A CASE FOR BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE HOUSING MARKET...

Jan 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] David Friedlander   LIFE EDITED Architecture In Manhattan, the average cost of a studio apartment is $2,418 (non doorman). In San Francisco, it’s $2650. Crazy as it sounds, you might not have the privilege of paying those sums as both cities have low single digit vacancy rates. Other major cities like Boston and DC have similarly high rents and low inventory. And while some of this expense is offset by higher per capita incomes, many find themselves unable to afford housing. A study by NYU’s Furman Center found that 50% of New Yorkers were “cost-burdened” by their rent, paying more than 30% of their income on housing; 60% of that segment (600K people) were “extremely cost burdened,” forking over more than 50%. So it’s not a stretch to say that housing is a big problem in many major cities (we’ll...

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SIGN YOUR NAME: DENOUNCE THE REPUBLICAN LAWSUIT AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA...

Dec 22, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] SIGN YOUR NAME: Denounce the Republican lawsuit against President Obama >> A federal judge has ruled that Congressional Republicans can officially SUE President Obama. Unless something changes, Obamacare could be destroyed forever. We need to collect 1OO,OOO signatures denouncing this frivolous lawsuit before it goes any further. Will you add your name right now? SIGN IMMEDIATELY >> Cassandra — Republicans have scored a MAJOR win in their lawsuit against President Obama. A federal judge ruled the GOP’s case can proceed– potentially gutting Obamacare and undermining the President’s legacy. Destroying Obamacare was a key part of the Koch Brothers’ agenda when they spent hundreds of millions of dollars to elect Republicans last year. Here’s what happened: FIRST: The Koch Brothers spent MILLIONS to deceive Americans about Obamacare — and help put Republicans in charge...

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The New GMO Apple Is a Health Hazard, but the USDA Approved It Anyway...

Dec 18, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Food Even the apple industry is opposed to what detractors have dubbed the “botox apple.” Center for Food Safety VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: wk1003mike/Shutterstock.com After decades of promises from the biotech industry that genetically engineered (GE) food would feed the world, cure the sick, reduce agricultural dependence on toxic chemicals, and save countless crops from imminent collapse, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a product they think will solve a problem humans have struggled with for centuries… an apple that doesn’t brown when you slice it… Seriously; we couldn’t make this stuff up. While these GE apples are a waste of time and money, we don’t want to downplay the real concerns about them. Pre-sliced apples are actually a frequently recalled food product. Once the whole fruit is sliced, it has an increased risk...

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STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY CONVINCE GEORGETOWN TO RENAME BUILDINGS NAMED AFTER SLAVEOWNERS...

Dec 6, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Casey Quinlan THINK PROGRESS CREDIT: Jacquelyn Martin, AP   Georgetown University will rename two buildings on campus — Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall — that are currently named after slaveowners, following protests and sit-ins from students demanding increased awareness about the institution’s racial legacy. Georgetown students argue that the university needs to acknowledge the ways the university was built on slavery and to foster more discussion on the university climate for students of color. A group of 250 students recently gathered in solidarity with students at Yale University and the University of Missouri, who have also been asking their administrators to acknowledge a racist climate on campus. Mulledy Hall was named after a Georgetown president, Thomas F. Mulledy, who sold hundreds of slaves to eliminate Georgetown’s debts. McSherry Hall was named after...

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Naomi Klein: Now Marches Are Banned at the Paris Climate Conference – What’s at Stake...

Nov 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Hollande is silencing those facing the worst impacts of climate change and its monstrous violence. By Naomi Klein / The Guardian   VIA ALTERNET ‘The one that preoccupies me most is that core question of whose security is ultimately valued in our lopsided world.’ Photo Credit: Andrzej Krauze Whose security gets protected by any means necessary? Whose security is casually sacrificed, despite the means to do so much better? Those are the questions at the heart of the climate crisis, and the answers are the reason climate summits so often end in acrimony and tears. The French government’s decision to ban protests, marches and other “outdoor activities” during the Paris climate summit is disturbing on many levels. The one that preoccupies me most has to do with the way it reflects the fundamental inequity...

