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Message from Leonard Peltier on his 70th Birthday - by Leonard Peltier
Greetings my Friends, Relatives and Supporters
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:47PM
Trade Sanctions Sought to Halt Extinction of Mexican Porpoise, Fish - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity on September 29 formally requested that the Obama administration impose trade sanctions against Mexico to stop the country’s illegal totoaba fishery, which is driving both the endangered totoaba and the vaquita — a porpoise that’s one of the planet’s most imperiled animals — to extinction.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:34AM
From Scarcity to Glut? - by Norbert Nicoll
The industrial countries practice a lifestyle of non-sustainability and consume the resources of the earth too quickly. This is true for energy, raw materials and metals. We will not quickly abandon oil. Still the knowledge of its finiteness cannot be evaded. Along with better technology, unconventional black gold has given us additional time. We should use this time to develop alternative energy infrastructures.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:23AM
Stop ZIM Action Committee Thanks Supporters of Zim Shanghai Pickets and ILWU Local 10 - by Longshoreman's Daughter
The Stop ZIM Action Committee thanks participants and supporters of the Zim Shanghai blockade on Saturday, September 27, and salutes ILWU Local 10 longshore workers for honoring the picket lines.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:44AM
Liverpool Dockers Solidarity with ILWU Local 10 and Oakland Community Picket of ZIM Ships - by Longshoreman's Daughter
Following the successful blockade of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, September 27, Liverpool dockworkers both past and present sent the following statement of solidarity to ILWU Local 10 longshore workers, for refusing to cross community picket lines against the Israeli-owned ZIM ships. All day Saturday the Zim Shanghai was prevented from doing business in the Bay Area and sent back out to sea with all its cargo untouched. For several days in August another ZIM ship, ...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:21AM
US ally Saudi Arabia beheads adulterers, apostates, and sorcerers within its own borders (audio/mpeg 1.9MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a prominent member of the coalition formed to bomb ISIL after the group released its beheading videos on the Worldwide Web. However, the Saudi Kingdom's own practice of beheading has led to bad press for the coalition. In February, an Amnesty International report bore the headline “Saudi Arabia beheading nearly two people per week this year.” It included a photograph of an executioner raising his sword above the neck of a condemned man on his knees in a pu...
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:25AM
Philippines: Dismantling the Marcoses' "Empire of Memory" - by Akbayan - Citizens Action Party
Statement of Akbayan Chairperson Risa Hontiveros on the 42nd year commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:09PM
Bay Area activists again prevent unloading of Israeli ship - by Charlotte Silver, Electronic Intifada
Labor and Palestine solidarity activists in the San Francisco Bay Area came together again in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, September 28, to greet a cargo ship from the Israeli line Zim at the Port of Oakland.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:31PM
This Week in Palestine, September 26th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 8.4MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 20th, to the 26th, 2014.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:12PM
Israeli Zim Shanghai At Standstill In Oakland By ILWU Action & Picket Line - by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 longshore workers refused to work the Israeli Zim ship Shanghai on September 27, 2014 and over 200 picketed the SSA terminal 57 in solidarity with Palestinian trade unionists and people against the military attack on Gaza
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:01PM
Argentina Faces US Contempt Hearing - by james
US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa scheduled Argentina to appear for a contempt hearing on Monday, September 29. At issue is Argentina's failure to follow a court order to only continue to pay the 92% of bondholders who restructured after the country's 2001 default if Argentina pays a group of hold-out hedge funds. Argentina organized payment to restructured bondholders via an Argentine bank to avoid paying the hedge funds. The hedge funds, popularly known as "vulture funds," are asking the judge...
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:27AM
This Week in Palestine, September 19th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 9.1MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 13th, to the 19th, 2014.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:06PM
Global Arms Trade Treaty – a beginners’ guide: 50th ratification update - by Amnesty International
On 2 April 2013, after 20 years of determined lobbying and campaigning by Amnesty International and partner NGOs, the UN General Assembly voted decisively to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) text. Now the treaty is on the cusp of becoming international law which could change the lives of millions.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:22PM
UK Film-makers Ken Loach & Paul Laverty Statement Of Solidarity With Zim Picket In Oakland - by Ken Loach, Paul Laverty
UK film-makers Ken Loach and Paul Laverty have sent greetings to the community and labor activists who are picketing the Zim ships in Oakland. They have just returned from a tribunal on war crimes by Israel and Ken Loach has also protested the bias by the BBC in covering the war on the Palestinians.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:22PM
Why a Global Wealth Tax Reduces Inequality - by Thomas Piketty and Hagen Kramer
The distribution of incomes and assets is one of the most controversial themes today. History teaches us that economic forces press in different directions - either to more equality or away from equality. Which will prevail depends on what political decisions we make. The US was understood as the antithesis to the patrimonial societies of old Europe. Up to the First World War, the concentration of assets in the hands of the rich in the US was less extreme than in Europe. In the 20th centu...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:57AM
Oxfam: Green Climate Fund pledges still far below target for developing countries - by Takver - Climate IMC
The UN Climate Change Summit in New York brought many new pledges and commitments on emissions reduction targets, reduced deforestation, and in financing the Green Climate Fund, and many more. But do they measure up to the challenge?
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:31PM
Graça Machel: Are pledges enough to avoid the climate change precipice? - by Takver - Climate IMC
The widow of Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, addressed the UN Climate summit in the closing ceremony highlighting the disparity between the pledges made and the magnitude of the problem to reduce emissions to stabilize the climate for us all. Because our very survival may depend upon these decisions.
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:47AM
New Report: Monarch Butterfly a Species Our Children May Never See - by Center for Biological Diversity
The monarch butterfly, whose spectacular 2,000-mile migration has captivated scientists and school students for generations, is disappearing largely due to pesticides and may not be around for our children to witness in the future, according to a new report (see PDF).
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:34PM
Marshall Islands poet makes climate appeal at UN - by IndyRadio
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner makes an appeal for the life of her baby and the life of the planet at the 2014 UN Climate Summit.
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:33PM
Big Oil Brown greenwashes his legacy at U.N. Climate Summit - by Dan Bacher
Oil Change International, a research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on "exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy" has given Brown a new nickname, "Big Oil Brown," for the large contributions he has received from oil companies and his support of fracking. Photo of Jerry Brown courtesy of Damien Luzzo.
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:42AM