James Neimeister
James Neimeister is a freelance writer from Ohio. His interests include: Russia, Ukraine, education, technology, and "cyberspace."


How Russia rejected its latest anti-gay law, and what its failure means

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Why this is both less and more important than you think.
Solar panels on a house in Massachusetts, via Wikimedia Commons

How Republican-led states are rigging energy markets

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“Free market” capitalists selling fossil fuels seem to have a problem with competition from solar power.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, via UN Climate Change / Flickr

What a climate deal in Paris might actually accomplish

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Specifics aside, its precedent will likely be huge.
Trevor Scholz, via Flickr

Meet the activists who would co-op(t) the tech industry

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As tech becomes increasingly powerful, workers are looking to take on — and ownership of — the platforms.
Melissa Click, screenshot via YouTube

The media are not always an activist’s friend

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Activists have always had conflicts with media.
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Conservatives have their own PC culture

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And it punches down in defense of existing power structures.
George Will, via Wikimedia Commons

George Will’s mental acrobatics on poverty and climate change

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George Will vs. Pope Francis on climate change and the vices of capitalism. The Pope wins.

CONFIRMED: Scott Walker is a Labrador

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Sources close to the Wisconsin governor say it will help him with the whole “diversity” thing.
Chris Christie, via Wikimedia Commons

We already track some visitors “like FedEx packages.” It works terribly.

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If Chris Christie had done even a little homework, he’d know that we already track many foreign nationals.
Black Lives Matter protestors in Seattle, screenshot via YouTube

Bernie, interrupted

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What Saturday’s direct action should tell Bernie Sanders’s supporters about the movement he’s building.

Prepare the way, for the Jeb! cometh

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JEB… the campaigning chaos… He has risen out of Florida to break his bone-bread over the earth… Heed these words! There are some who say these times of planet-shattering upheavals ...

OXI dokey: A report from a Greek solidarity rally

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A report from rally in Queens in support of the OXI movement in Greece.
California AG Kamala Harris

On the courts, the Confederate flag and Jennicet Gutiérrez

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Intersections between speech, identity, activism and culture.
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