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France Uses Emergency Laws to Put Climate Activists Under House Arrest for Planning to Protest...

Nov 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] French police arrest activists for flouting ban on organizing protests during climate talks next week. By Arthur Neslen / The Guardian  VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Oxfam International At least 24 climate activists have been put under house arrest by French police, accused of flouting a ban on organising protests during next week’s Paris climate summit, the Guardian has learned. One legal adviser to the activists said many officers raided his Paris apartment and occupied three floors and a staircase in his block. French authorities did not respond to requests for comment but lawyers said that the warrants were issued under state of emergency laws, imposed after the terror attacks that killed 130 people earlier this month. The author and climate change campaigner, Naomi Klein, accused French authorities of “a gross abuse of power...

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CAN THIS GROUP OF KIDS FORCE THE GOVERNMENT TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?...

Nov 27, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Climate by Natasha Geiling THINK PROGRESS CREDIT: Our Children’s Trust   Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh Martinez is not your average 15 year old. Speaking from his cell phone as he waits to board a plane for Los Angeles, Martinez fields questions with the aplomb of a seasoned activist, remaining sharply on message even as the conversation snakes and pivots around the gnarly issue of climate action. “Nothing else compares to climate change in the sense to take urgency as a global community,” he said. “It’s a human rights issue that affects people all over the planet.” Despite his young age, Martinez speaks like a veteran activist because, in a sense, he is one. His interest in climate activism began before enrolled in elementary school; he had his first public speaking engagement at age six. At...

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POLLUTING INDUSTRIES TOOK OVER THIS CALIFORNIA CITY. NOW, RESIDENTS ARE TAKING IT BACK...

Nov 6, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] By Aura Bogado   GRIST The city of Commerce, a small municipality of 13,000 just a short distance from downtown Los Angeles, has long been the recipient of some of the region’s worst pollution. Commerce is the unlucky inheritor of decades of poor land planning, which has saddled its residents with health-threatening conditions and few resources to handle them. But those residents began organizing for change years ago.In September, they won their city council’s approval of a green zones ordinance — a unique set of policy changes that aim to clean up their community. The ordinance is extensive, and includes objectives to reduce pollution, revitalize the local economy, and reinvest in the community’s well-being. The ordinance sets out strategies, initiatives, and timetables for achievement. Los Angeles, its neighborhoods, and nearby independent cities like Commerce can be understood...

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AS STATE POLITICIANS RESIST OBAMA’S CLIMATE PLAN, WEST VIRGINIANS BUILD RENEWABLES ANYWAY...

Nov 4, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By Mary Hansen, YES! Magazine | Report So far, the state isn’t stepping up to build a solar-powered future. That leaves the bulk of the work to West Virginia’s residents. (Photo: Installing solar panels via Shutterstock) West Virginia’s attorney general, Patrick Morrissey, and attorneys general from 23 other states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration. At issue was the Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon emissions from the power sector by 32 percent by 2030, in an effort to hold off climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency, responsible for enforcing the new rules, has suggested three strategies that states can combine as they see fit to achieve the cuts: make coal-fired power plants more efficient; meet new energy needs with natural gas; and develop renewable sources like wind and...

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COMBATING CONSUMERISM WITH KIDS...

Nov 4, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] David Friedlander   LIFE EDITED Today’s post was written by mother and minimalist Jen Adams. I have 13 children. That’s not a typo–thirteen. 5 adopted, 4 biological and 4 “step”–although don’t tell them that. Our kids range in age from 5 to 23 years old. We still have 10 at home–seven in high school, two in middle school and the last in kindergarten. It. Is. Awesome. And challenging.  We live in a 1700 sq ft home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bedrooms are shared–four boys in one, three girls each in the other two and my partner and I in the last. The bathrooms are always shared. We began the process of intense minimalism in February 2015 when, as parents, we couldn’t take the clutter anymore. One of the biggest foes of minimalism, especially...

