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Fearless Cities, municipalist radicalism, urban power, radical democracy, Spanish municipalism, xenophobia, migrants welcome,

Looking at the growing municipalist movement on display at Fearless Cities, it's useful to think of it as a network movement, where every city is looking to build autonomy locally while thinking globally.

This week on Act Out!, we sit down with Jen Deerinwater to discuss the colonialist paradigm, anti-native behaviors in the everyday, and two-spirits in a singular world.

Heathrow Airport expansion, Heathrow runway, carbon emissions, environmental costs, U.K. airport jobs

UK government figures forecast that if a third runway is developed at Heathrow, aviation CO2 emissions will rise by 7.3 million tons by 2030.

ocean pollution, plastics pollution, consumerism, recycling, ocean garbage patch

Every minute, an amount of plastic equal to a full garbage truckload is deposited in our oceans. That is set to increase tenfold by 2020, and by 2050, the weight of all the plastic in the oceans will exceed the weight of all the fish.

astroturfing, fake movements, Koch brothers, Entergy New Orleans, gas power plants, paid protesters, Tea Party

In a textbook case of astroturfing, the sub-contractor of a local power utility in New Orleans paid people to act as supporters of a proposed $200 million gas-fired power plant.

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TruTV’s student debt-themed game show is an admirable concept. That doesn’t make it any less horrifying to watch.

Fearless Cities, municipalist radicalism, urban power, radical democracy, Spanish municipalism, xenophobia, migrants welcome,

Looking at the growing municipalist movement on display at Fearless Cities, it's useful to think of it as a network movement, where every city is looking to build autonomy locally while thinking globally.

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Russia election meddling, Trump Russia collusion

With a summit ahead, Trump works with Putin to cover up Moscow’s attack on the US.

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses his book Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises during the Politico Playbook Lunch at The Hamilton May 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"Your economy, rigged to redistribute wealth to the top." Geithner's private equity firm Warburg Pincus mass-mails loan checks to low-income Americans, hides exorbitant interest rates in the fine print, and quickly sues those who fail to repay the loan and interest in time.

This week on Act Out!, we sit down with Jen Deerinwater to discuss the colonialist paradigm, anti-native behaviors in the everyday, and two-spirits in a singular world.

Fearless Cities, municipalist radicalism, urban power, radical democracy, Spanish municipalism, xenophobia, migrants welcome,

Looking at the growing municipalist movement on display at Fearless Cities, it's useful to think of it as a network movement, where every city is looking to build autonomy locally while thinking globally.

Posted 3 days 8 hours ago
Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the “alt-right” march during the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Just because white supremacist rallies cannot and will not be banned by the state does not mean they should proceed without opposition.

Posted 5 days 7 hours ago
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses his book Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises during the Politico Playbook Lunch at The Hamilton May 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"Your economy, rigged to redistribute wealth to the top." Geithner's private equity firm Warburg Pincus mass-mails loan checks to low-income Americans, hides exorbitant interest rates in the fine print, and quickly sues those who fail to repay the loan and interest in time.

Posted 3 days 9 hours ago
Heathrow Airport expansion, Heathrow runway, carbon emissions, environmental costs, U.K. airport jobs

UK government figures forecast that if a third runway is developed at Heathrow, aviation CO2 emissions will rise by 7.3 million tons by 2030.

Posted 5 days 5 hours ago
ocean pollution, plastics pollution, consumerism, recycling, ocean garbage patch

Every minute, an amount of plastic equal to a full garbage truckload is deposited in our oceans. That is set to increase tenfold by 2020, and by 2050, the weight of all the plastic in the oceans will exceed the weight of all the fish.

Posted 5 days 21 hours ago

This week on Act Out!, we sit down with Jen Deerinwater to discuss the colonialist paradigm, anti-native behaviors in the everyday, and two-spirits in a singular world.

Dodd-Frank Act, Glass-Steagall Act, financial speculation, Wall Street greed, bank regulations, too big to fail

Eliminating the bill was a top priority for Trump. So why did any Dems vote for it?

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discusses his book Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises during the Politico Playbook Lunch at The Hamilton May 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"Your economy, rigged to redistribute wealth to the top." Geithner's private equity firm Warburg Pincus mass-mails loan checks to low-income Americans, hides exorbitant interest rates in the fine print, and quickly sues those who fail to repay the loan and interest in time.

Paid Off

TruTV’s student debt-themed game show is an admirable concept. That doesn’t make it any less horrifying to watch.

The world is not only facing climate “change,” we are facing a climate crisis. For 30 years, scientists have warned that we were changing the climate. Now those predictions are coming true with a vengeance.