NPA News

 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 sponsor and partake in a host of events designed to raise public consciousness. 

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 with us too.

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

 

1.  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, Greens Discuss the Issues, Truth Bomb Activists, and Progressive Perspectives. Because of problems with privacy and censorship on Facebook, we also publish on Twitter. Connections to all of our allies may be found here. Our endorsed candidates for public office are listed here.

  • In January we published “2021: Year of Unprecedented Climate Impacts.” Climate change is happening dramatically right now and is getting worse.

  • In January we published “15 Examples of Civil Disobedience (Which Have Made a Difference)” Making and supporting civil disobedience may be our only option. Extinction Rebellion is correct in this.

  • In January the New Progressive Alliance welcomed Amnesty International and The Climate Reality Project as allies. 

  • In January we made Public Comment 236 opposing a California Solar Tax which would dramatically slow renewable energy.
  • In January we published a video calling for the release of Julian Assange who is in prison for practicing journalism.

  • In January we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Diminishing Transparency” with over 135 references.
  • In January 2022 we started the extensive process of going over all our references and deleting inactive connections.
  • The New Progressive Alliance has rewritten our article on The Environment which was published in January 2022 to make it more user friendly with over 2,500 references. It is now much easier to research different categories such as global warming, coal, fossil fuel corruption and dishonesty, killing of environmentalists, water problems, and others. We have one central article on the environment with connections to NPA articles in the other 20 areas. Applicable references are in each of the articles on other areas of the environment and dead references were deleted.

  • After celebrating the 11th anniversary of the founding of the New Progressive Alliance on December 16, on New Years Eve we posted the 2021 Annual Report. Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year to all!

  • The New Progressive Alliance article on the environment has over 5,000 references spread into different categories such as global warming, coal, fossil fuel corruption and dishonesty, killing of environmentalists, water problems, and others. To make access easier we will have one central article on the environment with connections to NPA articles in the other 20 areas. Applicable references will be in each of the articles on other areas of the environment and dead references will be deleted. This is a big job that won’t be finished until 2022, but then it will be a more user friendly reference.

    After updating the environment article in 2022 we will also begin to search for other places on Facebook and Twitter to regularly post articles supporting the NPA Unified Platform.

  • In December we published a timely reminder from the founder of the New Progressive Alliance entitled “The Lesson Democrats Never Learn” by Anthony Noel. 

  • In December we published “21 Things We Learned about Money in 2021” which showed the need for electoral reform.
  • In December we published “A Dystopian Hellscape Beckons: 21 Dark Clouds Over 2021 Amerika, by Paul Street.”

  • 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 820 references.
  • In November we published “Ten Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change.” There are signs of hope for climate change. This battle is not yet over.

  • In November we made Public Comment 235 to the Federal Insurance Office to make insurance accountable for their part in climate change. Insurance companies are fueling climate change. They provide coverage for fossil fuel wells, pipelines, and refineries. They also invest billions into companies that produce fossil fuels. Insurance companies are uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and yet they continue to insure new fossil fuel wells, pipelines, and refineries that will only make the climate crisis worse. It is necessary to hold insurance companies accountable for the harm they cause to vulnerable communities as they take advantage of and contribute to the climate crisis. Public Comment 235 in full is found at https://www.newprogs.org/public_comments_2020_224

  • In November we published the updated “Make your Case with the United Nations on Climate Change.” It has the COP history and described how to be involved with the U.N. on climate change through the New Progressive Alliance. While inadequate and needing the assistance of many organizations such as Extinction Rebellion to make needed future progress, some small steps were made.
  • In November the New Progressive Alliance wrote an encouraging letter to Steven Donziger, a human rights and environmental lawyer and activist illegally imprisoned in the United States. We along with Amnesty International and the United Nations support whistle blowers and human rights activists such as Donziger and Assange. To find out more about the case see reference 566 at https://www.newprogs.org/whistleblowers_under_the_democratic_republican_uniparty 

    Our letter is in Public Comment 234 at https://www.newprogs.org/public_comments_2020_224
  • In November we published Net Zero 2050, an “Honest Government Ad” from Australia which is an excellent summation of avoidance strategies while running out of time to deal with climate change. (It has a brief appearance by Greta at the end!) 

  • In November we welcomed Fossil Free Media as an ally. Fossil Free Media is a nonprofit media lab that supports the movement to end fossil fuels and address the climate emergency.

  • In November 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 300 references.
  • In November the New Progressive Alliance welcomed Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) as an ally.  FAIR is a national progressive media watchdog group, challenging corporate media bias, spin and misinformation.

  • In November we published “On the climate crisis, delay has become the new form of denial” by Dr. Mann. We are out of time and cannot afford to continually delay.

 

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.

UN DESA Voice 

DESA NGO Newsletter

 

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