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The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change - by Sharat G. Lin
Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:03PM
Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50PM
District Attorney’s Handling of Cat Shooting Case Probed by Animal Legal Defense Fund - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
AUSTIN — On June 26, the Animal Legal Defense Fund invited Austin County District Attorney Travis J. Koehn under the Texas Public Information Act (Tex. Gov. Code § 552.001 et seq.) to produce all records relating to the criminal case against Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow. Ms. Lindsey outraged animal lovers in April after posting a photo of herself on Facebook holding an orange cat with an arrow through its head, stating “My first bow kill, lol. The...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:27PM
Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
70th Anniversary of the UN Charter and Mural Unveiling - by D. Boyer
On Friday June 26th 2015, a 70th Anniversary Celebration of the signing of the UN Charter was held in San Francisco’s City Hall. Pics and video from that event. Sorry the photos were taken with an iPhone only.
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:45AM
Ignoring the real roots of American violence - by Danny Katch, Socialist Worker
Danny Katch considers the arguments put forward by liberal figures whose first response to the Charleston mass murders was to talk about the need for gun control.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:26PM
Costco members, fishermen, environmental, labor groups demand Costco say no to GE salmon - by via Center for Food Safety
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A coalition including Community Alliance for Global Justice, fishermen, members of UFCW Local 21 and concerned Costco customers rallied in front of the Costco next door to store headquarters and presented more than 300,000 petition signatures demanding that Costco Wholesale (COST) publicly commit to not sell genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:15PM
Teens win interim lawsuit in climate change case in Washington State - by John Englart (Takver)
On Tuesday in Washington State King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill issued a judgement ordering the Washington Department of Ecology to reconsider a citzen petition on rulemaking for greenhouse gas reductions according to the best available science.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:09AM
Choosing Sides: From Olympia to Charleston - by IGD!
White supremacy is a fundamental aspect of American class society. When ruptures happen in this system, people take sides as the war is made more clear.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:31PM
This Saturday (6/27) is National "Burn The Confederate Flag" Day - by #FeelTheBurn #TakeItDown
The Confederate flag is the flag of racism, and it flew high as a young, angry, ignorant white man murdered 9 innocent African Americans. Fortunately, our First Amendment right gives us the power of free speech that will allow us to display our feelings by burning the flag of slavery from sea to shining sea.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:10PM
Healing Our Wounds: Restorative Justice Needed For Albert Woodfox, The BPP, And The Nation - by Angola 3 News
On Monday, June 8, 2015, US District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a retrial. Among those who communicated with Albert during that emotional week was Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell. In the days following Judge Brady's ruling, she was a featured guest on several television and radio shows that focused on Albert's case, including National Public Radio. In this interview with Angola 3 News, Pr...
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:16PM
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM
AWI Applauds Humane Cosmetics Act Introduction - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds Representatives Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) for introducing the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858). This bipartisan bill would phase out the use of animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the United States.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:37PM
University of Denver Sturm College of Law Launches New Professorship in Animal Rights Law - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
DENVER, CO — The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is gratified to announce the creation of a new Professorship that will bolster students’ ability and interest in representing animal rights. Funded by a generous gift from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and appointed by the dean of Denver Law, the ALDF Professorship will provide support for a faculty member dedicated to advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and engaging students in this field of work. T...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:34PM
White House Urged to Remove Wood-burning Power Plants From Pollution Reduction Plan - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Fourteen conservation groups today urged the White House to eliminate biomass energy — the large-scale burning of wood to create electricity — as a means of compliance under the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan,” which will regulate carbon pollution from power plants.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:08PM
Interview with Lydia Y. Nichols on upcoming documentary Katrina Babies (audio/mpeg 75.1MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Gahiji Barrow interviews Lydia Y. Nichols about the upcoming documentary Katrina Babies that looks at the experience of children who survived the storm. This conversation includes discussion about trauma, racism and what it means to be young black and from New Orleans and have lived through Katrina and how those lasting impacts are being felt.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:38AM
It's Not Just Climate - Pope Francis Is Also Warning About The Health Of Our Oceans - by Elise Shulman
In his 222-page encyclical, Pope Francis warned about (1) the polar plight, (2) sea level rise, (3) ocean-bound water pollution, (4) ocean acidification, (5) overfishing and (6) loss of marine biodiversity.
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:52AM
Romero Institute Calls for Pope Francis to Revoke the Doctrine of Discovery - by via The Romero Institute
The Romero Institute, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based 501(c)3 and heir to the famed Christic Institute, celebrates the release of Laudato Si', Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, but insists the Catholic Church must do more to reverse the entrenched and systemic injustices that persist as a result of its policies.
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:16PM
Dylann Roof, The Fight Against Racism, And The Right To Bear Arms - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Dylann Roof wearing the flags of South Africa and Rhodesia during their racist apartheid-eras. Rhodesia is now renamed Zimbabwe after the partial victory of its anti-racist revolution. This photo was taken from Dylann Roof's Facebook account. In other Facebook photos Dylann Roof posed with another symbol of racist terror, white supremacy, and chattel slavery, the Confederate flag.]
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:13AM