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 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: 

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, Progressive Perspectives, and "Progressives, Real Greens, and Socialists of Colorado." Because of problems with privacy and censorship on Facebook, we also publish on Twitter. Connections to all of our allies may be found here.

  • The United Nations yearly meeting on the climate, COP27, has concluded. As Dr. Mann and Susan Hassol said, we must “be able to wrap our minds around two seemingly opposing realities: We are making substantial progress, and yet it’s wholly insufficient to the scale of the challenge.” While certainly inadequate and replete with greenwashing and hypocrisy it was not a complete waste of time. The New Progressive Alliance is in special consultative status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council and we trace the history of COP here: https://www.newprogs.org/make_your_case_with_the_2015_united_nations_climate_change_conference

  • In November the New Progressive Alliance welcomed Climate Analytics and New Climate Institute as allies. We welcome documentation to deal with the serious problem of climate change.  All New Progressive Alliance allies and connections to their websites are listed here: http://www.newprogs.org/allies  

  • In November we published “The climate crisis explained in 10 charts.” This is a great summary!

  • In November we published an “Honest Government Ad: Visit Western Australia.” Fossil Fuel companies capturing government agencies are a worldwide problem.

  • In November we published “We can power with renewable energy right now” with over 370 references. Despite demonstrable lies by fossil fuel companies and the banks and insurance companies which support them, not only can we power 100% with renewable energy right now, it is the least expensive option.

  • In November we published “Leaders or laggards? Report analyzes net-zero pledges of US banks - Commitments, actions from 6 biggest banks fall far short of what’s needed for global climate goals.”  US banks remain the biggest fossil fuel financiers in the world. This is disgraceful in light of global climate change.

  • In November we published “Rather than an endlessly reheated nuclear debate, politicians should be powered by the evidence.”

  • In November we published our NPA article on healthcare with 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 October we published “They Crush Our Song for A Reason.” Education has taken a beating.

  • In October we published the YouTube video “Studies PROVE 100% Renewables is possible” and the NPA article “We can power with renewable energy right now” with hundreds of references. These two sources clearly show transferring to renewable energy is both possible and affordable.

  • In October we published the New Progressive Alliance article  “Killing and Harassment of Environmentalists is Increasing” with over 50 references and UK climate activists held in jail for up to six months before trial - Campaigners say protesters arrested for blocking roads getting ‘lost in prison system’ while on remand.”  These two articles show the increasing danger environmentalists face.

  • In October we published an Honest Government Ad about Brazil. What Brazil does on the climate affects us all.

  • In October we published “Scientist Michael Mann expresses hope.” The disastrous effects of climate change – massive property damage and loss of life from flooding, food shortages, droughts, wildfires, and ever worsening storms - are here with us right now and they are only going to get worse. The climate situation is serious but nor hopeless.

  • In October we published a Chris Hedges Report on Julian Assange. The imprisonment of whistleblowers endangers all of us.

  • In October we published "Let's Stop Pretending America is a Functioning Democracy." We need to take a hard look at our election system.

  • The New Progressive Alliance focuses on issues and seldom endorses candidates anymore. In October Gary Swing and Lula became the only two candidates we endorsed in 2022.
  • Gary Swing earned his sixth endorsement by the New Progressive Alliance, more than any other candidate. His website is here. He has written articles on the need for electoral reform in Arizona, Colorado, and nationally as well as having run for office in both Arizona and Colorado. The NPA proudly endorses Gary Swing for Colorado Secretary of State.

    The New Progressive Alliance endorses Lula for President of Brazil. It is no exaggeration to say the survival of the Amazon basin - critical for fighting global warming - may depend on the ultimate election of Lula and defeat of Bolsonaro.

  • In October we published "Strike, Strike, Strike" by Chris Hedges. Labor is important.

  • In October we published “More than 1,700 environmental activists murdered in the past decade.”  Future generations will judge us harshly.

  • In October we published “American policy is splitting, state by state, into two blocs - This will have profound implications for the union” and our NPA article on election reform with over 625 references. Our democracy is at peril. In a system where money equals speech, the rich can afford to drown out the rest. These two articles show the need for change and a path forward.

  • In September we published “Lithium: Storing more clean power with less pollution. Lithium mining is much cleaner than coal mining.” All mining is not the same and all manufacturing is not bad. We need to make hard focused decisions to avoid the worst of climate change.

  • In September we published “Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition.” This extensive study conclusively shows rapid green energy transition will likely result in trillions of dollars in savings.

  • In September we published 'Betrayal and injustice': U.N. secretary-general says global climate change response is falling short.”  Why can’t we read the obvious signs?

  • In September we published “The Chris Hedges Report: Why did Democrats give this pro-Trump GOP primary candidate $425,000?” and the NPA article “The Democratic Party is the More Effective of Two Evils.” While there may be little choice many times this November, these two articles show we need to remain skeptical about the democrats.

  • In September we published information about two webinars for “Climate Action Tracker” and “Defund Deforestation.”
  • In September we published “Electrifying transportation reduces emissions AND saves massive amounts of energy.  Electric vehicles are far more energy-efficient than traditional internal combustion vehicles” and the NPA article “We can power with renewable energy right now” with over 335 references. These articles clearly show that we are not doomed by climate change and there are solutions.

  • In September we published “The carbon footprint fixation is getting out of hand.”  It is governments and big corporations rather than individuals who are to blame and must reform.

  • In September we published “How Many People Must Starve Before It’s News?” It is bewildering why mass starvation, crop shortages, floods, droughts, climate refugees, and climate caused power outages are not being reported.

  • In September we published our NPA article on the environment which is continuously updated. Future generations will correctly regard the environment as the most important issue we faced. This article has over 2,500 references collected over the years and is being continually updated. It shows the science is settled and covers 20 different environmental aspects.

 

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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