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.

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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, and Truth Bomb Activists. 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 September we published “Analysis Shows Facebook Allows 99% of Climate Disinformation to Go Unchecked - The new study coincided with Facebook's new initiative to combat climate lies, which civil society groups criticized as "too little, too late." This Facebook description closely matches the eleven year experience of the New Progressive Alliance.
  • The New Progressive Alliance made Public Comment 233 to the Federal Aviation Administration supporting SpaceX in an Environmental Assessment. Space X operations have a negligible effect on the environment. We oppose the continual expansion of and giving huge subsidies to fossil fuels which constitute the real danger to the environment. The Public Comment may be found in full at https://www.newprogs.org/public_comments_2020_224 

  • In September we published “They Knew: How the U.S. Government Helped Cause the Climate Crisis.”  James Gustave Speth has been calling for action on climate since serving in the White House in the 1970s. In this interview, he talks about his new book, which chronicles how U.S. administrations repeatedly failed to act in response to scientists’ increasingly dire warnings.

  • In September we published how different countries are doing on being 1.5°C Paris Agreement compatible.

  • In September we published documentation of the increasing worldwide trend of killing, violence, and death threats towards environmentalists.

  • In September we published “9/11 was a test. The books of the last two decades show how America failed.”

  • In September we published “It’s Not Too Late to Learn the Lessons We Didn’t Learn From 9/11.”

  • The Cascadia Progressive Forum has consistently refused to post from the New Progressive Alliance so we will stop trying to post there. Possibly they are a sponsored by the Democratic Party and tolerate no criticism.
  • In September we published “How America Made Osama Bin Laden’s Dream Come True.” We failed badly in Afghanistan and all our wars since 1953.

  • In September the New Progressive Alliance published an article and YouTube video showing how Trudeau has fooled Canadians into thinking he is fighting climate change while fully cooperating with fossil fuel interests.  Alas, democrats in the United States and leaders of most other countries have copied the Trudeau Formula. Unfortunately, climate change proceeds on physics and not politics. Future generations will be very unforgiving.

  • In September the New Progressive Alliance welcomed the Climate Accountability/Drilled News as an ally. Climate Accountability/Drilled News reports on climate accountability and investigates the obstacles to action on climate change.

  • In September the New Progressive Alliance welcomed BankTrack as an ally. BankTrack’s mission is to stop banks from financing harmful business activities; to promote a banking sector that respects human rights and contributes to just societies and a healthy planet; and to support fellow civil society organizations in their engagement with banks.

  • In September we published an interview with Dr. Michael Mann who discussed the extreme weather events and the urgency of action.

  • In September we published a video showing how Carbon Capture and hydrogen are false solutions to climate change.

  • In September we published “The war in Afghanistan was far, far different from how it has been depicted in American media.” This article traces the tragic Vietnam mistakes we remade over a 20 year period. It cost us dearly in lives, money, lost opportunity costs to rebuild our nation, and lost international influence for decades.

  • In September we published our NPA article on our crumbling infrastructure with over 115 references.
  • In August we published “We Can't Let Pro-War Generals Who Lied About the Afghanistan War Define Its Legacy - The U.S. architects of the ruinous war are getting the last word on its lessons."

  • In August we published “The Afghanistan Debacle: How Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden Bamboozled the American Public.”

  • In August we posted similar pictures of retreating helicopters after being defeated in Vietnam and Afghanistan. For Afghanistan it was 20 years, thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of Afghan lives, and trillions of dollars. All for nothing but the lined pockets of bankers and weapons contractors.  We also posted the New Progressive Alliance article “Continuous Wars” with over 1,200 references.

  • As we are about to clearly lose our longest war in Afghanistan, reflection on future actions is in order. Wars cost more than just lives and money. In August we published the New Progressive Alliance article “Continuous Wars” with over 1,200 references.

  • In August we published “That Was Me, People - The new U.N. report confirms that a repeat of Obama’s climate denialism will doom humanity — and at least a few Democrats may finally recognize that.”

  • In August the NPA published connections to the international United Nations IPCC report. The situation with climate change is grim and we must act now.

  • In August we published the YouTube video “The HORRIFIC State of the American Empire” by Chris Hedges.  

  • In August we published “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Is a Return to the Old Way of Politics. That’s A Problem for the Climate” by Dr. Mann.

  • In August we published “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency.”

  • In August we published “Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps.”

  • In August we published our NPA article on healthcare with over 350 references.
  • In August we published a graph showing the correlation on COVID between the three least vaccinated states and the three most vaccinated states.
  • In August we published the article about COVID 19  “I'm An ICU Doctor And I Cannot Believe The Things Unvaccinated Patients Are Telling Me.”

  • In July we published “Subsidies really do matter to the US oil & gas industry.”

  • We lost in Vietnam and Afghanistan. Failure to face this will mean losing more needless wars. In July we published, “Don’t let the generals dictate the war’s legacy, make them answer for it  - Expect the military officials who commanded Afghanistan to invoke ‘cutting and running.’ Let’s talk about why they failed.”

  • In July the New Progressive Alliance joined with over 100 other organizations to stop financing fossil fuels. In the 5 years since the Paris Agreement, the world’s 60 biggest banks alone have already provided a staggering USD 3.8 trillion to the fossil fuel sector.

  • In July we published “Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists - ‘Disastrous’ energy policies of China, Russia, Brazil and Australia could stoke 5C rise in temperatures if adopted by the rest of the world.”

  • In July we published “Wildfires, floods and extreme heat: It is time to heed warnings from climate scientists.”

  • In July we published “‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report.”

  • In July we posted an excellent YouTube summary by Dr. Mann of where we are on climate change. It is fully documented in his book “The New Climate War.”

  • In July we published “The number of lives that clean energy could save, by U.S. state - Air pollution from burning fossil fuels causes over 50,000 U.S. deaths and $445 billion in economic damage annually.”

  • In July we published “Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era.”

  • In July we published “11 Charts on Taxing the Wealthy and Corporations” illustrating increasing inequality.

  • In July we published “Pretending to be Climate Leaders.” These excerpts from the Greta Thunberg speech at the Austrian World Summit 2021 make it clear that our leaders remain inadequate.

  • In July we published “Dare we hope? Here’s my cautious case for climate optimism.”

  • In July we published “We Still Won’t Admit Why So Many People Believe the Big Lie.”

  • In July we published “6 months after Capitol assault, corporate pledges fall flat.”

  • In July we published our NPA article on election reform with over  625 references.
  • In a July letter we joined with other organizations in a urging congress to act against FERC-regulated fracked gas infrastructure and the abuses of power and law inflicted on communities by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

 

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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