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Black Students Demand Racial Equality at Tulane (audio/mpeg 15.9MB) - by WTUL News & Views / Hullabaloo
WTUL News reads Emily Carmichael's article on the Unity demonstrations at Tulane in Nov 2015. Appended is a reading of the Tulane Black Student Union's list of concrete demands to further campus unity and to begin to halt structural racism on Tulane's campus.
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:19AM
Puerto Rico Faces Default - by Greg
Puerto Rico may default on a $354 million December 1 debt payment. The island's governor calls the total $72 billion debt "unpayable" and vows to prioritize public services over debt repayment if forced to choose.
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:20AM
In Defense of the Non-Humans First Declaration - by Jon Hochschartner
Commentary on a controversial text
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:19AM
What "Orwellian" Really Means - by Noah Tavlin
The population is inundated with propaganda. Labor camps are called joy camps. With cognitive dissonance, individuals are left completely dependent on the state. Orwell urged us to protect our language in a world where war is slavery and freedom is peace.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:52PM
NATO is harboring the Islamic State - by Nafeez Ahmed
Who funds ISIS? Is the Bush-Cheney policy of "regime change" related to the flood of refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:46AM
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization - by Gunter Grzega and Sven Hergovich
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waster of resources. States were weakened by extensive tax cuts. How can the economy serve long-term necessities (e.g. affordable housing, education and health care) and not only short-term profit maximization?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:22AM
Video of murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke (video/mp4 16.0MB) - by FTP
Chicago police just released the dashcam video of their own Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014. 17-year-old Laquan was shot 16 times, with almost all of the shots fired after he already hit the ground. The video contradicts the original police claims that Laquan lunged at officers with a knife. The lying pigs described the killing as a clear-cut case of self-defense.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:50PM
Block 27 ~ Stockton Rural Cemetery: Our Emancipation Journey Toward Freedom - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Together, local, statewide, national and international stakeholders will come together to identify, document and preserve the salient contributions of those interred within Block 27-Stockton Rural Cemetery.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:50PM
Salmon Fishermen, Consumer Groups Criticize FDA Approval of Frankenfish - by Dan Bacher
"Genetically engineered salmon pose a serious potential threat to wild salmon stocks that our members rely on to make a living or fish for food and sport," the group said in a statement. "In addition, GE salmon also pose a threat to salmon protected by the federal Endangered Species Act." Photo courtesy of the Center for Food Safety.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:37AM
Interview with WBOK Black talk radio host and cartoonist John Slade (audio/mpeg 22.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Janet Hays interviews the imitable John Slade - New Orleans native, black cartoonist/author of Afro Brother Spacemen, WBOK Black talk radio host
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:45AM
FDA Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Human Consumption Over the Objections - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015) – Center for Food Safety today announced plans to sue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to block the agency’s approval for sale and consumption of the genetically engineered AquaAdvantage® salmon developed by AquaBounty. The suit will be filed in coordination with other colleague plaintiffs.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16AM
Write for Rights: Amnesty Intl USA calls for Albert Woodfox's immediate release - by Amnesty USA statement posted by A3 Coalition
Today, in conjunction with the "Write for Rights" campaign, Amnesty International USA issued an email action alert focusing on Albert Woodfox, where Amnesty reiterated the organization's call for Albert's immediate release. Along with urging supporters to add their name to Amnesty's online petition to Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell, Amnesty is also asking people to write letters to both AG Caldwell and to Albert.
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:15PM
FDA Approves Unlabeled GMO Salmon Despite Widespread Opposition from Scientists, Consumers - by via Food & Water Watch
Ignoring Calls for More Comprehensive Studies, FDA Fails to Protect Public
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:11PM
Joe Hill's Last Will, 100 Years Later - by Bob English
Today we remember and honor Swedish-American labor organizer, poet and songwriter Joe Hill who was executed 100 years ago Nov 19, 1915. Traveling widely and organizing workers under the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), he was popular and visible as a speaker, writer of political and union songs - the first written for the American working class - which he performed at strikes and rallies. Those songs helped galvanize the union movement and IWW, whose activism triggered violent oppositio...
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:37AM
Reproductive Justice: Ethics in Human Services Q&A with Deon Haywood and Dr. Wille Parker (audio/mpeg 32.6MB) - by WTUL News & Views
36 min, Deon Haywood and Dr. Wille Parker answer questions from audience members at an event organized by Social Work Students United for Reproductive Freedom (SWURF) on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Tulane University.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:06AM
Songwriter, Author, Philanthropist P F Sloan Died On Nov 16 - by Friend
Los Angeles resident P F (Philip) Sloan was born in New York in 1945. He died on Nov 16 of 2015.
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:12PM
Costilla County, CO Introduces GMO-Free Zone to Protect Traditional Farmers - by via Center for Food Safety
SAN LUIS, COLORADO (November 12, 2015)—THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY (CFS) is proud to support a new ordinance introduced today in Costilla County, Colorado that would establish a “Center of Origin” GMO-Free Zone of Protection to preserve the county’s unique agricultural products and traditional farming systems. The ordinance is intended to protect the county’s traditional acequia (community irrigation ditch) farmers and their land race heirloom maize varieties that are unique to the U...
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:55PM
Protesters Call on Pacific Fisheries Management Council to Close the California Driftnet Fishery - by Joanna Nasar
Protesters from Turtle Island Restoration Network, Kurmalliance, Sierra Club and other environmental organizations took to the streets this afternoon during the on going Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PMFC) meeting in which swordfish management policies are under consideration.
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:19PM
Advocacy Groups Call for Halt to Open Air Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Moths - by via Food & Water Watch
11.10.15, Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. advocacy groups Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S., along with the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of New York, called for a halt to open field trials of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell University. The initial trials have been in enclosed screened cages, but are expected to move to open trials early this spring. The groups cite numerous unaccounted for risks, including impact...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:42AM
Western Governors' Association Calls for Massive Weakening of Endangered Species Act - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— At the behest of Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, the Western Governors’ Association is hosting a “workshop” in Cody, Wyo., through Friday to discuss legislative changes designed to weaken the Endangered Species Act, including further delaying protection decisions and loosening scientific standards. Although the stated goal of the workshop is to encourage bipartisan conversations to improve the Endangered Species Act, the speakers at the gathering overwhelmingly represented industr...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:08AM