INSIDE THE CHURCHES THAT ARE LEADING NEW YORK’S SANCTUARY MOVEMENT...

Dec 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   New York’s sanctuary movement is ready to become more radical. The question is, How? By Jake Offenhartz, THE NATION.COM Members of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City protest in front of the Federal Plaza’s immigration services building. (New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City / Facebook) On the Tuesday after the election, two dozen pastors gathered in the back room of a Lower Manhattan church to begin plotting the resistance. Most of the faith leaders were immigrants, and all of them members of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and activists. Since its founding in 2007, the coalition has worked on the front lines in the fight to protect undocumented New Yorkers from detention and deportation. The meeting began with a prayer—“We...

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A VOICE FOR CHOICE ON VACCINES & SB 277 IN CALIFORNIA...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] CA SB277 – WHAT IT REALLY MEANS AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR KIDS IN PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL (Download PDF AVFC SB277 What it means) SB277 takes away the Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) for Vaccination as an alternative to the vaccines required for entrance into public or private school in CA.  The full bill wording can be found here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_277_bill_20150630_chaptered.pdf SB277 was signed into on June 30th, 2015.  However, it will not go into effect until July 1, 2016, in time for the 2016-17 school year. This initial analysis of SB277 has been put together by A Voice for Choice, Inc. to further clarify the implications and possible options available to parents once this law takes effect.  It should not be considered legal or medical advice, and will be updated as...

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5 LESSONS ACTIVISTS CAN LEARN FROM FLORIDA’S SUCCESSFUL BALLOT FIGHT TO DEFEND SOLAR...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Grist / Shutterstock Shine on By Heather Smith On Election Day, Florida voters helped send Donald Trump to the White House, reelected Marco Rubio to the U.S. Senate, and reaffirmed GOP majorities in the statehouse. At the same time, they rejected Amendment 1, a Koch brothers–backed ballot measure meant to stifle rooftop solar power. This points to a significant fault line in the GOP: It’s financially dominated by fossil fuel oligarchs (who will now have a major say in the Trump administration), but it’s also filled with people who think that renewable energy is about as conservative as you can get. And that suggests there are ripe opportunities for bipartisan cooperation on clean power — especially in states where it can provide a big boost to the economy. Amendment 1, a deceptive ballot...

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Watch: How Two Tribal Women Are Fighting to Protect the Arctic From Oil Drilling...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment A new short film tells the story of a battle to save an ancestral homeland. By Cindy Shogan / Alaska Wilderness League caribou Photo Credit: National Park Service The Gwich’in people of Alaska and Northern Canada have fought for three decades to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other threats. The outdoor apparel company Patagonia and non-profit conservation group Alaska Wilderness League have recently released The Refuge, a 15-minute film telling the story of two Gwich’in women who are fighting for their ancestral home and the survival of the wild animals that bring them life. In conjunction with the film, Patagonia has partnered with Care2, the world’s largest social media site for good, to launch a Care2 petition asking Congress to pledge to protect...

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Bill McKibben: Why Standing Rock Is Ground Zero in the Fight to Stop the Destruction of Our Climate...

Dec 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Activism “This is the center of the fight against environmental racism.” By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Photo Credit: Bill McKibben / Twitter On Sunday, the U.S. federal government announced it would not be issuing the necessary permit for continuing work on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies have been protesting for months. For Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, the resounding victory signaled a turning point for indigenous rights and environmental activism worldwide. “Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, is as wired as they come: its line of credit links it to virtually every bank you’ve ever heard of. And operating under a ‘fast-track’ permit process, it had managed to win most of its approvals and lay most of its pipe before opponents managed to mount...

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CLIMATE ACTION IS UP TO THE REST OF US NOW...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Emily Schwartz Greco, Moyers & Company | Op-Ed Responsible Americans can’t give up on shrinking the nation’s carbon footprint while a climate denialist and his fellow travelers have their way with the federal government. And while it’s true that market forces will probably help continue to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, there’s still a lot of work to be done if Trump makes good on his plans to abandon our climate commitments. With Greenland’s ice sheet thawing out, hottest-year-on-record temperatures set on an annual basis and increasingly dangerous and frequent bouts of extreme weather, the world needs to stay focused on fighting climate change in the next four years. As The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, “there is no time to waste” here in the real world. Who will fill the void when...

