Kate Aronoff is a Brooklyn-based journalist covering climate and U.S. politics, and a contributing writer at The Intercept. Follow her on Twitter @katearonoff.
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Repulsed by Whitefish Energy? Maybe You Also Hate Capitalism.
Following public outrage, the company's power contract in Puerto Rico was canceled. But the company still reveals a great deal about the banal evils of capitalism.
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In CNN’s Tax Debate, Bernie Sanders Showed How Democrats Can Win with Socialism
By offering a bold vision of policies to help working families, Sanders voiced a popular alternative to Ted Cruz and the GOP's barbarism.
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Activists in Puerto Rico Want the Jones Act Eliminated—So Why Are Unions Defending It?
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Elon Musk Is Not the Hero Puerto Rico Needs
The island needs a revamped electric grid and fast, but privatization is not the answer.
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Trump Chides Puerto Rico Expenses While U.S. Gives $15 Billion a Year to Fossil Fuel Companies
The president's upside-down priorities were on full display during his visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
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How Puerto Rico Recovered Before
The island's New Deal history offers an alternative to disaster capitalism.
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The Unlikely Alliance That Could Stop Keystone and Transform the Democratic Party
Natives and ranchers are teaming up to save their water and land from corporate takeover.
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“These Disasters Aren’t Natural Anymore”: A Dispatch from Puerto Rico After Maria
A conversation with Xiomara Caro Diaz of the Center for Popular Democracy about the devastation wrought by climate change and austerity.
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After Irma, Can Private Utilities Be Trusted to Rebuild?
There’s an opportunity post-Irma to revolutionize Florida’s power supply, but Big Energy is not likely to rise to the occasion.
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Beyond DACA: The Youth Fighting for the Rights of All Immigrants
Movimiento Cosecha is taking direct action to defend DACA—and all undocumented people living in the United States.
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Climate Change and the Deportation Machine: A Match Forged In Hell, Hurricane Harvey Edition
Undocumented Texans in Hurricane Harvey's path face a horrifying choice: deportation or risk of death.
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Everything TransCanada Didn’t Want Nebraska’s Regulators To Know About Keystone XL
Tribes and other anti-pipeline advocates say Big Money may have kept Nebraska's public service commission from hearing the whole story.
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Trump Promised to Revive Keystone XL—But TransCanada May Not Even Want to Build It Anymore
The fate of the Keystone XL Pipeline will be decided in hearings this week in Lincoln, Nebraska, but one question remains unanswered.
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Millennials Are Killing the Oil Industry
Hell yeah we are.
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This Left Challenger Is Showing How to Use Progressive Economics to Flip Trump Country
Congressional hopeful Jess King is bringing an anti-poverty agenda to the working-class community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Your Personal Consumption Choices Can’t Save the Planet: We Have to Confront Capitalism
To stave off disaster, we must transform the economic system driving climate change.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown Is Backing a Climate Bill Full of Giveaways to Polluters
Regulators say the measure would make it impossible to meet the state's greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030.
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Naomi Klein: We Need A Plan, Not A Brand
The author speaks on Corbyn, Trump, climate change, and the “hollow branding” that got us here.
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The Problem With Centrism Is That It Might Get Us All Killed
Going ‘back to the center’ and curbing climate change are mutually exclusive.
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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Documents Show Jerry Brown Giving Big Oil a Seat in Drafting Climate Policy
The California governor is selling himself as a climate advocate on the global stage, but behind the scenes, the fossil fuel industry appears to have his ear.
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New York Is on the Verge of Major Climate Action—But Centrist Democrats Stand in the Way
Lawmakers stalled as advocates pushed to get an ambitious climate bill through the state senate before the legislative session ended.
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Winning Power and Advancing a Radical Agenda Aren’t Mutually Exclusive
This year’s People's Summit shows it’s not enough to have good ideas. The left needs a strategy to win.
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Atlantic City Could Be the Next Flint—But Residents Are Fighting To Save Their Water
Chris Christie-appointed officials may soon privatize the city's water utility.
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The UK Elections or: How the Democrats Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Socialism
The Labour Party’s surprise showing is a teachable moment for those of us across the pond.
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Don’t Retweet Lloyd Blankfein
Goldman Sachs CEOs are not your friends—even if they believe in climate change.
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A Climate Scientist On Why Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Accord Won’t Be the End of the World
Trump's announcement certainly is not good, but all hope may not be lost.
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Wisconsin May Bring the Koch Brothers One State Closer To Rewriting the Constitution
Legislators are debating whether to call for a constitutional convention, a prize of corporate interest groups.
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A Very Cautious Left Case for Impeachment
Trump must go--and progressives can harness his exodus to build a movement.
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Amid “Constitutional Crisis,” Bernie Sanders Urges Workers To Seize Means of Production
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The Global People’s Climate Marches Were Massive. Here’s What Organizers Have Planned Next.
Pipeline fights, legal challenges and elections are driving the next phase of the climate resistance.
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Meet the Left Radical Who Will Likely Be Jackson, Mississippi’s Next Mayor
If the Left can make it here, they can make it anywhere.
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Let’s Harness Fyre Festival Schadenfreude To Kick the 1 Percent Out of Power
The Left can channel collective joy at screw-ups by the wealthy into a bigger movement for wealth redistribution.
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If Republicans Aren’t Stressing About Deficit Spending, Why Should Democrats?
Trump's tax plan shows the GOP cares about cuts for the rich, far more than it cares about debt.
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How To Resist, in 6 Books
Your guide to the guides to the resistance.
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Defying Their Bosses’ Threats, Journalists at Gothamist, DNAinfo Say “Yes” to a Union
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Why the Hell Did the New York Times Just Hire a Climate Denier?
New columnist Bret Stephens writes drivel as the world burns.
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Meet the Nebraskans Who Could Stop Keystone XL (Again)
But TransCanada is intervening in the process in its own way.
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Trump May Start Pushing a Carbon Tax. It’s a Trap.
A carbon tax at the expense of regulation is just what the fossil-fuel industry wants.
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Want to Stop Fascism? Start By Taming the Finance Sector.
Political economist Ann Pettifor on markets, Karl Polanyi and how to reverse the rise of the Right.
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The Wrong Way to Debunk Trump’s Pipeline Jobs Claims
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How the Left Is Using Tea Party Tactics To Take On Both the GOP and the Democratic Establishment
Organizers are plotting a populist one-two punch.
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Trump’s Budget Will Be a Disaster for the Climate—And Not Just in the Ways You Think
From increased military spending to tax cuts for the wealthy, everything about the new administration's economic agenda seems tailor-made to help the planet burn.
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4 Women’s Strikes That Were Anything But a Privilege
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Big Greens Are Mad at Bernie For All the Wrong Reasons
Sanders’ low ranking by the League of Conservation Voters speaks to a deeper divide among greens.
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The Climate Movement Goes to War with Trump
But to save the planet, we need to remake the Democratic Party
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Why A French Socialist’s Case for Taxing Robots Is Better Than Bill Gates’ Idea
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Scott Pruitt Is the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Manchurian Candidate
Soon-to-be-released emails may show just how deep the newly confirmed EPA administrator's ties go.
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Indivisible: The Left Group Shaking Up Congress From the Grassroots
Coopting Tea Party tactics, former Democratic Congressional staffers provide the Trump resistance with a step-by-step lobbying guide.
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