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WE STOOD UP TO A BILLIONAIRE POLITICAL DONOR WITH A RECORD OF INTIMIDATING JOURNALIST AND WE WON!...

Oct 9, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] We stood up to a billionaire political donor with a record of intimidating journalists and we won. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Frank VanderSloot against Mother Jones. It’s a monumental victory, and a big blow to those who try to use their power to silence the media. But the two and a half year legal onslaught has also dealt a big blow to our budget. Fighting back—and winning—has cost us and our insurer at least $2.5 million and left us with $650,000 in out-of-pocket legal bills. There’s a lot to bring you up to speed on, so please read this all the way to the bottom and make an emergency, tax-deductible donation to Mother Jones. In February 2012, we published a story about how the Citizens United decision allowed...

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EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM NAOMI KLEIN’S NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM “THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING”...

Oct 4, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] By Clayton Aldern GRIST “Spend enough time in Blockadia and you start to notice patterns,” writes Naomi Klein in This Changes Everything, her 2014 tome pitting capitalism against the climate.Blockadia is the name given to the frontline, direct-action response to extractive industries. The patterns? A steely commitment to the land. Indigenous, often female, leadership. The notion that “you can’t eat money.”This Changes Everything — the book, that is — is only half of the story. October brings the second half to the United States: the documentary version, narrated by Klein and directed by Avi Lewis. In the clip above, we see glimpses of the Blockadian front lines. “The idea behind it is simple,” narrates Klein. “We’re in a hole, and before anything new can grow, we have to stop digging.” Grist spoke with Lewis, for whom the idea of “Blockadia...

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HERO OR COWARD: COULD SKIPPING MY STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS START A REVOLUTION?...

Sep 20, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Hero or Coward: Could Skipping My Student Loan Payments Start a Revolution?   By Yessenia Funes, YES! Magazine | Op-Ed Every college semester, I filled out my financial aid application, hoping I would receive more grants than loans. Either way, my fate was sealed: I was a college student in the United States, so debt was inevitable. The latest figures from the US Department of Education are for 2012–13, my second year in college. That year, tuition, room, and board for undergraduates averaged $15,022 a year at public institutions, $39,173 at private nonprofit institutions, and $23,158 at private for-profit institutions. Most students spend at least four years in college. No aspiring college graduate I know has $60,000 lying around for four years of public college—let alone almost three times that for a private...

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One Woman’s Courageous Stand Against Fracking and the World’s Most Powerful Industry...

Sep 19, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] For many, fracking is additional evidence humans are radically altering the geology of the planet. By Andrew Nikiforuk / Greystone Books September 15, 2015 The following is an excerpt from the new book  Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry  by Andrew Nikiforuk (Greystone Books, 2015): Against all odds, on November 7, 2014, Jessica Ernst scored a victory in the courts. Her phone rang, and Ernst found both of her lawyers on the other end of the line. “It’s Murray here,” Klippenstein said, his voice breaking. “Jessica, we won.” In a lengthy decision, Chief Justice Neil Wittmann had granted Ernst the right to sue Alberta Environment for negligence. To emphasize his displeasure at how the government had wasted the plaintiff’s and the court’s time, Wittmann had also awarded Ernst...

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Climate Expert James Hansen: The Planet May Become Ungovernable...

Sep 18, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Environment Speaking to elder activists, Dr. Hansen warned of the enormous social, political and economic implications if mankind doesn’t act on climate change. By Anne Meador, John Zangas / DC Media Group  VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com The repercussions of climate disruption are still not being acknowledged fully, warned climatologist Dr. James Hansen, addressing an audience of Baby Boomer and Greatest Generation climate activists on September 9. “We’ve now got an emergency,” he told about 150 “elder activists” at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC, who were participating in Grandparents Climate Action Day. Hansen — formerly NASA’s head climate scientist, now adjunct professor at Columbia University — is probably best known for bringing definitive evidence of global warming to Congress in testimony in 1988. In July of this year, he released a...

