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Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite National Park - by via National Park Service
Yosemite National Park is excited to report the first confirmed sighting in the park of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) in nearly 100 years. Park wildlife biologists had gone on a five-day backcountry trip to the far northern part of the park to check on previously deployed motion-sensitive cameras. They documented a sighting of the fox on two separate instances (December 13, 2014 and January 4, 2015) within the park boundary. The Sierra Nevada red fox of California is on...
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:09PM
Support Grows for Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument Proposal - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Grand Canyon Watershed Coalition today praised actions by Arizona congressional leaders calling for permanent protection of the area north and south of the Grand Canyon. In a letter to President Obama (see PDF), representatives Raul Grijalva, Ann Kirkpatrick and Ruben Gallego stressed the natural and economic importance of the watershed and the serious threats it faces from uranium mining and logging.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:46PM
43 Students That Do Not Want to Disappear - by El Enemigo Común
Disappearances are acts of terror intended for those left behind. Today the Mexican federal government has declared the students dead, because since they won't disappear, it is better that people just begin accepting the fact that they are now dead. The Mexican federal governments is like a child with its eyes closed, plugging its ears with index fingers chanting the mantra "Please go away. Please go away. Please go away." The problem is that the problem isn't going away and the Mexican ...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:19PM
43 estudiantes que no quieren desaparecer - by El Enemigo Común
Las desapariciones son actos de terror destinados a los que se quedan. Hoy el gobierno federal mexicano ha declarado que los estudiantes están muertos, no desaparecidos y que es mejor que la gente comience a aceptar este hecho. El gobierno federal mexicano es como un niño con sus ojos cerrados y sus oídos tapados con los dedos repitiendo "Por favor que desaparezcan. Por favor que desaparezcan. Por favor que desaparezcan." El problema es que los estudiantes no desaparecen y el gobier...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:16PM
The poor economy leaves one in five children needing food stamps - by Lynda Carson
During 2013 the average monthly food stamp benefit for one individual in California was $151.44. Additional records reveal that during 2011, in California’s 13th Congressional District, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s district, 11,899 households received food stamps, including 16% of households with one or more people 60 years or older, and 76.8% of households with children under 18. Around 46.6% of the households income was below the poverty level, with the median income around $27,441.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:33PM
New Orleans Police Department Consent Decree Monitor Quarterly report meeting (audio/mpeg 37.8MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Dave Douglass and Johnathon Aronie from the Sheppard Mullins law firm present the quarterly report on the progress on the police consent decree.
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:43AM
Wild Bison Escape Capture in Yellowstone - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
More Buffalo Shipped to Slaughter Leaving Stephens Creek Bison Trap Empty, Death Count Passes 400
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:36PM
Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released today shows a modest population rebound from last year’s lowest-ever count of 34 million butterflies, but is still the second lowest population count since surveys began in 1993. The population was expected to be up this winter due to favorable spring and summer weather conditions in the monarch’s U.S. and Canadian breeding areas, as butterfly populations fluctuate widely with changing weather. But the 56.5 milli...
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:09PM
Fluoridation’s 70th anniversary – Nothing to Celebrate - by Fluoride Action Network
The US has added fluoride chemicals into the public's water supply for 7 decades in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay. Result: Tooth Decay Epidemic. It's time to stop this public health blunder which is endangering our health and wasting our tax dollars
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:33PM
Tulane Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement (audio/mpeg 30.7MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Emma Collin joined News and Views for an interview to discuss the fossil fuel divestment movement at Tulane University.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:28AM
Bay Area March to Overturn CITIZENS UNITED! (video/quicktime 36.8MB) - by Bill Carpenter
The January 21, 2015, march went from Sen. Diane Feinstein's office at Market & Montgomery to the Old Federal Building where many of our Federal District Courts hold forth. Three-minute QT movie. 40MB.
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:20PM
SOA Graduate Takes Control of Security in Michoacán, Mexico - by El Enemigo Común
U.S. Army School of The Americas (SOA) graduate general Pedro Felipe Gurrola Ramírez takes control of security in Michoacan, Mexico.
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:44PM
Egresado de la Escuela de las Americas Toma Control de la Seguridad de Michoacán, México - by El Enemigo Común
El general Pedro Felipe Gurrola Ramírez un egresado de la Escuela de las Americas del Ejército de Estados Unidos (SOA por sus siglas en ingles), asume control de la seguridad de Michoacán, México
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:40PM
News! More Yellowstone Bison Sent to Slaughter - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
At Least 300 of America's Last Wild Buffalo Killed Through Hunting and Slaughter. BFC plans Week of Action February 9-16. Contact email@example.com
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:40AM
RIDE New Orleans hosts Voices for Transportation Choices event (audio/mpeg 10.2MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Voices for Transportation Choices will be held on Saturday January 24, 2015.
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:47AM
Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35PM
Petition: Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra - by via MoveOn.org
Urge Pope Francis to abandon his decision to canonize Junipero Serra as "the great evangalizer" and apologize to the descendants of thousands of indigenous Californians that died at the hands of Serra's Mission system. Sign petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/urge-pope-francis-to
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:32PM
Yellowstone Bison Sent To Slaughter - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Tragedy in the Gardiner Basin, north boundary of Yellowstone National Park
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:00PM
#BadPictureMondays: Body Positivity in the Internet Age w/ Tiffany McCulley (audio/mpeg 28.7MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Interview with body positivity activist and The Body Is Not An Apology organizer Tiffany McCulley about the state of the body positivity movement, her experience as a bearded lady, and why 'fat' and 'ugly' should not be dirty words.
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:27AM
10 Strategies of Manipulation Revisited - by Jascha Jaworski
Sylvain Timsit shows how society is influenced and what information is deemed relevant. Since information always leads to perception and perception is the basis of all action, information also explains the social reality and the change of social reality. Society can be manipulated without a critical mass of people realizing this http://libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org/2012/03/05/sylvain-timsit-ten-techniques-for-the-manipulation-of-public-opinion/
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:25AM