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Seven Native American tribes protest against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, DC.
April 28, 2014 | Activism

The coalition urged the Obama administration to consider the effects the pipeline would have on the communities it passes through. Continue reading

Ellen Dorsey Tom Van Dyck
April 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two leaders of the climate change divestment campaign are urging institutions to break ties with the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading

Corus steel plant in IJmuiden, Netherlands. March 2011 (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 24, 2014 | Activism

Bill’s guests this week say divestment in the fossil fuel industry can lead to change. Their goal is to isolate the industry as a “moral pariah,” like apartheid and tobacco. Continue reading

April 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, environmentalist Bill McKibben explains why divestment is a powerful offensive strategy against the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading

In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, smoke rises in this time exposure image from the stacks of the La Cygne Generating Station coal-fired power plant in La Cygne, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, Filr)
April 24, 2014 | Take Action

See resources for individuals and organizations looking to sell their shares in polluting industries and reinvest in companies committed to climate change solutions. Continue reading

Ellen Dorsey Tom Van Dyck
April 23, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two leaders of the climate change divestment campaign are urging institutions to break ties with the fossil fuel industry. The entire interview is now available online. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

April 23, 2014 | Activism

Exxon and the UN’s Panel on Climate Change released reports on the same day. The two reports’ views of the future are starkly different. Continue reading

Ruins of the Ludlow camp in Colorado, 1914. (Image: Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
April 23, 2014 | The Long View

After a century of struggling against powerful interests to make American workplaces safer and corporations responsive to their employees, the US is rapidly returning to the conditions of rampant exploitation of workers. Continue reading

In this March 29, 2013 photo, a worker helps monitor water pumping pressure and temperature, at an Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. hydraulic fracturing and extraction site, outside Rifle, in western Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
April 22, 2014 | News & Notes

How exactly could gas drilling make you ill? Let us count the ways. Continue reading

Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York in September 2006. (Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times)
April 22, 2014 | Blog

Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the surprising connection between the age of the Earth and the dangers of lead. Continue reading

A casket at the Museum of Funeral Customs, Springfield, Illinois, 2006. (Wikimedia Commons: Robert Lawton.)
April 19, 2014 | Q&A

The connection has been “confirmed by many different studies by different investigators over different time periods.” Continue reading

Waitress in restaurant
April 15, 2014 | Blog

What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Hundreds of people with experience in the food industry wrote to Bill with their thoughts. Continue reading

Walt Disney word, minnie mouse, disney characters, vacation
April 7, 2014 | Activism

Paid sick days leave everyone healthier and happier (except maybe a few corporations). Continue reading

Red and blue state map, based on returns in last four presidential elections. (Wikimedia Commons/ Angr)
April 7, 2014 | Blog

The rate of uninsured is now about 50 percent higher in states that refused to expand Medicaid. Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. (Photo: Dale Robbins)
April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Did you know the federal minimum wage for millions of restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour? Advocate Saru Jayaraman says that’s not only unfair but unsafe. Continue reading

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