This week in OtherWords, Daphne Wysham weighs in on the growing fossil-fuel resistance across the Pacific Northwest that made Portland’s “kayaktivists” a media sensation while I explain how a boom in solar-powered electric vehicles could help resolve the climate crisis.

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Hillary or Bernie, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Hillary or Bernie, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

  1. Supporters of Diplomacy over War Must Speak Up / Kevin Martin and Phyllis Bennis
    Lawmakers need to hear from their constituents who support the nuclear deal with Iran.
  2. Coal, Oil, Gas: None Shall Pass / Daphne Wysham
    A growing movement across the Pacific Northwest is gumming up the fossil-fuel works.
  3. An Extraordinary Diplomatic Feat / Chris Toensing
    Obama may have stopped a war with Iran before it started, but stopping a war isn’t the same as peace.
  4. Is O’Malley an Environmental Champion? / Alissa Weinman
    The former Maryland governor’s record is inconsistently green, at best.
  5. A Driving Force / Emily Schwartz Greco
    Electric vehicles are on the verge of disrupting energy markets.
  6. The Sentence They Don’t Tell You About / John Kiriakou
    The government’s petty harassment didn’t end after I served time for being a whistleblower.
  7. Running on Greed / Bob Lord
    When Donald Trump boasts about his fortune, he drives up his popularity.
  8. Holder Proves You Can Go Home Again / Jim Hightower
    In a way, the former attorney general never really left his powerhouse corporate employer.
  9. What’s the End Game? / Jill Richardson
    There’s a point at which the quest for more money is no longer worthwhile.
  10. Hillary or Bernie? / Khalil Bendib cartoon
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