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text FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Crime Report - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information on crime in the United States.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:07AM
document Fracking Equals Climate Change urgent_case_for_ban_on_fracking.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Food & Water Watch
Washington D.C. – With just days before the People’s Climate March and one week until the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York City, Food & Water Watch released a new report (see PDF) outlining why fracking means more dangerous global warming, along with air pollution, water pollution and other problems. The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking provides a comprehensive review of the science behind fracking’s impacts and finds that the only path to a sustainable energy future...
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:25PM
audio Mideast Migraines - DtSO, closing "Paving for the Messiah" (audio/mpeg 135.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
Finishing chapter 9, "Paving the Way for the Messiah" in They Dare to Speak Out. Length: 1:58:08/ Date Recorded: 2014-09-06/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (138MB), Mono
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:56PM
image For Scotland’s Right to National Self-Determination 120_a_scotland.jpeg original image ( 350x191) - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Thousands of Scottish nationalists protesting the biased coverage of the BBC against Scottish independence on Sunday, September 14th. In addition, in recent months, large protests have also come out against the BBC’s biased coverage of the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza as well as their lack of coverage of a large protest against anti-working class austerity carried out by the British government.]
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:19PM
text Federal Court Rules BP’s Reckless Behavior to Blame for 2010 Deepwater Oil Disaster - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – On September 4, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23PM
document Lawsuit Seeks Public Records on Keystone XL's Impacts on Endangered Species complaint_kxl_foia_14-1527.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit (see PDF) on September 9 against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State Department to obtain public records that reveal how the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project will affect migratory birds and endangered species, including whooping cranes. Nearly 10 months ago the Center filed a Freedom of Information Act request for Keystone’s “migratory bird conservation plan” and survey data specifically referenced in th...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:52PM
document Afghanistan: Urgent inquiry needed after new US airstrike increases civilian death toll left_in_the_dark_afghanistan_amnesty_international.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Amnesty International
The reported killing of 14 civilians, including two children, in a US/NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan highlights the urgent need for transparent investigations and justice for civilian casualties caused by foreign troops in the country, said Amnesty International.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:51AM
image Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement 120_199247_satellite_photograph_-_ukraine.jpg original image ( 2192x1200) - by Amnesty International
Ukrainian militia and separatist forces are responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International said on September 5. The organisation accused Russia of fuelling separatist crimes as it revealed satellite images indicating a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine.
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 3:50PM
audio Mideast Migraines - "Paving the Way for the Messiah", chapter 9 (audio/mpeg 130.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading from "They Dare to Speak Out" by congressman Paul Findley, chapter 9, "Paving the Way for the Messiah" which examines the effective collusion between Zionist Jews and fundamentalist Christians in garnering support for Israel; music of Arab-Americans. Length: 1:53:52/ Date Recorded: 2014-08-30/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 3:05PM
document Despite Risks, Shell Still Wants to Drill in the Arctic Ocean shells_frozen_future_2_25_14.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
audio 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
image anarchist reportback from ferguson 120_dscn1835_1.jpg original image ( 4000x3000) - 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
text 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
text 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
image Great Zine on Collective Housing Strategies and Tactics 120_zine-cover_1.jpg original image ( 619x956) - 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
image 20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming 120_dendrogyra_cylindrus_pillar_coral_noaa_fpwc.jpg original image ( 200x301) - 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
text 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
audio 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
image Huey P. Newton Self-Defense Militia Stands Up to Police Murders 120_a_nmc_20gunclub3.jpg original image ( 620x335) - 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
text 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

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