Ted Glick has been a progressive activist and organizer since 1968. For the last 13 years his primary focus has been on the climate crisis. For the last three years he has been an active volunteer organizer with Beyond Extreme Energy. He was part of a 42-day, water-only hunger strike in 1992 from September 1 to October 12 as part of the movement opposing plans for celebrating the 500th anniversary of Columbus being found lost in the Caribbean. He has fasted and taken action ever since in support of Indigenous Peoples Day, freedom for Leonard Peltier and social and racial justice. He has been writing a regular Future Hope column of political and social commentary since 2000.