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textAmidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt Relief by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Last week, Archbishop Roberto González—the leader of the Archdiocese of San Juan, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society—Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement urging solidarity with countries wrestling with debt crisis and economic challenges....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20PM
textArchbishop, Evangelical Leader and Head of Catholic Charities Call for Puerto Rico Pension by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Archbishop Roberto González, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement calling for support of pension agreements and debt and disaster relief for the island on Friday....
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37PM
textDisaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time by Kate Zeller
The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded....
Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:05PM
imageReport: Trump Fracking Leases Top 1 Gigaton of Potential Climate Pollution in Lower 48
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by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz., May 15, 2019 — A new Center for Biological Diversity report shows that the Trump administration is dramatically ramping up oil and gas leases, offering nearly 5 million acres of public lands in the lower 48 states ― most of it in Wyoming and Utah. Those leases, offered as scientists warn that fossil fuels should be rapidly phased out, contain 1 gigaton of potential greenhouse gas pollution....
Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:47AM
textTrump Administration Weakens Offshore Oil Well-control Rule by Center for Biological Diversity
Latest Drilling Safety Rollback Ignores Cause of Deepwater Horizon Disaster...
Posted: Thu May 2, 2019 4:35PM
textSecond Deadly Cyclone Hits Mozambique by Kate Zeller
Category-4 Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique Thursday night, the second severe storm to hit the country in six weeks....
Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:00PM
documentHomeless Persons Cannot Be Punished for Sleeping in Absence of Alternatives, 9th Circuit Decision Establishes
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by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Boise, Idaho, April 1, 2019 – Tonight, people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the west coast states of the Ninth Circuit can sleep more safely, without facing criminal punishment for simply trying to survive on the streets. Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an en banc petition by the city of Boise in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise), leaving in place its September 2018 ruling that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside on public property in...
Posted: Tue Apr 2, 2019 2:58PM
imageCongress Urged to Boost Monarch Butterfly Conservation by $100 Million
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by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2019 — More than 100 conservation organizations today urged the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee to increase spending on monarch butterfly conservation by $100 million annually....
Posted: Tue Apr 2, 2019 1:05PM
imageReport Finds Widespread Neglect and Abuse in Anaheim and Santa Ana Shelters
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by ACLU of Southern California
SANTA ANA, MARCH 14, 2019 — Orange County, in the midst of a dire homelessness crises, opened emergency shelters, giving hope to those who were living in punishing conditions on the streets. But what once was a symbol of hope has become a nightmare for many residents....
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:48PM
imageU.N. Committee Urges UK Government to Consider “Comprehensive and Complete Ban” on Fracking
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by Food & Water Watch
Geneva/London/Brussels/Washington, March 13, 2019 - In an extraordinary move, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) slammed the United Kingdom’s policies on fracking for failing to protect the rights of rural women, and urged the British Government to “consider introducing a comprehensive and complete ban on fracking.”...
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23PM
imageLatest Report on Exploitation of Captive Marine Mammals: Situation Improving in West, Deteriorating in East
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by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The tide is turning in the West for captive marine mammals, yet live capture operations, traveling dolphin shows, polluted sea pens and needless deaths of animals continue to mar the captivity industry around the globe, especially in Asia, according to a report co-produced by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and World Animal Protection (WAP)....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:35PM
imageNew Report: The Costs and Benefits of a Supervised Use Site in Denver, Colorado
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by Drug Policy Alliance
Report Highlights Extensive Potential Cost Savings and Public Health Benefits Of a Supervised Use Site For Denver Advocates Say Report Findings Should Inspire Urgent Action By the Legislature...
Posted: Sat Mar 9, 2019 7:08PM
textTrump Moves to Open Alaska Wilderness to More Oil Leasing by Center for Biological Diversity
New Plan Could Remove Wildlife Protections From Western Arctic...
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:03PM
textPlease Help Mississippians Vote For Mike Espy On Nov 27th by Winds Of Change
Democrat Mike Espy, former USDA Secretary, 4 times elected to Congress as the first black American since Reconstruction to represent a Mississippi district, is an attorney who has worked for black farmer' rights. His opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith is a cattle ranch owner and part owner of a slaughterhouse auction block who has been accused of racism and vote suppression advocacy....
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:53PM
imageAnakbayan Santa Cruz condemns the state supported extrajudicial killings of Human Rights Rights defenders in the Philippines
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by Anakbayan Santa Cruz
Anakbayan Santa Cruz denounces the trend of U.S- backed, state supported violence that has resulted in the brutal murder of Atty. Ben Ramos - Secretary General of the National Union of People’s Lawyers-Negros Occidental (NUPL). On November 6, 2018 people’s lawyer and human rights defender Ben Ramos was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting commissioned by the state to silence yet another activist and defender of the people....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 5:07PM
textGroups to Continue Fighting Oil Extraction in San Luis Obispo, Statewide by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., November 7, 2018 — A measure to ban fracking and new oil and gas wells in San Luis Obispo County was defeated Tuesday, but its backers vowed to continue their fight to protect the community and the climate from oil extraction. Measure G did win more than 44 percent of the vote, despite supporters being outspent more than 28 to 1 by oil companies, including Chevron and Aera....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 4:41PM
documentShocking Study: 15 Million U.S. Residents Had Water Shut Off in 2016
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by Food & Water Watch
First of its kind national survey by Food & Water Watch reveals hidden and massive water affordability crisis...
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:14PM
textTrump Administration Approves Offshore Oil Drilling Project in the Arctic by Center for Biological Diversity
Liberty Project OKed as Officials Seek to Expand Offshore Leasing, Relax Drilling Safety Rules...
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:25PM
imageMeat Market Sabotaged in West Palm Beach, Florida
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by Animal Liberation Press Office
Red paint was splashed on the door of a meat market in West Palm Beach, Florida during the night of October 12-13....
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:39PM
documentFederal Appeals Court Affirms Right of Homeless Persons to Not Be Punished for Sleeping in Public Absence of Alternatives
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by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(September 4, 2018, Boise, Idaho) – Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside in the absence of adequate alternatives in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise), a lawsuit challenging Boise, Idaho’s ban on sleeping in public. In so holding, the court of appeals permitted various homeless individuals who have received criminal citations under Boise’s policy to proceed with their constitutional claims against the City. The Nat...
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 3:29PM