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Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder
Politicians are using stereotypes and myths to make it harder to buy a cell phone. Laws based on racist beliefs only serve to reinforce racism and discrimination. Harsh voter ID requirements harm Black communities. Tell Representative Speier to retract her bill.
Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:37PM
Apple's social plan to beat Facebook
Apple has a plan to create social networks automatically from it's massive iMessage traffic. A patent has been filed, and the infrastructure is in place. Could a shift of power from Menlo Park to Cupertino be in the works?
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:32PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas
SEATTLE, January 25, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service today announced a five-year review of endangered southern resident killer whales, which are down to just 84 orcas, to assess whether they are properly protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Fisheries Service last year announced plans to expand existing critical habitat protections from the killer whales’ summer habitat in Puget Sound to include 9,000 square miles of their winter foraging habitat along the West Coas...
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:18PM
'Granny Power' documentary about the Raging Grannies finished at last
The feature-length documentary GRANNY POWER, a rollicking feel-good film about the Raging Grannies - hip older women who use song and satire to protest injustice, demonstrate against war, and promote peace - is finally finished. Along with the Montreal Raging Grannies, we are hosting a pre-release screening on June 26th in Montreal, to coincide with the Grannies bi-annual Unconvention. Our Indiegogo campaign to pre-sell the documentary and help us raise the needed funds to release the film th...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:58AM
Apple, the State and Social Rights
Apple only gained its profits with the iPhone because of state promotion and investment in the Internet and language recognition software. The state faces a revenue crisis in part because Apple, Google and dominant corporations transfer tens of billions in profits to tax havens and dummy Irish corporations. The 8-hour day was only achieved through organization and struggle.
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:01AM
Neoliberalism has brought us back to Rockefeller's best times. Bill Gates is 1.4 million times as rich as the average American. A "feudal lifestyle" is made out to be worthwhile and in no way negatively described. Thus "re-feudalization" is dulled as a polemical term.
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:46AM
Earth Day: Activists Ask Zabar's to Stop Selling Israeli Occupation Profiteer SodaStream
On Earth Day, 70 human rights activists gathered on New York City's Upper West Side outside the iconic Zabar's store, demanding that SodaStream home carbonation devices be removed from the shelves because they are made in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank. The demonstration was coordinated by the NYC Coalition Against SodaStream, which is made up of Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, Jewish Voice for Peace—NYC Chapter (JVP), Jews Say No!, and Park Slop...
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:10PM
Appeals Court Orders Release of Targeted Killing Memo
NEW YORK – For the first time, a federal appeals court has ordered the government to release a crucial legal memo relating to U.S. targeted killing operations, reversing a lower court decision that upheld the government’s secrecy claims despite characterizing them as the stuff of “Alice in Wonderland.”
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:16PM
Atomic Fracking in New Mexico, Colorado
The over-exploitation of Oil and Gas here at home, is not about “America's Resources For America". It is a kind of sinister 'new world order' of technology driven tactical diplomacy. One might call it more accurately a Right Wing Energy Plan For Destabilization of Key States throughout the world. As the U.S. and Canada production rises, some oil producing countries could face the threat of becoming "failed states" as their leadership grapples with greater pressure for economic and political...
Posted: Sat Jan 4, 2014 2:27PM
ACLU v. Clapper Ruling
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:56AM
U.S. Ex-Im Bank Funds Dirty Mine in Australia
Today the U.S. Export-Import Bank approved US $694 million in financing for the massive Roy's Hill Mine project in Western Australia over the objections of US conservation groups who charged that the environmental review was flawed and did not comply with US conservation laws. Photo Port Hedland iron ore facility with mangrove and wetlands, Pilbara region of Western Australia by Teri Shore, SeaTurtles.org, 2009
Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:53PM
Congress Urges Action on Mexico Turtle Deaths
US Congress calling for halt to thousands of endangered sea turtle deaths in Baja Mexico fishery Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-2nd) and 12 House members urged Obama officials to pressure Mexico to immediately end the needless drownings of Pacific loggerhead sea turtles in a Baja California fishery -- a global hot spot for turtle bycatch. Download the letter here: http://www.seaturtles.org/downloads/HuffmanCongressLTRBajaTurtles12.13.pdf
Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:48PM
Widened Panama Canal Threatens the Environment
The Obama administration’s push to modernize U.S. ports to accommodate huge new ships that can pass through the widened Panama Canal worries environmentalists who believe U.S. coastlines will be subjected to enormous damage and coastal residents will face increased health risks. For marine life already threatened by shipping traffic, like the majestic right whale, the odds are even tougher.
Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:43PM
Obama Violates Geneva Agreement
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:47PM
Hardball US Geopolitics
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:52PM
Ice Sheets and Sea level: what past climate change tells us is likely
Paleoclimate shows us that sea level rise could become catastrophic with rises of 3 feet per 20 years seen as possible. "We are still potentially underestimating the instability of the ice sheets" informs Stefen Rahmstorf, Professor of Physics of the oceans from Postdam University in a video interview. "The IPCC has greatly revised it's estimates of how unstable the Greenland ice sheet was."
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:31PM
The Iran Sanctions Game
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:17PM
New Report: Rising Seas Threaten 233 Federally Protected Species
SAN FRANCISCO— Sea-level rise driven by climate change poses a deadly threat to 233 federally protected animal and plant species in 23 coastal states, according to a new scientific report from the Center for Biological Diversity (see PDF), and U.S. wildlife protection agencies are not doing enough to protect at-risk species.
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:44PM
All-Woman Review Board to Decide on Distribution of Viagra
The Raging Grannies have formed an all-woman Viagra Review Board to decide on the distribution of the popular drug said to enhance male sexual performance.
Posted: Wed Mar 7, 2012 4:52PM
Where are the calls to demonstrate in support of Wikileaks???
Calls for demonstrations in support of Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, & Wikileaks.
Posted: Wed Dec 8, 2010 2:29AM