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document Petition Calls on EPA to Require Pesticide Companies to Disclose Data on Chemical Mixtures petition_to_epa_for_rulemaking_synergistic_effects.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Agency Has Approved Nearly 100 Pesticide Products Without Accounting for Dangers of Synergistic Effects...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:23PM
audio Sister of Navy Yard mass shooter speaks out about untreated mental illness (audio/mpeg 41.6mb) by WTUL News and Views
Naomi Alexis, Sister of Navy Yard mass shooter Aaron Alexis, speaks out about untreated serious mental illness. Aaron Alexis showed symptoms of mental illness throughout his life but his illness went undiagnosed and ignored for years. The result was that he was violent toward his sisters and later became a danger to himself and others. He shot and killed 13 people including himself at a Navy Yard in Washington D.C. in the fall of 2013....
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:40AM
document EPA Approved Pesticide Products Without Accounting for Dangers of Chemical Mixture toxic_concoctions.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., July 19, 2016 — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous and increase the dangers to imperiled pollinators and rare plants, according to an investigation by the Center for Biological Diversity. These “synergistic” combinations have been widely overlooked by the EPA in its approval of pesticides for food, lawns and other uses....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:46PM
image TESC Students for Justice in Palestine Respond to Evergreen Administration 480_tesc-boycott_1.jpg by TESC Students for Justice in Palestine
An open letter from TESC Students for Justice in Palestine’s response to the Administration’s statement concerning the affirmative student votes to boycott Sabra, Driscoll’s, and CAT products on the Evergreen campus and its refusal to respect the CAT boycott....
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:19PM
audio On Drug User Health and Dignity - Interview with Mike Selick from Harm Reduction Coalition (audio/mpeg 21.7mb) by WTUL News & Views
On Drug User Health and Dignity - Interview with Mike Selick from the Training & Capacity-Building Institute at the Harm Reduction Coalition....
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:22AM
image San Quintín: Migrant Farmworkers in Mexico 480_san-quintin-1_1.jpg by Griselda San Martin
In Mexico’s San Quintín valley, thousands of indigenous farmworkers are hired on a daily basis as a source of cheap and flexible labor....
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2016 12:08AM
text Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization by Heidrun Bluhm and Andrej Holm
Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental prices go through the roof. Social blindness and market failure are everywhere in Germany and the US. In Germany there is recognition that privatizing social housing was a terrible mistake. Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. Housing often mutates from a human and social necessity to a specu...
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:51AM
image Major State Repression in Oaxaca: Several Killed, Dozens Wounded and Detained 480_nochixtlan-police-barricade_6-19-16_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
The looming federal police attack on the people and striking teachers of Oaxaca, Mexico has begun. There are reports of between six and eight demonstrators killed Sunday morning at the teachers-peoples highway blockade in Nochixtlán, northwest of the city of Oaxaca....
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:38AM
image Se extiende resistencia en todo Oaxaca contra Reforma Educativa 480_oaxaca-against-education-reform_9_1_1_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
La exigencia de los profesores sigue siendo la liberación de los trece integrantes de sus compañeros presos y la suspensión de decenas de ordenes de aprensión, pero sobre todo, el rechazo total a la Reforma Educativa....
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:00PM
image Resistance Extends Throughout Oaxaca Against Education Reform 480_oaxaca-against-education-reform_9_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
The teachers’ demand remains the release of their thirteen imprisoned comrades and the suspension of dozens of arrest warrants, but above all, the total rejection of the so-called “Education Reform”....
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:44PM
image Oaxaca, 10 Years Since 2006 480_fernando-lobo_1_1_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Ten years after the June 14, 2006 popular uprising in Oaxaca, we spoke with our compañero Fernando Lobo, writer and former broadcaster of Radio Plantón....
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:13PM
image Oaxaca, a 10 años del 2006 480_fernando-lobo_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
A diez años del 14 de junio del 2006 fecha en la que comenzó el levantamiento popular en Oaxaca, platicamos con el compañero Fernando Lobo....
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:45PM
image Familias boycott of Driscoll’s berries is gaining momentum 480_sakuma-familias_1.jpg by Dean Shelton
The membership of Familias has grown to more than 300 members. Some members are local, but many travel from California and parts of Mexico. Since 2013, Familias has improved the living and working conditions of their members. This includes increasing wages, securing clean bedding and mattresses, having retaliatory bosses removed, and securing back pay for over 30 farmworkers. Despite this substantial progress, their work is still not done....
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:14PM
image Historic Court Ruling for Net Neutrality internet_freedom_torch_photo.jpg by R. Robertson
It’s being called one of the most important moments in the history of the internet. A federal appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, ruled this week that internet service providers must offer essentially the same protections to users that are required of phone companies. Digital activists are especially celebrating the part of the ruling that says that the FCC can apply its rules to cellphone data as well as home broadband....
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:30PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News June 2016 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry at home and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are fighting to create a nuclear free future. Here is our June 2016 issue:...
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:39PM
image Evergreen State College Students Vote in Solidarity with Palestine and Farmworkers 480_tesc-boycott_1.jpg by Students for Justice in Palestine at TESC
On May 31, 2016, students at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA voted overwhelmingly to endorse resolutions expressing support for freedom and equality for Palestinians and labor justice for migrant workers at Sakuma Bros farm in northern Washington. The three resolutions asked students to (1.) condemn the presence of Caterpillar Inc. equipment on campus, to (2.) de-shelve Sabra hummus and (3.) prohibit the use of Sakuma Bros berries from campus dining services....
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:10PM
document Responsible Organic Sustainable Palm Oil: A Plurality Of Semantics organicjan16.pdf_140_.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
The scenario most likely to result from the RSPO process is that in the future there will be two production sectors supplying different markets. On the one hand there will be a group of companies with certification that will attempt to a greater or lesser extent to comply with the principles and criteria adopted by the RSPO, while on the other hand there will be a second group of non-certified companies that will continue with “business as usual” (conventional palm oil sourcing and global tra...
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:42AM
text Democrat Gov Brown promotes UNaffordable Housing Law by repost
Tenants Together News Alert: In the last week Governor Brown has pushed a plan quickly through the California state budget process that will cut community voice out of neighborhood housing policy. The California Budget Conference Committee is hearing Trailer Bill 707--"By-Right Development" ....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 6:50PM
text Renters Pay the Bill for Market Falure and State Failure by Andrej Holm
The extensive privatizations of the last 15 years have contributed to a market radicalization. Privatization was the good opener for the growing influence of financial market logic in housing. Developing a cooperative or nonprofit sector is a necessary and feasible alternative. No permanent contribution to social housing can be expected from private investors. This new sector involves nothing less than a breach with profit logic in housing supply....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 7:03AM
image E.U. Countries Delay Approval of Toxic Chemical in RoundUp 480_hazardous-pesticide_1.jpg by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, June 6th, 2016 — Today in Brussels representatives from the European Union (E.U.) failed to pass a temporary reauthorization of glyphosate – a toxic chemical in the common pesticide RoundUp determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a “probable carcinogen”. The committee was asked to grant re-authorization for between one and two years, to allow for completion of a safety assessment currently in progress at the European Chemicals Agency, but rejected the proposal. If ...
Posted: Mon Jun 6, 2016 1:11PM