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ALF Liberates 30 Foxes from Iowa Fur Farm - by Animal Liberation Press Office
The Animal Liberation Front is taking responsibility for the release of 30 foxes from a fur farm in Anamosa, Iowa in the late-evening of Thursday, September 25th 2014. 10 years after the 2004 raid of the University of Iowa, the ALF has returned to east-central Iowa. The farm targeted was: Robert Roman, 23778 Fairview Road, Anamosa, IA 52205
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 12:04AM
Court Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX, Ariz.— Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe and a coalition of conservation groups are praising Judge David Campbell’s decision (see PDF) today to uphold the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims across one million acres of public lands adjacent to Grand Canyon. The court ruled that the decision complied with federal environmental laws and that it was not too large, as plaintiffs had argued. At stake is protecting the aquifers and streams that feed t...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:38PM
Ferguson Police Chief apologizes; Michael Brown's family unmoved (audio/mpeg 1.9MB) - by KPFA Weekend News
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson issued a video apology to the family of slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, but Brown's family was unmoved. They were in Washington D.C. seeking federal assistance in the investigation and prosecution of the police officer who shot their son. Mesha Irizarry, who lost her own son to police violence, spoke to KPFA.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:27PM
Message from Leonard Peltier on his 70th Birthday - by Leonard Peltier
Greetings my Friends, Relatives and Supporters
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:47PM
U.S. Dietary Guidelines Must Include Reduced Meat, Dairy to Meet Sustainability Goals - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Newly proposed U.S. dietary guidelines should include meat and dairy reductions to create a sustainable food system in the United States that helps curb climate change, reduce environmental destruction and protect wildlife, according to comments (see PDF) submitted today by the Center for Biological Diversity. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, currently in the process of reviewing scientific evidence and public comments for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, is taking su...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:39PM
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
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
Donate to the Legal Support Fund for Justice for Mike Brown - by MORE
Please donate to the legal defense fund to help release those arrested in Ferguson protests standing for Justice for Mike Brown! DONATE: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/mS25KFCe/MORE/mikebrown
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:54PM
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
Turkish anarchists join the fight to save Kobane from ISIS; updates from Kobane - by C
Istanbul anarchists along other leftists, feminists, and 'Gezi park types' have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS. Vice reported yesterday that ISIS is within 5 miles of the city and are attacking with US military equipment including tanks that outmatches the weapons available to the YPG - Kurdish People's Protection Units . Vice also reported that "Hundreds of Turkish Kurds are arriving too, sneaking or bribing their way ac...
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:27PM
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
ALDF Sues Pet Store Chain for Selling Sick and Injured “Puppy Mill” Puppies - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a false-advertising lawsuit against “Barkworks,” a Southern California pet store chain (with locations in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Riverside Counties), for selling sick and injured puppies and deceiving consumers about the well-being and health of the puppies. The complaint, filed today in Orange County District Court, alleges that Barkworks violated California state business practices and de...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:03PM
Wheat Gluten May Cause Symptoms Including Depression and Paranoia - by Wheat Lobby Denies Connection
The wheat lobby is responding to accusations that their product is causing allergic reactions in many more people than previously thought by expected deceptions and twisting of reality. Though the gluten-free movement may seem trendy, it is based on growing understanding that wheat gluten consumption may be causing illnesses and discomfort in many humans. If you take the gluten challenge and notice a difference, you could be susceptible to toxins in modern day wheat.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:12PM
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
We Have Not Yet Overcome Racism - by SCCCCOR Steering Committee
Lessons Not Learned in Ferguson
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:07PM
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