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imageHate is Alive in America—El Paso Shooting
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by Southern Poverty Law Center
A manifesto from shooter promotes white nationalist talking points as white nationalists mock those killed in the shooting...
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 1:29PM
imageAntifa is not an organization
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by Anonymous
This isn't a conspiracy theory with loose threads. There's no jumping off of Occam's Razor or lizard people, or Mandela effect here - THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING IN FRONT OF OUR EYES. If you're not angry, ashamed, and afraid - you're not paying attention....
Posted: Fri Aug 2, 2019 10:53AM
documentLawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration’s Approval of Oil-waste Dumping in Arroyo Grande Aquifer
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 25, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice today of its intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for ignoring threats to endangered wildlife in its recent approval of an aquifer exemption in the area around the Arroyo Grande oilfield....
Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:37PM
textSenate Advances Bill That Would Gut Environmental Review of Oil Pipelines, Other Large Infrastructure Projects by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 ― A Senate committee today approved a bill that would side-step environmental review to fast-track large infrastructure projects, including oil pipelines and natural gas export terminals....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:56AM
textPuerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns by Kate Zeller
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned Wednesday. Protests engulfed the island for nearly two weeks after Rosselló drew criticism for offensive language in leaked communications and the FBI arrested former members of his administration on corruption charges....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:04AM
textPoor Countries Lose Billions from Tax Avoidance, Reveal "Mauritius Leaks" by Kate Zeller
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released evidence that laws in the country of Mauritius help corporations avoid taxes globally, including on the continent of Africa....
Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:23PM
textCredit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty in Mozambique Loan Scandal by Kate Zeller
On Friday, former Credit Suisse banker Andrew Pearse pled guilty in US Federal Court for accepting millions of dollars in a fraud scheme that led to a $2 billion Mozambique loan scandal and debt crisis in the East African country....
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:09PM
textNationwide Effort Calls for Housing, Not Handcuffs by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the #IAskForHelpBecause Campaign launched its second round of a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling and to replace them with more constructive policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Since the 2015 decision in Norton v. Springfield that found any targeting of speech asking for donations for punishment invokes the strictest scrutiny under First Amendment protections, every ordinance limiting panhandling, begging, or sol...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24AM
textUnited Nations Calls for Mozambique Disaster Aid as Country Wrestles with Illegal Debt by Kate Zeller
Washington, DC - On Thursday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for more relief aid to be sent to disaster-recovering Mozambique. The country is reeling from two devastating cyclones and wrestling with debts that Mozambique's high court calls illegal....
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:31PM
textCalifornia to Evaluate Curbing Oil, Gas Extraction by Center for Biological Diversity
State Budget Funds Study on Decreasing Fossil Fuel Supply, Demand...
Posted: Mon Jul 1, 2019 12:07AM
imageHawai'i Board of Education Bans Herbicides on School Grounds in Response to Community Concerns
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by Center for Food Safety
Honolulu, HI, June 28, 2019 — This week, the Hawai'i State Board of Education (BOE) released a memo announcing that it will be banning the use of herbicides on public school campuses effective immediately. The announcement is the result of a public meeting held on Monday between BOE officials, community members, and Dewayne "Lee" Johnson—the first plaintiff to win a cancer suit brought against Monsanto/Bayer....
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:59PM
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