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President Obama Asked to Stop U.S. Military Project That Threatens Endangered Dugong
OKINAWA, Japan, May 26, 2016 — During President Obama’s visit to Japan for the G-7 summit, the Center for Biological Diversity called on him to abandon his controversial plan to build a large new military base in biologically rich and sensitive Henoko and Oura Bay. The bay is home to the dugong — a marine mammal related to manatees that is an ancient cultural icon in Okinawa — and other endangered species. That project is strongly opposed by residents of the island, which has had a hu...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:29PM
Africa Day 2016 connects "Roots" in the State of California to the African Union
Africa Day 2016 we honor the contributions of "California African Roots" and US Colored Troops who died during the US Civil War is the day 'Roots' will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both incredibly inspiring and tremendously entertaining. The broader conversation in the State of California, documenting the "Roots" of people of African ancestry builds upon the legacy of Honorable Mervyn M. Dymally, his legislative act remains a open secret...
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:21PM
Puerto Rico Debt Bill Heads for Full House Vote
The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-10 to approve Puerto Rico debt legislation for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:55AM
And Here’s Another Thing the Clinton’s Fucked Up.
In the late nineties Duh Prez. appointed General Barry McCaffery to be the Drug Czar!
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:57AM
Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap
The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, not future. Globalization and protection of the atmosphere do not go together. Climate policy has a policy. Economic profit dominance always has priority over climate protection. The logic of the financial markets to which climate protection often falls victim must be broken. A whole bundle of measures is necessary. Climate protection must go hand-in-hand with fighting poverty.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:07AM
US policy in Honduras must change
Since 1982 a single landowner and sweatshop entrepreneur has benefited from US interventions in Honduras.While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton ignored pleas from Congress to cut off support to Miguel Facusse', who was remembered as a "colorful character" by the LA Times when he passed away last year at the age of 90. Today, I provide background for a new report from International Affairs Review: "¡Basta Ya! The United States is Overdue for a New Policy Approach in Honduras" by Laura Blume
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:59PM
The Nakba Files
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and the Center for Palestine Studies (CPS) at Columbia University are pleased to announce the launch of The Nakba Files, a new website that will serve as an online space for researchers and practitioners to explore new approaches to law in Israel/Palestine.
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 2:37PM
This Week in Palestine, May 20th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 6.7MB)
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 14, to the 20, 2016.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:57PM
New UK Report Supports Strong Action on Antibiotics in Ag
WASHINGTON, May 20th, 2016 — A report commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom (see PDF) recommends reducing “the extensive and unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture” in order to curb the global spread of infections. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance released its final report this week, calling for quick movement to ban or restrict the use of antibiotics in animals that are vital for human health, among other measures.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:37PM
Zionist/Nazi Relations in 1930's Becomes Big Issue in British Politics-With Lenni Brenner
The Zionists and Rightwing UK Labourites are launching a witch hunt against supposed anti-semites because they have exposed the historic relationship between the Nazis and the Zionists who colluded during the 2nd WW. Nazis were invited by the Zionists to Palestine because they agreed with the Nazi solution of Jews going to Palestine for their own state.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:17PM
Africa Day 2016 ~ Expanding California-Pan African Trade and Commerce
A commitment by the State of California toward structured relationships between Africa to define key goals and identify specific projects to which collective African efforts, governmental and nongovernmental, will be directed. Africa Day 2016, we begin again to chart a way forward in institutionalizing processes of California Pan-African Trade and Commerce that manifest equity and equal opportunity
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:37AM
wtul news talks with Steve Merlan of Books2 Prisoners (audio/mpeg 8.2MB)
We caught steve merlan on the street to talk to him about books2 prisoners new orleans, b2pnola.org, about their service work. On the table are how book requests work, and the challenges of reading while inside the prison system. Volunteer nights are weekly, sundays at 2527 George Nick Connor drive 4pm.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:31AM
The Language of Neoliberalism
Knowledge enables people to interpret reality. Metaphors and pictures give things a new meaning and can change reality when people act accordingly. Capital isn't so frightened and isn't the same as a deer. Different forms of capital must be distinguished. The financial crisis is compared to a thunderstorm that is not man-made. The term "sleek state" implied in the demand for "more market and less state" is physical or bodily. Costs for the population rise parallel to the trimming of the s...
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 5:58AM
Africa Day 2016 at the California State Capitol featuring Roots Sunday
Africa Day 2016 we feature a new imagination of ROOTS for the first time in 40 years and encourage a broader conversation of the ongoing impacts of “Slavery in California, ” unique targeted Legislation with Judicial and Executive acts specific to people of African ancestry by the State of California.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:37AM
House Passes Most Environmentally Destructive Defense Authorization Act in History
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 — In a partisan vote today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which, if enacted into law, would gut protections for several endangered species, including the American burying beetle and lesser prairie chicken, and remove the Clean Water Act’s ability to control destructive invasive species. The must-pass legislation now moves to the Senate for further consideration.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 5:20PM
House Releases New Puerto Rico Debt Legislation
Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) introduced the latest version of legislation to help resolve Puerto Rico's financial crisis.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:52PM
Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment
It was a quarter of a century ago, on March 7th, 1991, when the proletarian uprising in Iraq against war showed to the world proletariat the only way forward to eliminate wars forever. As always, on the other side of the social barricade, all the global forces of Capital acted as one body to liquidate the autonomy of our class.
Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:49AM
New Community Resource: It's a Trap!
(May 6, 2016) Today the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) released a simple but critical piece of public education on undercover law enforcement, informants and cooperating witnesses. It's a Trap! (see PDF) provides basic information that everyone should know about the tactics of law enforcement, but that may be particularly important for political activists and those who are, or who are perceived to be, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim or South Asian.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:01PM
National Research Council GMO Study Compromised by Industry Ties
Washington, D.C., May 16, 2016 — One day before the National Research Council (NRC) is scheduled to release a multi-year research report about genetically engineered (GMO) crops and food, Food & Water Watch has released an issue brief detailing the far-reaching conflicts of interest at the NRC and its parent organization, the National Academy of Sciences.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:51PM
Study: Biodiversity Essential to Protect Ocean Fishes From Climate Change
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 — Biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our oceans in the face of climate change and ensuring an adequate supply of the fish that billions of people around the world rely on for protein, particularly in developing countries. That’s the conclusion of important new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study suggests that maintaining biodiversity by reducing overfishing in reef ecosystems is crucial not...
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:53PM