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Ecuadorean Tribe Will "Die Fighting" to Defend Rainforest


Please support Ecuador's Kichwa villagers, who the Guardian newspaper reports vow to resist oil prospecting by state-backed company Petroamazonas at all costs. The Kichwa tribe has said they are ready to fight to the death to protect their rainforests which cover 70,000 hectares, adjacent and part of Yasuni National Park, and huge additional Ecuadorean rainforests are threatened by new industrial oil auctions as well. Industrial development of rainforests for oil in the Amazon has a long history of destroying ecosystems including fouling water. Tell President Correa standing, intact old-growth forest ecosystems are a requirement for local advancement, and local and global ecological sustainability; and demand the invasion of indigenous nations' rainforests be halted.

TAKE ACTION!
  http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=ecuador_oil

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Guiana’s living treasures are more valuable than gold
1 year ago

The tiny village of Saül is nestled in the heart of the French Guianese rainforest. For the handful of nature lovers and researchers that arrive there by air, the hamlet is the starting point for tours and expeditions in the still largely unspoiled South American jungle. The visitors are the economic mainstay of the local population. No roads lead to the outside world.

Founded in 2007, the 33,900 square kilometers of the Guiana Amazonian Park is a place of tremendous biodiversity: in addition to jaguars, pumas and tapirs, it is home to 186 other mammal species, as well as 718 bird, 480 freshwater fish, and 261 reptile and amphibian species. And the list – which also includes more than 1,200 species of trees – is continuously growing thanks to new discoveries.

“The future of Saül depends on the incomparable appeal that the richness of nature has for visitors, be they ecotourists or researchers”, as the park’s director, Frédéric Mortier, noted as early as 2009. Then as now, he rejects the application by REXMA, a French mining company, to exploit the Limonade river for gold.

Nevertheless, on October 26, 2012, French industry minister Arnaud Montebourg in faraway Paris awarded the mining permit. As an overseas region, French Guiana is a part of France and the EU.

The “Limonade permit” grants the company the right to dig for gold in the rainforest soil and river sediment within an area of ten square kilometers, and use highly toxic chemicals such as cyanide and mercury that would inflict lasting damage to the region’s ecosystems.

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Please support the people of Saül and help them save the rainforest in French Guiana from gold mining. The mining permit must be annulled immediately.

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Start of campaign: Jan 22, 2013

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Make strong EPA leadership a top priority
1 year ago
Make strong EPA leadership a top priority

Right now, President Obama is considering who will step into Lisa Jackson's shoes as head of EPA. This choice is a big one, as the quality of leadership at EPA very much matters to all of us who want a healthier future.

We’re sending a letter to Mr. Obama urging him to keep in mind how important this position is, and outlining the qualities we’d like to see in the next person at the EPA helm.

EPA’s next leader will make decisions directly affecting the health and well-being of families across the country. From tackling pesticides in our air, water and food to what we do about today’s energy and climate change challenges, the President’s choice will matter. Hugely. Please sign on today.

Make strong EPA leadership a top priority


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IKEA: Stop destroying Russia’s remaining ancient forests
1 year ago

The roar of a chainsaw shatters the peaceful calm of the Karelia forest in Northwestern Russia. A logger carves into an exquisite giant — a 600-year-old tree — with expert precision. Within minutes, he has masterfully sliced through tree rings, added the felled tree to a growing pile, and moved on to the next.

These trees — part of Russia’s last remaining old-growth forests — will be chopped up to make cutting boards, wooden spoons and other items for IKEA. IKEA has built a reputation around sustainability and tells its customers, literally, “We Love Wood”, and that the furniture they buy will not contain wood from old-growth forests. But a new report shows that IKEA is clear-cutting Russia’s remaining ancient forests and destroying hundreds of thousands of unique animal species for profit. If it doesn’t stop now, there may be no trees left.

Use the form on the right to send a message to IKEA CEO Mikael Ohlsson telling IKEA to stop clear-cutting Russia’s ancient old-growth forests.

