Politics Solutionary Rail

What is Solutionary Rail? Thom Hartmann Show with guest Bill Moyer

Thom Hartmann invited me onto his Tuesday program to speak with him about Solutionary Rail. It was a special honor to be able to talk with Thom about the project. Please check out the interview and then PLEASE forward this to your friends and family. I got to talk with Thom while I was in […]

Global Warming Jay Inslee Transportation Washington State Politics

Lead with Vision, Governor Inslee – Transform Rail from Problem to Solution

PETITION: Governor Inslee – Champion a Just Transition to Safer, Sustainable Railroads via Solutionary Rail Washington State Governor Jay Inslee,  The June 3, 2016 explosive oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon reminded us that the railroads that run through our communities are being utilized in ways that are endangering public health and safety, polluting our […]

Protests TPP

Roll up our Sleeves: Fight TPP! February 3rd Signing Protest

Rally at City Hall, then march to the Federal Building (5 blocks downhill) to deliver our message, (we might also pay a visit to the Chambers of Commerce). On February 3, (February 4th in New Zealand), head trade negotiators from 12 countries around the Pacific Rim will gather to sign the biggest corporate trade agreement […]

Activism Environment

sHellNo Nighttime Luminary Flotilla on World Environment Day

Join us this Friday, June 5th, on World Environment Day for an eveningof art-making, inspiration, music, wise words, and creating a communitythat’s acting in harmony with our shared values and visions of betterway forward. Rent a Kayak to join the Luminous Flotilla culminating withprocession to the rig and light action! (you can enjoy music beginningat […]

Activism Climate Change Climate Change Environment Global Warming Media Messaging

Successful Climate Justice Activism

Look what we have accomplished together! – (see the media roundup below) Together we were: Led by the beauty and spirit of the moment, Emboldened by the drums and wise words of the Duwamish and Native Canoe families and the voices of those on the front-lines of the climate crisis, Driven by a moral obligation […]

Environment Seattle

[Breaking] Kayaktivists Confront Shell's Arctic Destroyer

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kayaktivists Take Action, Now It’s Your Turn! Register for the 100% Corrected Kayak Training Dates & Times ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today, Kayaktivists from the sHellNo! Action Council confronted Shell’s Arctic Destroyer in the Port Angeles. ` Do you appreciate beautiful, principled, creative action? Help Backbone Campaign skill-up more Kayaktivists by supporting the kayak safety trainings with […]

Environment Transportation Washington State Politics

Support Solutionary Rail

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ URGENT: Is one of your WA State Legislators on the House Appropriations Committee? (ALSO – See Solutionary Rail article at Crosscut.com) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Friends, Solutionary Rail is one of those rare projects that is nearly bullet-proof for interests across the State regardless of political affiliation. Agriculture, labor, municipalities, and environmentalists and more have reason to […]

Democrats Obama Progressives

An alternative to the Dems

Hell with the DNC! We’ve got to be able to do better than the Pepsi versus Coke brand war of Republicans versus Democrats and their Bush versus Clinton dynastic choices. We need an independent progressive party and independent candidates. It’s not that I don’t agree that any party championing progressive policies couldn’t inspire more Americans […]

Banks Public Bank Transportation Washington State Politics

Support Senate Bill 5553 to create a state bank and support vital infrastructure

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Create the Washington State Investment Trust, Support Vital Infrastructure Get SB 5553 a Public Hearing – Call the Committee Members ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We need creative solutions to spur investment in Washington State to support infrastructure for schools, stimulate economic development, put more Washingtonians to work and make projects like Solutionary Rail closer to becoming a […]

Activism TPP

Stand Up For Democracy, Stop the TPP

Backbone Ally, Washington Fair Trade Coalition invites you to Stand Up For Democracy Join WFTC for Tuesday’s Light Brigade Actions in Seattle and more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy, Nov. 8-14! Washington Fair Trade Coalition www.washingtonfairtrade.org Why Is this Week Important? The elections are over, but the International Week of Action (Nov. 8-14) […]