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Senate Budget Action Fails to Repeal Tax Transparency Law - by Sophia Har
FATCA Repeal Fails
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:20PM
Endangered Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtles Splash into Jindal’s Presidential Bid - by Joanna Nasar
Conservation groups are taking a hard look at Gov. Bobby Jindal’s environmental record in advance of his expected campaign announcement in June. Turtle Island Restoration Network published an op-ed this week in the Houston Chronicle highlighting how Jindal has failed to protect the endangered sea turtles in his home state of Louisiana.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:45AM
New Study Shows Toll of Illegal Fishing on Sharks and Ray Species at Cocos Island National - by Joanna Nasar
A new study published this week in Conservation Biology (available here) investigates Costa Rica’s ability to adequately enforce and protect it’s crown jewel of marine protected areas (MPAs) – Cocos Island National Park – from illegal longline fishing. The study, “Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island—an isolated marine protected area,” was authored by R. White Easton, Mark C. Myers, Joanna Mills Flemming, and Julia K. Baum.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:36AM
Proposed Bill Major Step Forward for Preventing Fiery Oil Train Derailments - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— In response to the recent spate of fiery derailments that have highlighted the dangers posed by oil trains, Senators Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash.), Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wis.), and Patricia Murray, (D-Wash.), have proposed a bill that would remove the most dangerous tank cars from service, increase track inspections, and help to ensure that first responders have the equipment needed to respond to derailments.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:51PM
President Obama please expedite the extradition Barrientos - by Extradite Barrientos
Barrientos is one of the direct perpetrators of world-beloved singer Victor Jara's murder. He is now the last and only fugitive in the case.
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:04PM
Public Statement on OAS Indigenous Peoples Declaration - by Amnesty International
Amnesty International is urging member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to ensure that a proposed regional Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples properly reflects the views and experiences of those whose rights are at stake. Legitimacy cannot be achieved if text is brought forward without the support of Indigenous Peoples.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:37PM
US Dept of Justice Investigation of Ferguson Police Leads to Firings/Resignations - by Dave Id
This U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report, released on March 4, is the result of the DOJ's investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri, police department after the rebellions and violent police repression following the murder of Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014 in the Canfield neighborhood. While the DOJ declined to prosecute Wilson after a St. Louis County grand jury found no probable cause to indict him -- the DOJ not being known as a full-throat...
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:29PM
Hermosa Beach Voters Defeat Measure to Overturn Oil Drilling Ban - by Dan Bacher
“Despite the oil industry’s aggressive efforts, the people of Hermosa Beach voted to protect their communities, their air, their water and their health from further exposure to the risks of dangerous oil drilling,” said Adam Scow of Californians Against Fracking and California Director of Food & Water Watch. “The victory is yet another example of how Californians are standing up in growing numbers to protect their homes, schools and our state’s vulnerable water supplies."
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:20PM
Interview With Senator JP Morrell (audio/mpeg 12.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Senator JP Morrell joined News and Views to update listeners on bills he is introducing for the upcoming spring legislative session in order to address the problem of sexual assaults on university campuses and domestic violence in general in the State of Louisiana.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:39AM
Sespe Fracking Hearing Draws Crowd - by Save the Sespe
Locals ask DOGGR to "do the science before you do the fracking"
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:58PM
Dr. Jill Stein for President - by www.jill2016.com
Imagine a presidential candidate not stuffing her pockets and legitimating the status quo of lobbyists writing laws, unending wars, tax evasion by corporations in the Cayman Islands, exploding inequality, statistical acrobatics on job creation and pipelines and coal trains! Alternatives of community centers and reduced working hours, person-oriented work, qualitative growth instead of quantitative growth, a service and caring economy, exchanging roles and true redistribution should be encour...
Posted: Mon Feb 9, 2015 5:24AM
UK: ‘Historic’ surveillance ruling finds intelligence-sharing illegal - by Amnesty International
Amnesty International and others won an historic victory today as the legal body that oversees the practices of the UK secret services acknowledged that the USA and the UK’s intelligence sharing on communications surveillance violated human rights law.
Posted: Fri Feb 6, 2015 6:26PM
IMF Plan Offers $170 Million in Debt Relief for Ebola-Impacted West Africa - by Sumi Yi
IMF Debt Facility Can Now Aid World's Poorest Countries During Crises
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 8:42AM
Order prevails in Cairo - by Friends of the classless society
On January 25, 2011, in the context of the "Arab Spring", the first of a series of waves of unrest broke out in Cairo...
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 7:03AM
President Obama Says Greece Needs "Growth Strategy," Criticizes Austerity - by Sumi Yi
President Obama criticizes Austerity Programs in Greece.
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 12:55PM
43 Students That Do Not Want to Disappear - by El Enemigo Común
Disappearances are acts of terror intended for those left behind. Today the Mexican federal government has declared the students dead, because since they won't disappear, it is better that people just begin accepting the fact that they are now dead. The Mexican federal governments is like a child with its eyes closed, plugging its ears with index fingers chanting the mantra "Please go away. Please go away. Please go away." The problem is that the problem isn't going away and the Mexican ...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:19PM
43 estudiantes que no quieren desaparecer - by El Enemigo Común
Las desapariciones son actos de terror destinados a los que se quedan. Hoy el gobierno federal mexicano ha declarado que los estudiantes están muertos, no desaparecidos y que es mejor que la gente comience a aceptar este hecho. El gobierno federal mexicano es como un niño con sus ojos cerrados y sus oídos tapados con los dedos repitiendo "Por favor que desaparezcan. Por favor que desaparezcan. Por favor que desaparezcan." El problema es que los estudiantes no desaparecen y el gobier...
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:16PM
SOA Graduate Takes Control of Security in Michoacán, Mexico - by El Enemigo Común
U.S. Army School of The Americas (SOA) graduate general Pedro Felipe Gurrola Ramírez takes control of security in Michoacan, Mexico.
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:44PM
Egresado de la Escuela de las Americas Toma Control de la Seguridad de Michoacán, México - by El Enemigo Común
El general Pedro Felipe Gurrola Ramírez un egresado de la Escuela de las Americas del Ejército de Estados Unidos (SOA por sus siglas en ingles), asume control de la seguridad de Michoacán, México
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:40PM
News! More Yellowstone Bison Sent to Slaughter - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
At Least 300 of America's Last Wild Buffalo Killed Through Hunting and Slaughter. BFC plans Week of Action February 9-16. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:40AM