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YES! Magazine's senior editor blogs about agitators, artists, and average folks working for a stable climate and an equitable world.

What We Owe Adrienne Rich

What We Owe Adrienne Rich

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Mar 30, 2012 11:40 AM |

The late poet was a patriot who wrestled for the soul of her country.

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The Undead Pipeline Returns

The Undead Pipeline Returns

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Feb 29, 2012 05:20 PM |

The Keystone XL pipeline is back, sort of. But will its promoters’ tactics cause a property rights backlash?

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After Durban: Climate Activists Target Corporate Power

After Durban: Climate Activists Target Corporate Power

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Dec 13, 2011 09:40 PM |

After another disappointing round of UN negotiations, climate justice activists have a new strategy.

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Eco-Politics Back on the Ranch

Eco-Politics Back on the Ranch

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 30, 2011 11:50 AM |

In Nebraska, the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline is no longer about left versus right.

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Pipeline Risk: Who's Judging?

Pipeline Risk: Who's Judging?

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 02, 2011 02:00 PM |

In its risk assessment, is the State Department just taking the developer of the Keystone XL pipeline at its word?

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Asking for What Obama Promised

Asking for What Obama Promised

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Aug 31, 2011 11:50 AM |

Protesters push Obama to resist the influence of the oil industry and stop the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Rallying in the Face of a Hurricane

Rallying in the Face of a Hurricane

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Aug 27, 2011 03:00 PM |

Hurricane Irene becomes a powerful symbol for activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline

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Haiti: Resilience or Interference?

Haiti: Resilience or Interference?

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Mar 24, 2011 11:10 PM |

Aristide's return to Haiti is a chance to ask what role the U.S. will play in the nation's future.

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Cancún: Changing the Climate Conversation

Cancún: Changing the Climate Conversation

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Dec 14, 2010 06:00 PM |

Seven years ago, activists in Cancún started a powerful international movement. How can climate justice advocates have the same impact?

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Polls: Time for Action

Polls: Time for Action

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Jun 11, 2010 05:30 PM |

In the wake of the BP disaster in the Gulf, Americans are ready for clean energy.

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Tens of Thousands March in Copenhagen

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Dec 12, 2009 02:30 PM |
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Demonstrators outside the U.N. negotiations demand a climate deal.

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Climate Activism: The Next Superpower

Climate Activism: The Next Superpower

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 25, 2009 06:25 PM |

Activism is the most inspiring solution to come from a week of U.N. and G20 negotiations.

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Activist to British Prime Minister, Can You Hear Me Now?

Activist to British Prime Minister, Can You Hear Me Now?

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 21, 2009 06:05 PM |
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Youth activist Iris Andrews gets a commitment on climate change from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, first-hand, on her cell phone.

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Michelle Obama: Diet for Postpartisan Politics

Michelle Obama: Diet for Postpartisan Politics

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 18, 2009 03:53 PM |
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The first lady launches a White House farmers market. Could her food agenda unite the nation?

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One Man’s Trash Is Kuros Zahedi’s Art

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 11, 2009 12:10 PM |
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Artist turns one man's year-long trash-collection experiment into a hopeful vision.

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