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New York Fracking Ban Increases Pressure on Obama to Protect Public Lands From Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
ALBANY, N.Y.— After years of public pressure, New York today became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing because of risks to people and the environment. The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo adds to the pressure on the Obama administration to end fracking across the country, including on America’s public lands.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:59PM
Mideast Migraines - Instructive Quotations Behind Israeli Propaganda (audio/mpeg 149.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Classic and noteworthy quotes from many sources which define, characterize and put into perspective the Zionist project; music. Length: 2:10:53/ Date Recorded: 2014-11-29/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (153MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:09PM
Congressman Mark Pocan Introduces Bill to Ban Fracking on Public Lands - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. – On December 10, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced a bill to ban fracking for oil and gas on federally owned, public lands with Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-09). This is the strongest federal bill against fracking introduced in Congress to date. Along with the introduction of the bill, Food & Water Watch released the results of a national poll conducted by Lake Research Partners, which finds that 48 percent of Americans oppose fracking on public lands,...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:38PM
Israel's destruction of multistorey buildings: extensive, wanton and unjustified - by Amnesty International
Air strikes on landmark buildings at the tail end of the Israeli military’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in August 2014 were a deliberate and direct attack on civilian buildings and amount to war crimes, says Amnesty International today.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 5:19PM
Lawsuit Launched Against Offshore Fracking in California's Santa Barbara Channel - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Interior Department for violating three federal laws by rubber-stamping offshore fracking in California’s Santa Barbara Channel without evaluating its polluting effects on coastal communities or blue whales, sea otters and other marine wildlife.
Posted: Thu Dec 4, 2014 12:16PM
Mideast Migraines - Presbyterian DVD on Zionism (audio/mpeg 169.5MB) - by Ren Tawil
The Presbyterian Church (US) recently proclaimed its official condemnation of Israeli Zionist practices of Apartheid and colonialism, and support for BDS. A small sample from an educational DVD is presented. Length: 2:28:09/ Date Recorded: 2014-11-22/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (174MB), Mono
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 5:53PM
Thirty years on from Bhopal disaster: Still fighting for justice - by Amnesty International
On the night of 2nd December, 1984, toxic gas had leaked from a factory run by Union Carbide India Ltd spreading fumes over a large residential area in Bhopal.
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 3:15PM
Mideast Migraines - Zionism and Colonialism (audio/mpeg 145.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Readings from Joseph Massad and others on the nature of the Zionist philosophy. Length: 2:06:55/ Date Recorded: 2014-11-15/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (149MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Dec 1, 2014 2:56PM
Havasupai Tribe, Conservation Coalition Will Defend Grand Canyon From Uranium Industry - by Center for Biological Diversity
GRAND CANYON, Ariz.— The Havasupai tribe and conservation groups will fight appeals filed on November 25 by two mining lobbying groups challenging a ruling by Arizona U.S. District Court Judge David G. Campbell that upheld a ban on new uranium mining claims on about one million acres adjacent to Grand Canyon.
Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:48PM
Study: Airline Fuel Efficiency Grounded as Profits Soar - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— As 24 million Americans prepare for Thanksgiving air travel, a new analysis reveals that U.S. domestic airlines showed no improvement in fuel efficiency last year, highlighting the urgent need for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the industry’s rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:31AM
Internet freedom faces new attack as China seeks to shape global web rules - by Amnesty International
The Chinese government’s increasing efforts to influence global cyberspace rules is a further sign that internet freedom is under a sustained attack, said Amnesty International, ahead of China’s first World Internet Conference.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:40PM
New Study: Alaskan Polar Bear Population Has Dropped by 40 Percent - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Global warming has driven a 40-percent decline in the number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada, a new study finds. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population has dropped to just 900 bears, a severe decline since the last estimate in 2006 that documented more than 1,500 bears. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears live in eastern Alaska and western Canada and are one of only two polar bear populations in the United States.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:28PM
Mideast Migraines - Noura Erakat interview (audio/mpeg 82.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Pal. Sol. Telesummit interview with Noura Erakat, attorney for the PLO and other entities; Rasmea Odeh found guilty in questionable court desision; disturbing quotes from leading Zionists; Panacea Records & Stuart Davis. Length: 2:00:38/ Date Recorded: 2014-11-10/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (85MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:51PM
Mideast Migraines - interview w/R. Vilkommerson (audio/mpeg 53.5MB) - by Ren Tawil
Palestine Solidarity Telesummit interview with Rebecca Vilkommerson, director of Jewish Voice for Peace; Netanyahu called "chickenshit", by U.S. official; Zionism and the Misuse of MLK; oud music. Length: 1:56:55 Date Recorded: 2014-11-03/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (55MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:35PM
Hezbollah & the Battle Against ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in Lebanon (Censored on Facebook) - by Steven Argue
I posted the following on Facebook, but it has been completely deleted by the Facebook staff almost everywhere it was posted and shared. Elsewhere on Facebook, the text remains, but the photo has been removed. In addition, Facebook is blocking the ability to repost it. This is in league with past Facebook censorship of many people, including this author, regarding protests against police brutality in Ferguson and opposing the Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza. This calls into ques...
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:39AM
Mideast Migraines - closing "Reframing" (audio/mpeg 53.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Finish reading "Reframing Anti-Semitism", chapters 7 & 8. Length: 1:56:32/ Date Recorded: 2014-11-01/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (55MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:46PM
Mideast Migraines - Palestine Solidarity Telesummit w/Remi Kanazi (audio/mpeg 135.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Palestine Solidarity Telesummit weekly video interview began the series with Remi Kanazi, Palestinian-American from Massachusetts; music. Length: 1:58:40/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-27/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (139MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Nov 8, 2014 11:04AM
Eastern Ukraine: Both sides responsible for indiscriminate attacks - by Amnesty International
The killing of a schoolboy and an 18-year-old during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday highlights a larger pattern of indiscriminate attacks which could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said today.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:40PM
Chinese activists detained for supporting Hong Kong protests - by Amnesty International
Amnesty International is aware of the following mainland Chinese activists and citizens that have been detained for peacefully expressing support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:38PM
UK government 'routinely' spies on lawyers - by Amnesty International
Legal policies which allow the UK intelligence agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ to access confidential privileged communications between lawyers and clients were disclosed in court today. The documents were disclosed in a claim brought against the government by Libyan man Abdel Hakim Belhaj and Amnesty International.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 3:35PM