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text Open Up The Debates - Petition The Commission: Deadline 09262016 by Tomas DiFiore
No matter who you may vote for this Presidential Election 2016 we need this petition filled before the 26th of September. “Please get the word out! Will we allow the two corporate parties to strangle democracy by limiting the debates to the two most despised presidential candidates in US history? We need to get Jill Stein on the debate stage!”...
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:33AM
image Honduras - 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections May Pivot On Substance 480_2016_democratic_primaries_results_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
In The U.S.A. We Vote The Politics Of Fear, The Prevailing Mythology: Vote Your Fears Not Your Values – but wait Bernie Supporters! What is it people are afraid of? This isn't Honduras. Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya recently announced on August 26, 2016, that his wife Xiomara Castro will run for the left-wing LIBRE Party in the 2017 presidential elections.” This is the second time that Castro will run for the presidency. She did so in 2013, but lost to Hernandez in a controversi...
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:30PM
image Karuk Tribe Stands in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation 480_karuk_tribe_support_letter_standing_rock_sioux_1.jpg by via Karuk Tribe
"The Karuk Tribe Stands in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in your fight to protect your homelands from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Further, we commend your nation's vigorous advocacy for your ancestral lands which demonstrates that a sovereign's defense of their people, culture, and land cannot be artificiallt restrained." -- Russell "Buster" Atterbery, Chairman...
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:03AM
image Klamath Tribes Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Their Opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline 480_klamath-tribes-letter-support-standing-rock-sioux-opposition_dakota_access_pipeline_1.jpg by Klamath Tribes
Klamath Tribes Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Their Opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline...
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 5:43PM
image Yurok Tribe stands in strong support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation 480_yurok_tribe_letter_supporting_standing_rock_sioux_against_dakota_access_pipeline_1.jpg by Yurok Tribe
The Yurok Tribe stands in strong support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 5:32PM
text Senator 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
document Blue Whale Strike of 2009 platform_irene_september_2002_multibeam_sonar_survey.pdf_140_.jpg by Scott Peterson
Supporting documents for an upcoming article on an Oct 19, 2009 incident involving a state vessel striking a blue whale off the Mendocino Coast....
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:23AM
image Yurok Tribe finds deadly disease in Klamath River salmon 480_klamath_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We take this threat to our fish very seriously, and we’re looking at every option to protect our fish. We don’t want to go through another catastrophe like the fish kill in 2002, and we will do anything we can to avoid that outcome this year,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke, Chairman of the Yurok Tribe....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:19PM
calendar Dispatches from the War Zone - Presentation 480_001_book_cover_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
Redding - downstairs in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, on the northeast corner of South and East Streets....
Event Date: Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Aug 5, 2016 9:24PM
calendar Dispatches from the War Zone - Presentation 480_001_book_cover.jpg by Mike Rhodes
24 Fellowship Way (off Jacoby Creek) in Humboldt (Arcata/Eureka)...
Event Date: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Aug 5, 2016 4:16PM
image Hold On To Your Vote - Decertification of the 2016 Democratic Primary Results 480_hrc_dnc_2016_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
We start off with Lee Camp, as he delves into a brand new 100 page election fraud report released by “Election Justice USA” that the mainstream media has essentially blacked out. THE only recommendation at the end of the report: “We conclude by calling for decertification of the 2016 Democratic primary results in every state in which we have established a reasonable doubt as to the accuracy of the vote tally.”...
Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2016 4:55PM
image Youth Protest Klamath River Water Pollution 480_13718680_10206977597341992_5821848656678291442_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“As a Yurok Tribal member, I am deeply affected by what happens on the Klamath River,” said Stoney McCoy, a 16 year-old Yurok Tribal Youth Council member. “ What I saw today coming out of the Klamath Strait Drain made me sick to my stomach, I will fight for as long as it takes to clean up the Klamath...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29AM
calendar Nonviolent Protest at Mendocino Redwoods Company Mill in Ukiah 480_dt.common.streams.streamserver_1.jpg by KP & BACH
9 am: Rally at Mendocino County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers on Low Gap Rd. in Ukiah 11 am: Demonstration at the Ukiah mill operation of Mendocino Redwood Co. (MRC)...
Event Date: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:36PM
image Rally in the Redwoods July 16 480_pastedgraphic-19.jpg by Karen
Agency Green-Lights Logging Plan in the Redwoods: Protest Rally July 16 on Gualala River. On July 1, state regulators approved the 402-acre “Dogwood” timber harvest plan (THP) to log in the sensitive redwood forest floodplain along the lower Wild and Scenic Gualala River, to the river’s mouth. The redwood trees there, many a century old, are in recovery, regenerating after historical heavy industrial logging....
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:09PM
text Court Publishes Decision Granting Relief to Inmate Disciplined For Hunger Strike by via NLG SF Bay Area Chapter
June 20, 2016 - Jorge Gomez spent over a decade in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) at the time of California’s historic 2013 Prisoner Hunger Strike. Launched in early July 2013, the strike was to protest torturous and inhumane conditions at Pelican Bay’s SHU and at other isolation/segregation units throughout the state. Over 30,000-plus incarcerated persons participated at its height, with many refusing food for as long as two months. In the early days of the 2013 Priso...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:36PM
text Killer 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
image Fires And Drought Force Migration Of Palm Oil Production 480_guatemala_pome_fish_kill_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
Rigoberto Lima Choc was fatally shot in broad daylight in Sayaxché, in front of the building housing the local justice of the peace court in the center of town. “Lima Choc was a 28-year-old primary school teacher who lived and taught in the village of Champerico, in the municipality of Sayaxché. Twelve days before his murder, Lima Choc was elected to form part of the local government in Sayaxché and would have become a municipal councillor in January. He was also one of the first people to sp...
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:26AM
document Responsible Organic Sustainable Palm Oil: A Plurality Of Semantics organicjan16.pdf_140_.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
The scenario most likely to result from the RSPO process is that in the future there will be two production sectors supplying different markets. On the one hand there will be a group of companies with certification that will attempt to a greater or lesser extent to comply with the principles and criteria adopted by the RSPO, while on the other hand there will be a second group of non-certified companies that will continue with “business as usual” (conventional palm oil sourcing and global tra...
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:42AM
image Saying No To Palm Oil In The U.S. 480_no_one_is_safe_from_illegal_palm_oil_1.jpg by Tomas DiFiore
"Many major consumer goods firms now delegate responsibility for their sourcing policies to the RSPO and, by extension, to these auditors. If the auditors are engaging in box-ticking and even colluding to cover up unsustainable practices, then products will get to the supermarket shelves that are tainted with human trafficking, rights abuses and the destruction of biodiversity. the world's only global palm oil certification system - meant to ensure ensure sustainability, human rights, labor s...
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:36AM
document Immediate Habitat Protection Sought for Killer Whales Along West Coast orca_proposed_critical_habitat_map.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, June 6, 2016 — Conservation groups and more than 100,000 people today called on the Obama administration to immediately expand protected critical habitat for Southern Resident killer whales along the West Coast. The population remains critically endangered with just 83 individuals left....
Posted: Mon Jun 6, 2016 1:06PM