In San Mateo County California, where I live, advocates worked hard to create a new public electricity supplier that would provide everyone electricity from renewable sources at no extra cost. I turn off the light when I leave a room, but my personal carefulness does not come close to the impact of the work people … Continue reading Shifting Wasteful Consumption￼
The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse is a powerful endorsement of critical race theory. We all know that no one is teaching critical race theory in the K-12 system. The current discussions of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are the result of a tried-and-true right-wing strategy to create weird forms of cathexis where they link the name … Continue reading Rittenhouse’s Acquittal is an Endorsement of Critical Race Theory
Is it possible to build a society where people have enough to live well and also feel that they have enough? Or are we doomed as a species to stay on the hedonic treadmill that keeps us wanting more consumer goods, even as we destroy the natural world to get those things? Are we doomed … Continue reading Consumerism, Inequality, and the Climate Crisis
This was published in subject V1 #2 Winter 1989, a journal started by my friend Alison Brown. foucault-and-a-feminist-theory-of-differenceDownload
Fossil fuel divestment is emerging as a powerful strategy in the fight against climate change. Right now there are hundreds of campaigns in the US as well as globally. Despite the movements' successes, there is much confusion about the roles of politics and economics in divestment work. It is crucial that we keep our focus … Continue reading Is Reinvestment a Good Strategy for the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement?
For the past few years, I have worked with Fossil Free California, a mostly white group, trying to get the gigantic California pension funds to divest from fossil fuels. Two years ago, we embarked on an internal process to look at how race and racism operate within our organization. We started to question how a … Continue reading Racism, Capitalism, and the Climate Crisis