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Winter 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! - by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
Is Obama's Immigration Plan Too Modest? Proposals Cover Less Than Half of Nation's Undocumented
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:14PM
Albert Woodfox's Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Decision - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady's 2013 ruling overturning Albert's conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision. Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, it may still be months or years before this innocent man is released from his solitary cell.
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:38PM
Study: Airline Fuel Efficiency Grounded as Profits Soar - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— As 24 million Americans prepare for Thanksgiving air travel, a new analysis reveals that U.S. domestic airlines showed no improvement in fuel efficiency last year, highlighting the urgent need for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the industry’s rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:31AM
Help ReLaunch Fire to the Prisons - by FTTP
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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:28AM
New Study: Alaskan Polar Bear Population Has Dropped by 40 Percent - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Global warming has driven a 40-percent decline in the number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada, a new study finds. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population has dropped to just 900 bears, a severe decline since the last estimate in 2006 that documented more than 1,500 bears. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears live in eastern Alaska and western Canada and are one of only two polar bear populations in the United States.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:28PM
Quan & Schaaf: Issue statements now! Ease tensions before the Ferguson Grand Jury decides - by Mike Wilson
Oakland residents need their government to ease the tensions surrounding the St. Louis County Grand Jury investigation of the death of Michael Brown
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:29AM
Canadian Billionaires: Keep Your Filthy Oil Ask Congress To Vote Against Pipeline On Nov 1 - by Mother Earth
Keystone would be environmental destruction, without any kind of benefit to the people of the US
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:31AM
Piketty's Big Data - by Rainer Rilling and Robert Misik
The empirical-historical analysis of the top incomes and their wealth are at the center with Thomas Piketty's "Capital" (2014). The share of the top 10% in income was never below 60% from 1917 to 2012. The wealth of the richest grows three times as fast as the average income. A wealth tax is vital to reverse the exploding inequality. The richest 400 Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million.
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:48AM
New CA Ebola Mandate Inspired by NNU Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets National Model - by via National Nurses United
Following a worldwide day of actions of 100,000 registered nurses and health workers demanding substantial improvements in safeguards for the deadly Ebola virus, California officials have announced landmark mandatory Ebola guidelines that should be a model for federal and state action for all U.S. hospitals, National Nurses United said on November 14.
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:45PM
Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off West Coast - by via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Monitoring efforts along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Canada have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident 100 miles (150 km) due west of Eureka, California. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the trace amounts of telltale radioactive compounds as part of their ongoing monitoring of natural and human sources of radioactivity in the ocean.
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:54PM
How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising - by George Dvorsky
As we head deeper into the 21st century, it's becoming painfully obvious that there are fewer and fewer jobs available. As noted by Marshall Brain, founder of How Stuff Works and author of Manna, there are more working-age people in the U.S. receiving some form of welfare than there are working-age people who do not.
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:15AM
Monsanto Growth Hormone Causes Suffering To Cows and Disease To Human Beings - by reader
Monsanto, Eli Lilly, Upjohn and American Cyanamid have caused disease to humans and suffering to cows with their mastitis engendering growth hormone.
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:17AM
Dennis J Bernstein Interviews Keith McHenry, Founder of Food Not Bombs - by via Flashpoints
Food Not Bombs is a national organization that distributes free food to the growing armies of hungry Americans from coast to coast. While you would think that the government would laud support such a noble cause, Food Not Bombs food givers face regular arrest and possible jail time for distributing food to the very hungry, a growing number of children and veterans among them. As of this interview, In Florida, a 90-year-old member of Food Not Bombs is in jail for food-giving. Dennis J Bernstei...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:48PM
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act - by via Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the action taken by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in filing a second complaint against one of the world’s largest research antibody suppliers, Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT). The complaint (see PDF), filed November 4, alleges additional violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) from September 26, 2012, through April 22, 2014. Importantly, the complaint also requests the suspension or revocation of SCBT’s dealer...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:30PM
Feds Reverse Course, Lift Ban on Fishing for Rare Pacific Bluefin Tuna - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The National Marine Fisheries Service today allowed large-scale commercial fishing for endangered Pacific bluefin tuna to continue, reversing a decision to close the fishery on Sept. 5, 2014. Pacific bluefin tuna are already in serious trouble; in July 2014, the catch exceeded limits intended to prevent international overfishing.
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:12PM
Leading Scientists Call for Monarch Protection - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— In the face of staggering declines of monarchs, more than 40 leading monarch scientists and ecologists and 200 organizations and businesses today urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to protect the butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. Today’s letters come in support of a formal petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking federal protection for monarchs. The petition was filed in August by the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, The Xer...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:30PM
ESA Protection Sought For Imperiled Yellowstone Bison - by Buffalo Field Campaign, Western Watersheds
Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project have just filed a petition with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to list the Yellowstone buffalo populations under the Endangered Species Act.
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:22AM
With Longshore Workers Support How Protests Against Israeli Bombing of Gaza Stopped Zim Sh - by Jack Heyman Chair TWSC, Retired ILWU 10
ILWU Local 10 longshore workers were critical in stopping work on Zim ships in Oakland. The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee with other activists and maritime workers organized for an ongoing picket of the Zim Piraeus and the Stop Zim Action Committee which the TWSC was part of picketed the Zim Shanghai at SSA at the Port of Oakland in September and was successful in stopping the ship from being worked. This was the first time that a Zim ship was completely prevented from being worke...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:05AM
Stop the TTIP! - by D Haufler, F Roetzer and S Wagenknecht
The Euroepan Commission suspended the secret TTIP negotiations for four months for citizen consultation on the Investor-State-Dispute Settlement provision. This proposed parallel system with 3-person arbitration courts allows corporations to sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. What a scandal to set "foreign investors" above the environment and labor!
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:42PM
Oakland Activists Lockdown U.S. Fed Court to #FreeRasmeaNow - by US Palestinian Community Network
ACTIVISTS LOCKDOWN US FEDERAL COURT IN SUPPORT OF TORTURED CHICAGO COMMUNITY LEADER Oakland Rallies Against Conviction of Palestinian Organizer
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:17AM