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text Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement by Abby Wilhelm
As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas' Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and Evangelical Bible Society Head Reverend Heriberto Martínez....
Posted: Tue Oct 3, 2017 11:59AM
text “Trump’s Katrina”: Disaster Statism Vs Autonomous Relief by It's Going Down (reposted)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 : The post “Trump’s Katrina”: Disaster Statism Vs Autonomous Relief appeared first on It's Going Down. The situation in Puerto Rico is one of disaster – and things are only looking worse. Already, it has been over 7 days since hurricane Maria touched down, killing between 16 to 30 people so far, and shutting off power to entire island....
Posted: Sun Oct 1, 2017 10:27PM
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 sdotperx@gmail.com...
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 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 Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer - Scientific Details in Report by Justin Kander (report author)
The 182 page report titled "Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer: The Anticancer Activity of Phytocannabinoids and Endocannabinoids" by Justin Kander and edited by Dennis Hill reveal detailed descriptions of studies where cannabis stopped cancer cells from surviving, spreading and metastasizing. Included are also personal testimonies of patients that have used cannabis to treat their cancer. The U.S. government chooses to ignore this critical information and instead continues to publically vi...
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47AM
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
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
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
video Public Display of Art ILLEGAL in Boulder, CO: The ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Investigation (video/mp4 143.9mb) by The Jones/Skelton Report
Contact from a Boulder police officer and a follow up conversation with city employees confirms that the showing or selling of art is illegal in public in Boulder, CO. 11 minute video....
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29AM
image Insure the Human Right to Health 480_trumpcare-thumb-300x373-2966_1.jpg by Curt
The plan to deny medical care to millions of Affordable Care Act subscribers (17 million would become uninsured next year alone) and reinstitute barriers to the hard-to-insure has collapsed, for now, but the threat to “expendable” citizens continues....
Posted: Fri Aug 4, 2017 1:21AM
text Cut to the bone. by Dennis Sanders and Jared Houston
Trump budget an atrocity from town to country; Attack on Medicaid ignites resistance...
Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:15PM
text The US's Public Housing Crisis May Worsen With Trump Budget by Lawrence Vale
As of 2016, fully 90 percent of the nation's public housing households were headed by someone who is elderly, has disabilities, worked (or had recently worked) or was subject to work requirements through another program. Many are dependent on public housing, but this is not the same as a culture of dependency....
Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:25AM
text Release the Bill! Healthcare for All! by Healthy California
Do not stand in the way of democracy - let the Assembly vote on the only healthcare solution that saves billions and covers all of their constituents....
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:14PM
text California EPA Becomes First U.S. Agency to Declare That Roundup Causes Cancer by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2017 — The state of California announced today that as of July 7 it will list glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup and the most common pesticide in the world, as a known human carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65....
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:47PM
text Video: Science in the New Dark Age, 28 min by Dr. Martin Donohoe
Our guest is Dr. Martin Donohoe, adviser to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and author of "Public Health and Social Justice". The topic is "Science in the New Dark Age". What is the New Dark Age? What is science? How has science been attacked in the past? How has Pres. Trump attached science and with what consequences? What is the role of corporate lobbyists and the media in this present attack?...
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 12:08PM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM
text GOP Healthcare Bill in Senate: Act Now by asiangreennews.com
The American Health Care Act of 2017 is a hoax designed to gut the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in exchange for higher premiums, less access, more taxes, and benefit big healthcare industry players....
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:48PM
text Neoliberal Austerity Leads to Deeper Crisis by Atila Kilic
A high state share in the economy, developed social states and readiness to intervene actively and anti-cyclically prevent falling into a depression. Trump's demonizing regulation, Medicaid, public schools, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, WIC food assistance, PBS, National Institute for Health, taxation and democracy must be resisted. Public policy is different than a wrecking ball or sledgehammer as democracy is different than following autocratic orders....
Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:18AM