Marcia G. Yerman

Marcia G. Yerman
Location
New York, New York, USA
Birthday
February 10
Title
Writer/Activist
Bio
Marcia G. Yerman is based in New York City. Her writings – profiles, interviews, essays, and articles – focus on women’s issues, the environment, politics, culture and the arts, and can be found at mgyerman.com. She has been published by Women News Network, AlterNet, RH Reality Check, AlterNet, The Raw Story, and the Women's Media Center. She also writes for Moms Clean Air Force, a site bringing visibility to the issue of clean air and environmental concerns. Yerman was a co-founder of cultureID, an online platform that was dedicated to the nexus of culture and activism.

Marcia G. Yerman's Links

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 5:22PM

Urge Pepsi To Stop Guzzling Tar Sands!

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In July of 2013, Moms Clean Air Force joined in an open letter to top North American businesses. The agenda was to strongly “urge” them to stop using fuel derived from tar sands sources. A call for an incrRead full post »

 

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For those existing in the cultural space, art and life are intrinsically entwined. Director Madeleine Sackler brings that home in her film Dangerous Acts StarriRead full post »

JULY 29, 2014 12:46PM

The Military Battles Climate Change

While Republicans are mobilizing to push back against President Obama’s carbon initiatives, those in military sector are sounding the alarm about climate changeand the slew of issues that it has the potential to precipitate.

In case you missed the report issued in May by the CNA CorpoRead full post »

             Mayor signing documents with others June 2014 USCM

The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) recently met in Dallas to discuss how to move their cities forward in order to meet the challenges before them. Topics included energy related issues, the impact of pollutiRead full post »

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Artists are often dismissed as peripheral to society. Yet they continue on their way, attending to the path of their own visions. Often ahead of the curve, politically and culturally, they frequently function as commentators—viewing society from the outside. In certain instances, they become pl… Read full post »

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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) serves as the Majority Chairperson of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). She is the first woman to do so. It is from this vantage point that she has been a steadfast advocate for children, families and the environment. Boxer is… Read full post »

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Many artists concern themselves with the tempo and vagaries of the art world. Others are directed by a singular inner vision and follow that path wherever it leads them. Irene Hardwicke Olivieri is one of those artists.

I first saw her work in a gallery in… Read full post »

On Earth Day, April 22, the American Masters series on PBS is presenting A Fierce Green Fire, a documentary which timelines the environmental movement’s past five decades. Beginning in the 1960s, the one-hour film is chock full of backstory that contextualizes where the struggle is today and ho… Read full post »

 

safe climate caucus

When I first wrote about the Safe Climate Caucus, they were new on the scene.

Last year, the agenda of the Safe Climate Caucus was to have a member of the House of Representatives speak daily on the impact of climate change. Now, with new members on board,Read full post »

MARCH 3, 2014 2:51PM

A Conversation with Dudley Charles

Dudley Portrait HP* Most artists talk about their personal history with a definitive sense of knowing that they were destined to be an artist.

Not Dudley Charles.

A soft-spoken man with a melodic cadence to his voice, Charles shared with me his story of growing up in Plaisance, Guyana,… Read full post »

Exxon The Internet has become a stomping ground for outrageous stories that are destined to go viral. The latest one concerns Rex Tillerson, Chief Executive and Chairman of ExxonMobil Corporation. It’s the kind of material that late night comedians dream of.

Tillerson has become part of a… Read full post »

It seems that despite whatever statistics are presented to show evidence of climate change, a vocal contingency continues to question the findings. It has become an ongoing source of contention and debate.

Recently, Wellesley College hosted a conversation entitled “The Politics of Climate Chan… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2014 12:06AM

India, Human Rights and the Bhullar Case

BhullarFinal In 2011 I wrote a story covering a demonstration to protest the impending execution of Sikh Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar in India. Bhullar’s mercy petition, filed in 2003, languished for eight years until India’s President rejected it in 2011. Since that time, not much ha… Read full post »

As we enter into the final month of the year, it’s natural to take an inventory of 2013. As I reflected on the environmental front, the nagging image of climate deniers immediately came to mind. There are several members in the United States Congress that I find positively scary…right up… Read full post »

There are days when I get seriously concerned about whether or not we will move substantially forward in the fight against climate change. Despite all the dire news that comes into my mailbox, I have also been encouraged to read about research that continues the efforts to understand and document sciRead full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2013 2:44PM

"Toxic Hot Seat" Ignites Awareness

Toxic Hot Seat, a new documentary directed by James Redford and Kirby Walker, takes an in-depth look at chemical flame retardants. It interweaves the multiple narratives of investigative reporters, scientists, lawmakers and community activists as they fight for transparency around a 1975 law. That pi… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 11:14PM

Should the Media Deny the Denier?

As an online writer focusing on environmental issues, remarks posted on my pieces tend to skew toward, “Give it a rest” or “What hysterical nonsense!” This usually leads to a mudslinging fest between self-proclaimed anti-Greenies and those begging the “skeptics”&md… Read full post »

OCTOBER 25, 2013 1:06PM

Sports and Health: What Price Glory?

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As the baseball season comes to a close and football mania ratchets up, I can’t stop thinking about a FrontlineRead full post »

PMBBookCoverHPPaula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist, by Diane Radycki, relates the personal story and artistic history of a woman that has much to offer today’s audiences.

Radycki’s book, which had its origins in a Harvard Ph.D. dissertation, sees Modersohn-Becker as a pioneer… Read full post »

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its new report on September 27. The media and blogosphere were immediately filled with articles, comments, and push back. It’s a square dance that happens with regularity around this issue. Everybody plays their role.… Read full post »

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its new report on September 27. The media and blogosphere were immediately filled with articles, comments, and push back. It’s a square dance that happens with regularity around this issue. Everybody plays their role.… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 9:10PM

Fall Climate Change Preview

Summer is considered a quiet time, a hiatus before the renewal of fall. However, on the environmental front, there is no time for a break or a respite. My inbox was filled with information about concerns that we cannot look away from. Moving forward, these are the issues that will be… Read full post »

What do Indigenous people living in Fort Chipewyan in Northern Alberta, Canada have in common with communities of color in Port Arthur, Texas?

The answer is the Keystone XL Pipeline—and the correlation isn’t positive. If anything, the connection shows how those without the clout of power… Read full post »