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image Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman responds to oil in DAPL 480_oil_in_dapl_standing_rock_sioux_tribe_statement_1.jpg by via Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Cannon Ball, N.D., March 28, 2017 — Today, we received word that oil is now present in the newly completed Dakota Access Pipeline. Chairman Archambault stated, “While we are disappointed that our pleas to the court and current administration have thus far fallen on deaf ears, we remain committed to fighting the transmission of dirty fossil fuels through our territory and putting a stop to the flow of oil in this pipeline.”...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:11PM
image No Funds for Border Wall in FY 2017? – Fight Shifts to FY 2018 480_build-bridges-not-walls.jpg by via Earthjustice
Latino, Environmental, Civil Rights, and Border Communities hold their ground against Trump’s wall...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:04PM
text Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Motion to Restore USDA Animal Welfare Documents by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2017 – Today a coalition of animal protection organizations led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund moved for a preliminary injunction asking for a temporary court order that would bring federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) databases back online. This motion is associated with the lawsuit filed in February against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the agency’s decision to remove tens of thousands of animal welfare records from its website. If granted, the prelim...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:55PM
image Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Rare Coastal Marten 480_humboldt_marten_usfs_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Mink-like Marten Threatened by Logging, Pesticides, Climate Change...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:07PM
text House Republicans Launch Effort to Repeal Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
Infrastructure Project 'Impediments' Latest Fraudulent Claim to Rationalize Attack...
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:17PM
image San Quintín Farmworkers Take Demands to Mexico City 480_jornaleros-3mar-2017_1_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Last March 4th, the Caravan for a Fair Wage and Decent Life began with a blockade of the Transpeninsular Highway by the day laborers from the fields of the San Quintin Valley. The workers then went on to cover 3,000 kilometers, arriving in Mexico City on March 17th....
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:14PM
image Jornaleros de San Quintín llevan demandas a la Ciudad de México 480_jornaleros-3mar-2017-1_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
El pasado 4 de marzo, la Caravana por un Salario Justo y una Vida Digna comenzó con el cierre de la Carretera Transpeninsular por las y los jornaleros del Valle de San Quintín, para viajar 3 mil kilómetros hasta llegar a la Ciudad de México el 17 de marzo....
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:10PM
video Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle (video/mp4 126.8mb) by subMedia
The first episode of Trouble, looks beyond the mainstream narratives surrounding the Standing Rock encampment to get a better understanding of some of the camp’s overlooked dynamics, including serious disagreements over which tactics to use to best stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:35PM
image Miguel Masso Strikes Again 480_hollister-california-police.jpg by JP Massar
Miguel Masso and officers like him – victims of trauma from being in the military or otherwise, those who see a gun behind every shadow, hotheads, “cowboys,” and those whose ego prevent them from dealing with the public with restraint and respect when the public is not reciprocating, do not belong on police forces....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:02PM
audio Getting Into Trouble with Franklin Lopez of SubMedia (audio/mpeg 63.1mb) by It's Going Down
SubMedia is releasing a brand new monthly show entitled Trouble. This month's featured struggle is the #NoDAPL fight at Standing Rock....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:19PM
image Standing Rock Sioux Chairman responds to Keystone Pipeline permit approval standing_rock_sioux_tribe_logo.png by via Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Cannon Ball, N.D., March 24, 2017 —Today, President Trump announced that the State Department has issued the final permit necessary to proceed with the Keystone Pipeline. On his second day in office, this President made it his priority to push through two controversial pipelines. The Dakota Access and Keystone lines are dangerous, and were previously halted due to their risks to public safety. Today the battle against Keystone begins again....
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:02PM
document Trump Approves Disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline keystone_xl_factsheet.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2017 — Following an executive order signed by President Trump in January, the U.S. State Department approved the Keystone XL pipeline today. In approving Keystone, the State Department ignored its own previous environmental analyses concluding the pipeline would be a disaster for the climate and is not in the national interest....
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:32PM
text House Rejects Puerto Rico Healthcare Amendment by Greg Williams
The House Rules Committee rejected an amendment that would‎ allocate Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico at an equal level to US states.‎...
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59AM
video Video: Questions from Public Lead Santa Cruz Police Chief to Admit ICE Agent Embedded in SCPD (video/mp4 177.3mb) by Alex Darocy
At the Santa Cruz City Council meeting on February 28, questions from members of the public, and subsequently those of Vice Mayor David Terrazas and Council Member Sandy Brown, prompted Chief of Police Kevin Vogel to admit there has been an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agent embedded in the Santa Cruz Police Department for years, despite the fact that by law, Santa Cruz is a Sanctuary City. The questions were part of the massive public outcr...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:38PM
image The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division Email Distribution List 480_joint-base-lewis-mcchord_1.jpg by Portwatcher
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division, a rogue military unit in WA state, is illegally collecting information about you, entering that information into their antiterrorism databases, and sending your personal information out to others around the world. But many of the soldiers on the base are honest men who disapprove of the illegal activities of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division. These honest men shared the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division email distro ...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:45PM
image An Historic Day: Protection for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee 480_rusty_patched_bumble_bee_-_sabrina_jepsen-b-affinis_1.jpg by via The Xerces Society
First bee in the continental United States to become an endangered species...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:12PM
document Approval of Disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline Imminent keystone_factsheet_print_and_web.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 — In a reversal of yet another Obama administration environmental action, reports surfaced today that the Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline by Monday. The State Department, now headed by former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, will apparently grant a permit for the pipeline....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:59PM
image Lawsuit Launched to Protect Birds, Other Wildlife From Harmful Agricultural Pesticides Used on National Wildlife Refuges 480_lower_klamath_national_wildlife_refuge_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., March 23, 2017 — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today to end use of agricultural pesticides known to harm people and wildlife on the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath national wildlife refuges. In adopting a comprehensive conservation plan to guide management of the refuges over the next 15 years, the Service failed to consider alternatives that would reduce or eliminate use of toxic pesticides. As a result the agency prioritized commerci...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:51PM
image US Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rights, Allow Internet Providers to Sell Consumer Data aclu.png by ACLU
The Senate voted today to pass a resolution that would overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires internet service providers to get customers’ permission before they sell sensitive consumer data, such as browsing history. Passage of the resolution by Congress could prevent the FCC from issuing rules that are substantially the same in the future....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:19PM
text Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Healthcare Laws as Debt Crisis Looms by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's Archbishop Roberto González and Bible Society head Reverend Heriberto Martínez are asking Congress to pass child tax benefit and healthcare recommendations made by a bipartisan Congressional task force....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55PM