What Can You Do to Support Climate Recovery?
Here’s One Strategy:
Take the Train, Especially Around Europe
(Better for the Planet & Often Faster Than Flying)
Traveling by train instead of flying from London to Paris you can lower the trip's CO2 emissions by a whopping 91%. And get there faster! OK, it's only nine minutes faster, but hey, that's nine more minutes in Paris!
Before booking your next flight, check out how much you can save in time, CO2 emissions, and fuel:
Pop quiz: How many inter-European air flights are there per year?
A: About a billion.
For more on being part of the solution, visit ClimateRecovery.org, a project launched by American Resistance Sevilla and other community groups and individuals here in Seville.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Circling the drain?
We're all watching the Mueller news this week with cautious optimism—Paul Manafort loses his plea deal! Michael Cohen admits he perjured himself to Congress! Individual 1 is very legal and very cool!
While we're waiting to see what's next, remember that the lame duck congress is getting busy negotiating over budget deadlines and the border wall. Drop your representatives a line this week.
Washington Post: Who’s been charged in Mueller-linked probes, and why by Julie Vitkovskaya, Samuel Granados, Kevin Uhrmacher and Aaron Williams
For those of you keeping score at home.
Mother Jones: The United States Is Becoming a Two-Tiered Country With Separate and Unequal Voting Laws by Ari Berman
But the midterms showed that voting rights may finally be a political winner.
Salon: Stereotype that corrections officers are the enemy is an obstacle to reforming incarceration crisis by Simon Greer
Corrections officers are on the frontlines of any potential prison reform — and their voices are too often excluded.
EarthJustice: Trump Administration To Allow “Incidental” Injury To Endangered Whales In Seismic Blast Zones
The Department of the Interior has proposed opening 90 percent of U.S. federal offshore waters to the oil and gas drilling; the first step is authorization for five companies to conduct seismic airgun surveys, which will affect marine wildlife across 200,000 square miles of ocean from Delaware to Florida.
"President Trump has been labeled in the parlance of criminal investigations as a major subject of interest, complete with an opaque legal code name: “Individual 1.”
Politics ‘Individual 1’: Washington Post: Trump emerges as a central subject of Mueller probe by Carol D. Leonnig and Josh Dawsey.
Ready to do more?
Read the just-released Indivisible Guide 2.0, a new strategy for a new congress.
Check out the weekly action plan from Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE) which mobilizes progressive Americans living overseas.
Sign up for the Americans of Conscience Checklist, a weekly action list that also provides encouragement and good news.
Learn more at ClimateRecovery.org, a new group organized by members of American Resistance Sevilla and other community activists. Have questions? Want to volunteer? Contact ClimateRecoverySevilla@gmail.com.
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resist the madness!
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