Incremental change is yesterday's news

Incremental change is yesterday’s news

Mark and Paul Engler’s This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the 21st Century has been getting rave reviews from exactly the right people.  Naomi Klein, author of the Shock Doctrine and of This Changes Everything called it: Absorbing… Ambitious… Indispensable.  A genuine gift to social movements everywhere. Bill McKibben of 350.org said: […]

From left to right Tom Rice, Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse on a tour of an innovative coal-fired power plant. (CBC)

Green economy: power to the people

A local, worker-owned, green economy is the do-or-die alternative to globalized capitalism.  The claim that the choice is between jobs and the environment is bipartisan, “larger-than-usual deception.” The Solutions Project estimates that a Rhode Island water-wind-sun energy transition will create 13,000 forty-year jobs, 7,500 in construction and the rest in operation.  Compare this to the 300 three-year […]

Health impacts of Invenergy's Burrillville power plant

Health impacts of Invenergy’s Burrillville power plant

Woonsocket may sell water to Invenergy to cool its gigawatt power plant in Burrillville. For citizens’ input, the Woonsocket City Council will hold public hearing this Friday, January 6, at the Woonsocket High School. Of course, water is not the only issue. Woonsocket has five fracked gas power plants within five miles from its center.  […]