MEET THE GUY CORRALLING BILLIONAIRES TO FIGHT INEQUALITY...

Dec 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Fran Korten, YES! Magazine | Interview In 1986, at the age of 26, Chuck Collins, the great-grandson of meatpacking giant Oscar Mayer, gave away his trust fund. He was working on forming community land trusts for affordable housing and helping mobile-home residents pool their resources to buy their parks as cooperatives. Collins wanted to stand on the same economic ground as the people he was helping. So, much to the consternation of his parents, he gave away his fortune. By 1995, Collins had cofounded the nonprofit advocacy group United for a Fair Economy. Later he formed Wealth for the Common Good, which recently morphed into the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy individuals who advocate a tax system that serves regular Americans. He has worked with Bill Gates Sr., Warren Buffett,...

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AMID DAKOTA ACCESS PROTESTS, TRIBES CONTINUE TO PURSUE CLEAN ENERGY...

Dec 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  Karen Uhlenhuth, Midwest Energy News | Report Military veterans and tribal leaders, despite heavy snow and winds, march along Highway 1806 in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, December 5, 2016. (Photo: Alyssa Schukar / The New York Times) While the Sioux nation has been in the spotlight almost daily for its opposition to construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, it has much more quietly been pursuing renewable energy development on the Standing Rock Reservation and other tribal lands across North and South Dakota. Seven Sioux tribes in the Dakotas are developing what would be an enormous collection of wind farms on six reservations scattered across what is generally rated as one of the windiest areas in the country. “The ultimate vision is to develop as much as 2 gigawatts, and potentially more,” said Caroline Herron, a...

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NAOMI KLEIN: ‘BIG GREEN GROUPS ARE MORE DAMAGING THAN CLIMATE DENIERS’...

Dec 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment movement is in ‘deep denial’ over the right ways to tackle climate change, says Canadian author Naomi Klein says green groups have been backing the wrong solutions to climate change, such as the UN Clean Development Mechanism. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Jason Mark for Earth Island Journal, part of the Guardian Environment Network Canadian author Naomi Klein is so well known for her blade-sharp commentary that it’s easy to forget that she is, above all, a first-rate reporter. I got a glimpse into her priorities as I was working on this interview. Klein told me she was worried that some of the things she had said would make it hard for her to land an interview with a president of the one of the Big Green groups (read below and you’ll see why)....

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A VOICE FOR CHOICE ADVOCACY OBJECTS TO SB18...

Dec 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] A Voice for Choice Advocacy Objects to SB18 (details below).  We will post a more detailed analysis of the bill in the next few days, but in the meantime here are Actions to Take: 1) Call you two CA legislators today and express your concern and ask for a meeting with your legislator asap. 2) Nurture a relationship with your two CA legislators – go to their Holiday Open house (all have them this month) and go to it and talk to them. (AVFCA will be posting dates of these in the next few days) 3) Talk to all friends and family members about it and cause them to be outraged.  Everyone, especially parents, in CA should be in uproar about this, or at least one piece of it. 4) Donate to A Voice...

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THE PURGE OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE HAS BEGUN...

Dec 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Brendan O’Connor KINJA.COM Photo: AP Donald Trump’s transition team has asked the Energy Department for a list of names of all agency employees and contractors who worked on the Obama administration’s climate change policy. A 74-point questionnaire, first reported on by Bloomberg and obtained by Politico, is being circulated by the DOE. The department, which has reportedly turned the questionnaire over to its lawyers, employs approximately 13,000 people directly, as well as tens of thousands of contractors. From Politico: The questionnaire asks for a list of DOE workers who attended any United Nations climate change conferences in the last five years. It also requests the list of those who attended any of the interagency working groups that have crafted a “social cost of carbon,” which several Obama administration agencies have used to help...

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CLEARLY NOT OVER: DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE SAGA GOES TO COURT IN 2017...

Dec 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Campers maintain their tipi as high winds and a blizzard hit the Oceti Sakowin camp while “water protectors” continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota U.S. December 6, 2016 © Lucas Jackson / Reuters AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to Facebook1.4KShare to TwitterShare to RedditShare to StumbleUponShare to Google+Share to Tumblr The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline has not yet finished, despite the Army Corps of Engineers revoking permission to drill below the Lake Oahe crossing. Both the builder and tribes are preparing to go to court in the new year. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), has no intention of giving up easily. On Friday, US District Judge James...

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Women’s March on Washington Barred from Protesting Donald Trump Inauguration...