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NODAPL LIVE BLOG: PROTESTORS VICTORIOUS AS PIPELINE REROUTED...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Posted on Dec 4, 2016   TRUTHDIG   “Our veterans once again on the front line … this time to defend Americans from their own government,” tweeted Twitter user #NoDAPL #Rezpect. (#NoDAPL #Rezpect / Twitter) Editor’s note: This live blog begins Dec. 1, 2016. For earlier updates, visit our first #NoDAPL live blog, which includes original multimedia from demonstrations at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. 2:20 p.m. PST Sunday, Dec. 4: Those opposing the pipeline, who call themselves water protectors, have taken to social media to celebrate the news that the Dakota Access pipeline will have to change course. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made that call on Sunday. Here’s an excerpt from the Army’s statement: The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access...

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We’ve Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Food Europe has been right all along to renounce GE crops. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet March against Monsanto 2014-05-24 Photo Credit: Die Grünen Kärnten/Flickr CC Editor’s note: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their meanings are different. GMOs, which are produced when plant breeders select genetic traits that may also occur naturally, have been around for centuries. Common examples are seedless watermelons and modern broccoli. The subject of much recent debate are GE foods, which have only been around in recent decades and are produced by transferring genes between organisms. The resulting GE organisms—either plant-, or in the case of GE salmon, animal-based—would not otherwise occur in nature. This article is about GE foods. In 1994, a tomato known as Flavr Savr became the first...

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FDA FAST TRACKING OF ALL NEW VACCINES (3091 AND 3092)...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] URGENT: Contact US Senate NOW! Demand Removal of Vaccine Sections from HR 34 (21st Century Cures Act): 1)     FDA Fast Tracking of ALL New Vaccines (3091 and 3092) 2)     Unconscionable Pharma and Vaccine Administrator Liability Shield for Fetal Vaccine Injury or Death Caused by Vaccines Given in Pregnancy (3093) Send Emails and Faxes This Weekend. Call ALL DAY Monday before vote at 5:30 pm EST Dear NVIC Advocacy Members, Just when you thought you could start to prepare for your holiday season, a lame duck Congress is about to “Scrooge” the public over vaccines and give a huge holiday bonus to drug companies. Your action is urgently needed to email and fax your two US Senators over the weekend and call them on Monday to demand the removal of three sections (3091, 3092...

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ARE AMERICANS READY FOR A MUNICIPALIST MOVEMENT?...

Dec 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Alexander Kolokotronis / ROAR   VIA TRUTHDIG     The skyline of Chicago. (Tony Webster / CC-BY-2.0) The mass protests across the United States in response to Donald Trump’s presidential election victory constitute a palpable and growing potential for the formation and constructive utilization of various anti-fascist fronts and coalitions. While these might be limited to protest and survival in typical Trump strongholds, the situation is markedly different in urban settings. In many cities, anti-Trump demonstrations have included far-left groups, immigration-rights advocates, Black Lives Matter activists, reproductive rights supporters and a number of other political actors. Amidst calls for “people power,” these different movements together chanted “not my president!” and vocalized their support for so many other groups that have been marginalized, ridiculed and discriminated against by the president-elect. People power need...

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HOW THE ACTIVE MANY CAN OVERCOME THE RUTHLESS FEW...

Nov 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nonviolent direct action was the 20th century’s greatest invention—and it is the key to saving the earth in the 21st century. By Bill McKibbenTwitter  THE NATION Illustration by Curt Merlo. I know what you want from me—what we all want—which is some small solace after the events of Election Day. My wife Sue Halpern and I have been talking nonstop for days, trying to cope with the emotions. I fear I may not be able to provide that balm, but I do offer these remarks in the spirit of resistance to that which we know is coming. We need to figure out how to keep the lights on, literally and figuratively, and all kinds of darkness at bay. Adapted from the inaugural Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth, created...

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THE TPP WASN’T KILLED BY DONALD TRUMP — OUR PROTESTS WORKED...

Nov 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] We the people can create change by standing together. This is crucial to remember for the next four years  THE GUARDIAN ‘An unprecedented, international uprising of people from across the political spectrum took on some of the most powerful institutions in the world, and won.’ Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Evan Greer, Tom Morello and Evangeline Lilly   THE GUARDIAN.COM Monday 28 November 2016 07.00 EST The reports are rolling in: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. If you read the obituaries, most news outlets seem to agree that the cause of death was simple: the election of Donald Trump, who railed against the deal during his campaign. But the pundits have the story wrong. The real story is that an unprecedented, international uprising of people from across the political spectrum took on some of the...

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Another Pipeline Bursts Endangering Drinking Water Of 6 Million People – Same Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline...

