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The Nebraska Sandhills

The Keystone fight showed ordinary Nebraskans their power. Will their unlikely alliance stick?

Widespread resistance to natural gas fracking is rising above New York's Marcellus Shale.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

In Nebraska, the Keystone XL fight opened up the sense that ordinary citizens with little money could wield political influence. Can the improbable alliance stick together?

US Capitol

Time to stop being cynical about corporate money in politics and start being angry.

Keystone XL protest

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

Hundreds of people continue their nonviolent protest outside the White House, urging the president to say no to the potentially environmentally disastrous Keystone XL pipeline. 

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become a national concern after almost two weeks of the largest civil disobedience that the environmental movement has seen in decades.

Civil disobedience is a transformation of consciousness, a sudden revelation that something new must be done.It is the knowledge that there are two options: disrupt and change the system or lose by remaining silent.

Bill McKibben and Chris Hayes discuss why it's essential for President Obama to block the construction of the Keystone pipeline.

Ongoing nonviolent protests in front of the White House are urging President Obama to stop a prospective 1,700-mile-long tar-sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Blogs

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013

South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

November 14, 2013

The Brown Divest Coal Campaign is asking Brown University to divest from any holdings it has in America's fifteen largest coal companies and is hopeful for a “yes” vote on divestment this October.

 

October 18, 2013

In the case of students with the passion to fight climate change, it’s time to face the truth and overcome it: we are the enemy.

October 8, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

Harvard tells students and alumni that it will only consider divestment in "extraordinarily rare circumstances." Well, let's see...

September 16, 2013

An inquiry into conflict-of-interest allegations will likely push the State Department’s decision on the pipeline to 2014. 

August 27, 2013

Chris Hayes responds with optimism to Wen Stephenson’s review of his documentary, The Politics of Power.

August 19, 2013

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

August 19, 2013

This weekend, more than 200 people got arrested in a California city known for its heavy-handed oil-industry politics.

August 5, 2013