Let’s make this a real’ leap’ year, and go fossil fuel-free | Naomi Klein

The Leap Manifesto is an unashamedly radical plan to convert the world to 100% renewable energy, fast. And you can be a part of it Leap day is coming up at the end of the month remember this one? Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November.All the remainder have thirty one, except February, on…

The Resistance Now: big, angry crowd to fight back against Trumpcare

Activists opposing Trumps healthcare bill take the fight to town hall; liberals raise$ 1m for Democratic challengers in 2018; and the GOP loves Bud Light Republicans duck town hall after voting for Trumpcare… After working hard to pass a bill that would strip millions of Americans of their health insurance, Congress is taking a well-earned…

California’s coal war pits economic survival against environmental justice

Proposed terminal to export coal to Asia generates tense showdown in port city as key players cite potential health risks, yet industry could offer required jobs Margaret Gordon will not get out of the car. She is in the shadow of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge on a triangle of land where a bustling maritime…

The Resistance Now: marchers across US to demand Trump’s tax returns

Tens of thousands of people expected to take part in marchings Saturday; Democrat attempt to flip a House seat; Sanders launches his own talk show #showusyourtaxes It may be the biggest national demo since the womens marches in January. Tens of thousands of people from across the country are expected to take part in a…

Body positive coloring volume uses art to challenge weight-based stigma

Image: Brittnay Herbert/ Mashable Ashleigh Shackelford stands with unapologetic confidence, holding up a sign declaring, “Your body is not wrong. Society is.” Her image is solely outlined by thick black lines on white paper. Her fierce gaze dares you to pick up a pencil and begin to color her in. But coloring the image of…

Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option

The true impact of activism may not be felt for a generation. That alone is reason to fight, rather than surrender to despair Last month, Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden had a public dialogue about republic, transparency, whistleblowing and more. In the course of it, Snowden who was of course Skyping in from Moscow said…