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Saudi Arabian and U.S. Imperialist Hands off Yemen! - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Mass rally against air strikes in Sana’a, Yemen, held on March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah.]
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:09AM
Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil Shale Mining - by Center for Biological Diversity
DENVER— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Denver challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to deny Endangered Species Act protection to two imperiled wildflowers that live only on oil shale formations in Colorado and Utah. Oil shale and tar sands mining and traditional oil and gas drilling threaten 100 percent of known White River beardtongue populations and over 85 percent of the known Graham’s beardtongue populations.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:57PM
Kentucky's Proposed Tar Sands Mining Puts People, Water, Wildlife at Risk - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny permits for a tar sands mining project in Logan County, Ky., that would include strip-mining wetlands and streams in pursuit of these particularly dirty and dangerous fossil fuels.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:05PM
Utah move on firing squads latest attempt to "fix" the unfixable - by Amnesty International
Utah’s decision to turn to the firing squad if it is unable to secure drugs for lethal injection is the latest attempt by a US state to keep alive a punishment that should have long ago been consigned to the history books, said Amnesty International om March 24.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:24PM
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
New Report Links World's Most Commonly Used Herbicide to Cancer - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A new report by the World Health Organization has linked the world’s most commonly used herbicides to cancer. Glyphosate — widely known as Roundup and marketed by Monsanto — has also been linked to the decline of many wildlife species, including the monarch butterfly. The WHO determined that glyphosate and two other insecticides, malathion and diazinon, are “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:49PM
Mideast Migraines - Fascism Is Again the Issue (audio/mpeg 126.6MB) - by Ren Tawil
"Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue" by John Pilger; Resetting Palestine's Political System" by Sam Bahour; music by Stuart Davis. Length: 1:50:37/ Date Recorded: 2015-03-16/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (130MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:35PM
Mideast Migraines - The Tragedy of Elie Wiesel (audio/mpeg 53.5MB) - by Ren Tawil
The tragedy of Elie Wiesel, Hell Fire - Weapons Industry & Gaza, interview with former AIPAC member, Netanyahu’s Latest Falsehood, Destroying History, music by Andrea Bocelli. Length: 1:56:58/ Date Recorded: 3-2-2015/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (55MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:02PM
Obama Administration's Weak New Fracking Rule Endangers Public Lands, Climate - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today released a weak new rule for hydraulic fracturing on public lands that does little to reduce fracking pollution’s dangerous contribution to global warming and damage to America’s air, water and wildlife.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:44AM
Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Expression, Assembly and Association in Crimea - by Amnesty International
The de facto authorities in Crimea have failed to investigate a series of abductions and torture of their critics, and resorted to an unrelenting campaign of intimidation to silence dissent, said Amnesty International in a briefing published on the first anniversary of annexation.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:51PM
Amnesty International USA Calls on DOJ to Investigate Allegations of Chicago Police Abuse - by Amnesty International
WASHINGTON — Amnesty International USA called on the Department of Justice to investigate allegations of beatings and disappearances of detainees at a Chicago Police Department facility in Homan Square and to determine whether these allegations of ill-treatment and other abuses are, in fact, systemic throughout the Chicago Police Department.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:44PM
Misguided Border Security Bill Threatens Public Lands - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) today jointly introduced the “Arizona Borderlands Protection and Preservation Act” in the U.S. Congress. A press release from Sen. McCain’s office claims that the bill is necessary to grant border security personnel full access to federal lands along the Arizona-Mexico border, including national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and monuments.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:33PM
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
Another Oil Train Derails and Catches Fire in Ontario - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOGAMA, Ont.— An oil train derailed and caught fire early this morning in Ontario near the town of Gogama, the second such incident in Ontario in three weeks, and the fourth oil train wreck in North America in the same time period. Since Feb. 14, there have also been fiery oil train derailments in West Virginia and Illinois. The Illinois wreck occurred just two days ago, and the fire from that incident is still burning.
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:32PM
Mideast Migraines - Israeli PM does not speak for all Jews (audio/mpeg 52.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
JVP endorses BDS, Hijab Religious Accommodation Case, Netanyahu does not speak for all American Jews, is Obama finally playing hardball with Israel?, Support Open Debate & #UTDivest !, Corrie Family Response to the Israeli Supreme Court's Dismissal of Appeal in Wrongful Death, music by Stu Davis. Length: 1:54:08/ Date Recorded: 2015-02-23/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (54MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 2:07PM
Hermosa Beach Voters Win Limits to Harmful Oil Development - by Californians Against Fracking
In La Habra Heights, residents remain committed to stopping extreme oil extraction and vote against Measure O, which would have overturned a longtime ban on oil drilling.
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 4:50PM
Mideast Migraines - Three Muslims in North Carolina (audio/mpeg 81.0MB) - by Ren Tawil
Terrorism Strikes North Carolina: Double Standards of Western Media; Miko Peled on Netanyahu coming to town; alleged assault on Arab-American male at a Dearborn-based Kroger; Who Speaks for Jews?; music by Arabic Beat. Length : 1:58:02/ Date Recorded: 2015-02-16/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (83MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:17PM
Mideast Migraines - Israel's official religion, the Holocaust (audio/mpeg 80.7MB) - by Ren Tawil
Ha'aretz: Israel's official religion, the Holocaust; Israel’s historical fear of the Palestinian mind; by Sami Kishawi CALL-OUT: Seeking submissions on the ‘identity shaming’ of Palestinians; The US, Its Allies And Syria Unwittingly Corporatized ISIS; music by Aza. Length: 1:57:35/ Date Recorded: 2015-02-09/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (83MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:01PM
Amnesty International USA Calls on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Investigate Chicago “Black Site” - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO — Amnesty International USA called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to investigate allegations published in The Guardian newspaper of a Chicago Police Department facility in Homan Square, including beatings and disappearances of people detained there.
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:26PM
Year After Standoff Over Nevada Cattle Trespass, Questions Remain About Unpaid Fees - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder today formally requesting a public update by April 5 on the status of the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose livestock trespass on public lands led to a standoff last year after the Bureau of Land Management’s failed attempt to round up livestock.
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:15PM