The following is a response to an open letter from Russian environmentalists Yevgeniya Chirikova and Nadezhda Kutepova.
Dear Yevgeniya Chirikova and Nadezhda Kutepova,
First of all, thank you for your courageous actions to protect our planet and fight for political freedoms.
Those who stand against entrenched political and economic power often face retaliation from the elites who are leading us into economic, social and ecological crisis. Sadly, this is true in the United States as well as in Russia.