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 The New Progressive Alliance is a 100-percent volunteer, educational organization dedicated to positively influencing public policy.  Toward that end, we support the Unified Platform; participate in official public comment opportunities to regulatory agencies; and help people and organizations make their progressive case with Make your Case by using documentation which is continuously updated.

 

1. News is a list of our activities for the last three months. 

2. United Nations links articles showing our involvement with the United Nations and how you can be involved as well.

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1.  News: 

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  • In August we published a video showing the same interests that lied to us about tobacco and cancer are lying about climate change.

  • In August we published “America Aspires to One Day in the Far Future Build Rail Service Worse Than It Was in the 1940s - Amtrak has a bold vision for the future: slower trains than the days before color television.” The United States is falling behind the rest of the world in infrastructure.

  • In August we published “Hundreds Dead from Heat as Extreme Temperatures Scorch North Africa, Asia, Europe, China,” the NPA article “Cost of Environmental Destruction” with over 200 references, “The Dawn of the Apocalypse - We were warned for decades about the death march we are on because of global warming. And yet, the global ruling class continues to frog-march us towards extinction” and “Climate Change: Famines and the Food Crisis.” We are headed for a disastrous irreversible climate disaster if we do not change course soon. Time is short.

 

  • In August we published “Greenwashing at Its Finest: How Corporations Use Environmental Concerns to Scam You,” the NPA article “Fossil Fuel Companies Lie,” and “The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change,” and  “Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy.” These articles show Fossil Fuel companies are being outrageously dishonest.
  • In August we published our NPA article “Education” with over 940 references. A decline in public education and making higher education largely unaffordable except to those willing to become indentured servants for most of their lives means we are becoming more and more like a third world country. The very idea of fully funded public education has been declining for some time. Charter schools are being used as a weapon to defund public schools. This will have a calamitous effect on our future if not reversed.

  • In August we published “Pseudo-Journalists Are Attacking Elon Musk with Lies, but the Harm Is Very Real.” Musk, though imperfect, has done more tangible measurable good in fighting climate change than any other person or organization. His four companies all work to solve the problems of humanity. And yet some democrats and the fossil fuel industry try to persuade us that he is evil and "journalists" eagerly spread the lies. 

  • In July we published an “Honest Government Ad” about the dangerous direction the United States Supreme Court was headed.
  • In July we published “The nexus between the climate change and democracy crises.” Stakes are high for the future of our planet and for democracy.

  • In July we published “Chris Hedges, Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald, Paul Jay & Daniel Ellsberg on Assange” as well as the New Progressive Alliance article “The War on Whistleblowers” with over 520 references.  Much is at stake on the illegal prosecution of whistleblowers.

  • In July we published “How the Supreme Court Is Rebranding Corruption.” This will have long term consequences.

  • In July we published “Daughter of murdered Honduran human rights activist files criminal complaint against Dutch Development Bank FMO” and the NPA article “Killing and Harassment of Environmentalists is Increasing” with over 50 references.

  • In July we published, “The criticality of climate finance for Africa.” Solving climate change is a worldwide problem.

  • Future generations will realize this was our most important issue. Will we? These articles clearly lay out the danger of environmental destruction if we continue on the road we are on. In July we published the following articles.
  • -A failure of humanity’: World’s poorest countries contend with climate disasters caused by the richest nations

    -Cost of Environmental Destruction” with over 200 references. 

    -Deaths, Costs of Climate-Linked Disasters May Be Grossly Undercounted

    -Chili peppers, coffee, wine: how the climate crisis is causing food shortages

    -California Towns Scramble to Prevent Next Wildfire Catastrophe

  • In July we published our NPA article “The Economy” with a companion article “Economic Graphs and Videos” with a combined number of over 1,750 references. Though economics is a dry subject, there is a very real human cost to getting economic policy wrong.

  • DISH recently requested from the FCC rule changes for the 12 GHz Spectrum which would substantially and greatly interfere with Starlink and other applications giving citizens access to internet by speculative and poorly-defined technologies and individuals who have no clear plans to help close the digital divide. In July the New Progressive Alliance opposed this with Public Comment 242 which contained comments to Congress and the Federal Communication Commission. Public Comment 242 which may be found in full at http://www.newprogs.org/public_comments_2020_224

  • In July we published stories showing unarmed people of color who were murdered by police were thugs but an armed mass shooter who was white was a “cub scout.”
  • In July we published “Fascists In Our Midst.” Dangers to our civil rights and constitutional republic go far beyond the overturning of Roe vs. Wade.

  • In July we published the YouTube video “Fossil Fuel subsidies and poverty” as well as the NPA article “Cost of Fossil Fuel Subsidies” with over 80 references. These two articles show governments worldwide pay far more for fossil fuels than renewable energy.

  • In June we published “It’s Time To Stop Fixing the Old and Start Building the New.” It is past time to start making a change.

  • In June we published “Sick and struggling to pay, 100 million people in the U.S. live with medical debt” and the NPA article “Healthcare” has over 350 references. We pay more than any other industrialized country but have the least to show for it both in terms of health and coverage. 

  • In June we published “The Triumph of Death” by Chris Hedges who has documented troubling trends for years.

  • In June we published YouTube “The CIA plot to SILENCE Assange is real and it's terrifying” and the NPA article on whistleblowers with over 520 references. We need to evaluate who our real heroes are. We need to acknowledge those who reveal a crime are not worse criminals than those who commit a crime.

  • In June we published “Wind and solar power are 'bailing out' Texas amid record heat and energy demand.” Renewable energy is cheaper and more reliable than fossil fuels.

  • In June we published “Gold rush for gas production threatens to lock in global heating.” A new dash for gas driven by energy disruption and rising prices spurns warnings to cease exploration to meet 1.5 heating limit. This is exactly the wrong thing to do.

  • In June we published “No Way Out but War - Permanent war has cannibalized the country. It has created a social, political, and economic morass. Each new military debacle is another nail in the coffin of Pax Americana” by Chris Hedges. We are making poor choices.

  • In June we published “Climate Scorecard Ratings by Country.” Some countries are more serious than others about our climate future.

  • In June we published our NPA article “Civil Rights” with over 680 references. We do not become a safer or stronger nation through civil rights violations. We all should be concerned about the ever increasing number of rights we are losing that this article documents.

 

2. United Nations:

United Nations: The New Progressive Alliance  has been in special consultative status with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Council since 2015.  The NPA is a U.N. NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). If you would like to investigate participating with the New Progressive Alliance in UN activities with meetings or submitting papers, then just email us. See So You Want to Volunteer for the United Nations.

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