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THIS. SWEDEN HAS DONE SOMETHING TRULY AMAZING TO HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES...

Sep 8, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Leslie Salzillo DAILY KOS attribution: UNHCR Some countries are doing little to nothing to help Syrian refugees. Other countries are doing quite a bit. What many around the world do not know is Sweden has been going above and beyond. Facebook’s The Christian Left shared a story that reports Sweden was the first country in the EU to offer permanent residency to refugees from Syria. News agency TT/The Local reported in 2013: The decision covers all asylum seekers from Syria who have been granted temporary residency in Sweden for humanitarian protection. They will now receive permanent residence permits, the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) announced on Tuesday. There is an assessment: The assessment is based on whether a person has an individual or general need for protection. As the situation in Syria has...

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“GOD IS THE WATER”: REFLECTIONS ON THE EPA SPILL, POWER AND THE U.S. SOUTHWEST...

Sep 7, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By Katherine Freeman, The Feminist Wire | Op-Ed I gaze with profound horror upon pictures of the San Juan and Animas rivers, flowing a sickly yellow and orange through Totah, the Navajo/Diné word for the place where I was born; also known as Farmington, New Mexico.(1) I compulsively read news story after news story about the EPA’s “accidental” leak of three million gallons of toxic waste, containing high levels of lead, arsenic, and other metals that turned these rivers yellow; originating from the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado. I call my folks, who still live in Farmington. My mother says that they can’t drink the water at home until the EPA gives them clearance; emergency water stations have been set up around town. “I do not understand this world,” my mother, who...

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HOW EXTREME ENERGY LEADS TO EXTREME POLITICS...

Sep 7, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By Aldo Orellana López and Sian Cowman, Foreign Policy in Focus | News Analysis As corporations and governments around the world scramble to access harder-to-reach fossil fuels in fracking wells and tar sands, the struggles of communities on the front lines of this expansion of extractivism are becoming more extreme – and more visible. And so is the backlash against any who resist. Indigenous peoples who find themselves “in the way” of extractivist projects are increasingly finding their territorial rights, among others, violated. A particularly salient example is playing out in Argentina. There, facing a shortage of traditional energy sources, the government has intensified the exploitation of shale oil and gas deposits. Along with these changes in energy policy has come a crackdown on those resisting fuel exploitation in their communities. Among...

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FIELD NOTES TO LIFE DURING THE APOCALYPSE...

Sep 5, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   by Arun Gupta  COUNTERPUNCH Shell’s Arctic drilling rig. Photo: Greenpeace. When the apocalypse arrived no one knew it could be so seductive. In the Pacific Northwest global warming has meant winter days fit for lounging outside in t-shirts. Wildfires feeding on drought-stricken forests are producing surreal tangerine-orange sunlight. The heat has wreaked havoc on everything from snowpack to marine estuaries, but it is also resulting in a longer growing season and greater crop diversification. This is not to put smiley faces on the four horseman. Humanity, after taking over the driver’s seat of evolution, has crashed it into the brick wall of industrial civilization. Nonetheless, the apocalyptic world is what we make of it. We are now in a salvage operation where our goals are to recuperate and regenerate the disappearing world. Blame...

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NO SHOT. NO DAYCARE. NO SCHOOL. EVERY CHILD. EVERY VACCINE....

Aug 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] SB 277 signed into Law and is EFFECTIVE July 1, 2016 Governor Brown signed SB 277 the most stringent vaccine mandate in the United States on June 30, 2015. If not repealed this new law will go into effect on July 1, 2016.  Families that do not comply with the one-size-fits-all vaccine mandate, will lose their State Constitutional right for a free and appropriate education in public and private K-12 schools. The use of licensed daycare facilities, in-home daycare, public or private preschools and even after school care programs are also included in SB 277. School aged children, not up-to-date on every mandated vaccine, will be required to home school without options for classroom learning.  SB 277 eliminates a parent’s right to exempt their children from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure including death. In 2016, California parents will be forced to...