Nov 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   While most of us are enjoying lower gasoline and natural gas prices these days – a big help to the family budget – it is increasingly difficult to defend the oil and gas industry when it keeps polluting our treasured natural resources. The most recent incident occurred in Pennsylvania, and it involves the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, and which bulldozed ancient Native American burial sites: Sunoco.   A pipeline managed by the company has leaked 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a major waterway, thereby contaminating the drinking water of some 6 million people. The pipeline burst in recent days after heavy rainfall in the area, Natural Blaze reported. The gasoline streamed into Wallis Run, a tributary of the Loyalsock Creek that eventually drains into the Susquehanna River. The leak was detected very early in the...

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PRESSURE MOUNTS ON OBAMA TO END DAKOTA PIPELINE STANDOFF...

Nov 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] A protester blocks highway 1806 in Mandan during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota, U.S. November 23, 2016. BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s governor and congressional delegation are pressuring President Obama to pave the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, protests over which they say are taxing law enforcement and are costing millions of dollars. Republicans Gov. Jack Dalrymple, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer implored the Democrat in a letter Wednesday to authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to approve the pipeline’s crossing under a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota. Play Video Will Trump presidency play role in controversial pipeline’s completion? It is the final large segment of the $3.8 billion,...

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Don’t Be Passive Observers of Last Night’s Terrorization in Standing Rock: Here’s What You Can Do...

Nov 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Kelly Hayes, Transformative Spaces | Op-Ed Water fired from the water canons that battered protesters in freezing temperatures last night froze to the razor wire of a police barricade. (Photo: Redhawk) This afternoon, hundreds of water protectors, many of whom were injured by law enforcement last night, are peacefully assembling in downtown Bismarck to protest the egregious colonial violence inflicted upon Water Protectors on Highway 1806 last night. When gathering in Bismarck, which is 90 percent white, Protectors are frequently met with calls to “go back” where they belong — the irony of which is apparently lost on the white residents of Bismarck. Last night, as the temperature in Standing Rock plunged below 30 degrees, hundreds of people were blasted with water cannons near the Oceti Sakowin camp. Water Protectors on 1806 were also hit with...

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ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS ON HOPE AND PROGRESS IN THE AGE OF TRUMP...

Nov 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] #SoNowWhat By Grist staff So now what? That’s the question those of us who care about the planet, its people — and, you know, basic human decency — have been asking since Election Day. Donald Trump, a climate denier who has promised to gut the Paris accord, scrap the Clean Power Plan, bring back coal, and roll back pollution restrictions is our next president, and the civil and human rights of so many in this country are threatened. Hateful, violent acts committed in his name continue to populate the news. If you’re feeling sad, angry, and confused, we hear you. So as we’ve done before in similar times, Grist turned to politicians, advocates, and other green leaders to ask how we keep working toward climate action, sustainability, and social justice? And what gives them hope, inspiration,...

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FOR MUSLIM ENVIRONMENTALISTS, THE FIGHT JUST GOT A LOT HARDER...

Nov 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] REUTERS/Stephanie Keith Greening faith By Sabrina Imbler GRIST On Nov. 8, Nana Firman woke up to the third day of U.N. climate talks in Marrakech to find that the unthinkable had occurred: A man who threatened her as an environmentalist, immigrant, Muslim, and woman had been elected president of the United States. Firman, the Muslim outreach director of the interfaith nonprofit GreenFaith, remembers the shock that numbed breakfast that day in Morocco. Nobody talked as people tried to grapple with this new reality, their phones buzzing furiously with messages from America. “It felt like a dream, or a nightmare,” Firman says. “A lot of people kept asking, ‘What’s going to happen to you?’” Trump’s election has dealt a heavy blow to Muslim environmentalists who must now focus first on their own safety and...

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TRUMP CHANGED EVERYTHING. NOW EVERYTHING COUNTS....

Nov 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE GUARDIAN  by barbara kingsolver Millions of Americans are starting to grasp that we can’t politely stand by watching lives and liberties get slashed beyond repair. What are you going to do? ‘With due respect for the colored ribbons we’ve worn for various solidarities, our next step is to wear something on our sleeve that takes actual courage: our hearts.’ Photograph: Michael /Pacific/Barcroft Images If you’re among the majority of American voters who just voted against the party soon to control all three branches of our government, you’ve probably had a run of bad days. You felt this loss like a death in the family and coped with it as such: grieved with friends, comforted scared kids, got out the bottle of whisky, binge-watched Netflix. But we can’t hole up for four years...

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The Trump Election Is Looking Very Bad, Right? Brace Yourself, It Is Going to Get a Lot Worse...

