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US Beaches Fall Victim to Federal Budget Again - by Surfrider Foundation
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Mar. 5, 2014—The White House released the federal budget for FY2015 yesterday that proposes to eliminate all funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) BEACH Act grant program that supports water-testing programs at beaches around the country.
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 3:45AM
Belarus: President Lukashenko Vows to Prevent a Coup Similar to Ukraine - by Steven Argue
[Photo: May 2, 2012: Belarusian soldiers rehearsing for the Victory Day parade in central Minsk, Belarus. This is a celebration of the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany. 2.2 million Belarusians were murdered by the Nazi occupiers, including most of Belarus's Jews. Today, among the "democratic" reforms of the new neo-Nazi infested government of Ukraine is the legalization of the destruction of WW II memorials celebrating the heroes of WW II. Unlike U.S. allies in Kiev, the Belarusian deform...
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 11:55AM
Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — This week, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture wraps up its comment period on the feasibility of genetically engineered (GMO) and non-GMO crops to coexist, Food & Water Watch in partnership with the Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) releases survey results (see PDF) that clearly show contamination from GMO crops is happening and it’s non-GMO farmers who are paying the price.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 7:13PM
U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Rulings Prohibiting Anti-Immigrant Housing Ordinances - by ACLU
NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 3 declined to hear two prominent cases involving anti-immigrant local ordinances in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and Farmers Branch, Texas that would have denied housing to immigrants that the cities considered "illegal aliens." The decision will let stand lower court rulings in the 3rd and 5th Circuits, respectively, that found the ordinances unconstitutional and permanently prohibited the ordinances from taking effect.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 12:22PM
Patterns of Oppression - by Walter Bond
Whenever we the human race set about oppressing another group from within or from outside our own species the justifications we use are not only similar in design but often times exact verbatim. There is a fairly intricate pathology to how we determine the otherness of different groups. Unfortunately, it is far to complex for the scope of this slim essay. However, I would like to highlight a couple prime examples that I have come across in my years as an activist for the liberation of Animals...
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:38AM
Ukraine: Two Airports Seized By Anti-Coup Militias; Neo-Nazi Defense Minister Blames Russi - by Steven Argue
Photo: self-defense squads at Crimean airport, photo credit: RT.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:41AM
House Votes to Strengthen Freedom of Information Act - by Center for Effective Government
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014—The U.S. House of Representatives today approved H.R. 1211, the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2014, which would strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to increase access to public information.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:53PM
Mideast Migraines - "Goliath" - Delegitimization (audio/mpeg 49.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of M. Blumenthal's "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel", Chapters 37 - 40; music. Length: 01:47:41/ Date Recorded: 2014-02-22/ File Info: 64Kbps mp3, (50MB) Mono
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:22PM
FracNatural The Unconventional Energy Boost - by Tomas DiFiore
Two studies: One study is based on algorithms of expansion under economic models with unquantified terms such as 'prudent development' of the Monterey Shale. And one study is based on the geologic strata, actual well numbers, production records per well, core analysis by industry logs, source rocks vs migration and trapping timescales, production trends over the course of time, maturity of fields and known reservoir assets vs new exploration, and shifting company profiles and investments.
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:44PM
If Ukraine Were The United States - by Steven Argue
[Photo: U.S. / E.U. backed rioters with guns and neo-Nazi symbols.]
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:23AM
1,000+ Health Professionals Call on President Obama to Act on Fracking - by Environment America
Washington, D.C. – On February 20, Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates delivered letters (see PDF) from more than 1,000 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to President Obama and state decision-makers asserting that fracking should be stopped, given the overwhelming threats to public health. The letters come as public awareness of the health and environmental impacts of fracking is on the rise. For example, in a peer-reviewed study published las...
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:13PM
Nuclear Power Will Set Us Back in the Race to Curb Global Warming - by Environment America
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On February 19 Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced final approval for $6.5 billion in loan guarantees for Southern Company to build two more reactors at the Vogtle nuclear site in Georgia. In 2010, when these loan guarantee was first proposed, Environment America released a critical report: The Nuclear Bailout: President Obama’s high risk gamble on new reactors undermines the fight against global warming (see PDF).
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:02PM
Kasich Administration Caught Up in Fracking Conspiracy Cover-up - by Sierra Club
Columbus, OH – In an attempt to bury a story about a planned administration spanning conspiracy to promote fracking in public parks, a secret communications plan was leaked by Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration to reporters late Friday afternoon.
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:22AM
Ukraine: U.S. Backed Rioters Burn Central Kiev, Kill 10 Policemen, 26 People Killed - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Tuesday February 18, 2004 rightist uprising in Kiev. Note the red and black flag of Nazi occupation in the Ukraine. This was the flag of followers of Stepan Bandera’s Nazi collaborators of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). The UPA were directly responsible for killing between 40,000 and 60,000 Poles in the Volhynia Region in 1943 as well as many Jews and Communists. With Nazi German aid, including the training of troops in Abwehr military camps, the UPA helped facilitate the Nazi ...
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:24PM
Ukraine: U.S. Backed Rightists Retreat From Occupied Buildings and Barricades - by Steven Argue
The United States and the European Union were trying to impose an economic deal worse than the one offered by Russia through a coup d'etate. The conditions that would have imposed would have greatly hurt the Ukrainian working class, just as the EU has devastated the working class in Greece. In addition, the conditions of EU membership would not have allowed Ukrainians free movement in the European Union, giving the country of Ukraine and its citizens only second class status in the EU. Th...
Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:30AM
Mideast Migraines: "Goliath", There Are No Facts (chapters 34 - 36, starting part VI) (audio/mpeg 131.9MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading from Max Blumenthal's "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel", chapters 34 -36, starting part VI; Arabic music. Recorded, 2014-02-15/ length, 01:55:13/ 64Kbps mp3, (135MB) Mono
Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:18PM
EPA Releases Guidelines on the Use of Diesel Fuel in Fracking Fluid - by Environment California
Sacramento, CA. – On February 11, as we learn more every day about the chemicals used in fracking that threaten our environment and health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a long-awaited guidance for regulating the use of diesel fuel in fracking fluid under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Investigations show that diesel fuel, known to be hazardous to human health, has been used in fracking operations in California.
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:31AM
Court Rules Warrant Is Required to Access Drug Prescription Database - by ACLU
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the first time, a federal judge has ruled that patients have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their drug prescription records, and that law enforcement must obtain a warrant in order to search such information. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Oregon represented a group of Oregon patients and a physician in the lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:24AM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Coho Salmon From Logging on Oregon's State Forests - by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity on February 13 filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry for logging that is hurting threatened coho salmon and damaging stream health on the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests (see PDF). According to the notice, logging on steep landslide-prone slopes and hauling timber on badly designed roads is polluting streams with sediment and harming the fish.
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:10AM
Mideast Migraines: "Goliath", Part V, chapters 30 - 34 (audio/mpeg 99.9MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading from M. Blumenthal's "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel" beginning Part V, Chapters 30 thru 34; : "Arabic Beat" music.
Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:33PM