Dec 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Activism Trump’s Presidential Inauguration Committee has blocked access to the landmark Lincoln Memorial in D.C. By Sophia Tesfaye / Salon  VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons / VJnet —At the National Equality March Rally in Washington DC on October 11, 2009. Protesters who plan to descend on Washington in the days surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next month will find themselves barred from the nation’s most famous public protest site. The National Park Service, on behalf of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, filed a “massive omnibus blocking permit” securing much of the National Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial for Trump’s inauguration festivities, The Guardian reported on Thursday. “None of these spots will be open for protesters,” the newspaper reported. The temporary ban mostly affects a planned march from the Lincoln Memorial to...

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Meet Four Young Farmers Who Are Rising to the Challenge of Water Scarcity in the Western U.S...

Dec 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Food . A new short film highlights the joys and challenges of being a young farmer in the arid West. By Chelsey Simpson / National Young Farmers Coalition film still from “Conservation Generation” – National Young Farmers Coalition Photo Credit: National Young Farmers Coalition A new short film, Conservation Generation, offers a look into the lives of four young farmers and ranchers in Colorado and New Mexico who are following their passion for agriculture amidst historic drought, climate change, development, and heightened competition for water. Fifteen percent of all U.S. crops are grown with irrigation water that originates in the Colorado River Basin, making Western agriculture an issue that is crucial to the lives and dinner plates of all Americans. Many of the holiday meals consumed in the coming weeks will include produce...

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IT’S AYN RAND’S AMERICA NOW: REPUBLICANS HAVE STRIPPED THE COUNTRY OF ITS LAST SHRED OF MORALITY...

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[Translate] News & Politics The GOP has been the party of cruelty for decades. In Trump, it’s found its champion. By Neal Gabler / Bill Moyers  VIA ALTERNET Ayn Rand Photo Credit: YouTube Screengrab If you have any doubts that the phenomenon of Donald Trump was a long time a’coming, you have only to read a piece that Gore Vidal wrote for Esquire magazine in July 1961, when the conservative movement was just beginning and even Barry Goldwater was hardly a glint in Republicans’ eyes. Vidal’s target was Paul Ryan’s idol, and the idol of so many modern conservatives: the trash novelist and crackpot philosopher Ayn Rand, whom Vidal quotes thusly: “It was the morality of altruism that undercut America and is now destroying her. “Capitalism and altruism are incompatible; they are philosophical opposites; they cannot co-exist in...

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THE DESPERATE AND THE DEAD: HOMELESSNESS...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Everyone wants to help David. But nothing seems to work. And the mentally ill homeless man gets arrested again and again. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff By The Spotlight team   The story was reported by Maria Cramer, Jenna Russell, Michael Rezendes, Scott Helman, and Todd Wallack of the Globe Spotlight Team. It was written by Russell and Cramer. It felt like they had chased the dream forever: to keep the homeless man in the red sneakers off the streets. Everyone in the Dorchester courtroom this September day knew David: the judge; the defense attorneys and the prosecutors; the caseworker from the state mental health department. For months, for years — even for decades — he had been a familiar figure here, arrested a staggering 150 times, usually on drug charges or for breaking and...

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OBAMA SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRING PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. TO BE A TAXPAYER...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Satire from the Borowitz Report By Andy Borowitz  NEWYORKER.COM December 9, 2016 Photograph by Pete Souza / The White House WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling his action “long overdue,” President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order requiring that the President of the United States be a federal taxpayer. The order, which makes a non-taxpayer ineligible to serve as President, goes into effect immediately. “Since the President has such a large say in how federal taxes are spent, it only makes sense that he or she contribute to those taxes, too,” he said, noting that everyone who has served as President has been a taxpayer. The President urged people “not to read too much into the timing” of his executive order. “It just seemed like the right thing to do,” he said. Obama’s...

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1,000 PEER REVIEWED REPORTS AND STUDIES ON VACCINES...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Page 1 of 1,053 VACCINE Peer Review The History Of The Global Vaccination Program In 1000 Peer Reviewed Reports And Studies 1915-2015 A Jeff Prager Publication Page 2 of 1,053 “Dissent is crucial for the advancement of science. Disagreement is at the heart of peer review and is important for uncovering unjustifed assumptions, fawed methodologies and problematic reasoning.” I. de Melo-Martín and K. Intemann, Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA Page 3 of 1,053 “the harm from vaccines has seriously exceeded the beneft of disease prevention” Dr. Harold Buttram Page 4 of 1,053 “No batch of vaccine can be proved safe before it is given to children” Surgeon General of the United States, Leonard Scheele, addressing an AMA convention in 1955 Page 5...