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VACCINES: WHO IS RIGHT AND WHOSE RIGHT IS IT?...

Aug 29, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   By Foster Gamble When it comes to vaccines, either you agree to have your child (and/or yourself) injected with some amount of microorganisms and additives, or you don’t. How can caring parents wade through the deluge of conflicting opinions and information surrounding the issue to make the most responsible choice? Click images to enlarge Two of our THRIVE team members are about to have babies, and both Kimberly and I have grandchildren whose parents face this issue. A recurring question for all of them, along with parents everywhere, is: “What justifies the risk of an adverse reaction?” Is there enough evidence that vaccines really do prevent deadly, dreaded diseases to justify the possible brain damage, infertility or death if “things go wrong”? At best, it’s a frightening game of Russian Roulette, with...

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LESSONS FROM CONFRONTING THE GLOBAL GOLIATH – TPP!...

Aug 27, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] HIGHTOWER LOWDOWN A plucky (and smart!) grassroots coalition has pushed the dastardly Trans-Pacific Partnership to the edge Progressive forces battling that God-awful gob of global corporate gobbledygook, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, encountered an odd problem: Incredulity. As the Lowdown has detailed (August 2013, January 2015), the 1,000-page TPP trade scam is an unprecedented power grab by corporate elites. It is so unbelievably bad for workers, consumers, the environment, and our democracy that people literally can’t believe what they’re hearing. While the deal is crammed with uglies, two impacts are downright nasty. One: Consistent with every “free trade agreement” of the past 20 years, TPP provides US corporations more and bigger incentives to export shiploads of our remaining middle-class jobs to low-wage countries. Still throbbing from Bill Clinton’s 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, the...

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NEW FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATE PROPOSED: ALL SHOTS REQUIRED, NO PARENTAL EXEMPTIONS...

Aug 25, 2015 Posted by

[Translate]   by Autism Action Network Florida Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-24) has introduced a bill, House Resolution H.R. 2232, that will require all states to mandate all students enrolled in public schools receive all the vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Policy, a federal body compromised of vaccine-industry representatives, which includes vaccines for HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Paul Offit’s rota virus vaccine, annual flu shots, and dozens of others. States that do not comply will not be eligible for grants for “preventive health services” under the Public Health Services Act. Please Take Action to send a message to your member of the House expressing you opposition to this bill. And please call Rep. Wilson’s office in Washington, DC, and let them know politely why this bill is a bad idea:...

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BRAD PITT’S ‘MAKE IT RIGHT’ TO UNVEIL THEIR FIRST TINY HOUSE IN NEW ORLEANS...

Aug 23, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Charley Cameron, INHABITAT Make it Right, the non-profit founded by Brad Pitt to provide sustainable housing in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has just announced they are building their very first tiny house. The non-profit has partnered with FYI’s “Tiny House Nation” to build the 496 square foot, solar-powered LEED Platinum house for a local middle-school teacher, and will unveil the finished property in a “tiny house-warming ceremony” on August 28th, one day ahead of the 10th anniversary of the devastating storm and subsequent levee failure. Related: Brad Pitt’s Make it Right to build 20 LEED Platinum homes for Sioux and Assiniboine tribes in Montana The tiny house will be the 109th home that Make it Right has completed in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood...

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RESISTANCE TO ATLANTIC OFFSHORE DRILLING IS GROWING...

