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text FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Crime Report - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information on crime in the United States.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:07AM
document Fracking Equals Climate Change urgent_case_for_ban_on_fracking.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Food & Water Watch
Washington D.C. – With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report (see PDF) outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems. The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking provides a comprehensive review of the science behind fracking’s impacts and finds that the only path to a sustainable energy future...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:25PM
image Bomb Abroad Spank At Home 120_927.jpg original image ( 492x411) - by Listener
While 39 countries have banned corporal punishment, in the US, 19 states allow paddling of students.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:08AM
text 16th Annual, California Kwanzaa Ag Expo ~ Expression of the Best Pan-African Traditions - by khubaka, michael harris
California Kwanzaa Ag Expo, is preparing to showcase Black Agriculture collaborative partnerships the #1 Agriculture County in America, December 5-7, 2014, Fresno, California
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:06PM
text People's Climate Train Leaves CA En Route to Historic Climate March in New York City - by Center for Biological Diversity
EMERYVILLE, Calif.— More than 100 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders and student activists — boarded the People’s Climate Train this morning for a four-day cross-country trip en route to the large demonstration in the history of the climate movement. The train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will include workshops, discussions and activist trainings as the train passes through lands threatened by the climate crisis.
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:31PM
text Federal Court Rules BP’s Reckless Behavior to Blame for 2010 Deepwater Oil Disaster - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – On September 4, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23PM
image New Data Shows California Drift Gillnets Not Sustainable, Continue to Kill Marine Mammals 120_gray_whale_california_drift_gillnet_noaa.jpg original image ( 438x320) - by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif.— The National Marine Fisheries Service has released new data showing that the California-based drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish killed an estimated 53 marine mammals from May 2013 through January 2014. Fishery observers monitored 34 percent of the drift gillnet sets made last year; they documented that the fishery killed an estimated three California gray whales, six short-finned pilot whales, nine northern right whale dolphins, nine California sea lions and 26 sho...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:01PM
document Lawsuit Seeks Public Records on Keystone XL's Impacts on Endangered Species complaint_kxl_foia_14-1527.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit (see PDF) on September 9 against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State Department to obtain public records that reveal how the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project will affect migratory birds and endangered species, including whooping cranes. Nearly 10 months ago the Center filed a Freedom of Information Act request for Keystone’s “migratory bird conservation plan” and survey data specifically referenced in th...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:52PM
video Pirate Bay founder on trial again (video/mp4 48.8MB) - by IndyRadio
Political prisoner Per Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, aka Anakata, is now on trial in Denmark where the game began with tables tilted against him. A video is attached to help you understand the legal struggles of Pirate Bay, and how it relates to the concepts of freedom vs. property in a rapidly changing world.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:53AM
text 3 More NW Illinois Counties Show Insect Resistance to Monsanto's GMO Bt Corn - by Nature Bats Last
Five counties in northwestern Illinois have now shown resistance in western corn rootworms to Monsanto's GMO "Cry3Bb1" Bt protein. This trend of pest insects evolving resistance is expected to continue throughout the corn belt region of the Midwestern U.S., the result raising prices at the supermarkets. The recommendation is to avoid consumption of any and all corn products not specifically labeled "non-GMO" though even these are questionable due to pollen resistance. Humans will take longer ...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:50AM
image Urban Agriculture ~ U.S. Census of Agriculture 2017 120_black_agriculture___uganda.jpg original image ( 460x305) - by khubaka, michael harris
Urban Agriculture remains a viable job creator, career path and catalyst for community economic development. Preparation for design methodology for the US Census of Agriculture 2017 will include a unique pilot project, California Pan African Urban Agriculture Project
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:57AM
image Israeli Officer Charged with Assault on Palestinian-American 120_tarek_abu_khdeir.jpg original image ( 308x410) - by IMEMC
Israel's Ministry of Justice has filed an indictment against a border policeman for assaulting and injuring 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, cousin to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death by Israeli settlers, in July.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:17PM
image SF Immigrant Film Fest: Official Selection 2014! 120_disappeared_migrants.jpg original image ( 1001x563) - by C.W.
*The event where refugees, immigrants and exiles find their own voice will be held on Saturday, Oct.4 at La Peña Cultural Center-Berkeley ; Sun. Oct. 5 at Mission Cultural Center (MCCLA) and on Thursday, Oct. 9 at City College of San Francisco (Mission Campus). *SFImFF will be screening 24 short movies that explore a wide array of issues facing the global immigrant community.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:12AM
text We Are Lab Animals in Fluoridation Experiment - by NYSCOF
Government agencies recommend more research on the human population to see if fluoride chemicals purposely added to water supplies has damaged our bones, thyroid, teeth, lowered our IQ and more. If you don't rebel, it will continue. Even if it's not in your water, it's in your food.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:13AM
text TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed - by Christoph Jehle and Jascha Jaworski
A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP negotiated between the EU and the US seems to pick up speed.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 6:11AM
image Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panthers -Interview w/ law prof. Angela A Allen-Bell 120_april2012-10.jpg original image ( 480x640) - by Angola 3 News
In her new law journal article, “Activism Unshackled & Justice Unchained,” law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell concludes that the US government’s multi-faceted response to the BPP, primarily within the framework of the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO, was indeed the very definition of terrorism. Bell writes that “the magnitude of the unwarranted harm done to the BPP has not yet been explored in an appropriate fashion. Much like a fugitive, it has eluded justice.” As a result, “the FBI'...
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 12:32PM
image Tell The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Protect the Threatened Monarch Butterfly 120_monarch_butterfly_wings.jpg original image ( 800x600) - by Center for Food Safety Petition
The monarch butterfly population in North America has been shrinking at an alarming rate, largely because a significant portion of their breeding habitat is being destroyed by herbicides used on genetically engineered (GE) crops. Milkweeds are critical to the monarch’s survival because they are the only plants monarch larvae will eat, but they are being decimated by the rampant use of Roundup (glyphosate) used in conjunction with Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ GE crops.
Posted: Sat Sep 6, 2014 8:39PM
text A Second Examination of Skinwalkers & 'Skinwalkers Moon' by Randee Redwillow - by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
A SECOND EXAMINATION OF SKINWALKERS & 'SKINWALKERS MOON' BY RANDEE REDWILLOW
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2014 1:26AM
image (Ferguson) We Need More Copwatchers. Not Cops with Cameras. 120_10596056_10203701562012443_798621016_n.jpg original image ( 500x500) - by WeCopwatch
http://www.gofundme.com/Copwatching-in-Ferguson As Ferguson Police implement 50 new donated body cameras, Ferguson residents respond by arming themselves with 110 Body Cameras in hopes of keeping residents safe from Police Harassment.
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 11:52AM
text Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media? - by Adalah-NY
On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pro Israeli settler nonprofit StandWithUs, that has a close relationship with the Israeli government. Though CCFP carefully avoids explaining this on their website and materials, CCFP is the same legally-registered nonprofit ...
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2014 11:26AM

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