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Two weeks ago, a polar vortex hit my home state of Texas. The heating Arctic pushed cold air far south and temperatures plummeted below freezing. In a state that has been hit by hurricanes, drought and wildfires, the climate crisis coming home to roost in one of the most pro-oil and gas states in the country is nothing out of the ordinary. Despite decades of dealing with the aftermath of these climate disasters, the notoriously libertarian state fails at providing for the needs of its residents over and over. …


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Soon after his inauguration, President Joe Biden signed an executive order reversing the previous administration’s approval of the Keystone XL(KXL) pipeline. After over a decade of marches, protests, tree-sits, lawsuits, pledges of resistance, endless politics and an enduring unusual alliance of Nebraska ranchers, Indigenous groups, East Texas landowners, environmentalists and scrappy radicals putting their bodies on the line along the pipeline route, Biden sent it to the dustbin of history. It was over. Again.

In 2015, after the first KXL permit rejection by Barack Obama, and nearly five years of organizing and supporting resistance to the project, I penned an…


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The left media universe includes YouTubers with hundreds of thousands of subscribers, hundreds of podcasts and journals like Jacobin with tens of thousands subscribers monthly. Yet that has translated in little support for on-the-ground organizers working in workplaces,rural communities, frontline communities facing industrial capitalism and the streets.

In the latest episode of the Green and Red Podcast, we get into the phenomenon of left media with Joshua Kahn Russell, Executive Director of the Wildfire Project, and frequent guest on many of the left talk shows, about the pundits of the online left (YouTuber, Podcasters, #LeftTwitter, etc). We discuss how their…


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from the Boston Herald

Back in the first week of June, 2020, soon after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, I found myself once again in the streets marching in the streets of Oakland, CA and taking action for black lives. I’d been here many times before after the murders of Michael Brown, Philandro Castile and Alton Sterling. …


Let the word go forth, Green and Red Podcast is now on Medium!

As an introduction to the Medium community, I am sharing the latest episode of Green and Red Podcast where we debunk the myths of JFK’s “Camelot”.

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It’s the 60th anniversary of the election of John F. Kennedy and since his untimely death in 1963, he has been elevated to liberal sainthood by all parts of the establishment. …

Scott Parkin

Lover, fighter and organizer with Rising Tide North America and Mt. Diablo Rising Tide. Organizing Director at RAN. Co-Host at the Green and Red Podcast.

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