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California, Colorado, New Mexico Win Local Bans On Fracking - by Tomas DiFiore
The Environmental Defense Fund and 5 major Oil and Gas corporations with linked interstate operations, and global assets, wrote the Colorado Rules. I think Colorado residents could enact more local bans for their own health and safety. Having read all associated documents, I have to say, the headlines are a joke, thanks to the Environmental Defense Fracademia Headmaster Of Compromise And Concession.The EDF need to get out of the way and quit running interference for industry. Colorado faces s...
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 10:39AM
New Yorkers March on Broadway for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Against Israel - by Adalah-NY
On a sunny day, 100 New Yorkers marched through crowds of shoppers on Broadway in lower Manhattan today, chanting, singing and carrying signs calling for a boycott of Israel. The protesters stopped to sing boycott songs at Ricky’s, Best Buy, Crate and Barrel and Staples, stores that sell the Israeli settlement products Ahava and SodaStream, and at Israeli-owned businesses Aroma Espresso Bar and Max Brenner, both of which have ties to Israel's military occupation.
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 8:46PM
Walking the New Broadway - by Jeff Prant
Carbusters.org, the journal of the carfree movement, generously allows over 40 past issues to be downloaded. http://carbusters.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2010/07/Carbusters-40.pdf
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 5:54PM
Until Republicans Stop Hating the Safety Net, Poverty Will Continue to Grow - by Bill Berkowitz
January 8 marked the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. What usually happens with anniversaries of this magnitude—i.e. this past summer’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—is that it is recognized and discussed for a media minute before other issues reclaim the nation’s attention.
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 6:01AM
The Joint Base Lewis McChord Force Protection Division Is Still Spying On Us - by Spy Buster
After all these years, the Joint Base Lewis McChord Force Protection Division is still around and still spying on us. It is still being run by Thomas Rudd, the man who supervised a pattern of intimidation, excessive force, malicious prosecution to stop us from exercising our First Amendment rights. Something here just isn't right. Speak Up! Demand Change! Demand Justice!
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 5:58AM
US Beaches Fall Victim to Federal Budget Again - by Surfrider Foundation
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Mar. 5, 2014—The White House released the federal budget for FY2015 yesterday that proposes to eliminate all funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) BEACH Act grant program that supports water-testing programs at beaches around the country.
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 3:45AM
Frack to the Future: Interview with Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity on Fracking - by FireWorks
As the the drought, global climate chaos, and the fallout of industrial capitalism continues to be felt throughout the world, the issue of fracking looms as a potential for mass struggle against resource extraction - especially within California. Across North America, many indigenous groups are already waging various battles over fracking and the removal of resources from their lands. Catching up with the group Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity (SCIS), we asked them their thoughts on the possi...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 6:04PM
Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Silvery Phacelia in Oregon and California - by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore.— Eight conservation groups filed a petition (see PDF) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on March 7 seeking Endangered Species Act protection for silvery phacelia, a rare plant that grows on a 130-mile stretch of coast from Coos and Curry counties in southern Oregon to Del Norte County in northern California. The flowering plant is at risk of extinction due to off-road vehicles, development and nonnative beach grass. There are fewer than 30 surviving populations of the s...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 12:18PM
Growing Criticism of Media Misinformation and Efforts to Destabilize Venezuela - by Jonathan Nack
Another rally has been called by solidarity groups for this evenning, March 5, at 5:00pm, at the same location, 24th Street and Mission BART plaza. The Center for Political Educaton, has organized a report back by Carolina Morales of her recent visit that will also commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of President Hugo Chavez. The event, which will include free Venezuelan food, will be held tonight, March 5, 2014, at 6:00pm, at 518 Valencia St., S. F. Rally in Solidari...
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 2:56PM
Puente Movement Arizona Update on Hunger strike on Late night Hype Kpfa (audio/x-wav 94.5MB) - by paz
Puente Movement Arizona Update on Hunger strike on Late night Hype Kpfa
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 5:45AM
The long history of Black-Palestinian solidarity - by LiberationNews.org
The acquittal of racist murderer George Zimmerman sparked outrage and demonstrations not only in the United States, but all around the world—including in Palestine. Many Palestinians circulated pictures of themselves holding signs that read: “Palestinians stand with those who mourn Trayvon Martin’s death. We know what it feels like to lose loved ones and to watch the murderers evade justice.”
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:53PM
TTIP: Mega-corporations Prevent Social and Ecological Globalization - by Rudolf Hickel
In the reality of international monopolist competition, narrow economic profit interests dominate to the disadvantage of broad prosperity gains. The protection of foreign mega-investors before indirect expropriation leads to a dispossession of nation state democracy... A flood of lawsuits can be expected... The losers are employees, consumers, the environment and the public sector.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 6:23AM
Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — This week, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture wraps up its comment period on the feasibility of genetically engineered (GMO) and non-GMO crops to coexist, Food & Water Watch in partnership with the Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) releases survey results (see PDF) that clearly show contamination from GMO crops is happening and it’s non-GMO farmers who are paying the price.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 7:13PM
U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Rulings Prohibiting Anti-Immigrant Housing Ordinances - by ACLU
NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 3 declined to hear two prominent cases involving anti-immigrant local ordinances in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and Farmers Branch, Texas that would have denied housing to immigrants that the cities considered "illegal aliens." The decision will let stand lower court rulings in the 3rd and 5th Circuits, respectively, that found the ordinances unconstitutional and permanently prohibited the ordinances from taking effect.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 12:22PM
Virginia Senate Passes Pet Protection Bill - by The Humane Society
A bill to prevent domestic violence survivors from further endangering themselves and their children for the sake of their pets, passed the Virginia Senate on Thursday after five years of ongoing debate.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 12:17PM
Negligence at Emory University Leads to Animal Deaths, Violation of Federal Law - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
ATLANTA, GA – Emory University should be fined tens of thousands of dollars because of a series of incidents over the past few years that have killed research subjects through negligence – including the deaths of an infant monkey and other animals, according to documents released on February 27 by a national research watchdog organization.
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:09PM
2 Rabbits bleed to death and 2 Monkeys die as Duke botches experiments - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
RALEIGH/DURHAM,NC – Sensitive federal records that reveal two preventable monkey deaths and two preventable rabbit deaths, as well as other injuries to primates at Duke University are being made public by a national research watchdog organization on February 27.
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:06PM
The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013 - by repost
Like Nazi Germany, Nazi USA proclaims itself to be the bastion of freedom, democracy and opportunity, when it never was, and so long as capitalism exists, never can be. The United States is far more a police state on a per capita basis than China, yet China is vilified as being worse, obviously because as always imperialism wants to take over China, and the rest of the world. China has provided its record of American human rights violations in 2013. It is always instructive to learn how ot...
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 10:06AM
Patterns of Oppression - by Walter Bond
Whenever we the human race set about oppressing another group from within or from outside our own species the justifications we use are not only similar in design but often times exact verbatim. There is a fairly intricate pathology to how we determine the otherness of different groups. Unfortunately, it is far to complex for the scope of this slim essay. However, I would like to highlight a couple prime examples that I have come across in my years as an activist for the liberation of Animals...
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:38AM
Harnessing the wind to fight the storms of climate change - by Takver - Climate IMC
How Offshore wind turbines can win a david and goliath battle with hurricanes. Here is a lateral idea: build large offshore wind farms that provide electricity from day to day, but also substantially decrease damaging hurricane or tropical cyclone wind speed and storm surge.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:44PM