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House Passage of DARK Act Hinders Public’s Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:29PM
Thousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged California officials to release results from an investigation into thousands of oil industry injection wells in the Los Angeles area that may be contaminating water and threatening public health.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58PM
Nurses Invite Pope Francis to Meet to Discuss Health Effects of Climate Crisis - by via National Nurses United
Leaders of unions representing leading nurses and other healthcare workers in 18 countries from every major continent are requesting a meeting with Pope Francis during his upcoming visit to the U.S. to discuss ways to work together to combat the alarming health effects of the climate crisis and other environmental degradation.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:40PM
Obama Imperils Arctic, Ignores Public Outcry by Approving Shell's Drilling Permits - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Obama administration today gave Shell the last permit it needs to begin controversial and dangerous oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, despite strong public opposition and continuing failures of the company’s equipment. Shell’s first attempt to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended with the embarrassing grounding of its drillship in 2012, and last week Shell’s critical icebreaker was sent back to Oregon to repair a large gash in its hull.
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:33PM
DARK Act Remains Catastrophic for Farmers and Consumers Despite Proposed Changes - by via Center for Food Safety
Bill will result in denial of consumers’ rights, elimination of state and local rights, market confusion, and legal uncertainty.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:35PM
Fracking-Harmed Pa. Residents Demand Action from Gov. Wolf - by via Food & Water Watch
Scranton, Pa. – Individuals whose fracking-related health complaints were ignored by the state Department of Health (DOH) gathered outside the Scranton Courthouse today to discuss a letter calling on Governor Wolf to provide immediate help to their families and place a moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:27PM
Operation Anon Down - by Anonymous Press Release
At approximately 6:30 PM PT on July 17, 2015 at an Anonymous protest in Dawson Creek, British Columbia which the RCMP was informed about in advance, an RCMP officer mercilessly shot and killed a masked Anon without provocation or cause. This is the fourth Anon to be slain by security forces around the world in as many years. Turkey, Egypt, Palestine and now British Columbia in Canada. As in the past, Anonymous will not stand idly by while our own are cut down in mask. Anonymous has fought for...
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:05PM
Agriculture Committee Throws Consumers and Farmers Under the Bus In Passage of DARK Act - by via Center for Food Safety
July 14, 2015 (Washington, DC)—Center for Food Safety (CFS) today expressed disappointment in the House Agriculture Committee’s adoption of H.R. 1599, which would not only prohibit all labeling of GE foods, but also to make it unlawful for states or local governments to restrict GE crops in any way. If it becomes law, the bill would prohibit any future state and local laws related to GE foods, and also undemocratically nullify numerous state and counties laws that have existed across the ...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:57PM
Oil Train Derailment in Montana Closes Highway, Forces Evacuations - by Center for Biological Diversity
CULBERTSON, Mont.— Three tank cars continued to leak crude oil on Friday in rural, northeastern Montana in the wake of a 21-car derailment that downed a power line, closed a major highway and forced the evacuation of a town. Emergency workers responding to the Thursday evening derailment said cleanup of the leaking crude could not begin until the arrival of a Texas-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe hazardous materials team. The wreck is the latest in a string of derailments this year expos...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:44AM
China: Lawyers face 15 years in jail on ‘chilling’ state security charges - by Amnesty International
The Chinese authorities have ratcheted up their crackdown against human rights lawyers and activists, using draconian state security charges to detain at least three people, Amnesty International said today.
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:12PM
Deep-sea Mining Regulations Need Stronger Environmental Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Scientists and conservationists are calling on the International Seabed Authority, now meeting in Jamaica, to adopt stronger-than-proposed protections for wildlife and oceans in setting environmental standards for deep-sea mining projects. The Center for Biological Diversity, which recently sued the United States government for issuing deep-sea mining permits that circumvent the ISA’s nascent environmental review process, warns that the current push to start strip-minin...
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:16PM
NEA Opposes California's Phillips 66 Oil-train Project Over Risks to Students - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers, the National Education Association today opposed the proposed Phillips 66 oil-train offloading facility in San Luis Obispo County. If approved the project would bring millions of gallons of hazardous crude oil nearly every day through highly populated areas near hundreds of schools.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:23PM
Greece Overwhelmingly Votes "No", Ostensibly To End Austerity - by Steven Argue
Photo: communist protesters of the KKE opposing the austerity of the SYRIZA government.
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2015 1:54PM
Mideast Migraines - Dismantling Washington, UCSC presentation, part II (audio/mpeg 131.8MB) - by Ren Tawil
Completion of critique of the so-called Rev. Dumisani Washington's talk/PPP on May 21 at University of California, attempting to link the words of M. L. King Jr. with a defense of Israel and Zionism; music of Arab Americans & Musicians of the Nile. Length: 1:55:08/ Date Recorded: 2015-06-01/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (135MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:54PM
Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50PM
District Attorney’s Handling of Cat Shooting Case Probed by Animal Legal Defense Fund - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
AUSTIN — On June 26, the Animal Legal Defense Fund invited Austin County District Attorney Travis J. Koehn under the Texas Public Information Act (Tex. Gov. Code § 552.001 et seq.) to produce all records relating to the criminal case against Kristen Lindsey, a veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow. Ms. Lindsey outraged animal lovers in April after posting a photo of herself on Facebook holding an orange cat with an arrow through its head, stating “My first bow kill, lol. The...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:27PM
New Tests Find Toxic Cocktail in Santa Barbara Spill - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Numerous toxic chemicals known to pose severe threats to human health and marine life contaminated the Pacific Ocean and beaches when more than 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline in Santa Barbara County, according to independent test results released today by Water Defense. The non-profit organization’s testing of spilled oil deposited on the beach and water samples collected from the May 19 Refugio State Beach oil spill confirmed the presence of s...
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:09PM
Mideast Migraines - "Pastor" Dumisani Washington, a critique (audio/mpeg 129.4MB) - by Ren Tawil
An overview of Christian Zionist Dumisani Washington's presentation at UCSC, May 21st; music by Aza. Length: 1:53:05/ Date Recorded: 2015-05-25/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:37PM
Costco members, fishermen, environmental, labor groups demand Costco say no to GE salmon - by via Center for Food Safety
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A coalition including Community Alliance for Global Justice, fishermen, members of UFCW Local 21 and concerned Costco customers rallied in front of the Costco next door to store headquarters and presented more than 300,000 petition signatures demanding that Costco Wholesale (COST) publicly commit to not sell genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:15PM
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM