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China, India To Reach Climate Goals Years Early, As U.S. Likely To Fall Far Short

Residents Sue To Block Nuclear Waste From Being Stored Near California Beach

Net Neutrality Loses Only If The People Stay Silent

Our Internet Will Be Destroyed In The Coming Weeks & No One’s Talking About It

How To Contact 17 Banks Funding Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion (Including Keystone XL)

North Carolina Anti-Voting Law Finished By Court Challenges

Huge Victory: Blackfeet Nation To Control Its Own Water After 35 Years Battle

US Bank To Stop Funding Pipelines As Divestment Movement Expands Worldwide

U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated

The People Vs. The Student Loan Industry

How & Why The UN Fails + A Very Unhappy Birthday To Corporate Personhood

Take Action To Protect Our Internet!

5 Stories Everyone Is Ignoring While Media Implodes Over Trump Firing Comey

Where Are We Going Politically?

Louisiana (Finally) Seeking To Reduce Prison Population

The Trump “Resistance” Is Slipping Through Our Fingers

What The Resistance To Trump Can Learn From Latin America

The Antidote To Authoritarianism

Emmanuel Clinton And The Revolt Of The Elites

Germany Breaks Record: 85% Of Energy Comes From Renewables Last Weekend

The CIA Has A Long History Of Helping To Kill Leaders Around The World

Immigrants In Georgia Detention Centers Put In Solitary For Hunger Strikes

Why The United States Should Negotiate In Good Faith With North Korea

Convicted For Protesting Jeff Sessions Is No Laughing Matter

The Left Radical Who Will Likely Be Jackson, Mississippi’s Next Mayor

Which Way To The Barricades?

Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Placed In Charge of Women’s Issues

Get Ready For A 'People's Congress Of Resistance'

Good Thing People Saved Climate Research; It’s Being Removed

To March For Science, DC And Satellite Marches Across The Nation And The World

Sorry, Charter Boosters: Record Numbers Of Teachers At Chicago Charter Schools Are Organizing Unions

Taxpayers Spent 100s Millions More For Inferior Charter Schools

New Report Details Trouble With California’s Charter Schools

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees To End All Corporate Investments

Tax Day Protests Highlight Refusal to Pay for War

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers Will Strike May 1

Workers Can Take Over Their Jobs And Become The Owners

Newsletter - One Month To Build Massive Actions

Protest Groups Uniting As 'The Majority' For Actions On May Day

Twitter Erupts With Trump Erasure Of LGBTQ People From Census

Federal Judge In Hawaii Extends Court Order Blocking Trump Travel Ban

#BuyTwitter Should Twitter Become A User Owned Coop

Nevada Becomes 36th State to Ratify the ERA

California Files Felony Charges Against Anti-Abortion Center for Medical Progress

Lawsuit Filed Against Trump’s Anti-Climate Executive Order

Clean Energy Employs More People Than Fossil Fuels In Nearly Every U.S. State

VW’s Environmental Settlement Includes 400 EV Fast Charging Stations

Making May Day A Day For Solidarity

Lessons From The Youth Movement Of The 1960s

Participatory Budgeting Is Gaining Momentum In US. How Does It Work?

Colorado Appeals Court Ruling Calls For State To Consider Halting Oil And Gas Permits

Kochs Bankroll Move To Rewrite The Constitution

Challenging The Death Penalty In The South

Ten Global Struggles For Public Water

Should Scientists Engage In Activism?

Fight For $15 And Movement For Black Lives Plan Nationwide Action

Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking

Green Groups Restart Fight Against Keystone XL Pipeline

Why The Resistance Must Do More Than Resist

Gandhi’s Strategy For Success — Use More Than One Strategy

May Day: Seattle Educators Moving Closer To Strike

Underwater Nation

Single Payer Congressional Progressive Caucus And The Cuban Revolution

Reinventing Law For The Commons

How We Can Turn Railroads Into A Climate Solution

Seeking An International Meeting Of Movements

The Power Of Ordinary People Facing Totalitarianism

This Day In 1871: Paris Commune Established

Trump’s Budget Slashes Funding For Public Schools While Giving 1.4 Billion For Privatization

The Resistance Must Be Digitized

A Knoxville motorist once harshly criticized cyclists for not having to pay for parking, registering their bikes, or insurance. The response, of course, is "Then why are you not bicycling?"

There is no downside to bicycling. Knoxville is a bicycle friendly city with plenty of free bike parking Downtown and at parks. There are also plenty of trails for cyclists that aren't quite ready for traffic.

If you have ever considered getting around by bike, give it some serious thought this month. Borrow or rent a bike and give it a try. Bicycling can be no more effort than walking, but is still a lot faster. Bicycling is infinitely better than a car for a short commute or trip to the store. Bicycling is a practical answer for those who can simply no longer afford a car. So burn fat and not fuel, save $$$, and start bicyling today!

- Getting Started -

Local Classes with I Bike KNX

Commuting By Bike: Getting Started - LifeHacker

10 Tips From Hardcore Bike Commuters

Zen You Commute: 6 Tips To Start Bicycling And Enjoy The Ride

- Traffic -

Street Smarts

How Not To Get Hit By Cars -

Riding Your Bike In Traffic - REI

Tennessee Bike Laws - TDOT

Downloadable TN Bike Laws (PDF)

- Hills -

Quick Beginners Cycling Tips: How To Climb Hills

9 Cycling Tips For Better Hill Climbing

How To Climb Steep Hills While Cycling

- Maintenance & Gear -

Assemble An Emergency Repair Kit - Snapguide

10 Emergency Road-Side Maintenance Tips for Cyclists - Girl-Bike-Love

A Bullshit-Free Guide to the Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

Elder Wisdom

The first day I ever was in Kinzu, I arrived in a wheel chair, with my triceps burnt in half and my right arm grown to my chest, so I couldn't use it at all. I had two pair of pants, one shirt, shoes too small and two sets of underwear. That day I only met two neighbors that day and was very upset that I had to come there instead of going home. The next morning i learned about the giveaway. Uncle Bob and Kathy (age 11) had to spend a hour bringing in clothes for me. the front porch was covered with clothing. When it was all sorted out I had sixteen pairs of pants, five pair of shoes, twenty seven shirts, eighteen sets of underwear, and six slings to keep my arm immobile. None of them were new, but all of them were clean, in bags or boxes and either fit me or I grew into in the next few months. this from a community of about 92 people at the time including children. Kathy who had volunteered to be my wheel chair person, received three sets of sneakers and two loose skirts plus a nurses uniform which fit in about six months. Grandmother received various herbs to treat me with, a bed for me to sleep in, enough sheets to take care of me for a week and enough food to feed a growing boy for a month. This is community is action, this is working together to solve problems. this is acting without being asked. If a small village can accomplish this what can we accomplish with a larger community?

Big Tree 7/26/2014

Listen To "Echoes Of Wounded Knee" concerning the current DAPL struggle here.