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image Expanding Participation with the 2017 Ag Census in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" 480_spring_mix_09_155_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California Black Farmers and Agriculturalists have an ongoing community based partnership with the National Agriculture Statistical Service. We encourage active civic participation by new, returning and seasoned Agriculture producers to identify gaps in service delivery necessary to reduce gaps of economic parity and epidemic levels of health disparities that ravage our communities....
Posted: Fri Dec 1, 2017 5:53PM
text Congress Tax Reform Package Could Harm Poor, Warns Religious Development Group by Lydia C. Andrews
As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world....
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:05PM
text KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Puerto Rico Labor Action By US Unionists And Jones Act by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the role of the NNU-CNA nurses to support healthcare efforts in Puerto Rico and what the conditions are for the people. WorkWeek also looks at the role of the Jones Act and how it is affecting Puerto Rico....
Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:11AM
text Pacifica Radio Board Secretly OKs Bankruptcy Filing & Seeks NY Signal Swap by Pacifica Whistleblower
In secret meetings on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, the Pacifica Foundation National Board, which governs the 5-station nonprofit progressive radio network, voted over strong opposition to authorize its executives to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and initiate an effort to make a lucrative deal to swap the frequency of iconic New York station WBAI with another station holding a less desirable signal position....
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:03PM
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