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image Winnemem Wintu Tribe supports the Standing Rock Sioux Protectors 480_standing_rock_statement_winnemem_wintu_tribe_1.jpg by Winnemem Wintu Tribe
"On behalf of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, as Chief, I send you our support. We believe that “We are One” in the struggle to protect Mother Earth. We stand with you with the position you have taken as a nation, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline." -- Chief Caleen Sisk...
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:21PM
text ACLU of North Dakota Statement on First Amendment Violations at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest by ACLU of North Dakota
Cannon Ball, N.D., August 22, 2016 – The curbing of peaceful protests at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction is in violation of our core principles of free speech....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:25PM
text Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., August 17, 2016 — In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Forest Service has restricted livestock grazing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to prevent harm to the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, both of which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The federal agency said in a letter that it is undergoing consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has adjusted grazing manag...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:23PM
audio Louisiana Floods: in their own words, stories and how to help (audio/mpeg 30.2mb) by WTUL News & Views
On the Louisiana Floods, personal stories from Blair, Bru, and Logan, plus an update from Elizabeth about ways to lift up your Louisiana loved ones....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:08AM
image California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site 480_el_camino_real_1.jpg by via Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
California Indians Demand Cruelty to Ancestors Be Disclosed as California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Map showing El Camino Real....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:25AM
audio Citizen Reporting of Great Louisiana Flood of 2016 (audio/mpeg 41.2mb) by WTUL News and Views
Compiled audio of citizen vlogs detailing their experiences trying to recover after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2106....
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:51AM
text HUD policies threaten poor, elderly, disabled, and low-income people with eviction by Lynda Carson
There are around 300,000 renters in California who receive Section 8 voucher rental assistance. As of March 2016, in Berkeley there are around 1,935 section 8 units. Richmond has around 1,851 section 8 units. San Francisco has around 9,238 section 8 units. Alameda has around 1,845 section 8 units, and Alameda County has around 6,312 section 8 units. Marin County has around 2,153 section 8 units, and Contra Costa County has around 6,887 section 8 housing units....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:15PM
image Lawsuit Launched to Protect Blue Whales, Other Endangered Animals From Offshore Fracking in CA sea_otter_california_flickrcreativecommons_mike_baird.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., August 17, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for approving fracking in federal waters off the California coast without evaluating the dangers to blue whales, sea otters, and other threatened and endangered wildlife....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:32PM
image No Dakota Pipeline - tribes push back against yet another threat to clean water 480_13924979_1065509830236132_2959863761466764350_n_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
The Standing Rock Sioux Nation is calling out to all indigenous nations of the world to stand in solidarity with them as they fight yet another pipeline on tribal lands....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:35PM
image Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Continutes to Help Medical Marijuana Defendants in Federal Court 480_judge-o-scannlain_1.jpg by Americans for Safe Access
An opinion today (August 16, 2016) issued in the federal 9th Circuit by a three-judge panel has found that federal prosecutions of medical cannabis defendants may not proceed unless there is a violation of state law. In the opinion of U.S. vs. McIntosh, written by 9th Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, the court held that the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment prohibits the federal prosecution of conduct that is allowed by the state's medical cannabis law....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:12PM
image Hearing in Lawsuit Compelling USDA to Pull Foie Gras From Shelves foie-gras-ducks-cc-liberation-bc.jpg by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2016 – Today the District Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit by the Animal Legal Defense Fund—the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, concerned consumers, and a coalition of animal protection groups against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing a diseased poultry product—specifically, foie gras—into the food supply....
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:20PM
calendar Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Workstoppage 480_prisoner-strike-sept-9-2016_1.jpg by Prisoners from across the United States
nation-wide prisoner work stoppage...
Event Date: Fri Sep 9, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:26AM
text The Digitalization of Labor by Patrick Stary
Robots and algorithms are ready to automate many activities like the manufacturing robot Baxter... John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a future in which the work week of his grandchildren would be only 15 hours. Reducing working hours is the only way to guarantee everyone the right to work. Technology and computerization enable a human future of cooperation and sharing if we can free ourselves of egoism, work fetishism, vulgar materialism and hyper-individualism....
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:07AM
image Ashlei Mason Burns an Innocent Animal Alive 480_ashlei-mason_1.jpg by AnimalJustice890
Ashlei Mason douses a live animal with lighter fluid and burns it alive...
Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:19AM
audio New Orleans Drug Policy Update August 2016 (audio/mpeg 26.4mb) by WTUL News & Views
24 min New Orleans and surrounding area drug war news for 2016. Learn about: law enforcement officers and staffers booked or sentenced on conspiracy, drug distribution, malfeasance, and theft charges in Louisiana; official opiate overdose warnings from health departments, coroners, and law enforcement around the state; mixed bag state legislative actions; effects of prohibition on public health; findings on sentencing and jailing on municipal, state, and federal levels....
Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:52AM
audio Dr Sylvia Earle at ASIH New Orleans 2016 (audio/mpeg 50.2mb) by wtul news and ASIH
Dr Sylvia Earle, pioneer aquanaut, speaks about her life as a leading researcher, and a leading female aquanaut in her quest to study and save the blue planet....
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:38AM
image The PR Campaign to Uplift Police & Demonize Those Who Call for Accountability 480_blackaugust.jpg by Davey D
I was alerted to an inflammatory story from Bay Area ABC news reporter Dan Noyes that basically sought to disparage the Black August celebrations. The story noted that "police sources" had leaked a memo to him stating that prison guards and police were gonna be attacked by members of the Black Guerilla Family in celebration of Black August. Many found the allegations to be outlandish....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:27PM
image Feds’ Approval of GE Mosquito Release Doesn’t Account for Risk 480_engineered_mosqutio_1.jpg by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, August 9th, 2016 — Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the release of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the Florida Keys without a thorough review of the risks associated with such a release. This first-of–its-kind release was approved by the FDA despite widespread public outcry and a weak environmental assessment....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:48PM
text COINTELPRO action, not "Anonymous" video. by Silas Weatherby
Discussion of why the video call for a July 15th "Day of Rage" supposedly from "Anonymous" was almost certainly a COINTELPRO action....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:36PM
text Public Records Sought Over Federal Surveillance of Climate Protesters by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, August 11, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed nine Freedom of Information Act requests seeking the release of public records relating to surveillance of peaceful protests of federal fossil fuel auctions. Records obtained by the Intercept in July revealed that federal and local police agents went undercover at a May 20 public protest of a Bureau of Land Management fossil fuel auction in Lakewood, Colo....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:54PM