Aug 23, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] The rapidly growing grassroots movement of Atlantic coastal communities faces a powerful alliance: pro-drilling governors and oil industry lobbyists. By Sue Sturgis / Facing South Photo Credit: Randy Sturgill/Oceana Monthly town council meetings in Kure Beach, North Carolina, an oceanfront community of 2,000 people located 15 miles south of the port city of Wilmington, are usually quiet affairs, drawing a half-dozen or so residents to discuss mundane matters like board appointments and budgets. But the council’s first meeting last year was anything but quiet or mundane: What happened there on Jan. 27, 2014, is considered the bellwether for the growing grassroots movement against oil and gas drilling in Atlantic Ocean waters. Some 300 people showed up at the town hall that Monday evening, filling the meeting room and spilling into the parking lot....

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AS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT PUSHES FRACKING, LOCALS PUSH BACK...

Aug 23, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] by Samantha Page CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Jon Super Anti-fracking protestors walk in front of vehicles attempting to enter an exploratory drill site for the controversial process at Barton Moss in Manchester, England, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Councils that back “fracking” will get to keep more money in tax revenue as part of an “all-out” drive to promote drilling, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.   The British government has made no secret of its support for fracking. Last year, it opened up bidding for fracking licenses on nearly half the country’s total land area. Now, as those licenses are starting to be issued, the government has warned local councils that applications must be considered in “swift process.” But anti-fracking activism in Britain has only grown. One county already rejected a permit application...

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PICTURING THE END OF FOSSIL FUELS...

Aug 22, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Common Dreams “It’s all of us, the little guys, against the immense, concentrated wealth and power of the biggest companies on earth.” by Bill McKibben   Early in the morning of 15 August, approximately 1,500 people set off from the climate camp in Germany’s Rhineland to try and enter one of the vast open-cast lignite mines in the area and block the massive excavators. The Rhineland coalfields are the biggest source of CO2 emissions in Europe. (Photographer: Ruben Neugebauer) When they say a picture is worth a thousand words, writers rebel (or they write 1,500 words). I mean, pictures are great, but they can’t get across complicated concepts. Except when they can. Which would be the summer of 2015, on two separate occasions. Early in the summer, on the West Coast of the...

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TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT OUR PARKS...

Aug 16, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] As incredible as it might sound, in less than 50 days, our nation’s most successful conservation program could end. From the Grand Canyon to the Great Smoky Mountains to the community parks and trails in our own backyards, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has set aside and protected special places for the past 50 years. If you’ve gone camping, hiking or exploring somewhere this summer, there’s a good chance the LWCF helped protect it. Now this critical fund is on Congress’ chopping block. And if we don’t act now it will expire — for good. Protect our parks and special places by saving the LWCF. Send a message right now. Here’s the ridiculous part of the story. The program doesn’t cost ordinary taxpayers a dime. Instead, the 50-year old program uses...

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STOP URBAN SHIELD: JOIN A GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT POLICE MILITARIZATION...

Aug 14, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Last year, activists were able to kick Urban Shield out of Oakland. Now they’re fighting to get rid of this potent symbol of police militarization for good. By NationAction A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, MO on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) What can I do? Sign the petition to join Stop Urban Shield, a coalition of anti-militarist and community organizations, in demanding that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors cancel their present contract with Urban Shield and decline all collaborations in the future. Urban Shield is a conference and exposition for police departments across the country and around the world featuring SWAT training, national and transnational police networking, and weaponry marketing. Companies from around the world...

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‘Beyond Unacceptable’: Judge OKs Uranium Mine at Grand Canyon...

Aug 11, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Slamming ruling, conservationists warn of irreversible contamination of the canyon’s underground aquifers. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet Photo Credit: Francesco R. Iacomino/Shutterstock.com In June, the Grand Canyon was named one of the “Most Endangered Places” in America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. But the designation came just two months too late to possibly influence U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell. In April, he denied a request by the Havasupai tribe and a coalition of conservation groups to halt new uranium mining next to Grand Canyon National Park, just six miles from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. “We are very disappointed with the ruling by Judge Campbell in the Canyon Mine case,” said Havasupai Chairman Rex Tilousi. “We believe that the National Historic Preservation Act requires the Forest Service to consult with...

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