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Mideast Migraines - Amazon Hasbaristas (audio/mpeg 81.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
A discussion of Hasbara (Zionist propaganda spin) in reviews of Max Blumenthal's 2013 book on Amazon's website; music by John Denver (I think). Recorded: 3-3-14, Length: 1:58:26, mono
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:40PM
Mideast Migraines - "Goliath" - The Israeli Experience (audio/mpeg 134.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading from M. Blumenthal's "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel", chapters 45 - 48; music by Arabic Beat. Length: 01:57:21, Date Recorded: 2014-03-08, Santa Cruz, CA, File Info: 64Kbps mp3 (138MB) Mono
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:52PM
Detained immigrants on hunger strike in Tacoma, Wa - by PSL Seattle
As many as 1,200 detained immigrants are currently on hunger strike in Tacoma, Washington, according to activist Moru Mara. The undocumented workers being held in the Northwest Detention Center have passed a handwritten list of demands to a lawyer.
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:07PM
D.C. Passes Marijuana Decriminalization as Step Toward Racial Justice - by ACLU
WASHINGTON, DC – On March 4, the District of Columbia City Council passed legislation to remove criminal penalties from the possession of marijuana in amounts of one ounce or less. The bill would treat such possession as a civil offense, and awaits approval by Mayor Vincent Gray and then Congress. The vote was 10 to 1 with one abstention.
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:58PM
Animal Rights 101: Liberating, Not Eliminating, the Nonhuman World - by Carter Dillard
The eradication of the nonhuman world hardly registers on the animal rights radar, and it should. The short movie the Meatrix plays upon the idea of going back to the basics, a sort of “Animal Rights 101.” The film shows Leo the pig learning that the bucolic family farm he believed existed was hiding the sickening reality of the factory farm where Leo really lived. When Leo backs out of the illusion the lesson becomes clear: people who care about animals should treat them well, both direc...
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:52PM
US Beaches Fall Victim to Federal Budget Again - by Surfrider Foundation
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Mar. 5, 2014—The White House released the federal budget for FY2015 yesterday that proposes to eliminate all funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) BEACH Act grant program that supports water-testing programs at beaches around the country.
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 3:45AM
Belarus: President Lukashenko Vows to Prevent a Coup Similar to Ukraine - by Steven Argue
[Photo: May 2, 2012: Belarusian soldiers rehearsing for the Victory Day parade in central Minsk, Belarus. This is a celebration of the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany. 2.2 million Belarusians were murdered by the Nazi occupiers, including most of Belarus's Jews. Today, among the "democratic" reforms of the new neo-Nazi infested government of Ukraine is the legalization of the destruction of WW II memorials celebrating the heroes of WW II. Unlike U.S. allies in Kiev, the Belarusian deform...
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 11:55AM
Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — This week, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture wraps up its comment period on the feasibility of genetically engineered (GMO) and non-GMO crops to coexist, Food & Water Watch in partnership with the Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) releases survey results (see PDF) that clearly show contamination from GMO crops is happening and it’s non-GMO farmers who are paying the price.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 7:13PM
U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Rulings Prohibiting Anti-Immigrant Housing Ordinances - by ACLU
NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 3 declined to hear two prominent cases involving anti-immigrant local ordinances in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and Farmers Branch, Texas that would have denied housing to immigrants that the cities considered "illegal aliens." The decision will let stand lower court rulings in the 3rd and 5th Circuits, respectively, that found the ordinances unconstitutional and permanently prohibited the ordinances from taking effect.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 12:22PM
Patterns of Oppression - by Walter Bond
Whenever we the human race set about oppressing another group from within or from outside our own species the justifications we use are not only similar in design but often times exact verbatim. There is a fairly intricate pathology to how we determine the otherness of different groups. Unfortunately, it is far to complex for the scope of this slim essay. However, I would like to highlight a couple prime examples that I have come across in my years as an activist for the liberation of Animals...
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:38AM
Ukraine: Two Airports Seized By Anti-Coup Militias; Neo-Nazi Defense Minister Blames Russi - by Steven Argue
Photo: self-defense squads at Crimean airport, photo credit: RT.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:41AM
House Votes to Strengthen Freedom of Information Act - by Center for Effective Government
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014—The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1211, the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014, which would strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to increase access to public information.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:53PM
Mideast Migraines - "Goliath" - Delegitimization (audio/mpeg 49.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of M. Blumenthal's "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel", Chapters 37 - 40; music. Length: 01:47:41/ Date Recorded: 2014-02-22/ File Info: 64Kbps mp3, (50MB) Mono
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:22PM
FracNatural The Unconventional Energy Boost - by Tomas DiFiore
Two studies: One study is based on algorithms of expansion under economic models with unquantified terms such as 'prudent development' of the Monterey Shale. And one study is based on the geologic strata, actual well numbers, production records per well, core analysis by industry logs, source rocks vs migration and trapping timescales, production trends over the course of time, maturity of fields and known reservoir assets vs new exploration, and shifting company profiles and investments.
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:44PM
If Ukraine Were The United States - by Steven Argue
[Photo: U.S. / E.U. backed rioters with guns and neo-Nazi symbols.]
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:23AM
1,000+ Health Professionals Call on President Obama to Act on Fracking - by Environment America
Washington, D.C. – On February 20, Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates delivered letters (see PDF) from more than 1,000 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to President Obama and state decision-makers asserting that fracking should be stopped, given the overwhelming threats to public health. The letters come as public awareness of the health and environmental impacts of fracking is on the rise. For example, in a peer-reviewed study published las...
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:13PM
Nuclear Power Will Set Us Back in the Race to Curb Global Warming - by Environment America
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On February 19 Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced final approval for $6.5 billion in loan guarantees for Southern Company to build two more reactors at the Vogtle nuclear site in Georgia. In 2010, when these loan guarantee was first proposed, Environment America released a critical report: The Nuclear Bailout: President Obama’s high risk gamble on new reactors undermines the fight against global warming (see PDF).
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:02PM
Kasich Administration Caught Up in Fracking Conspiracy Cover-up - by Sierra Club
Columbus, OH – In an attempt to bury a story about a planned administration spanning conspiracy to promote fracking in public parks, a secret communications plan was leaked by Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration to reporters late Friday afternoon.
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:22AM
Ukraine: U.S. Backed Rioters Burn Central Kiev, Kill 10 Policemen, 26 People Killed - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Tuesday February 18, 2004 rightist uprising in Kiev. Note the red and black flag of Nazi occupation in the Ukraine. This was the flag of followers of Stepan Bandera’s Nazi collaborators of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). The UPA were directly responsible for killing between 40,000 and 60,000 Poles in the Volhynia Region in 1943 as well as many Jews and Communists. With Nazi German aid, including the training of troops in Abwehr military camps, the UPA helped facilitate the Nazi ...
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:24PM
Ukraine: U.S. Backed Rightists Retreat From Occupied Buildings and Barricades - by Steven Argue
The United States and the European Union were trying to impose an economic deal worse than the one offered by Russia through a coup d'etate. The conditions that would have imposed would have greatly hurt the Ukrainian working class, just as the EU has devastated the working class in Greece. In addition, the conditions of EU membership would not have allowed Ukrainians free movement in the European Union, giving the country of Ukraine and its citizens only second class status in the EU. Th...
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:30AM