreme poverty, escape becomes nearly impossible.

A thirty-year war for energy pre-eminence? You wouldn’t wish it on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back.

The spent-fuel pools at our reactors, containing thousands of tons of poorly protected but highly radioactive waste, are a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Blogs

A reaction to Chris Hayes's MSNBC documentary on climate change, The Politics of Power.

August 19, 2013

Democracy doesn’t fare well when a few personalities dominate media ownership.

August 16, 2013

Despite the ills of fracking, the Obama administration claims more natural gas is part of the solution to climate change. 

August 15, 2013

Representative Dana Rohrabacher says global warming is a “fraud” to “create global government.”

August 10, 2013

A new campaign wants to warn you about the perils of climate change by putting labels on gas pumps.

August 9, 2013

A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says weather around the world is becoming more extreme.

August 8, 2013

How labor and environmentalists in California are finding common cause.

August 7, 2013

Do Democrats’ words matter, even if their climate policies are gutless? It depends on what the public says next.

August 1, 2013

At Sunday’s march on the Brayton Point coal plant in Massachusetts, I was reminded of what it takes for a movement to win.

July 30, 2013

The current drought in the Southwest bears echoes of the 1930s, when Nation writers and illustrators evoked what it was like to have “nice hot dust in your nose, eyes, and throat.”

July 27, 2013