Nov 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] 2016 What AlterNet intends to do and what you can do to push back against this travesty of an election. By Don Hazen / AlterNet Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com How bad is it going to get? What can we do about it? Fasten your seat belts. Grit your teeth. We are headed into a dark, ugly, unprecedented era—the worst in our lifetimes. For those on the margins of society, it could be devastating. This next period of our lives is going to call for all of us to rethink and redouble what we do in resistance. AlterNet intends to lead the way to keep you as informed as possible as things move forward. Most of us are still reeling from this disastrous election. But a deeper malaise is sinking in as...

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‘WE CAN BEAT THIS GUY’: BERNIE SANDERS URGES MASS MOBILIZATION AGAINST DONALD TRUMP’S AGENDA...

Nov 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams  VIA TRUTHDIG     Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking the lead among left-leaning politicians in setting the tone for Donald Trump’s presidency. (David Becker / AP) As he tours the U.S. in the wake of Donald Trump’s devastating electoral victory this month, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is using his growing influence within the Democratic Party and among the voting population at-large to outline how the country can prevent slipping backward and in fact can move forward—even with Republicans soon in control of both the White House and Congress. “We can beat this guy. We can beat this agenda,” the one-time Democratic presidential contender told a sold-out crowd at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Sunday. “But we have to do it in a way...

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THE FUTURE DOESN’T SUCK

Nov 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Sooo … that happened. Donald Trump won the U.S. election and now threatens the progress we’ve all worked so hard to achieve. Does this mean our planet is gonna burn and our future is gonna suck? Many of us are in pain and fear for the future right now. Optimism might as well go on the endangered species list. Great time to kick off a newsletter focused on hope and progress for building a better world, right? Actually, yes. Because change doesn’t begin — or end — in Washington, D.C. And it doesn’t rest solely on the actions of one person, or even one government. Innovators, artists, activists, cleantech pioneers, community organizers, city and state leaders, and many others across the globe aren’t giving up on the effort to build a better future...

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We Must Stop Taking Clean Water and Sanitation for Granted: Here’s What You Can Do (Video)...

Nov 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment In the developing world, a lack of clean water and sanitation can be deadly. By Eleanor Allen / AlterNet Stop drinking aerated water or soft drink, water are great for kid. Photo Credit: GUNDAM_Ai/Shutterstock In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly named November 19 World Toilet Day, a call to action and to raise awareness about the many people worldwide who lack the basic human right to safe water and proper sanitation. In the west, we take toilets for granted. But many people can’t do that in the developing world. In fact, 2.4 of the 7 billion people on the planet lack improved sanitation, and 1 billion defecate in the open, which carries a host of risks, particularly to women and children. World Toilet Day 2016 ties directly into some themes that...

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EXCLUSIVE: BILLIONAIRE GREEN ACTIVIST STEYER VOWS TO BATTLE TRUMP, SAYS MONEY NOT AN ISSUE...

Nov 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  GLOBAL ENERGY NEWS Investor, philanthropist and environmentalist Tom Steyer speaks at the Center for American Progress’ 2014 Making Progress Policy Conference in Washington November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron By Richard Valdmanis | BOSTON Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight President-elect Donald Trump’s pro-drilling and anti-regulation agenda. The former hedge fund manager from California is putting together a strategy that will “engage voters and citizens to fight back” once Trump takes the White House in January, he told Reuters in an interview. However, he stressed he was not planning to fight Trump through the courts. Instead, he would focus on “trying to present an opposite point of view and trying to get that...

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PEOPLE-POWER DEFEATED THE TPP

Nov 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance   Labor organizations protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal in 2014. (AFGE / CC BY-SA 2.0) The Obama administration faced reality on Friday when they recognized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be ratified by this Congress. The TPP is dead. How did people power win? We have worked to stop the TPP and other Obama trade agreements for more than five years. We were part of the “movement of movements,” the largest coalition ever opposing a corporate trade agreement, which stopped it. It included all sorts of activists who work on human rights, worker rights, the environment, climate change, Internet freedom, health care, food safety and more. People told us stopping the TPP was impossible. Even after the election of Trump, people still...

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86 hours, 47 minutes after the election results … a breakthrough moment...

