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Despite Risks, Shell Still Wants to Drill in the Arctic Ocean - by Oceana
On August 28, Shell Oil Co. filed its exploration plan to drill offshore oil and gas wells in the U.S. Arctic’s Chukchi Sea with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This action potentially opens up drilling exploration in the region for a 2015 season. Offshore oil exploration has not been conducted in Alaska’s Arctic since 2012, when Shell had a highly publicized series of blunders during its exploration activity. Without actually being allowed to hit oil, the company received m...
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 12:39AM
Mideast Migraines - We Have Not Forgotten (audio/mpeg 74.1MB) - by Ren Tawil
Noting the sixth anniversary of the Free Gaza Movement's first successful voyages into the port of Gaza City, 23 August, 2008, music. Length: 1:47:57/ Date Recorded: 2014-08-25/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (76MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 1:50PM
anarchist reportback from ferguson - by chris irwin
Three Rivers Earth First! sent me to ferguson to scout and report back. This is the report back.
Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:04PM
Japan: Secret execution as authorities ignore calls for reform - by Amnesty International
The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:18PM
Russian NGO branded as “foreign agent” after reporting on Russian military in Ukraine - by Amnesty International
Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “foreign agent”, an expression akin to “spying”, for speaking out on Ukraine is a sign of the country’s determination to suppress any information about its military activities there, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:46PM
Great Zine on Collective Housing Strategies and Tactics - by The Ant Hill Collective
D.I.Y. distro of a zine that serves as a tool and resource guide on the logistics, strategies, tactics and general theory and practice of collectives and cooperative housing projects as they relate to building political power from the grass roots to the global. Please help spread the word!
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:02PM
20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction. Today’s decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service responds to a 2009 scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking the Act’s protection for 83 corals in U.S. waters. Of the corals receiving protection, five occur in Flor...
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:38PM
Gene Drives Are The Latest Disaster On the GMO Front - by John Thielking
Gene Drives may be a disaster in the making. Pro GMO activists often claim the technique is the ultimate solution while anti-GMO activists claim that the technique is the ultimate problem.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:26PM
Mideast Migraines - Joan Rivers hates Arabs (audio/mpeg 80.6MB) - by Ren Tawil
Demands are made upon comedian Joan Rivers to apologize for racist and insensitive comments, or for her employers to fire her. Length: 1:57:20/ Date Recorded: 2014-08-18/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (83MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:33PM
Huey P. Newton Self-Defense Militia Stands Up to Police Murders - by Steven Argue
The true predators in America span from the politicians and judges who hold the highest positions of power all the way down to their badged minions and racist wannabes who patrol the streets, killing with impunity. They represent the wealthy capitalists who own America. Obviously, in capitalist America for those who hold power, the lives of young Black men are cheep.
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:03AM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered CA Birds From Large-scale Desert Solar Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
BLYTHE, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity on August 21 filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior for failing to protect Yuma clapper rails, which are endangered marsh birds, from being killed or injured by large-scale solar projects in the California and Arizona deserts.
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:54PM
Obama Administration Stealthily OKs Expansion of Tar Sands Transport Through Minnesota - by Center for Biological Diversity
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— With no public input, the Obama administration has abruptly approved a scheme by Canadian tar sands giant Enbridge to sidestep the “presidential permit” and environmental review process for expanding its Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline. Enbridge had applied to double the capacity of the pipeline, also known as Line 67, that will put it on par with the amount of oil proposed for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:47PM
Seattle and Tacoma Pro-Palestinian Actions Also Censored by Facebook - by Steven Argue
Down With the Israeli Apartheid State!
Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:10AM
Calling for anti-capitalist bloc at the People's Climate March - by Some NYC @'s
On September 20, 2014, Bill McKibben's 350.org and a host of other Green NGOs are calling ( http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/a-call-to-arms-an-invitation-to-demand-action-on-climate-change-20140521 ) for a massive march through New York City to demand "the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet. A world safe from the ravages of climate change. A world with good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities for everyone."
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:41PM
More Than 12,000 Call on Aspen Art Museum to Halt Controversial Tortoise Exhibit - by Center for Biological Diversity
ASPEN, Colo.— The Center for Biological Diversity today delivered petitions signed by more than 12,000 people calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel a controversial exhibit by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each with a pair of iPads stuck directly to its massive shell.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:28PM
Saudi Arabia: Four relatives executed for hashish possession amid surge in executions - by Amnesty International
The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International said after four members of the same family were executed today as part of a “disturbing” recent surge in the use of the death penalty in the country.
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:24PM
Mideast Migraines - Elie Wiesel is Morally Corrupt (audio/mpeg 129.6MB) - by Ren Tawil
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, long known for his moral shortcomings in refusing to acknowledge Israeli atrocities, published a huge ad in the New York Times recently comparing Hamas to ancient Canaanite child-sacrificers. Length: 1:53:15/ Date Recorded: 2014-08-11/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:40PM
Facebook: Protest For Gaza Censored and Steven Argue Blocked From Posting - by Anya McMullen
Despite the attempts by Facebook to censor the Oakland block the Boat protest, the protest successfully blocked a ship of the Israeli Zim shipping line from unloading on August 16th, 2014. Still, the arrogance of Facebook in censoring the protest, the Revolutionary Tendency, and Steven Argue for this peaceful and legal action should be exposed.
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:09AM
Big Oil Permanently Poisons 2 Million Gallons of California Water Each Day - by Californians Against Fracking
LOS ANGELES – At City Hall on August 13, City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles residents and California climate and water experts called on Big Oil to stop wasting California’s water. During the worst drought in the state’s recent history, the oil and gas industry is permanently destroying millions of gallons of water and drilling deeper into the earth, threatening dwindling groundwater supplies by using fracking and other water-intensive extraction processes.
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:29AM
Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Investigation of Morro Bay Aquarium for Tax Fraud - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
MORRO BAY, Calif. — On August 13, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent formal complaint letters to California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Internal Revenue Service, alleging the Morro Bay Marine Rehabilitation Center, the nonprofit arm of the Morro Bay Aquarium, committed tax fraud when it claimed nonprofit tax status based on false claims that the facility provides rehabilitation services to distressed marine animals. However, the Morro Bay Aquarium has no...
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:21AM