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RUGGED SOLAR ROADS TO HIT FOUR CONTINENTS IN 2017...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Colin Payne  INHABITAT View Slideshow Solar-generating roadways could soon be a reality on roads everywhere, thanks to new technology from Europe. According to Bloomberg, Colas SA, a subsidiary of France’s Bouygues Group has been working on solar panels that are tough enough to handle the load of an 18-wheeler truck – and are currently building them into some French road surfaces, with plans to test the technology across four continents in 2017. These panels have already undergone five years of research and laboratory tests, but before they hit the roads in a major way, the company plans to test them further by building 100 outdoor test sites over the next year. “We wanted to find a second life for a road,” Colas SA’s Wattaway Unit chief technology officer told Bloomberg. “Solar farms...

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THIS $10K TINY HOUSE CAN BE BUILT WITH A HEX KEY IN LESS THAN A DAY...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   by Cat DiStasio INHABITAT.COM View Slideshow Cheap Chinese goods are a bit of a joke in America, but when a company manages to produce an entire house with the affordable price of just $10,000, the laughing stops. China’s People’s Architecture Office (PAO) recently built one of these new prefabricated homes for a first-time buyer known only as “Mrs. Fan.” The so-called Plugin House consists of a series of prefab panels that were assembled on-site by a small team in just a few hours using a hex key. The $10,000 home is so simple to assemble that the work can be done by a relatively unskilled team—with a single hex key—in less than 24 hours. Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House is unique compared to most prefab homes in that respect, but it also breaks...

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AFRICA IS BEING CHOKED, BUT CORPORATIONS LEAVE THEIR GRIME ON US ALL...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Lola Okolosie THE GUARDIAN The filthy practice of exporting highly polluting fuel to Africa is symbolic of big business the world over: where profit is king, human life becomes trivial “Drive from one corner of Lagos to another, and in no time you will find surfaces lightly dusted. Under fingernails, thick grime settles.’ Photograph: Alamy   Dense, dirty air laced with grease best describes the atmosphere of most Lagos streets. Drive from one corner of this great west African city to another and in no time you will find surfaces lightly dusted, like a soft sprinkling of icing on cakes. Under the half moons of fingernails, thick grime settles. Dirty diesel from European companies fuels pollution in Africa – in pictures It’s a scene taken as typically African: polluted, bedraggled, unhealthy. Yet this...

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GAEL GARCIA BERNAL AND PABLO LARRAIN: TRUMP HAS THE NUCLEAR CODES BUT WE HAVE THE CAMERA...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   The Mexican actor and Chilean director talk about the power and the duty that Latin American cinema has to combat racism in the era of Donald Trump Gael García Bernal: ‘We have to defend the people that don’t have rights. We have to be very vigilant, and very honest.’ Photograph: DDP/Rex Shutterstock Rory Carroll in Los Angeles  THE GUARDIAN   Latin American cinema can and must challenge the “racism and hatred” embodied by Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House, according to two of its leading lights. The actor Gael García Bernal and director Pablo Larraín have warned that a climate of tension and threat in the US could trigger political violence, even war – but also a vibrant artistic response. “Trump has the nuclear codes and the US army. What do...

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OHIO ‘HEARTBEAT’ ABORTION BILL COULD BE TEST CASE FOR OVERTURNING ROE V WADE...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Just-passed bill stops short of banning abortion from the time a fetus’s heartbeat is detectable and may test the limits of constitutional protections of abortion Women hold up signs during a women’s pro-choice rally in Washington DC. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Amber Jamieson THE GUARDIAN.COM The Ohio state legislature threw down the gauntlet this week to the supreme court, passing a new anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill that would ban terminations from as early as six weeks, the most severe restrictions in the country. Ohio politicians say they were motivated to push through the bill by Donald Trump’s win, believing they might find a more friendly US supreme court that would uphold the law. Ohio legislators pass restrictive abortion bill, citing Trump victory If passed by Governor John Kasich, the bill could serve as a...

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Paul Krugman: Here’s What No One Is Talking About With Trump’s Horrific EPA Pick...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Economy “Make America gasp again!” By Janet Allon / AlterNet Photo Credit: YouTube/Moyers & Co. Trump is already making good on his promise to return America to an earlier time, a time that includes a great deal more air pollution, Paul Krugman writes in Friday’s column. He may not be able to bring all those blue collar jobs back, but hey, “in other ways Mr. Trump can indeed restore the world of the 1970s,” the columnist opens. “He can, for example, bring us back to the days when, all too often, the air wasn’t safe to breathe. And he’s made a good start by selecting Scott Pruitt, a harsh foe of pollution regulation, to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Make America gasp again!” Sure, Pruitt is a climate change denier, and that’s terrible, but climate...

