Category Archives: Environment

Hungry for change at FERC

On the sidewalk below a nondescript office building nestled behind D.C.’s Union Station, a dozen activists are camped out. It’s Day 4 of their 18-day hunger fast outside a little-known federal agency. As a result of their fast, and earlier … Continue reading

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Coming home to save the farm

This article was published in Dirt Magazine and written by Becca Tucker (Pete’s sister) Fifteen miles from the White House grows a variety of Native American red polenta once extinct in the United States. Farmer Nick Maravell has been propagating heirloom seeds … Continue reading

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One for Pepco, Zero for the People’s Counsel: Public Advocate’s Nomination Rejected

Listen to committee markup here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] As Pepco executives looked on, the D.C. Council’s Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs voted 3-2 last week to reject the long-stalled nomination of consumer advocate Elizabeth “Betty” … Continue reading

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Release Betty Noel

Listen to Herb Harris, and Councilmember Alexander: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “The corporate influence… that is undermining the City Council is in full display with this nomination,” D.C. Consumer Utility Board chairman Herb Harris told TheFightBack Wednesday at … Continue reading

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Jason McGaughey on the Occupy Movement and the Fight for the Future

Listen to Jason McGaughey: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] “We have to fight for our futures,” Jason McGaughey told TheFightBack Saturday at Occupy DC shortly before tensions rose and things escalated, at times tipping over into scenes of … Continue reading

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Obama and Activists Agree: End Taxpayer Subsidies for Big Oil

“We have subsidized oil companies for a century,” President Obama said Tuesday night in his State of the Union address. “That’s long enough. It’s time to end the taxpayer giveaways to an industry that’s rarely been more profitable, and double-down … Continue reading

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TheFightBack, Jan. 21: Tuskegee Airmen, Gulf Coast Oil Spill, and DCPS Cheating Scandal

Listen to full show: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This weekend, a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen is premiering at 2,500 theaters across the country. “Red Tails,” starring Cuba Gooding Jr., highlights the African American pilots who fought … Continue reading

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An Olympic Battle for the Gulf Coast: Dick Gregory vs. BP (and Ken Feinberg)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] download MP3 Comedian and activist Dick Gregory wasn’t thrown behind bars this week, but he may be soon, possibly at the Olympics. The longtime civil and human rights leader is fighting for compensation … Continue reading

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A Truly Scary Halloween: Kevin Kamps Discusses U.S. Nuclear Power Plants and Their Waste

LISTEN TO KEVIN KAMPS: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download MP3 “We are seventy years into the atomic age and we still do not have a basic solution to the radioactive waste problem,” Kevin Kamps told TheFightBack yesterday … Continue reading

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“Occupy the USA,” Says/Sings Emma’s Revolution

LISTEN TO EMMA’S REVOLUTION: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download mp3 Yesterday, sitting in Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, where an ongoing occupation is taking place, Pat Humphries and Sandy O., the guitar-wielding duo that make up Emma’s Revolution, … Continue reading

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