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Missouri SHOW ME the ERA - by Helene Swanson
Old Courthouse at the Jefferson Expansion National Memorial, 11 N 4th St., St. Louis, MO
Event Date:Sat Nov 8, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:06AM
A National Call: Save Civilian Public Education - by The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth
Over the last several decades, the Pentagon, conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in the K-12 learning environment and in public universities. The combined impact of the military, conservative think tanks and foundations, and of corporatization of our public educational systems has eroded the basic democratic concept of civilian public education. It is a trend that, if allowed to continue, will weaken the primacy of civilian rule and,...
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:52PM
ALDF Petitions California to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions from Animal Agriculture - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On October 16, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a formal rulemaking petition with the California Air Resources Board to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture, as it does for the energy and transportation sectors. The petition calls on the agency to require factory farms to report greenhouse gas emissions to the Air Resources Board, which will “cap” these emissions. California’s groundbreaking cap-and-trade program stems ...
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:19PM
Constituents Demand Protection for Louisiana Sea Turtles - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls Gov. Jindal’s Environmental Record Called into Question. Over 7,000 Petitions Delivered to Gov. Jindal Today.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:32AM
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel Invested 47 Million In Israel Bonds Without Ohioans' Permission - by Palestinian Rights
Josh Mandel acted outside his legal role to further enable Netanyahu violence with the largest ever purchase of Israel bonds by a state treasurer.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:49AM
Fatal encounter: Jennifer Laude meets US Marine Corps - by Walden Bello
PHILIPPINES: As I peered at Jennifer Laude’s serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician’s make up. I did not see the bruises on her neck and shoulders, but a person familiar with the autopsy said they were severe.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:42AM
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in 2013 still ran afoul of the global trade rules. The WTO’s compliance panel decided that the goal of country of origin labels was not trade illegal, but it narrowly found that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:46PM
Lawsuit to Protect Pinto Abalone From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Poaching - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:27PM
Shoot the Messenger: Blame the Victim - by Seana Sperling
Victims of rape are often blamed for the assaults because of the lingering sexism in our society.
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:10PM
California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement - by Ben Norton, Counterpunch
Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:27PM
CDC Cover Up: Blacks are More Harmed by Fluoride - by Fluoride Action Network
When fluoridation was virtually the only fluoride source, black children suffered double the toxic effects of fluoride than others in the first human fluoridation experiment conducted on the entire population of Grand Rapids, Michigan, which began in 1945. To preserve fluoridation, it seems, this information has not been broadcast to the Black community.
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:15AM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Philippine Labor Party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing - by Labor Party - Philippines
Partido Manggagawa (PM) [Labor Party - Philippines] condemns the killing of transgender woman, Jeffrey Serdoncillo Laude a.k.a. Jennifer Laude, allegedly by a US Marine participating in the Balikatan exercise in Olongapo City 11p.m. of October 11.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:32PM
Former House oversight staffer hopes to see more "above top secret" releases - by IndyRadio
Dianne Roarke has suffered more than a decade of government harassment because she decided to go through channels as a whistleblower when she saw the NSA surveillance take a questionable turn before September 11, 2001. The reports from her and a handful of former NSA employees triggered an investigation that was 90% redacted when it was released in 2005, and in 2007 her house was raided by the FBI. She relates her experience in a presentation from June, 4, 2014 captured on video.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:19PM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California's Shores
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:05PM
U.S. Marine Suspected in Killing of Transgender Filipina - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan sends letter to US Ambassador demanding the surrender of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:20AM
Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. –Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today (see PDF). This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating b...
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:25PM
WW 10-11-14 From Ferguson To Andy Lopez And Alex Nieto In California - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
In special programming on KPFA WorkWeek radio we look at the connection between Ferguson and The Bay Area
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:49PM
Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines - by Center for Biological Diversity
MISSOULA, Mont.— Eight conservation groups joined forces today in a legal challenge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine, a rare and elusive mountain-dwelling species with fewer than 300 individuals remaining in the lower 48.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:41PM
Stemming Mass Wildlife Extinctions Must Drive International Biodiversity Treaty - by Center for Biological Diversity
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea— As diplomats and citizens from all over the world continue gathering at the 12th Conference of the Parties for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity this week, they face the sobering reality that wild plant and animal species throughout the planet — indeed in every country — continue to vanish at rates not seen since the dinosaur die-off 65 million years ago. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat itself, in the recent report Glob...
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:24AM