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12 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE EXTREMELY CONCERNED ABOUT TYSON FOODS...

Dec 9, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Food Tyson Foods causes serious harm to people, animals and the environment. By Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz / Rainforest Action Network   VIA ALTERNET   Tyson Foods, in its over 80 years of operation, has had a hugely negative impact on our food system. Tyson Foods profits off the cheap land and cheap labor that grease the wheels of the industrial food complex, specializing in the production of packaged “food” made with conflict palm oil and factory farmed meat. Palm oil is an ingredient in at least 36 Tyson products. Tyson Foods and its global subsidiaries are one of the world’s largest producers of chicken, beef, and pork––entirely raised and processed in industrial operations. It’s also well known for its popular “prepared foods” like Sara Lee baked apple pies which contain conflict palm oil....

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ENVIRONMENTALISM OF THE RICH

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT  Jared Green cf xdw Environmentalism of the Rich / MIT Press Peter Dauvergne, a professor at the University of British Columbia, has coined an interesting phrase for the incremental approach taken by environmental regulators, self-professed sustainable multi-national companies, and many mainstream environmental non-profits in the West: the environmentalism of the rich. His issue with this now-widespread shade of green: it may not be working. In his new book Environmentalism of the Rich, Dauvergne paints a portrait of wealthy Western consumers complacently purchasing their way to sustainability by swapping out old, inefficient products for new, smarter “eco” ones, or taking small steps to reduce energy and water consumption and carbon pollution. The idea promoted by many companies and non-profits is that consumers can continue to buy away if the products are “green.”...

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A DASHBOARD FOR THE EARTH

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Jared Green  DIRT.ASLA.ORG Deep learning neural net technologies / ExtremeTech If we want our planet to be able to house 10 billion people and also want to preserve biodiversity in coming decades, then we need to leverage the new technologies associated with “big data” and artificial intelligence. Using these sets of new technologies, we can create a dashboard for the planet, with up-to-the minute data on ecosystem functions continuously feeding in. We can create a unified system that “interrogates the environmental condition of the Earth,” said Microsoft scientist Lucas Joppa at a conference organized by the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, today, we are nowhere near this “Bloomberg terminal” for the planet. Discussions throughout the conference were a strange mix of extreme optimism about the capacity of technology to...

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DEFIANT AFTER DAKOTA SETBACK, TEXAS COMPANY EYES PIPELINE THROUGH LOUISIANA’ ATCHAFALAYA BASIN...

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Atchafalaya_Basin.jpg  FACINGSOUTH.ORG Sue Sturgis  FACINGSOUTH.ORG Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, now wants to build a pipeline through Louisiana’s ecologically important Atchafalaya Basin. (Photo of a swamp in the Atchafalaya Basin by the Army Corps of Engineers via Wikipedia.) Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, suffered a setback this week when the Army Corps of Engineers denied permission for the controversial $3.7 billion project to cross under a lake on the Missouri River a half-mile from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where a protest camp has drawn thousands of self-described “water protectors” from around the world, including hundreds of U.S. military veterans. Announcing the decision on Sunday, the Army said alternative routes should be explored. That would mean environmental reviews that...

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IDENTITY POLITICS AND A DAD’S LOSS...

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nicholas Kristof   NYTIMES The Rev. Joey Crutcher has suffered many family tragedies. Credit Andrea Morales for The New York Times This fall I sat down in Tulsa, Okla., with a black pastor whose unarmed son, Terence Crutcher, had been shot dead on the street by a white police officer. The Rev. Joey Crutcher told me that Terence’s killing was just the latest loss his family had suffered. He had also lost a child to crib death years ago, and another to cancer. In addition, his grandson had been shot dead while driving home from church in a gang hit that was a case of mistaken identity. Such heartbreak: Three children and a grandchild dead, each for a different reason. I’ve been thinking of the Crutchers because of the debate raging in the Democratic...

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WORKERS CHALLENGE TRUMP TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON HIS PROMISES...

