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World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels - by 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 2013 still ran afoul of the global trade rules. The WTO’s compliance panel decided that the goal of country of origin labels was not trade illegal, but it narrowly found that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:46PM
Lawsuit to Protect Pinto Abalone From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Poaching - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:27PM
Shoot the Messenger: Blame the Victim - by Seana Sperling
Victims of rape are often blamed for the assaults because of the lingering sexism in our society.
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:10PM
California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement - by Ben Norton, Counterpunch
Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:27PM
CDC Cover Up: Blacks are More Harmed by Fluoride - by Fluoride Action Network
When fluoridation was virtually the only fluoride source, black children suffered double the toxic effects of fluoride than others in the first human fluoridation experiment conducted on the entire population of Grand Rapids, Michigan, which began in 1945. To preserve fluoridation, it seems, this information has not been broadcast to the Black community.
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:15AM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Philippine Labor Party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing - by Labor Party - Philippines
Partido Manggagawa (PM) [Labor Party - Philippines] condemns the killing of transgender woman, Jeffrey Serdoncillo Laude a.k.a. Jennifer Laude, allegedly by a US Marine participating in the Balikatan exercise in Olongapo City 11p.m. of October 11.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:32PM
Former House oversight staffer hopes to see more "above top secret" releases - by IndyRadio
Dianne Roarke has suffered more than a decade of government harassment because she decided to go through channels as a whistleblower when she saw the NSA surveillance take a questionable turn before September 11, 2001. The reports from her and a handful of former NSA employees triggered an investigation that was 90% redacted when it was released in 2005, and in 2007 her house was raided by the FBI. She relates her experience in a presentation from June, 4, 2014 captured on video.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:19PM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California's Shores
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:05PM
U.S. Marine Suspected in Killing of Transgender Filipina - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan sends letter to US Ambassador demanding the surrender of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:20AM
Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. –Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today (see PDF). This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating b...
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:25PM
WW 10-11-14 From Ferguson To Andy Lopez And Alex Nieto In California - by WorkWeek Radio KPFA
In special programming on KPFA WorkWeek radio we look at the connection between Ferguson and The Bay Area
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:49PM
Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines - by Center for Biological Diversity
MISSOULA, Mont.— Eight conservation groups joined forces today in a legal challenge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine, a rare and elusive mountain-dwelling species with fewer than 300 individuals remaining in the lower 48.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:41PM
Stemming Mass Wildlife Extinctions Must Drive International Biodiversity Treaty - by Center for Biological Diversity
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea— As diplomats and citizens from all over the world continue gathering at the 12th Conference of the Parties for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity this week, they face the sobering reality that wild plant and animal species throughout the planet — indeed in every country — continue to vanish at rates not seen since the dinosaur die-off 65 million years ago. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat itself, in the recent report Glob...
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:24AM
At the Intersection of Gamergate & Weevgate, Abusers & Their Knowing Apologists - by @OLAASM
He destroyed my life, for lulz, and you, personally, are propagating his mythology.
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:40PM
The Blankest Canvas: On Art, Opportunism, Erasure & Repainting With Whiteness - by @OLAASM
Fuck fighting for beauty, or New York’s conception of it – those white women of empire. I want to be in solidarity with what whiteness says is ugly. I’m not trolling Molly Crabapple, and I don’t hate her. I disagree with her politics, her mercenary vision for the world and her near-constant insincerity.
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:04AM
KPFA Pacifica Flashpoints Slashed By Management With Collusion of CWA 9415 Union Officials - by repost
KPFA programmers Brian Edwards-Tiekert in collusion with management of KPFA and Pacifica ED Margy Wilkinson is seeking to destroy the activist news program Flashpoints by illegally laying off people without regard to seniority. They are doing this collusion with CWA 9415 union official Christine Huggins and pro-managment stewards at KPFA.
Posted: Thu Oct 9, 2014 9:49AM
Ken Saro-Wiwa's Life And Richard North Patterson's Book Eclipse - by Reader
Ken Waro-Wiwa's son's book In The Shadow Of A Saint is a biography of his father.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 10:56AM
Dianne Jones interviewed by Gahiji Barrow (audio/mpeg 47.8MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Dianne Jones talks about her experiences in Orleans Parish Prison
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 7:27AM
Ferguson: Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in ACLU’s Five-Second Rule Lawsuit - by via ACLU of Missouri
October 06, 2014 - Law enforcement officials can no longer force peaceful protesters in Ferguson to keep moving on sidewalks when they are breaking no law. Federal Judge Catherine Perry granted a preliminary injunction this afternoon in the lawsuit Mustafa Abdullah v. Saint Louis County et al., regarding the “five-second rule.”
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 11:47PM