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Mon Apr 18 2011 (Updated 04/19/11)Brought to You by Oil and Cancer: Modesto Earth Day Festival
Mon Apr 18 2011 (Updated 04/19/11)"Modesto Earth Day Festival Is a Joke and a Farce" - Modesto Anarcho
Modesto Anarcho writes: The Modesto Earth Day celebration held every year is an exercise in how the world is not changed. The event, which is put on by the Modesto Parks and Recreation Department, manages to rake in thousands of dollars through corporate sponsorships and food and tabling vendors. Looking at these sponsors, the event itself becomes even more laughable.
The sponsors of this year's Earth Day Festival include Boyett Petroleum, The Modesto Bee, Modesto Irrigation District (MID), Gallo Wine, Covanta Energy, and Frito Lay, just to name a few. So, we have the only large newspaper in town sponsoring the event (the Bee), two of the largest employers (Gallo and Frito Lay), MID, which provides power to Modesto residents, and major polluters such as a petroleum company and a waste incinerator.
The Modesto Earth Day Festival is a marriage of corporate, state, and media interests, united together in brandishing themselves as protectors of the environment and friends of the earth.
1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada Habitat Protected for Imperiled Frogs, Toads Thursday Aug 25th 10:18 AM
Winnemem Wintu Tribe supports the Standing Rock Sioux Protectors Tuesday Aug 23rd 4:21 PM
Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads Monday Aug 22nd 4:23 PM
Yurok Tribe finds deadly disease in Klamath River salmon Monday Aug 22nd 2:19 PM
CTC Whistleblower Kathy Carroll Jury Awards $3.1 M AG Harris & Brown In Cover-Up (2 comments) Saturday Aug 20th 11:58 PM
Big Oil Money Gushes Over Sacramento, LA Times & Brown's Dirty Hands (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 16th 5:53 PM
Consumer Watchdog slams Jerry Brown over receiving $9.8 million in fossil fuel donations Monday Aug 15th 5:27 PMMore Local News...
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Justice For CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll-Statement At Sacramento Trial (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 9th 9:56 PM
Fired CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll's Lawyer Dan Siegel On Retaliation Witnesses (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 2nd 7:55 AM
Africa Day 2016 at the California State Capitol featuring Roots Sunday Friday May 20th 4:37 AM
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Kwanzaa, "first fruits of the harvest" is a "California Grown" International Holiday Tuesday Dec 15th 2:56 PM
Paris Panels to Explore International Movement to Ban Fracking Monday Dec 7th 4:24 PMMore Global News...
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USDA Unviels New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' for Agriculture Entrepreneurs Friday Apr 29th 10:56 PM
ALRB approved: Here’s what the UFW says you get for 3% of your salary Monday Apr 25th 5:49 PM
UFW pays millions to itself & cronies, and ZERO for its dues-paying members (3 comments) Sunday Apr 24th 4:45 PM
Workers “never” have a right to witness mediation, California says Thursday Apr 21st 11:30 PM
Nice Pick Justice turnout at court in Fresno Thursday Apr 21st 5:51 PM
Judge again says ALRB and UFW colluded on litigation strategy Thursday Apr 21st 5:36 PM
LA Times report validates Pick Justice’s positions about UFW & ALRB Thursday Apr 21st 5:22 PMOpen Newswire...
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