What Can We Do to Support Climate Recovery?
American Resistance Sevilla and ClimateRecovery.org
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What Exactly Is the Green New Deal?
Thursday, March 21, 8:30 pm, Merchant Pub
The Green New Deal is an ambitious, risky, possibly brilliant, and definitely controversial plan to slow climate change via a broad, progressive economic stimulus package.
Introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it calls for a 10-year mobilization to make the US carbon neutral. Some call it the litmus test for 2020 Democrats. Republicans say it’s a socialist plot for taking away your cars, your cows, and your ice cream.
Let’s find out what the fuss is all about. We’ll cover key provisions, political implications, feasibility, and most of all, the pros and cons. Come raise a glass and join in the conversation.
Text of House Resolution 109: The Green New Deal, Congressional Record
Nine Key Questions About the Green New Deal, NY Times
Green New Deal is Feasible and Affordable, CNN
Conservatives Slam AOC’s Green New Deal, The Daily Show
Does the Green New Deal Require Men to Recycle Their Urine for Coffee? Snopes Fact Check (Spoiler alert: no it doesn’t. That rumor was started by a right-wing conspiracy theorist.)
"We're building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America," says the Sunrise Movement, who helped launch the Green Deal via sit-ins in lawmakers offices.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
At my mom's church this week I overheard a comment about the new “security team”… does that mean what I think it means? I excused myself and went out looking for the pastor.
He told me that several congregations are training volunteers to confront an active shooter in church. The pastor assured me that the team were not allowed to carry guns, had gone through an initial training weekend, and were focused on confronting and isolating a threatening individual.
It only struck me later that this training program was actually intended to address a different sort of threat — the jumpy members of the congregation who bring their guns to church and are poised to over-react. (Like the guy in the 4th row with the “Faith, Family and Firearms” T-shirt.)
So this is where we are, a year after the Parkland school shooting.
Esquire: The Head Honcho on Trump's New Climate Change Panel Compared Carbon Dioxide to Jewish People by Jack Holmes
Not only is the Trump administration not addressing climate change, but it is elevating people who dispute that it's happening—like William Happer, who claims that Actually, More CO2 in the Atmosphere Is Good.
Daily Kos: The Surprising Connection Between Black History And Flamenco
The cajón is actually Afro-Peruvian, and was only introduced into “new flamenco” in 1977.
Mother Jones: Climate Change Isn’t Just Frying the Planet—It’s Fraying Our Nerves by Rowan Walrath
Heat affects our neural regulation, weakening our ability to balance our emotions; we tend to be more aggressive and less empathetic during warm periods.(Ask anyone who has spent August in Sevilla.)
Just for fun:
Not yet !!!
Percussionist Caitro Soto introduced Paco de Lucía to the cajón in 1977. (Photo:Daily Kos)
Ready to do more?
Read the 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 or want to volunteer? Contact ClimateRecoverySevilla@gmail.com.
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