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Workers Challenge Trump To Follow Through On His Promises   Dave Johnson   OURFUTURE.ORG President-elect Donald Trump promised during his campaign “more jobs and better wages.” So on Wednesday several hundred workers gathered near the White House and challenged Trump to be true to his words. Speaking at the New York Economic Club in September, Donald Trump promised that in his administration, “Every policy decision we make must pass a simple test: Does it create more jobs and better wages for Americans?” Meanwhile, the U.S. Government is America’s top creator of low-wage jobs. The federal government pays for more than 2 million private sector poverty jobs through its contracts, loans, and grants – more than the number of low-wage workers at Walmart and McDonald’s combined. And already-low-paid federal contract workers lose up to $2.5...

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TAKE ACTION: CALL WHITEHOUSE AND ASK FOR VETO OF HR34 CENTURY CURES ACT...

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Take Action! Senate passed HR34, 21st Century Cures Act      The US Senate voted yesterday to pass HR34, the 21st Century Cures Act on a 94 to 5 vote.  President Obama has said he will sign the bill.  Senators who voted “No” are Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkly of Oregon, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Mike Lee of Utah. Please click on the Take Action link to send a message to President Obama asking him to reconsider signing the bill. And please call the White House and politely ask that the President not sign the bill, 202-456-1414 The Los Angeles Times said this about the bill, “The 21st Century Cures Act is a huge deregulatory giveaway to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, papered over by new funding for...

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VAN JONES: ONLY A ‘LOVE ARMY’ WILL CONQUER TRUMP...

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Though it’s important to fight Trump’s policies, “it’s at the values level that we need to do a reset,” says Jones “There were five things on the ballot on November 8th, 2016: the presidency, the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court and the character of the country,” says Van Jones. “Progressives lost all five.” Sasha Arutyunova/Redux By Tim Dickinson  ROLLINGSTONE.COM 2 days ago Van Jones has had some quotable moments in his side gig with CNN recently – telling former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski he was “being a horrible person” on election night, for instance. But beyond the soundbites, Jones has a clear-eyed vision for how America can survive Trump’s presidency: To confront and constrain the incoming administration, he says progressives must move beyond their anger and disbelief, and band together in a...

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STRANGER AND STRANGER VACCINES: ARE WE BEING FLEECED?...

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Marco Cáceres  NVIC Now, it seems that every time you scan the latest headlines about vaccines, there is a new vaccine in the works for something that has absolutely nothing to do with a virus or bacteria. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a vaccine as a “biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.” The WHO further states that a vaccine “typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism” and that it is “often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins.”1 The idea is for the weakened or killed microbes to stimulate the “body’s immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and “remember” it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these...

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NALED INVADES MIAMI BEACH

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Naled Invades Miami Beach NVIC | Best in Video Planes are scheduled to begin spraying the controversial pesticide Naled over South Beach tomorrow morning, and that has activists worried the pesticide could do damage to humans and to the environment. On Tuesday that was when they announced they were going to spray Naled. There was a lot of outrage about that. First at noon, Zika emergency protesters gather outside Miami Beach City hall as commissioners discuss whether the city should fight the state’s aerial spraying plans. There was a town hall, town forum, basically a commission meeting but not an official meeting where any action could actually be done. Kudos to Commissioner Michael Grieco for taking a stand, organizing the whole town hall. Basically the outcome of that was the county mayor said...

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NVIC Calls 21st Century Cures Act “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” and Urges Presidential Veto to Protect Public Health...

Dec 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Congress Text size:  nvic| Law, Congress   “Congress has handed the liability-free vaccine industry another free pass to make unlimited profits by exploiting Americans legally required to purchase and use inadequately tested vaccines.” — Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) says the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which was pushed through the U.S Congress this week with a 94 to 5 vote in the Senate yesterday, is a threat to public health and should be vetoed by the President. The 996 page Act has been promoted by Congress as a consumer friendly bill to fund medical research and make new prescription drugs and medical devices more quickly available in the U.S., but it also lowers licensing standards used by the Food and Drug Administration...

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THE TASKS THAT STILL TOWER ABOVE US...

Dec 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Democracy & Government In his first State of the Union Address, President Kennedy said that when the problems “are towering and unprecedented — the response must be towering and unprecedented as well.” His words ring true today. By William Josephson MOYERS & CO. Vigil for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Aug. 26, 2009 (Credit: GoPiloGo / Flickr CC 2.0) Bill Josephson is one of my oldest friends. We met in 1961 when we were founding organizers of the Peace Corps. We’ve been close ever since. We differed in our reaction to the election and from our exchange of emails he on his own initiative wrote this piece — “the most personal essay I’ve ever written,” he told me. I asked him to let us post it and he agreed. — Bill Moyers  ...

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