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text USDA Grants Final Approval for Invasive GE Grass by Center for Biological Diversity
Rushed Approval of Genetically Engineered Bentgrass Granted Despite Ongoing Threat to Agriculture, Environment...
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:50PM
document Against Trump or Against Capitalism? j20leaflet.pdf_140_.jpg by ICP
Leaflet for J20...
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:07AM
image FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance 480_fbimlkletters_1.jpg by EFF
The newly unredacted portions shed light on the government’s sordid scheme to harass and discredit Dr. King. And of course, the letter ends with an ominous threat. There's a lesson to learn here: history must play a central role in the debate around spying today....
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:23AM
text Democracy Now Live Broadcasts Jan 20-21 Inauguration & Women's March on DC by General Strike Now
While we stay home from work on Jan 20, we can keep track of the Jan 20, 2017 Inauguration and counter-inaugural protests by viewing live coverage from Democracy Now from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET at https://www.democracynow.org/live/inauguration_2017_live_coverage and on Jan 21, live coverage of the long overdue Women's March on Washington from 10 am to 3 p.m. ET at https://www.democracynow.org/live/watch_inauguration_2017_womens_march_live. Follow on Twitter at #DNlive or watch on Link TV at Dis...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:55AM
image The community of Suc-Tuc form a self-government against corruption and repression (Mexico) 480_15941001_690919024408604_2504680982688502753_n_1_1_1.jpg by Demián Revart
In the municipality of Hopelchén in Campeche, the community of San Francisco Suc-Tuc has decided to be governed by uses and customs. What does this mean? On January 9, 10 and 11, after a days of historic deliberative assemblies, the people elected an autonomous Council of Government and three representatives who will serve as treasurer, secretary and sheriff, all of them decentralized and revocable for the administration that arises in future assemblies, a radical difference from what was set...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:10AM
text Should someone 5150 Trump for being a threat to himself and everyone else? by Lynda Carson
According to wikipedia: “Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) (in particular, the Lanterman–Petris–Short Act or "LPS") which authorizes a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person suspected to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to themselves, a danger to others, and/or gravely disabled.”...
Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:19PM
image Free Korean Lee Jin-Young of Labor Books Now!!! korea_lee_jin-young_of_labor_books_now.jpg by International Campaign to Free LJY 2017
Lee Jin-young, coordinator of Labor Books, a book-sharing web site, in violation of the notoriously draconian National Security Law. This abrupt decision is extremely shocking, considering historic candlelight protests against the political scandal of Park Geynhye government and the subsequent crisis and her impeachment....
Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:27PM
audio This Week in Palestine, January 13th, 2016 (audio/mpeg 7.2mb) by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for January 07, to the 13, 2017....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:14PM
image The Privacy Threat From Always-On Microphones Like the Amazon Echo 480_web17-amazon-echo-1160x768.jpg by ACLU
A warrant from police in Arkansas seeking audio records of a man’s Amazon Echo has sparked an overdue conversation about the privacy implications of “always-on” recording devices. This story should serve as a giant wakeup call about the potential surveillance devices that many people are starting to allow into their own homes....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:29PM
text Turtle Island Statement on EPA Administrator Candidate Scott Pruitt by Peter
In advance of the confirmation hearings with the U.S. Senate, Turtle Island Restoration Network has issued the following statement on Scott Pruitt....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:19PM
text Seven Years After Devastating Earthquake, Haiti Struggles with Debt ‎and Hurricane Matthew by Greg
Haiti's debt approaches $2 billion dollars as it recovers from Hurricane Matthew and remembers the devastating earthquake that shattered the country seven years ago....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:48AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News January 2017 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry, in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who're working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our January 2017 report:...
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:29PM
text Ecuador Minister Discusses Need for UN Tax Body with Transparency Advocates by Greg
Ecuador Foreign Minister Guillame Long will meet with civil society groups on Thursday to discuss tax avoidance, corruption and development....
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:21PM
image Tampa Food Not Bombs Provides Healthy Meal As Police Ramp Up Threats for Saturday 480_stronger-together-tampa-food-not-bombs_1.jpg by Tampa Food Not Bombs
This morning Tampa Food Not Bombs served our usual Tuesday morning breakfast surrounded by dozens of supporters linking arms around the table. Even as police threatened the support circle with arrest if they didn't make passage for them to arrest those serving, they held strong around us which allowed us to serve every last person who wanted and needed a meal....
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:05PM
text Army Corps Issues Blanket Approval to Destroy Tens of Thousands of Acres of U.S. Wetlands by Center for Biological Diversity
Program Allows Mass Environmental Degradation With Limited Oversight...
Posted: Mon Jan 9, 2017 1:48AM
image Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark 480_alabamas-holman-prison-bird-feeding-meal-served-during-work-strike-0516-2_1.jpg by Kamala Kelkar, SF Bay View
The people who organized the country’s biggest prison strike against what they call modern-day slavery have planned their next target: corporate food service giant Aramark....
Posted: Sun Jan 8, 2017 9:10PM
image Israeli Soldiers Demolish 10 Water Wells near Bethlehem demolition-wells-pnn.jpg by IMEMC
Israeli authorities, on Wednesday morning, knocked down water wells in Teqou’ village, east of Bethlehem....
Posted: Fri Jan 6, 2017 10:36AM
image Israeli Army Abducts Six Palestinians In The West Bank, 100 In Five Days army_arrests_youth.jpg by IMEMC
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, six Palestinians, including two former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers have abducted at least 100 Palestinians in the first five days of this year....
Posted: Fri Jan 6, 2017 10:33AM
image Chomsky at MIT: Between the war scientists and the anti-war students 480_chomsky-police-confront-student-picket-mit-nov-1969_1.jpg by Chris Knight
It is now fifty years since Noam Chomsky published his celebrated article, 'The Responsibility of Intellectuals'. Few other writings had a greater impact on the turbulent political atmosphere on US campuses in the 1960s. The essay launched Chomsky's political career as the world's most intransigent and cogent critic of US foreign policy - a position he has held to this day....
Posted: Fri Jan 6, 2017 10:08AM
image Mumia Wins Federal Court Victory On Hep-C Treatment! lacfightbutton.jpg by Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia
On January 3rd, a federal court granted Mumia Abu-Jamal’s petition for immediate and effective treatment for his Hepatitis-C infection, which has hitherto been denied him. The judge struck down Pennsylvania’s protocols as “deliberate indifference to serious medical need,” said Rachel Wolkenstein, lawyer for Mumia....
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 8:22PM