NPA News

 The New Progressive Alliance (NPA) s a 100-percent volunteer, educational organization comprised of ACTIVE ACTIVISTS dedicated to improving the lives of working men and women and their families by positively influencing public policy. We work to awaken Americans to the reality that only through supporting candidates who support our concerns will those concerns be met. Toward that end, we support the Unified Platform; participate in official public comment opportunities to regulatory agencies; and sponsor and partake in a host of events designed to raise public consciousness of the extent to which corporations maintain near-total control of the political and policy-making process in this country.

Visit this page often to learn what we're working on - and please, join our effort to put PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS! 

 

I.  News: 

Publishing here means showing a reference to an article. We publish in Facebook at the New Progressive Alliance, Leftist Third Party and Independent Candidates, Green Party Discussion, and Truth Bomb Activists. Because of problems with privacy and censorship on Facebook, we also publish on Twitter, MeWe, and Ilkmade.

Connections to all of our allies may be found here. Our endorsed candidates for public office are listed here.Though very serious, there is hope for the climate future on many fronts. In January we published in the NPA blog, “Hope for the Climate Future.”

  • In January we published an NPA article by Jeff Roby entitled “Trump says War! The World says Peace!”
  • In January we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Widespread Police Misconduct and an Expanding Prison Population” with over 675 references and which is continuously updated.
  • In January we published the New Progressive Alliance article “The War on Whistleblowers” with over 450 references and which is continuously updated.
  • In January we published “It is not arson, you absolute fucking morons." It is frustrating how easily people are deceived on a critical issue.
  • Though very serious, there is hope for the climate future on many fronts. In January 2020 we published in the NPA blog, “Hope for the Climate Future.”
  • We are running out of time on climate change. In January 2020 we published “Naomi Klein On Looming Eco-Fascism: ‘We Are Literally And Politically Flammable’- The intellectual godmother of the Green New Deal movement laid out what, exactly, such a plan must entail to be successful.
  • In January 2020 the NPA published Stanford University’s “100% Clean Energy Vision” which shows what 100% renewable energy could look like in countries, cities, and U.S. states in the year 2050. The report is based upon demonstrated technology and demonstrated results from using that technology.

  • In December 2019 we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Continuous Wars” with over 1,100 references and which is continuously updated.

  • In December we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Diminishing Transparency” with over 135 references and is continuously updated.
  • In December we published a reference to the article “The Real Reasons Tulsi Gabbard Did Not Vote to Impeach Donald Trump.” Trump skated on issues which the democrats are equally guilty. Gabbard’s decision had much more to do with a desire to censure Trump over his real crimes: carrying out wars without congressional approval, illegally “occupying and pillaging” Syria, “and continuing to support Saudi Arabia’s “genocidal war” in Yemen.
  • In December we published an article on the recent United Nations on climate change which was the worst to date. The article was “Make Your Case with the United Nations on Climate Change.”

  • In December we published the New Progressive Alliance article “The Powerless Press” which describes the dramatic decrease in both the power and effectiveness of the public media. It has over 800 references and is continuously updated.

  • In December we tweeted “Legacy riders are special favors for big business and ideological extremists that got added to past spending bills. They have nothing to do with funding our government and should be taken out of this year's bills.” There was also a reference for further documentation.
  • In December we published a meme warning against blindly following the democrats based upon the democrats overwhelming vote to renew NAFTA, give a huge boost for military spending, and renew the constitution defying PATRIOT Act.
  • In December we published another report on the U.K. torture of whistleblower Assange.
  • In December we published a New Progressive Alliance article which describes the dramatic increase in poverty over decades thanks to the policies of both parties. It has over 285 references and is continuously updated.
  • In December we published “Visiting Britain’s Political Prisoner” about Julian Assange.
  • In December we published our NPA article on our crumbling infrastructure with over 115 references which are continuously updated.

  • In December we published “Failed Action on the Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative.” On December 2, the 25th two-week long United Nations climate conference begins in Madrid, Spain. The stated task of the conference, referred to as COP 25 (Conference Of Parties), is to make sure there are plans to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. We are in an increasingly desperate situation. 

  • Despite an incredible, Indigenous-led effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Transfer completed construction in 2017. In its first six months of operation, DAPL spilled six times. Its climate impact is already staggeringly high. And just when we thought it couldn’t get worse, the news drops that Energy Transfer wants to DOUBLE the pipeline’s carrying capacity – increasing daily shipments to over 1.1 MILLION barrels of oil per day. But this plan requires state permits, which means the governors of Illinois, Iowa, and North Dakota can put a stop to it. In December we urged the governors of Illinois, Iowa, and North Dakota to do the right thing and deny the permits.

 

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III. Public Comments:

    The NPA continues to make Public Comments alone or with others to federal agencies and legislative bodies in the United States and Canada on specific issues to support the Unified Platform  To see all Public Comments  in full we have made since 2012 or to see them summarized with our other activities in Annual Reports look here.

Public Comment 224: January 2020 – SEC Allow Shareholder Free Speech.   In January 2020 the New Progressive Alliance in Public Comment 224 joined Alliance joined many other individuals in urging the Security and Exchange Commission not to blindly back corporate power by restricting  shareholders from making comments. Since 1934, the shareholder proposal process (Rule 14a-8) has been an effective tool for shareholders who own the company an important voice, helps improve corporate conduct, and supports an economy that addresses important social and environmental impacts.

Public Comment 223: December 2019 – Banks stop financing Fossil Fuels.   Fossil Fuel expansion does not happen because it is a good idea. It happens because banks invest heavily in fossil fuels. The New Progressive Alliance (NPA) has previously joined with over 300 other organizations in a joint movement “Fossil Banks – No Thanks” to encourage 38 banks world wide to stop financing fossil fuel expansion. In December the NPA joined in writing letters to six of the major banks in the United States.

Public Comment 222: November 2019 –No Logging Tongass Forest.   The New Progressive Alliance urged the Department of Agriculture to not allow logging in the Tongass Forest. This will not help Alaska’s economy, but will significantly negatively impact the Tongass National Forest which is the world's largest intact temperate rainforest. This Forest is of global importance. Opening it to logging, mining, or oil and gas will have permanent, detrimental consequences. There are good reasons already well documented for the 20 year restrictions to preserve the Tongass National Forest.

Public Comment 221: November 2019 – EA-Stop supporting Fossil Fuels.   The New Progressive Alliance urged the International Energy Agency   to correctly report in their “World Energy Outlook” publication the urgency of climate change and the need to immediately reduce fossil fuels.

Public Comment 220: November 2019 – DOS – No XL Pipeline.   The Keystone XL Pipeline should have been firmly disapproved in the first year of the Obama Presidency, but because of fossil fuel interests it keeps surviving. In November the New Progressive Alliance once again opposed the Keystone XL pipeline which would be a disaster for the environment as well as violating Native American rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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