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audio Louisiana Floods: in their own words, stories and how to help (audio/mpeg 30.2mb) by WTUL News & Views
On the Louisiana Floods, personal stories from Blair, Bru, and Logan, plus an update from Elizabeth about ways to lift up your Louisiana loved ones....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:08AM
text The Unending Story of the Achievers by Bruno Rossmann and Joerg Reitzig
All personal and state success depended on state investments in schools, roads, hospitals, community centers, airwaves, food safety, and water quality. The achievers' myth ignores this, Austrian researcher Bruno Rossmann explains. The neoliberal redefinition of justice from sharing and distribution justice to rewarding achievers helps justify exploding inequality and tax injustice. In the 1960s, John Kenneth Galbraith decried the public squalor alongside private opulence....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:44AM
audio Citizen Reporting of Great Louisiana Flood of 2016 (audio/mpeg 41.2mb) by WTUL News and Views
Compiled audio of citizen vlogs detailing their experiences trying to recover after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2106....
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:51AM
image No Dakota Pipeline - tribes push back against yet another threat to clean water 480_13924979_1065509830236132_2959863761466764350_n_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
The Standing Rock Sioux Nation is calling out to all indigenous nations of the world to stand in solidarity with them as they fight yet another pipeline on tribal lands....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:35PM
image Hearing in Lawsuit Compelling USDA to Pull Foie Gras From Shelves foie-gras-ducks-cc-liberation-bc.jpg by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2016 – Today the District Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit by the Animal Legal Defense Fund—the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, concerned consumers, and a coalition of animal protection groups against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing a diseased poultry product—specifically, foie gras—into the food supply....
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:20PM
image Feds’ Approval of GE Mosquito Release Doesn’t Account for Risk 480_engineered_mosqutio_1.jpg by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, August 9th, 2016 — Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the release of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the Florida Keys without a thorough review of the risks associated with such a release. This first-of–its-kind release was approved by the FDA despite widespread public outcry and a weak environmental assessment....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:48PM
audio On Short Term Rentals and City Planning Commission: Interview with Jeffrey Goodman (audio/mpeg 77.5mb) by WTUL News & Views
On Short Term Rentals and City Planning Commission: Matt Olsen interviews Jeffrey Goodman, urban planner. Goodman participated in teach-in sponsored by European Dissent and Jane Place in preparation for City Planning Commission open comment tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9, 2016....
Posted: Mon Aug 8, 2016 7:43AM
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