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Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50PM
District Attorney’s Handling of Cat Shooting Case Probed by Animal Legal Defense Fund - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
AUSTIN — On June 26, the Animal Legal Defense Fund invited Austin County District Attorney Travis J. Koehn under the Texas Public Information Act (Tex. Gov. Code § 552.001 et seq.) to produce all records relating to the criminal case against Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow. Ms. Lindsey outraged animal lovers in April after posting a photo of herself on Facebook holding an orange cat with an arrow through its head, stating “My first bow kill, lol. The...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:27PM
New Tests Find Toxic Cocktail in Santa Barbara Spill - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Numerous toxic chemicals known to pose severe threats to human health and marine life contaminated the Pacific Ocean and beaches when more than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Santa Barbara County, according to independent test results released today by Water Defense. The non-profit organization’s testing of spilled oil deposited on the beach and water samples collected from the May 19 Refugio State Beach oil spill confirmed the presence of s...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:09PM
Mideast Migraines - "Pastor" Dumisani Washington, a critique (audio/mpeg 129.4MB) - by Ren Tawil
An overview of Christian Zionist Dumisani Washington's presentation at UCSC, May 21st; music by Aza. Length: 1:53:05/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-25/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:37PM
The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
This Week in Palestine, June 26th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 9.7MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for June 20th, to the 26th, 2015.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:31PM
Ignoring the real roots of American violence - by Danny Katch, Socialist Worker
Danny Katch considers the arguments put forward by liberal figures whose first response to the Charleston mass murders was to talk about the need for gun control.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:26PM
Costco members, fishermen, environmental, labor groups demand Costco say no to GE salmon - by via Center for Food Safety
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A coalition including Community Alliance for Global Justice, fishermen, members of UFCW Local 21 and concerned Costco customers rallied in front of the Costco next door to store headquarters and presented more than 300,000 petition signatures demanding that Costco Wholesale (COST) publicly commit to not sell genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:15PM
Nepal Post Earthquake Aid Falls Short of Goals No Debt Relief Pledged at Nepal Recovery C - by Sophia Har
This week's Nepal donor conference pledged $4.4 billion in aid to Nepal, short of the $6.6 billion Nepal requested for earthquake recovery. About half of the total financing is loans and half is grants. Nepal did not receive any pledges of debt relief while world leaders gathered in Kathmandu. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday Nepal will not qualify for its new emergency debt relief trust fund.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:53PM
Teens win interim lawsuit in climate change case in Washington State - by John Englart (Takver)
On Tuesday in Washington State King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill issued a judgement ordering the Washington Department of Ecology to reconsider a citzen petition on rulemaking for greenhouse gas reductions according to the best available science.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:09AM
Pacific Island Nations threaten legal action against major climate polluters - by John Englart (Takver)
The Pacific Declaration for Climate Justice signed by several Pacific Nations on June 8, 2015, threatens legal action to recover damages against major greenhouse gas polluters that have contributed to climate change.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:48AM
This Saturday (6/27) is National "Burn The Confederate Flag" Day - by #FeelTheBurn #TakeItDown
The Confederate flag is the flag of racism, and it flew high as a young, angry, ignorant white man murdered 9 innocent African Americans. Fortunately, our First Amendment right gives us the power of free speech that will allow us to display our feelings by burning the flag of slavery from sea to shining sea.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:10PM
Healing Our Wounds: Restorative Justice Needed For Albert Woodfox, The BPP, And The Nation - by Angola 3 News
On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Pr...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:16PM
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM
Protesters urge state officials to halt Santa Barbara offshore drilling expansion - by Dan Bacher
“The last thing this oil-drenched area needs is more drilling,” said Michelle Bednash, a resident of Goleta. “The State Lands Commission should safeguard our public lands and focus on decommissioning offshore oil wells and promoting sustainable energy." Photo of Wednesday's rally in Goleta courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:34AM
AWI Applauds Humane Cosmetics Act Introduction - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds Representatives Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) for introducing the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858). This bipartisan bill would phase out the use of animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the United States.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:37PM
University of Denver Sturm College of Law Launches New Professorship in Animal Rights Law - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
DENVER, CO — The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is gratified to announce the creation of a new Professorship that will bolster students’ ability and interest in representing animal rights. Funded by a generous gift from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and appointed by the dean of Denver Law, the ALDF Professorship will provide support for a faculty member dedicated to advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and engaging students in this field of work. T...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:34PM
White House Urged to Remove Wood-burning Power Plants From Pollution Reduction Plan - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Fourteen conservation groups today urged the White House to eliminate biomass energy — the large-scale burning of wood to create electricity — as a means of compliance under the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan,” which will regulate carbon pollution from power plants.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:08PM
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid - by Sophia Har
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:47PM
Interview with Lydia Y. Nichols on upcoming documentary Katrina Babies (audio/mpeg 75.1MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Gahiji Barrow interviews Lydia Y. Nichols about the upcoming documentary Katrina Babies that looks at the experience of children who survived the storm. This conversation includes discussion about trauma, racism and what it means to be young black and from New Orleans and have lived through Katrina and how those lasting impacts are being felt.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:38AM