Chris Martenson

Ecopolitics

Seven White Men Discuss U.S. Population Stabilization and the Environment

Yesterday, Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR) held “The First National Conference on Immigration, Conservation and the Environment” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. from 8:30AM until 4:30PM.  The panel included seven white male panelists.   Not one woman and not one person of color spoke on the panel.  Shocking?  In a less then packed room, about fifty congregated to hear these, “experts” on immigration, conservation and the environment.

Why did the private, invitation-only conference host seven white male panelists and not a single voice from those most impacted by conversations around population control?

PFIR’s all day conference focused on topics that included “U.S. population stabilization;” “the population taboo;” “the impact of immigration… Read more

Ecopolitics

Anti-immigrant Group Hosts Environmental Conference

Yet again the John Tanton Network is at the forefront of greening bigotry. On October 5, 2010, Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR) is sponsoring all day panel discussions and a conference called, “ The 1st National Conference on Immigration, Conservation and the Environment.”

This is likely just another way for the John Tanton Network to spread its anti-immigrant message using “green” frames.

Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), which is a spinoff of Tanton’s group Federation For American Immigration Reform (FAIR), has invited an all star lineup of panelists to this conference, including a host of key anti-immigrant players.  The majority of panelists are directly associated with and hold… Read more