Nov 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Kristin Coates   MEDIUM.COM   I have been a wreck since I woke up to the election results at 4:36 am on Wednesday, November 9 — sad, angry, confused, and obsessed with the countless articles in the media. I’ve been trying to find the sliver of hope, the crack of light. After drinking way too much alcohol on election night, … and the night after, shedding tears, staying in bed long after the sun rose, and hours of processing with friends, I finally gathered myself together and hit the trail to work IT out. For me, being alone in nature, sweating, gasping for air, and feeling every muscle come alive is my therapy. I hiked five hours today and could have kept going if the sun wasn’t setting. I had a breakthrough moment, and although it may...

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Landmark Victory: Monterey Becomes California’s First Major Oil-Producing County to Ban Fracking...

Nov 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment This victory proves that ordinary citizens can defeat Big Oil’s millions. By Julie Light, Kassie Siegel / AlterNet HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 18, 2014: Two policemen stand by as protestors display a large banner which reads, “Ban Fracking” during a demonstration in Hollywood, California on September 18, 2014. Photo Credit: Dan Holm/Shutterstock Voters in Monterey County, California’s fourth-largest oil-producing county, have passed Measure Z to ban fracking and other dangerous extraction techniques. The measure won Tuesday with almost 56 percent of the vote, despite supporters being outspent 30 to one by oil companies, including Chevron and Aera Energy. Measure Z also phases out toxic wastewater injection and prohibits new oil wells in the county. Monterey is the sixth county in California to ban fracking. “We congratulate the people of Monterey County for...

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5 Ways President Trump Spells Doom for the Environment...

Nov 11, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment President-elect Donald Trump is no friend to planet Earth. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet Saint Louis, MO, USA – March 11, 2016: Donald Trump addresses supporters at the Peabody Opera House in Downtown Saint Louis Photo Credit: Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com If the world’s governments don’t prevent the planet’s surface temperature from increasing more than 2°C, then life on Earth will become a difficult proposition for many humans, animals and plants. Glaciers will melt, sea levels will rise, crops will fail, water availability will decrease, and diseases will proliferate. Some areas will experience more wildfires and extreme heat; in others, more hurricanes and extreme storms. Coastal cities and possibly entire nations will be swallowed by the sea. There will be widespread social and economic instability, leading to regional conflicts. Considering that...

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Susan Sarandon Reveals How Everyday Americans Unknowingly Fund the Dakota Access Pipeline...

Nov 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Activism “We have to put our money where our mouths are.” By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Photo Credit: The Young Turks/YouTube Academy Award-winning actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Susan Sarandon wants all Americans to be following the ongoing North Dakota Access pipeline action. “I haven’t been able to get to North Dakota [yet],” Sarandon admitted in a November 3 interview with The Young Turks’ host Cenk Uygur. “I went to DC beforehand, before I came here, when [the pipeline protesters] filed their suit, so I was there protesting, but I was sitting at home and I just thought, you know, when I saw who’s responsible for keeping the pipeline going, I realized I was,” Sarandon revealed. “Because I’m in Chase, I’m in Citibank… and I thought we have to divest, we have to do...

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“LIBERALS” NEED TO NIP THIS MASSIVE CORPORATE TAX BREAK IN THE CRADLE...

Nov 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Dave Johnson   OUR FUTURE.ORG Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-Wall Street) is expected to become the Democratic leader in the Senate and potential Majority Leader. He is said to be pushing for a huge, huge corporate tax break, which would reward the largest tax-dodgers for dodging taxes, thereby making the companies that did pay their taxes into suckers. “Liberals” need to kill this toxic giveaway scheme in the bud. Wednesday’s Progressive Breakfast notes: “Liberals wary of Schumer tax plan” reports The Hill: “Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) ideas for overhauling the tax system are encountering skepticism on the left … viewing them as too favorable to corporations at a time when populist sentiment is running high … Schumer has floated the idea of ‘deemed repatriation’ for corporate earnings outside the U.S. and a minimum tax on...

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BERNIE SANDERS: ‘DAMN RIGHT’ WE SHOULD STOP THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE...

Nov 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   TRUTHDIG 11:06 a.m. PDT Wednesday: Those protesting the creation of the Dakota Access Pipeline have a new ally: Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders made his feelings known during a Hillary Clinton campaign rally on Tuesday. “Stop the Dakota pipeline!” someone in the audience yelled out during his speech. “Damn right,” Sanders shot back: Clinton’s campaign gave a more mild response last week after a clash between protesters and police led to over 140 arrests. “From the beginning of this campaign, Secretary Clinton has been clear that she thinks all voices should be heard and all views considered in federal infrastructure projects,” read the statement. President Obama, who has been notably quiet during the past months of demonstrations, made groundbreaking remarks on Tuesday morning. “I think as a general rule, my view is that...

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