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document Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns cae_blockingthesun_v2.pdf_140_.jpg by via Environment California
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2016 – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network of fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast-growing, pollution-free energy resource. Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and running media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:08PM
image Analysis: North Dakota Pipelines Average Four Spills Per Year; 3 Million Gallons Spilled in Past 21 Years 480_north_dakota_pipeline_spills_map_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, December 6, 2016 — Existing pipelines in North Dakota have spilled crude oil and other hazardous liquids at least 85 times since 1996, according to an analysis (see PDF) released today by the Center for Biological Diversity. These 85 spills — an average of four a year — caused more than $40 million in property damage, according to the data compiled from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Image: Hazardous liquid pipeline ...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:49PM
image Victory for Standing Rock: DAPL Easement Not Granted 480_athabasca-keepers-of-the-water-standing-rock-dapl_joey-podlubny-flickr_1.jpg by via Earthjustice
Victory: The Dakota Access Corporation was not granted the easement needed for construction under Lake Oahe; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for alternative routes...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 6:04PM
text Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement to DAPL to drill under Lake Oahe and Missouri River until EIS is Completed by via Water Protector Legal Collective/NLG
December 4, 2016 - Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is denying an easement to Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access) to drill under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed and alternative routes are explored. “The Water Protector Legal Collective applauds the Obama Administration’s decision to deny the easement, but calls for a permanent stop to DAPL. We also recognize that this d...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:52PM
image Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock 480_national_nurses_united_standing_rock_nodapl.jpg by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United Press Release, 12/2/16...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:23PM
audio 2nd Annual New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival (NOPFF) (audio/x-wav 467.8mb) by WTUL News and Views
This weekend the New Orleans Palestine Solidarity Committee (NOPSC) will be hosting the city's 2nd annual Palestinian Film Festival. In addition to the films, there will be an educational panel on Saturday evening, after the film "Jews Step Forward" which is about people in the Jewish community who are taking a stand against Israeli apartheid and the illegal occupation of Palestine....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:41AM
image Oceti Sakowin Camp Calls for Immediate Federal Protection for Peaceful Occupation of 1851 Treaty Land 480_standingrock1_1.jpg by via Oceti Sakowin Camp
Standing Rock Reservation, Oceti Sakowin Camp. North Dakota, November 27, 2016 — In the past year the world has witnessed an all-out attack on oaths central to the promises made to the Indigenous People of these lands, as well as many oaths this country was founded upon. Those who have the courage to hold the vigil of consciousness momentarily found comfort when President Obama intervened in September, after the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) moved to grant permission to an oil company to cont...
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:33PM
text Viva Fidel's Cuba by DLi
Cuba's Fidel Castro passed away yesterday at 90, but under his leadership, Cuba achieved the best health and educational system in Latin America. This is in spite of a US-imposed Trillion-Dollar embargo that Uncle Sam used to try strangling the small Caribbean nation of 11 million heroic citizens....
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:15AM
image Ciudad de México: Chanti Ollin denuncia desalojo violento 480_chanti-ollin-se-queda-ciudad-de-mexico_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
En la Ciudad de México, el espacio cultural autónomo Chanti Ollin sobrevive un violento desalojo y sigue resistiendo....
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:53PM
image Mexico City: Chanti Ollin Denounces Violent Eviction 480_chanti-ollin-se-queda_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
In Mexico City, the autonomous cultural space Chanti Ollin withstands a violent eviction and continues in resistance....
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:42PM
image Army Corp Closes Public Access to Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5th 480_press_release_1_1.jpg by via Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Tribes call on President Obama again to deny easement and honor treaty....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:46PM
audio Standing Rock Elder Protector Speaks at a March Against DAPL in North Dakota (audio/mpeg 28.5mb) by paz
Standing Rock Elder Protector Speaks at a March Against DAPL in North Dakota Demand justice for the people of standing rock, and remember the true history of the peoples of Americas....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:48AM
image Thanksgiving Decorations for the Manhattan Bridge 480_signal-2016-11-24-174842_1.jpg by sumfagz
a communique regarding an action in solidarity with the standing rock Sioux nation in new york city, including three images....
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:54PM
image Woman severely injured when concussion grenade thrown by police at Standing Rock explodes on her arm 480_sophia_wilansky_standing_rock_nodapl_1.jpg by via Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
November 22, 2016 - On November 21st as a direct result of the violent police response at Standing Rock towards unarmed people opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 21 year old woman from New York City, Sophia Wilansky, was severely injured when a concussion grenade thrown by police hit her left arm and exploded. Sophia was heading to bring water to the unarmed people who were being attacked for several hours by Morton County Sheriff forces. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has stated ...
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:26PM
audio New Orleans Stands with Standing Rock Nov 15 (audio/mpeg 22.0mb) by wtulnews
more than 300 people gathered in front of the Army Corps Office on Leake st in support of water protectors in North Dakota and Iowa who have assembled to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline from transporting fracked crude oil from Bakken fields to Tx and through Louisiana. Alicia Cooke of 350La, James Hartwell of Gulf Restoration Network, Anne Rolfes of LA Bucket Brigade, and Cherri Foytlin of BOLD Louisiana spoke to the racial injustice of the pipeline route, avoiding federal law for profit...
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:06PM
text The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases by Rudolf Hickel and Heinz J. Bontrup
The most common myths start from the tax state that burdens the economy, the housework ordered by the state (save,save,save) to the Schwabian housewife prescribing the austerity creed. Politics must tend to very need of capital as a scared doe and therefore lower taxes. The term reform has been twisted around completely and is used to reduce the social responsibility of the state....
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:44AM
image Tribes call on President Obama to deny easement, investigate pipeline safety and protect tribal sovereignty 480_press_release_1_1.jpg by via Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 11-21-16...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:43PM
image Police Attack Unarmed Standing Rock Water Protectors in Freezing Temperatures with Water Cannons and Other Weapons in 5-Hour Standoff 480_nov-20-standing-rock-water-cannons-twitter-bluefancyshawl_1.jpg by via National Lawyers Guild
CANNON BALL, ND, November 21, 2016 — The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC; formerly Red Owl), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), strongly condemns the flagrant civil and human rights violations committed by Morton County law enforcement last night against unarmed Standing Rock Water Protectors. The standoff lasted more than five hours in freezing temperatures (26-degrees Fahrenheit), during which police deployed water cannons, rubber bullets, Long Range Acoustic Devices ...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:35PM
text Militarized Police Endanger Lives of Standing Rock Water Protectors With Water Cannon Attack in Freezing Overnight Conditions by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016— Militarized police last night launched a dangerous water cannon attack in sub-freezing temperatures on peaceful water protectors opposing construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline at Standing Rock, N.D. The attack injured dozens and threatened the lives of American Indians and their allies, most of whom are camping without access to electric heat, by purposely subjecting them to hypothermic conditions....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:15PM
text Trump's New Interior Department Transition Team Leader Believes Burning Fossil Fuels Is a 'Moral' Imperative by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016 — President-elect Trump today again shook up his anti-environmental transition team, naming the director of a pro-Big-Oil think tank to lead his Interior Department advisory group....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:12PM