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Tests reveal toxic cocktail as media covers up CA. oil spill's root cause - by Dan Bacher
While Governor Brown, other state officlals and the mainstream media continue to falsely portray California as a "green" state, the devastation of the oil spill shows the fragility of California's ocean waters - and exposes the failure of state and federal officials to stop a disaster like this, due to the capture of the state's regulatory apparatus by Big Oil. Photo and meme courtesy of Stop Fooling California.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:28AM
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
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
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
Activists will rally to block offshore oil drilling expansion in Santa Barbara - by Dan Bacher
Using a loophole in the state law that prohibits leasing state waters for oil and gas drilling, Venoco has asked the State Lands Commission to approve a lease swap that would allow the company to drill for more oil on 3,400 acres off the California coast. That oil would be transported through the Plains All American pipeline, according to Californians Against Fracking.
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:37PM
The Relationship of Social Philosophy to Social Policy - by Gil Villagran, MSW
Today, our nation of 350 million is governed “officially” by the democratic ideals eloquently prescribed in our Constitution, but in reality we are governed by the same ideology of “survival of the fittest,” who are the wealthiest, the 1% billionaire owned politicians who are served by the most clever at propaganda, mass marketing advertising, public manipulation which determines elections so that “the people” in “we the people…” vote against their own best interests, such a...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:46PM
"Fast Track" Hurdles and Development Concerns Remain After House Trade Votes - by Sophia Har
A package of trade bills stalled today when the US House of Representatives defeated one portion of the package while voting in favor of another. Trade Adjustment Assistance, a program to assist US workers who lose their jobs because of trade agreements, failed by a vote of 302-126. This worker assistance is part of the Trade Act of 2015 which would give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to move international trade agreements through Congress without amendment. Congress must pas...
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:29PM
G7 Calls for Greater Global Economic Stability - by Sophia Har
The G7 Summit concluded on June 8 and produced the annual leaders' declaration addressing global economic instability. The summit emphasized unsustainable debt and increased financial transparency. The leaders also discussed the humanitarian crises in Nepal and Ebola-affected West African countries.
Posted: Mon Jun 8, 2015 2:22PM
ACLU Releases Detailed Best Practices for Police Body Cameras - by ACLU
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union on May 21 released a detailed set of recommended policies for the use of police body cameras (see PDF).
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:31PM
Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via 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 the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM
70 Years Since Victory in Europe; 30 Years Since MOVE Massacred - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The guns fell silent on May 9, 1945 in Europe, after the Red Army, which almost single-handedly defeated Nazi Germany, accepted an unconditional surrender from the Nazis on May 8, 1945 in Berlin, which it entered first, before any other Allies. The other Allies, namely the US, Britain and France, had accepted surrenders earlier in the week while allowing the Nazis to continue fighting the Red Army. To the West the Nazis fled, welcomed by the capitalist class to form the Central Intelligence...
Posted: Sat May 9, 2015 3:22PM
National Conference on Left-wing Challenges to the Two Party System to be held in Chicago - by Jonathan Nack
The two day conference will feature panels, workshops, and discussions for “candidates, individuals, and organizations committed to a non-sectarian left political alliance in opposition to the two-party system of corporate-capitalist rule.” The conference organizers hope that an ongoing network for independent electoral activists, candidates, and elected officials will emerge from their efforts.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:46PM
Wiping the smug look off the face of capitalism! - by The Acorn
When a young anti-capitalist leapt on to the desk in front of European Central Bank president Mario Draghi when he was giving a press conference in Frankfurt on April 15, the look on Draghi's face was priceless.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:01AM
Anti-Arab Racism Promoted by USA - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
The American-Saudi blood for oil war in Yemen reeks with anti-Arab racism, a hallmark of US imperialism. The latest example is that of a Yemenite man, Mosed Omar, age 64, brought to this country as an adopted child, became an American citizen and worked for decades in this country and now lives in San Francisco with some family members. He has diabetes and high blood pressure. He went back to Yemen in July 2012 to bring his youngest daughter, age 13, to the US. The US embassy in Yemen tor...
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:34PM
President Obama’s Earth Day Climate Message Inconsistent With His Support for Fracking - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. – As President Obama prepares to travel to South Florida’s Everglades tomorrow to deliver an Earth Day speech on climate change, the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch is highlighting the disconnect between the President’s statements on climate and his administration’s promotion of fracking on “protected” federal lands – including some in the Everglades region. In March, the Obama administration released toothless regulations that encourage new fracking ...
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:48PM
The Futile Attempt to Learn Why Philadelphia (and Your Hometown) Is Voting to Arm Nazis - by Chris Randolph
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to send guns to Ukrainian fascists. Getting a straight answer from your representative as to why, or even getting them to admit to that reality, is nearly impossible.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:55PM
Mayor Announces Support for Reparations for Survivors of Chicago Police Torture - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO – After months of work by survivors and stakeholders, including Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Amnesty International USA, Project NIA and We Charge Genocide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his support for a proposed ordinance that would provide reparations to survivors of Chicago Police torture during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. The ordinance will be introduced to the Chicago City Council tomorrow.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:15PM
How to protect yourself on the internet. - by Timson Wu
The most average, boring, "uninteresting" consumers are the ones that are the most targeted, the most "mood-manipulated", the most hacked and the most data-harvested! Every single thing you write in an email or text, or click on, will, eventually be psychologically analyzed by governments, lawsuit adversaries, foreign interests, hackers and marketing companies in order to learn what you really think and how you think. They can ALL get ahold of all of that material going back at least ten y...
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 8:21AM
Republicans to Shift 2016 Convention to Las Vegas - by Don Monkerud
A plan to move the Republican Convention from Cleveland to Las Vegas brought cheer to the hearts of lobbyists when announced this week.
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 10:30AM