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image Water Protectors Occupy the Iowa Utilities Board 480_dakota_access_pipeline_protest_iowa_utilities_board_1.jpg by via Mississippi Stand
Des Moines, IA -- Efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline continue in Iowa. Wednesday, December 7th, Water Protectors gather to stop operations at the Iowa Utilities Board in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. This is deemed a nonviolent civil disobedience action by the Catholic Workers of Des Moines and Mississippi Stand, a grassroots direct action group fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa....
Posted: Wed Dec 7, 2016 10:25AM
image PHILIPPINES: We Condemn the Burial of A Dictator 480_2016-marcos-is-no-hero_1.jpg by SENTRO
We Condemn the Burial of A Dictator, We Blame the Duterte Government for this Atrocious Act...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 9:18PM
document Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns cae_blockingthesun_v2.pdf_140_.jpg by via Environment California
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2016 – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network of fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast-growing, pollution-free energy resource. Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and running media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:08PM
text New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides additional evidence that diets lower in animal-based foods and higher in plant-based foods are better for the health of people and the planet. The review highlights the urgency of addressing sustainability in national food policy as a matter of food security: “Long-term food security can be ensured only if we consider the sustainability of our food suppl...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:59PM
image Analysis: North Dakota Pipelines Average Four Spills Per Year; 3 Million Gallons Spilled in Past 21 Years 480_north_dakota_pipeline_spills_map_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, December 6, 2016 — Existing pipelines in North Dakota have spilled crude oil and other hazardous liquids at least 85 times since 1996, according to an analysis (see PDF) released today by the Center for Biological Diversity. These 85 spills — an average of four a year — caused more than $40 million in property damage, according to the data compiled from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Image: Hazardous liquid pipeline ...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:49PM
image Victory for Standing Rock: DAPL Easement Not Granted 480_athabasca-keepers-of-the-water-standing-rock-dapl_joey-podlubny-flickr_1.jpg by via Earthjustice
Victory: The Dakota Access Corporation was not granted the easement needed for construction under Lake Oahe; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for alternative routes...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 6:04PM
text Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement to DAPL to drill under Lake Oahe and Missouri River until EIS is Completed by via Water Protector Legal Collective/NLG
December 4, 2016 - Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is denying an easement to Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access) to drill under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed and alternative routes are explored. “The Water Protector Legal Collective applauds the Obama Administration’s decision to deny the easement, but calls for a permanent stop to DAPL. We also recognize that this d...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:52PM
image Endangered Species Mural at Standing Rock Supports Tribal Push to Protect Water, Sacred Land From Pipeline 480_dakotaskippermural_rogerpeet_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Dakota Skipper Mural Is Tenth Installment in National Endangered Species Mural Project...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:38PM
image Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock 480_national_nurses_united_standing_rock_nodapl.jpg by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United Press Release, 12/2/16...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:23PM
text Stop Sen. Sesssions From Making U.S. into a Sadistic State as D.A.! by Green Liberty Party
Petition from MoveOn.org to stop Sen. Jeffery Beauregard Sessions from becoming District Attorney of the U.S. under Pres. Trump. Reasons to prevent his appointment as DA include overt racism and outdated pre-Civil War thinking. He also doesn't respect state rights on cannabis legalization. Sen. Sessions will take the U.S. backwards into a state of sadistic racial feudalism....
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:11AM
text EPA Petitioned to Acknowledge Extensive Fluoride/Brain Risk Evidence by Fluoride Action Network
Groups delivered 2500 pages of scientific evidence to EPA showing fluoride/brain risks that warrants EPA's banning the unnecessary addition of fluoride chemicals into public water supplies...
Posted: Sun Dec 4, 2016 11:36AM
image Barrier-Reef-trashing monster coal mine to get a billion dollar tax handout 480_adani_mine_map_1.jpg by Diet Simon, sourcing from WGAR News
The coal-addicted right-of-centre Australian government is likely to break its pledge not to fund the proposed Adani monster coal mine in Queensland. Adani's unbankable, Great-Barrier-Reef-trashing mine is one step closer, with preliminary approval being granted for the federal government to hand over a billion taxpayer dollars for a nearly 400km rail corridor to serve the mine. Campaigning for the 2 July election, which returned him with a one-seat majority, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull s...
Posted: Sun Dec 4, 2016 12:47AM
audio This Week in Palestine, December 3rd, 2016 (audio/mpeg 8.3mb) by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for November 26, to December 3, 2016....
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 11:06PM
image Philippines: Marcos burial forms part of pattern towards authoritarianism 480_2016-marcos-not-a-hero_1.jpg by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan joins the rest of the country in denouncing the unilateral, treacherous burial of the dictator Marcos as a hero....
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 6:54PM
audio Grassroots groups talk the scope of New Orleans' Energy Future (audio/mpeg 16.9mb) by wtulnews
Monique Harden of Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Casey DeMoss of All4Energy, and Colette Pichon Battle of Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy speak on New Orleans' Energy Future at Dillard 1 December, 2016...
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 3:43PM
text Fukushima quake rock's Japan's and the globe's psyche. by Michael Steinberg
On Tuesday, November 22, at 5:39 a.m., a strong earthquake hit Japan's southeast region, including the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing widespread panic and immediate tsunami warnings....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 4:46PM
image Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity 480_trump_not_welcome_1.jpeg by United Public Workers For Action
The Trump election signifies the decline of US imperialism and an opportunity for the working class to unite, mobilize with the lessons of the 1930's and build a mass democratic working class party....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 2:38PM
text Ukraine is a growing nuclear waste dump in the center of Europe by BonLeon
According to the report prepared by the NNWE experts on Nuclear and Radiation Safety in Ukraine for 2016, Ukraine is currently standing one step away from another massive manmade disaster....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 1:19AM
text Ongoing gross violations of human rights, genocide, ethnocide, ecocide in 'Australia' by Ghillar Michael Anderson
30 November 2016: The Canberra Gathering of First Nations and Peoples from 26 to 27 November was a very successful sharing of testimony, knowledge, understanding and strategies. Delegates came from across this continent––as far away as Oombulgurri in the Kimberley, Western Australia and Atherton in Far North Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates were joined by participants from the Mapuche in southern Chile, Canada, Fiji and Bangladesh. The Gathering was also well attend...
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:14PM
audio Dream Caravan 2016 (audio/mpeg 24.6mb) by WTUL News and Views
WTUL News and Views speaks with Organizers of the annual Dream Caravan, a community healing event hosted in New Orleans that focuses on the powerful healing potential of dreams....
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:26AM