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.

 

  • 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.

  • In November we published “JOHN PILGER: The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now.” The New Progressive Alliance will not support Warren, Hawkins, or any other candidate that has gone along with labeling Assange a villain instead of a heroic journalist or has brought the myth that Russians are controlling our elections.
  • In November we published our NPA article on our crumbling infrastructure with over 115 references which are continuously updated.
  • In November we published our NPA article on healthcare with over 315 references which are continuously updated.
  • In November we published “Why science failed to stop climate change.” We need to understand the tactics of the fossil fuel industry.

  • In November we published “European Investment Bank to phase out fossil fuel financing.” There are some reasons for hope.

  • In November the New Progressive Alliance welcomes WikiLeaks as an ally. WikiLeaks founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006 and specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving war, spying and corruption. It has won many awards and was nominated for the UN Mandela Prize (2015) and nominations in six consecutive years for the Nobel Peace Prize (2010-2015).

  • In November we published our NPA article on  election reform with about 600 references which are continuously updated.

  • In November the International Energy Agency (IEA) just released its highly-anticipated World Energy Outlook publication. Unfortunately, the report is dangerous because it's used by politicians and fossil fuel companies to justify massive new oil and gas projects that will only make the climate crisis worse. The New Progressive Alliance had personally written the International Energy Agency in Public Comment 221 to urge it to recognize the dangers of climate change and its obligations under the United Nations. We put this information out in social media.

  • In November the New Progressive Alliance published “Climate change deniers’ new battle front attacked – Pernicious campaign is unfair on well-meaning people who want to help.”

  • In November the New Progressive Alliance published “Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of untold suffering” which set out vital signs as indicators of the climate emergency. How long can we continue to ignore warnings from legitimate scientists about climate change as well as the evidence we can all see with our own eyes?

  • In November the New Progressive Alliance published the article “The never ending curse of coal.”

  • In November we published our NPA article on the environment with over 4,600 references which are continuously updated.

  • In October we published our NPA article “Education” with over 900 references which are continuously updated.
  • In October we published an NPA article on the Canadian elections of 2015 and 2019.
  • In October we published our NPA article “The Economy” with a companion article “Economic Graphs and Videos” with a combined number of over 1,750 references which are continuously updated.
  • In October we published “Our Tax System Rewards Polluters.”  Rewarding polluters in this age of climate change is foolish.
  • In October the New Progressive Alliance welcomes Climate Scorecard as an ally.  After analyzing the emission reduction pledges that all countries signing the Paris Agreement were asked to make and concluding they were too low, the Climate Scorecard began its current program of climate change reporting and advocacy.

  • In October the New Progressive Alliance published “The Madness of King Donald” by Jeff Roby which takes a hard look at underlying world trends.

  • In October we published our NPA article “Civil Rights” with over 650 references which are continuously updated.

  • In October we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Corporate Overreach” with over 400 references and which is continuously updated.
  • In October we published an article on the importance of keeping the internet open.
  • In October we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Widespread Police Misconduct and an Expanding Prison Population” with over 675 references and which is continuously updated.

 

II. United Nations:

 

III. Public Comments:

    The NPA continues to make Public Comments 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 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.

Public Comment 219: October 2019 – Congress pass clean budget.   In October the New Progressive Alliance joined 76 other organizations to urge Congress to pass a clean budget.

Public Comment 218: October 2019 –Oppose Washington state I-976.   In October the New Progressive Alliance joined business, labor and environmental leaders to oppose Washington state’s I-976 which would be disastrous for transportation and the environment.

Public Comment 217: October 2019 – SEC-Improve Disclosure.   In October the New Progressive Alliance joined 30 other organizations in urging the SEC to improve disclosure.

Public Comment 216: October 2019 – EPA – No methane rollbacks.   In October the New Progressive Alliance urged the EPA not to roll back methane limitations in Public Comment 216. Because of methane's potency—some estimates suggest the greenhouse gas has more than 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide—environmentalists and scientists have warned the Trump administration's efforts to gut methane regulations could have disastrous consequences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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