New York City Has Become So Progressive it Plans to Bite the Hand that Feeds it – the Oil Companies

Lady Libertine (with no apologies to Emma Lazarus): "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled energy slaves yearning to exhale CO2 virtually for free, The wretched black gold of your teeming bowels. Send these, the unburned, tempest-tost to me, I fill my lamp beside the charlatan's door" (photos by

Naomi Klein and the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: It's Time We Divest From the Pipelines – the Pipelines of Film and Television [part 4/4]

Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein (photo by Sheila Steele) You don't need to tell me that some people out there take film rather seriously. Sometimes ridiculously seriously – "film for film's sake, art for art's sake!" Fortunately, and as far as I'm aware, Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis only

Naomi Klein and the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: Live by the Camera and TV Screen, Die by the Camera and Movie Screen [part 3/4]

(photo courtesy of Haewon Kye) Ask around and you'll eventually come across somebody that will tell you that (in certain respects) film schools are a waste of time and money. Frankly, you can count me as one of those people, although I don't say that as somebody who attended the

Naomi Klein and the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: Energy Depletion Dismissal is Just as Bad as Climate Change Denial [part 1/4]

(photo by Adolfo Lujan) Over the years I've had the pleasure of chatting with Naomi Klein on a few different occasions; there was that first Prairie Festival at the Land Institute in Kansas that we both happened to attend in 2010, that second Prairie Festival which she spoke at in

Confidence Scheming New York City-Styles or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Climate Change's Upcoming Floods

Yeah I said it Following the Pope's climate change Encyclical by about two months, last week one of the world's most respected climate researchers, former NASA scientist James Hansen, laid down the gauntlet with 16 other scientists and released his latest climate change findings. As should be expected by now,