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textCaravan Seeks Safety from Murder and Poverty by Maria Benitez
The caravan is being harassed with tear gas....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57PM
textKeep Them Here: A Brief Discussion of Temporary Protected Status by James D'Haiti
This is a brief discussion of the situation that TPS recipients are going through....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:02PM
imageWorldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom
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by IMEMC
Protests and actions around the world marked the 17th birthday of imprisoned Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi. With birthday songs, cakes and cards as well as strong, powerful protest actions against Israeli occupation and colonization, the streets of international cities marked days of action called for by Samidoun, the Free the Tamimi Women campaign and other organizations to demand the release of Ahed, imprisoned since 19 December and facing charges before an Israeli military court....
Posted: Sun Feb 4, 2018 1:34PM
textCalifornia Draft Elk Management Plan Lacks Science, Shortchanges Conservation by Center for Biological Diversity
Plan Missing Basic Elk Population Data, Scapegoats Wolves...
Posted: Fri Feb 2, 2018 9:45PM
imageCampaign For Framed Railroad Workers Facing Trial For Lac-Mégantic Wreck
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by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
Three railroad workers are on trial in Lac-Mégantic, Canada for causing a massive train wreck that killed 47 people. The real reasons are the destruction of health and safety standards by the companies in the drive for greater profits. They are now targeting the railroad workers as the cause of the catastrophic dangers that they have created by deregulation and union busting....
Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:51AM
textTurtle Island Statement on OMB Director Candidate Mick Mulvaney by Peter Fugazzotto
President-elect Donald Trump has selected Mick Mulvaney, South Carolina Representative, for the Office of Management and Budget Director....
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:10AM
textTurtle Island Statement on EPA Administrator Candidate Scott Pruitt by Peter
In advance of the confirmation hearings with the U.S. Senate, Turtle Island Restoration Network has issued the following statement on Scott Pruitt....
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:19PM
textThousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17AM
textSilky Sharks Singled Out as Species to Protect at International Conservation Meeting in Ha by Joanna McWilliams
This week, participants at an international conservation meeting in Hawaii set a new bar in the conservation of imperiled sharks by overwhelming voting in favor of a resolution to increase protections for silky sharks, a species facing dangerous declines due to industrial fishing practices. The resolution, advanced by Turtle Island Restoration Network, PRETOMA, and Nakawe Project at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, received 95 percent fav...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 9:13AM
textNew Study Links Eating Shark Fins & Meat to Alzheimer’s Disease by Joanna McWilliams
A new study by scientists from the University of Miami has found high concentrations of toxins linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:45AM
textSenator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award by Joanna McWilliams
Turtle Island nominated Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) for the prestigious White House Champions of Change Award....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:33AM
imageConservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting
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by JoannaMcWilliams
Turtle Island Restoration Network and partner organizations are calling on the delegates at an upcoming global conservation meeting to take action to reduce the killing of silky sharks. These sharks are targeted for their valuable fins, and are in dire need of greater protections....
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:19AM
textKiller whales remain protected in Washington by via OCEANA
Olympia, WA, June 10, 2016 – Today the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to maintain killer whales on the state’s Endangered Species List. This vote follows the recommendation of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists who prepared a detailed review of the status of Washington’s southern resident killer whales. Oceana commends the Commission for its decision given the dire situation. Only eighty-three killer whales remain in the southern resident populati...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:03PM
imageMary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021!
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by Labor Video Project
Candidates and members of SEIU 1021 which has over 50,000 members discuss how their union's election was manipulated that ending up dis-enfranchize the members....
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:34PM
textFeds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
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 Coast so...
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:18PM
imageCrowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area
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by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, has formed a partnership DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats....
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:59AM
textFeds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries by Joanna Nasar
Regulations Will Prohibit Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection...
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:35PM
imageUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law Launches New Professorship in Animal Rights Law
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by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
DENVER, CO — The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is gratified to announce the creation of a new Professorship that will bolster students’ ability and interest in representing animal rights. Funded by a generous gift from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and appointed by the dean of Denver Law, the ALDF Professorship will provide support for a faculty member dedicated to advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and engaging students in this field of work. The A...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:34PM
imageAmerican Airlines Announces on Twitter Shark Fin Shipment Ban
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by Joanna Nasar
American Airlines sent out tweets today announcing that they will no longer be shipping shark fins....
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 12:38PM
textEndangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica, Touch Down Illegally in U.S. by Joanna Nasar
Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network and have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil....
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 11:18AM