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Summary Killings During the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine - by Amnesty International
An Amnesty International investigation into allegations of execution-style and other deliberate killings by pro-Russian separatists and pro-Kyiv forces has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:11PM
Mideast Migraines - DtSO - ending "What Price Israel" (audio/mpeg 135.1MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of "They Dare to Speak Out" by Paul Findley, chapter 12, "What Price Israel?"; Arabic music. Length: 1:58:02/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-11/ Location Recorded: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (138MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:45PM
World Trade Organization Attacks Commonsense Country of Origin Labels - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in 2013 still ran afoul of the global trade rules. The WTO’s compliance panel decided that the goal of country of origin labels was not trade illegal, but it narrowly found that the implementation of the COOL rules discouraged livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:46PM
Mideast Migraines - DtSO, What Price Israel (audio/mpeg 131.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "They Dare to Speak Out", chapter 12 What Price Israel; music. Length: 1:54:42/ Date Recorded: 2014-10-04/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (134MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:02AM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Global Movement to Ban Fracking Urges Ban Ki-moon to Reject Controversial Process - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. –Just two weeks after the largest climate march in history, over 250 groups from nearly 40 countries urged United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to reject fracking as a part of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in a letter sent to him today (see PDF). This came on the eve of the Global Frackdown, a Food & Water Watch initiated international day of action to ban fracking on October 11th that will feature hundreds of actions on six continents, demonstrating b...
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:25PM
Mideast Migraines - They Dare to Speak Out - "Not All Jews Toe the Line" (audio/mpeg 140.2MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading of "They Dare to Speak Out" by Congressman Paul Findley, chapter entitled "Not All Jews Toe the Line"; "music. Length: 2:02:31/ Date Recorded: 2014-09-13/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (144MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:03PM
Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines - by Center for Biological Diversity
MISSOULA, Mont.— Eight conservation groups joined forces today in a legal challenge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine, a rare and elusive mountain-dwelling species with fewer than 300 individuals remaining in the lower 48.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:41PM
Stemming Mass Wildlife Extinctions Must Drive International Biodiversity Treaty - by Center for Biological Diversity
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea— As diplomats and citizens from all over the world continue gathering at the 12th Conference of the Parties for the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity this week, they face the sobering reality that wild plant and animal species throughout the planet — indeed in every country — continue to vanish at rates not seen since the dinosaur die-off 65 million years ago. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat itself, in the recent report Glob...
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:24AM
ISIS: Genocidal Jihad Made in the USA; U.S. Out of Syria and Iraq! - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Religious fanatics of ISIS marching 250 fighters of the secular Syrian Arab Army through the desert before lining them up in frnt of their graves and shooting them. From video released by ISIS late in August.]
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:45PM
Free Puerto Rican Prisoner of War Norberto Gonzalez Claudio Now! - by Steven Argue
Picket: Thursday, October 9 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm 26 Federal Plaza, N.Y. New York
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 5:43PM
Ferguson: Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in ACLU’s Five-Second Rule Lawsuit - by via ACLU of Missouri
October 06, 2014 - Law enforcement officials can no longer force peaceful protesters in Ferguson to keep moving on sidewalks when they are breaking no law. Federal Judge Catherine Perry granted a preliminary injunction this afternoon in the lawsuit Mustafa Abdullah v. Saint Louis County et al., regarding the “five-second rule.”
Posted: Tue Oct 7, 2014 11:47PM
Hong Kong: Women and girls attacked as police fail to protect peaceful protesters - by Amnesty International
Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect hundreds of peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators on Friday evening, Amnesty International said.
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 2:49PM
Smithsonian Institution Formulates First Official Climate Change Statement - by via Smithsonian Institution
In conjunction with the one-day symposium “Living in the Anthropocene: Prospects for Climate, Economics, Health, and Security,” the Smithsonian has released the following statement on climate change:
Posted: Sat Oct 4, 2014 1:52AM
interview with Louisiana State Senator J. P. Morrell on sexual assault at college campuses (audio/mpeg 19.9MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Senator J.P. Morrell joins Janet Hays, Jonlyn Miller, and Matt Toups on WTUL News & Views to discuss sexual assault on college campuses.
Posted: Fri Oct 3, 2014 7:35AM
Message from Leonard Peltier on his 70th Birthday - by Leonard Peltier
Greetings my Friends, Relatives and Supporters
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:47PM
U.S. Dietary Guidelines Must Include Reduced Meat, Dairy to Meet Sustainability Goals - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Newly proposed U.S. dietary guidelines should include meat and dairy reductions to create a sustainable food system in the United States that helps curb climate change, reduce environmental destruction and protect wildlife, according to comments (see PDF) submitted today by the Center for Biological Diversity. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, currently in the process of reviewing scientific evidence and public comments for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, is taking su...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:39PM
Trade Sanctions Sought to Halt Extinction of Mexican Porpoise, Fish - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity on September 29 formally requested that the Obama administration impose trade sanctions against Mexico to stop the country’s illegal totoaba fishery, which is driving both the endangered totoaba and the vaquita — a porpoise that’s one of the planet’s most imperiled animals — to extinction.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:34AM
Global Arms Trade Treaty – a beginners’ guide: 50th ratification update - by Amnesty International
On 2 April 2013, after 20 years of determined lobbying and campaigning by Amnesty International and partner NGOs, the UN General Assembly voted decisively to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) text. Now the treaty is on the cusp of becoming international law which could change the lives of millions.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:22PM
ALDF Sues Pet Store Chain for Selling Sick and Injured “Puppy Mill” Puppies - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a false-advertising lawsuit against “Barkworks,” a Southern California pet store chain (with locations in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Riverside Counties), for selling sick and injured puppies and deceiving consumers about the well-being and health of the puppies. The complaint, filed today in Orange County District Court, alleges that Barkworks violated California state business practices and de...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:03PM