The Guardian: “Barack Obama’s record on the environment”

Andrew Revkin is featured in The Guardian’s article on Barack Obama and the environment. Revkin critiques Obama’s “green” strategies and claims that his greatest achievement has been the ability “to seek compromise… on tough issues like moving forward with tough new fuel economy standards for vehicles.”

Andrew Revkin is featured in The Guardian’s article on Barack Obama and the environment. Revkin critiques Obama’s “green” strategies and claims that his greatest achievement has been the ability “to seek compromise… on tough issues like moving forward with tough new fuel economy standards for vehicles.”

From the article:

President Obama spent too much political energy backing the traditional environmental stance that human-driven global warming was a conventional pollution problem that could be cleaned up like sewage or smog through regulation. His vision of the “green jobs” benefits from stimulus spending — focused on near-term, visible work like caulking windows — was far too truncated, and he lost the chance to build a broader coalition around making a sustained energy quest America’s new imperative. That approach could have gained more support and would more accurately reflect the momentous shift that would be required to supply energy to some 9 billion people by mid-century with the fewest regrets.

His greatest achievement has been maintaining the capacity to seek compromise, outside the glare of polarized public discourse, on tough issues like moving forward with tough new fuel economy standards for vehicles. It is that quality that, should he win a second term, provides the prospect for building a sustainable energy future and environment for the country and the planet.

Read the full article in The Guardian

The Guardian: “Dick Cheney’s Halliburton: a corporate case study”

A Pace Law School professor Jill Gross is quoted in an article in The Guardian.

A Pace Law School professor Jill Gross is quoted in an article in The Guardian:

It is unlikely that the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit will ever get a penny back from [Dick] Cheney’s Halliburton now, but there are some immediate winners. “The supreme court’s unanimous opinion sends a strong signal that lower courts cannot use class certification as a procedural device to block investors from vindicating their statutory rights,” Pace University law school professor Jill Gross told Reuters.

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DNAinfo, The Nation, The Guardian: “Left Forum Will Draw Thousands of Activists to Pace University”

The Left Forum, an annual conference held at Pace University which covers local and international political issues, was covered by DNAinfo, The Nation and The Guardian (which has a whole series on the theme of the conference).

Cornel West, writer and activist, will speak at the Left Forum Friday night at Pace. (Richard Alan Hannon/Getty Images)

The Left Forum, an annual conference held at Pace University which covers local and international political issues, was covered by DNAinfo, The Guardian, and The Nation.

Excerpt from the DNAinfo.com article:

This is the third year the Left Forum has been held at Pace University, but it has its roots back in the Socialist Scholars Conference in the 1960s. Every year, the Left Forum brings activists together to take a step back from their day-to-day work and see what others are doing in different fields all over the world.

It is expected to be the largest Left Forum yet.

You can also read coverage of the Left Forum at Pace University in The Nation and The Guardian, which has a whole series on the theme of the conference.