image Indigenous Women Excluded, Enbridge Public Hearing Shut Down 480_dsc02667-2_1.jpg by WeCopwatch
We refuse to let our voices go unheard in this process. Enbridge claims a near-impeccable pipeline safety record but has in fact been responsible for hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled each year in the last three decades. We applaud Michele Naar-Obed for testifying in Duluth and highlighting the violations Enbridge has already wrought on the environment. We resist Enbridge’s attempts to buy its permits and oppose the unilateral force with which they are attempting to determ...
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:45PM
image Costco Pies Are Cheap; And Contain Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil 480_costco_lattice_palm_oil_pies_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
Costco, RSPO, Wilmar, Cargill, IOI, does it matter? It’s overwhelmingly the big companies that are destroying forest to create oil palm plantations and causing dangerous climate change. Studies not only show that the narrative about who’s causing deforestation is incorrect. They also reflect broader, global issues about the unequal distribution of land. A recent background paper for the 2014 issue of the FAO’s State of Food and Agriculture report estimated that the world has somewhat over 570...
Posted: Sun Oct 8, 2017 1:54PM
image Health & Farmworker Advocates Respond to California’s Interim Mitigations for Chlorpyrifos 480_sactosep1517bancpf_1.jpg by Californians for Pesticide Reform
"The fact remains that US EPA scientists last November found all current uses of chlorpyrifos on food-related crops put children at risk due to unsafe levels in our food, air, water, and workplaces. Like the Trump Administration, the DPR continues to ignore the top government scientists in the land and continues to put our communities at risk. Nothing short of a total suspension of use will suffice to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable populations."...
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 10:09AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News September 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 are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our September 217 report....
Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:13PM
text Development Group Says Debt Relief Can Provide Quick-Recovery Aid to Caribbean by Abby Wilhelm
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joins other religious and development groups in their call for ‎debt relief for hurricane-battered Caribbean islands....
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:30AM
image Water Protectors from Makwa Initiative Line 3 Frontline Resistance blockade Enbridge construction access point 480_pict_2_1.jpg by WeCopwatch
LAKE SUPERIOR: Water protectors continue their nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience campaign to shut down construction on Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9-19-17 Contact information Stuart Perkins
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:19AM
image Non Violent Direct Action to Stop Enbridge's Line 3 Pipeline: Voices from the Frontlines 480_screnen_shot_2017-09-14_at_10.51.30_am_1.jpg by WeCopwatch
Water protectors continue their nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience campaign to shut down construction on Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline....
Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:08PM
text After the Hurricanes by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Hurricane Harvey, followed quickly by Irma, left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the pummeling that America received also raise deep questions about its economic system and politics....
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:46AM
text Caribbean Bishops and Development Groups Urge Debt Relief for Irma-Struck Islands by Abby Wilhelm
On behalf of Caribbean Catholic Bishops, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire called for islands dealing with Hurricane Irma to receive debt relief....
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:25AM
text Trump and Climate Change by Helmut Selinger
Human activities have contributed decisively to the ice loss in the Arctic. In his short term in office, Trump and his accessories in the government rescinded two dozen regulations to protect the climate and the environment. The climate, peace and anti-racism movements must join forces to help end the old Trump tricks....
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:25AM
text Jubilee USA: Antigua and Barbuda and Islands Dealing with Irma Should Stop Debt Payments by Abby Wilhelm
As Hurricane Irma heads to the US coast, a religious development group is calling for debt payments to be suspended until Antigua and Barbuda and other severely impacted Caribbean nations recover from the storm....
Posted: Thu Sep 7, 2017 8:14AM
text LBC Tabler Physically Attacks Anarchists, in Defense of Eco-Extremism by Anonymous
A tabler for Little Black Cart and an associate violently attacked two anarchists after being confronted about their decision to publish Atassa: Readings in Eco-Extremism....
Posted: Wed Sep 6, 2017 11:58PM
image Analysis: Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Seven Deadly Air Pollutants Released by Texas Refineries During Harvey Floods 480_seven_deadly_air_pollutants_released_during_texas_hurricane_harvey_1.jpg by via Center for Biological Diversity
HOUSTON, September 1, 2017 — Refineries and petrochemical plants in south Texas released nearly 1 million pounds of seven especially dangerous air pollutants during flaring and chemical spills triggered by Hurricane Harvey, according to a new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of industry data....
Posted: Fri Sep 1, 2017 9:09PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News 8/17 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News August 2017...
Posted: Fri Sep 1, 2017 5:37PM
document Senate Bill 649 strikes at the electric grid, with utility workers in the crosshairs senate_bill_649_oppose_flyer_7.26.17.pdf_140_.jpg by Nina Beety
Instead of just working on utility poles and electrical lines, electrical workers would, under SB.649, work on or near cell towers all the time. What’s worse, they would work within the envelope of highest microwave exposure routinely, in or near the beam of antennas, in many cases exceeding FCC limits for occupational exposure. And wireless carriers don’t turn off the power to their transmitters when workers are present. And cell antennas also routinely exceed FCC limits by 600% or more....
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:45PM
text Ban Fracking In San Luis Obispo County by Kim Chaffee
Ban Fracking on the Central Coast:...
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:43PM
document Celltowers coming to your window shortly: CA SB.649 flyer_pdf_8-2-17.pdf_140_.jpg by N. Beety
Time is short to stop this bill, Telecoms are pushing hard and Trump gave the grin and handshake to fast-track this legislation across the US. It has passed the CA Senate already and final hearing in Assembly is Aug 23rd;...then the full Assembly Sept 4th...and to Gov. Brown by Sept 13th. Here is the link to find your legislators -you can email them directly from there asking for them to vote NO on SB 649.
Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:45PM
text Worst Meltdown-And You Never Heard Of It by Michael Steinberg
July 2017 marks the 58th anniversary of the Santa Susanna nuclear meltdown in Southern California....
Posted: Sat Aug 5, 2017 3:57PM
image Governor Jerry Brown accuses cap-and-trade bill opponents of 'political terrorism' 480_jerry-brown-oil-drops-face_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The harm to human health and the environment resulting from AB 398 will impact people of color and low income communities the most. Michelle Chan, the vice president of programs at Friends of the Earth U.S., said 3,000 people will die prematurely because of the passage of the Big Oil-written bill. “This is institutional racism: when a bipartisan legislature pushes through public policies like AB 398 that look at the ‘big picture’ and ‘mean well,’ but really just perpetuate patterns of inequa...
Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:12PM
document Lawsuit Launched to Protect Snowy Plovers From Off-road Vehicles at Oceano Dunes noi_to_cal_state_parks_oceano_7_19_2017.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
State Parks Must Control Reckless Driving That Kills Federally Protected Shorebirds...
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:22AM