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Join Paul Hawken and Damon Gameau

As They Highlight the January 2022 Drawdown Festival “Join the Regeneration” says acclaimed Australian filmmaker of 2040, keynote speaker and festival partner for the 2022 Drawdown Festival – Tools For Regeneration: Forums! Fun! Films! coming to the Southampton Arts Center, … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly (2022)

It is a mixed bag of news. The redistricting maps in Suffolk county were voted upon and the legal hurdles were overcome. And this just hours before the county legislature was ceded to Republican control! But (as per Newsday), despite … Continue reading

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Trending in 2022: Meet the Climatarians

Who Dine with the Earth in Mind I’ve been meeting some Climatarians lately. It’s a lifestyle that is starting to trend, especially with millennials.   “What Is a Climatarian?” the NY Times headlined, describing this new climate-centered lifestyle. I think of … Continue reading

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Omicron: welcome to New York.

We have all seen the lines: people on the Upper Eastside are willing to wait over 1 hour to get tested and in the Lexington Ave. / 86th Street neighborhood I counted 5 free testing sites just this morning. The … Continue reading

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COVID Notes: Anti-vaxer husband and wife both hospitalized…

By Norbert Goldfield, M.D. Anti-Vaxxer husband and wife long-time patients of mine were both hospitalized last week with COVID pneumonia. I had on numerous occasions tried to convince them to be vaccinated – to no avail. That said, the vast … Continue reading

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50 Amazing Things Democrats Have Done Since Biden Took Office: Saturday’s GNR

reprinted in its entirety from Daily Kos: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/10/16/2058227/-50-Amazing-Things-Democrats-Have-Done-Since-Biden-Took-Office-Saturday-s-GNR It has been less than 9 months since Biden took office — so we are less than a year into a 4 year presidency. What have Biden and the Democrats accomplished in that … Continue reading

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Life on Earth Can Recover … Humans Cannot.

From Joanne Young Doesschate (Port Jefferson) I’ve gotten lots of great news links sent to me about so many different subjects, but then the leaked IPCC report put all but the environment and climate change on the back burner.  When … Continue reading

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Armenian Genocide

Letters to the Editor: Finally, an end to a century of U.S. complicity in Armenian genocide denial published in the L.A. Times People from the Armenian community celebrate President Biden’s decision to formally recognize the Armenian genocide in Beverly Hills on … Continue reading

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Teens Molded by the Trump Era

Several recent articles have examined the influence of the Trump era on teens, at pre-voting ages. Claire Cain Miller looks at ‘What Teenagers Have Learned From a Tumultuous Time in Politics’ (April 22nd 2021 in the NYTimes). Emily Badger and … Continue reading

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South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC

Press Release: For Immediate Release South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC East Hampton, New York – March 18, 2021 — This morning the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously to grant South Fork Wind (“SFW”) … Continue reading

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#irunwithmaud

Posted on INSTAGRAM on Feb 23rd. mikejpastor Ahmaud Arbery, an avid jogger who had his whole life before him, was chased down by two white men in a pickup and shot dead in cold blood on 2/23 in 2020. He … Continue reading

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Legalize Commercial Kelp Farming in our Bays – Let’s Blue-Green Our Economy

 Join us in signing onto this petition to Legalize Kelp Farming in our Bays . Dear Senators Kaminsky and Stec, Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblymen Englebright and Smullen, Chair and Ranking Member of the Assembly … Continue reading

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Stand Up For Our Democracy

Democracy is never a given. January 6th proved that. A wrathful president unable to accept he lost an election, an angry mob stoked by bogus claims of a stolen election, a subservient caucus of Republicans willing to do the bidding … Continue reading

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The Movement for a Wealth Tax in Washington State

Forwarded from Geraldine Maslanka. By Chuck CollinsThis piece appeared on the inequality.org website with the heading: Legislators in Washington state are taking bold steps towards instituting a state-level wealth tax. The proposed tax is a 1 percent levy on wealth over $1 … Continue reading

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How to Climb out of the Financial Rut in NY State

On Feb. 5th R&R heard a presentation by Rebecca Saletan and Nick Lyndon on “The Invest in our New York Act”. It is a package of 6 bills for the State of NY. Together they are proposed to raise more … Continue reading

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The Smith Act

From the Southampton Press (LTE): Congress, in response to the far-right’s Nazi “America First” movement of the late 1930’s, enacted the Alien Registration Act of 1940. This law made it a “federal criminal offense to advocate the violent overthrow of … Continue reading

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What is Budget Reconciliation?

Biden’s economic rescue package will be passed using ‘budget reconciliation’. Here is a primer: This from Dana Chasin (reprinted with permission): Budget reconciliation is authorized through the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to expedite budget bills. While most legislation before the Senate … Continue reading

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Attacking the Heart of Our Democracy

The Capitol building symbolizes the heart of our democracy; it is the place where the people’s will — the certification of the next duly elected president of the United States — is carried out.  After hours of chaos and sickening … Continue reading

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Zeldin, your name is Shame

Mr. Zeldin, your name is shame. You are either with our constitutional system of government, or you are not. And then you are for mob rule. Which is it? Are you a leader? – def. “a leader is someone who … Continue reading

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