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ALDF Calls on the USDA to Protect the Psychological Wellbeing of Primates - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO – The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of regulatory changes necessary for preventing suffering and ensuring the psychological wellbeing of primates used for research. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) exists in part to “insure…humane care and treatment” of animals used by dealers, exhibitors and research facilities. 7 U.S.C. § 2131. Unfortunately, the AWA regulations pertaining to ...
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 1:46PM
Mideast Migraines - Israel & 9-11: articles and audio (audio/mpeg 125.0MB) - by Ren Tawil
(Book-readings suspended due to impending status of studio location) "What Really Happened" audio track from YouTube on the "dancing Israelis" and other events early on September 11th; interviews of witnesses; Arabic Beat music. 1:49:15/ Date Recorded: 2015-08-22, Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:50PM
Anonymous Operation Ferguson Soldiers On - by via Anonymous Op Ferguson
This is the second of only two official Press Releases ever published by Op Ferguson. Anonymous Operation Ferguson is far more than just a single Twitter account. We are an entire internet platform including a now iconic website at www.OperationFerguson.cf (a domain registered the very day Mike Brown was killed) an E-Mail server and more. All of this infrastructure was built within 24 hours of the tragic and barbaric slaying of Mike Brown, who has always been and will always remain the primar...
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:00PM
Crimean activists sentenced after ‘fatally flawed’ military trial - by Amnesty International
The military court in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don sentenced film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years and ecologist and anti-fascist activist Aleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years on “terrorism” charges which they deny and claim were politically motivated. The two were accused of arson attacks on pro-Russian groups following Russia’s occupation of Crimea last year.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:30PM
Mideast Migraines - Noam Chomsky, Rebel Without a Pause (audio/mpeg 53.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
Segments from 2003 film "Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause"; articles and news from Palestine/Israel; Arabic music. Length: 1:56:16/ Date Recorded: 2015-07-27/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (55MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:47PM
White Privilege in the Animal Rights Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
If animal liberation is to succeed, the movement must address the concerns of oppressed humans as well as non-humans. Human oppression cannot be co-opted or ignored, and it certainly cannot be pushed aside within a movement that is supposed to be based on compassion and care for all animals.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:50PM
USGS Finds Widespread Contamination of Neonicotinoids in U.S. Streams - by via Center for Food Safety
August 19, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Center for Food Safety today commented on a new nationwide study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showing widespread detection of neonicotinoid insecticides in U.S. streams. According to the study, at least one neonicotinoid was detected in 53% of the stream samples collected. Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have acute and chronic effects on honey bees and other pollinator species and are considered a major factor in overall pop...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:36PM
Racist and Pro-War Bernie Sanders Is No Socialist and No Friend of the Working Class - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Exiled U.S. political refugee Assata Shakur. Among his many crimes, Bernie Sanders voted in favor of a Senate resolution demanding Cuba return her from exile.]
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:44PM
More Than 5,000 Acres Protected for Rare Wildflower in Santa Barbara County - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOMPOC, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected 5,755 acres as critical habitat for the Vandenberg monkeyflower, a small, yellow wildflower found only in western Santa Barbara County, Calif. The designation will help ensure the survival of this flower, which was protected under the Endangered Species Act in 2014 under the terms of a settlement agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:24PM
Some Portions Of The Military Industrial Complex Are Not Turning A Bigger Profit Offshore - by John Thielking
The following article was recently submitted to the Occupy Eugene Newsletter Committee for publication in their next newsletter.
Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2015 11:37AM
Imperialist Slaughter at Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were the Opening of the “Cold War” - by Steven Argue
[Photo of Sumiteru Taniguchi's back injuries from the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Japan, taken in January 1946. Sumiteru is still alive, but every day continues to suffer extremely painful injuries from the U.S. atomic attack.]
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 3:31PM
AWI Commends Introduction of CECIL Animal Trophies Act - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC —In light of the tragic illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the swift response by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Edward Markey (D-MA) to tighten up the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by extending protection to additional imperiled species.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:58PM
Mumia Abu-Jamal Files Suit Over Prison's Refusal to Provide Necessary Medical Care - by Abolitionist Law Center
August 3, 2015: Attorneys for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an amended lawsuit today in the Middle District of Pennsylvania federal court to challenge prison medical staff’s denial of necessary medical treatment – denial that nearly killed Abu-Jamal earlier this year.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:57AM
Food & Water Watch Calls on SEC to Reject GMO Salmon Stock Filings - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015—Food & Water Watch called on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) today to reject the stock registration filings of AquaBounty Technologies (ABTX), the maker of genetically engineered salmon, based on misleading and erroneous claims the company is making in its attempts to join the NASDAQ stock exchange. The letter (see PDF) asks SEC to compel AquaBounty to revise the document to apprise investors of new scientific evidence showing that GMO salmon cannot ...
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:55AM
Analysis: Republican Attacks on Endangered Species Up 600 Percent Per Year - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Over the past five years, Republicans in Congress have launched 164 attacks on the Endangered Species Act — a 600 percent increase in the rate of annual attacks over the previous 15 years, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:17PM
Greece demonstrates - by International Communist Party
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:55AM
Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM
Mideast Migraines - Freedom Flotilla III, Breaking the siege of Gaza (audio/mpeg 66.0MB) - by Ren Tawil
Review of the current effort to break Israel's economic and military siege of the Gaza Strip, and details of yesterday's IDF assault and commandeering of Freedom Flotilla III's flagship; Greek oud music. Length: 1:55:16/ Date Recorded: 2015-06-29/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (68MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:23PM
House Passage of DARK Act Hinders Public’s Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:29PM
Thousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged California officials to release results from an investigation into thousands of oil industry injection wells in the Los Angeles area that may be contaminating water and threatening public health.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58PM