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Fracking Bohemians—more evidence - by Don Eichelberger, Bohemian Grove Action Netwo
Every mid-July for over 100 years, most of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world gather for a two week, off-the-record camp out at Bohemian Grove. This article describes some of the men who have influenced the development of hydrolic fracturing (fracking) and turned it in to another cash cow that is destroying the environment on behalf of the patriarchy.
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:58PM
Quess, local New Orleans poet, Interview with Nora Maria Fuller (audio/mpeg 29.2MB) - by WTUL News and Views
17m Interview with New Orleans poet Quess of New Orleans Chapter of the Black Youth Project 100 talking about their participation in "The Confederate Flag, A Belated Burial 2015," an art and education based effort by John C Sims to create a conversation around the harmful effects of ongoing psychological terrorism in Black communities, especially in the South, and to turn that conversation to action to combat these effects. Louisiana is one of 13 states participating in a belated flag burial ...
Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:45AM
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks progress - by Amnesty International
Prospective American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples risks undermining a decade of progress
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 6:04PM
Concerned Residents, Elected Officials Rally in Response to Refugio Beach Spill - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Outraged over an oil pipeline burst that Tuesday spilled at least 105,000 gallons of oil into a nine-mile slick along the Pacific Coast near Santa Barbara, at least 150 community members joined non-profit and local elected officials for a rally and press conference today at Santa Barbara County Courthouse to express the urgent need to place a moratorium on fracking and phase out oil development in California. Photo: Santa Barbara County Community Members Urge Gov. Brown ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:40PM
Demand Permanent Closure Of A Taxpayer Funded "Meat Animal" Research Center in Nebraska - by ARC9
help shut down a 55 square mile animal concentration camp in southern Nebraska run by the USDA
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:39PM
Anti-Eviction Mapping Mural Project interview on Settingthestandard (audio/x-wav 263.0MB) - by paz
JUST IN from the amazing folks at the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. The long-awaited "Narratives of Displacement" is an oral history project map featuring the stories of the displaced upon a background of no-fault evictions in San Francisco and foreclosures in Alameda County. "The audio and video stories are embedded on the map, often in short and long format, so that viewers can engage in different clips of stories, or at times delve into deeper stories of loss and resistance." Check it ou...
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:38PM
Climate Change Resistance: Seattle rises to oppose Shell's Arctic oil drilling plans - by John Englart (Takver)
Over the last week Royal Dutch Shell has faced stiff public opposition in Seattle to it's Arctic oil exploration program with the arrival of the Noble Explorer and Polar Pioneer oil drilling rigs for maintenance and provisioning in Seattle. Activists say risk of an oil spill is too environmentally dangerous in the Arctic, and exploiting Arctic oil will push global warming past the 2C (3.6F) global average temperature limit that has been internationally agreed.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:28PM
Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via 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 the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM
A Partial Privatization of Justice - by Frank Bsirske
On www.socialeurope.eu, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO warns that the TTIP free trade agreement with Europe is a secret tribunal where only foreign investors can sue. The TTIP brings a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state by creating a parallel private arbitration system where corporate lawyers serve as judges and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations (and all public interest legislation) can be chilled and invalidated as "takings" or "indirect expropria...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:49AM
Office for Civil Rights to Visit UCSC to Investigate Handling of Sexual Violence Reports - by via SUA Office of External Affairs
UC Santa Cruz is currently under investigation by the US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for mishandling reports of sexual violence. OCR will be visiting campus Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 to hear from students regarding how sexual violence reports are handled by the UCSC administration. This is an important time in our campus history to create effective change.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:12PM
Video Shows Dying Moments of African-American Soldier in Texas Jail (video/x-ms-wmv 22.9MB) - by DemocracyNow! (repost)
The police state snuffed the life of Sgt. James Brown in the El Paso Jail.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:31AM
Martha Huckabuy from St Rose Community One Voice on the need for fenceline air monitoring (audio/mpeg 10.9MB) - by wtulnews
Martha Huckabuy of St Rose Community One Voice describes her experiences living next to the Shell / IMTT oil transport facility, which has doubled in size in the past year, as the United States exports more and more oil to other nations. Martha and st Rose was disturbed by noxious odors from the Shell / IMTT facility and testifies to the Natural Resources committee of the Louisiana house of Representatives on the need for fenceline monitoring
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:26AM
Girls Rock New Orleans 2015 (audio/mpeg 9.5MB) - by wtulnews
Li and Saiya join us to talk about Girls Rock New Orleans, June 8th and on this summer at NOCCA. The performance will be on June 13th, and a fundraiser is tomorrow, at 5pm at Clouet Gardens.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:16AM
Groups Sue Obama Administration Over Weak Tank Car Standards - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— In the wake of a spate of fiery derailments and toxic spills involving trains hauling volatile crude oil, a coalition of conservation organizations and citizen groups are challenging the U.S. Department of Transportation’s weak safety standards for oil trains. Less than a week after the DOT released its final tank car safety rule on May 1, a train carrying crude oil exploded outside of Heimdal, N.D. Under the current standards, the tank cars involved in the accident would n...
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:02PM
LISTEN UP!! Mayors - by Bob
UNITE / HERE (Local 2) 215 Golden Gate Ave. (nr. Civic Center BART) San Francisco
Event Date:Sun May 17, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:42PM
Petition Seeks Emergency Moratorium on Imports of Salamanders for Pet Trade - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Save the Frogs today filed a formal petition to the Interior secretary seeking an emergency moratorium on the import of salamanders for the pet trade to prevent introduction of the deadly fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) into the United States. Bsal is a highly virulent pathogen from Asia spreading through the salamander pet trade and killing wild salamanders; it has already nearly wiped out wild fire salamanders in the Neth...
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:33AM
Juneteenth Manifesto #6 - by Ser Seshsh Ab Heter-CM Boxley
Many enslaved persons ran away from their places of enslavement in Texas to freedom during the war and many others ran away and joined the Union Army, so stop telling people enslaved folks did not know about the emancipation proclamation until the Union Army showed up in Galveston Texas on June 19th, 1865 and read the general order number 3.
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:07AM
Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology - by Thilo Bode, C Stark and S Wagenknecht
The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.” Public interest laws can be chilled or invalidated as infringements of the “human right to profit” of foreign investors. Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped!
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:06AM
Lives of Somali Americans in Minnesota - by Ahmed Said
Lives of Somali Americans in Minnesots
Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 11:22PM
Interview with LOUD Queer Youth Theater participants Latreece Reed, Nicky Cao, and Joriel (audio/mpeg 16.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Gahiji Barrow interviews members of LOUD, the Queer Youth Theater project based in New Orleans today. They discuss their upcoming performance, Pursuit of Justice, which will take place at the Mid City Theater this weekend. Also bring up topics of how queer youth interact with the police and feel about the police in New Orleans and what the group has brought to their lives.
Posted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:49AM