IKEA is the third-largest purchaser of wood in the world, behind Home Depot and Lowe’s, and roughly 60 percent of the products stocked in IKEA’s 300 department stores across the globe contain wood of some form. IKEA already decimates 1,400 acres of forest a year – that’s why it purchased this enormous swath of over 740,000 acres of Russia’s Karelia lush boreal forests — for expansion.

IKEA is trying to convince customers that it adheres to the strictest environmental standards, and only uses wood sourced in economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable ways. But a Swedish conservation group discovered that IKEA’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Swedwood, is clear-cutting the last of Karelia’s old-growth forests from areas of high conservation and devastating invaluable forest ecosystems in the process. This directly violates the minimum requirements IKEA has set for its timber.

IKEA truly cares about its sustainable image and internationally-known brand and is especially vulnerable to public pressure from SumOfUs.org members. That’s why it is important we send a strong message now.

As a world leader in the furniture industry and one of the world’s largest companies, with over $30 billion in profits between 2000 and 2008, IKEA has the means to make its forestry practices more ecologically friendly and needs to stop misleading its customers.

http://sumofus.org/campaigns/ikea/?sub=taf

Help save endangered blue whales!
1 year ago

The world's largest animal is at risk and we need your help to save them. Every year, majestic blue whales are accidentally killed by commercial ships that pass through the whales' feeding ground off the coast of California.

We can give blue whales a fighting chance by changing the route that these ships pass through. But the waters are controlled by the US Navy, who is refusing to open up the area to commercial ships.

Urge the Obama administration to establish a commercial shipping lane in the naval waters off the coast of California before it's too late for these special creatures.


http://soe.salsalabs.com/o/1/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=283&track=2013_0117_Blue_Whale_Alert

Protect Northwest Orcas
1 year ago

The critically endangered population of Pacific Northwest orcas has been reduced to only 84 individuals. Now, they face a new threat from anti-environmental groups seeking to strip away their Endangered Species Act protections.

Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service that this unique population deserves full protection under the law.

http://signon.org/sign/protect-northwest-orcas?source=mo&id=61305-21099398-NUAOhBx

Recovering the North Pacific Right Whale
1 year ago

North Pacific right whales are the most endangered whales in the world, devastated by whaling in the 1800s.


Today only about 30 animals swim Alaska's waters, with a few hundred more remaining in Russia. With such a small population, the species is at high risk of extinction.

While whaling may have largely ceased, other threats to the species remain. The risk of ship strikes grows each year as the Arctic sea ice melts from global warming, opening new shipping lanes in right whale habitat. Oil and gas drilling also threatens their waters, and right whales can be entangled in fishing gear.


http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12336

Oil showdown in the Amazon
1 year ago

Ecuador’s Sani Isla Kichwa people have asked for our help to stop the government turning their forest home into an oil field.

A massive scandal in the global media challenging President Correa to act on his environmental principles could persuade him to pull back and stop the Amazon oil rush.

Sign the petition now

Agent Orange Corn Deregulation Delayed. For Now.
1 year ago

Agent Orange corn won’t be coming to a field near you. This year. But its maker, Dow AgriSciences, has its sights set on the 2014 planting season.

Dow’s Enlist corn, soy and cotton, all awaiting deregulation by the USDA, are genetically engineered to be immune to the biotech giant’s Enlist herbicide. Enlist herbicide combines the weed-killers 2,4-D, a key ingredient in Agent Orange, and glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. Studies link 2,4-D exposure to cancer, lowered sperm counts, liver toxicity and Parkinson's disease. Lab studies show that 2,4-D causes endocrine disruption, reproductive problems, neurotoxicity and immunosuppression.

Last year, advocacy groups and medical and health professionals lobbed more than 400,000 complaints about Agent Orange corn at U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The National Resources Defense Council has sued the EPA in federal court over the use of 2,4 D in weed killers and other lawn products.

Who will win in the end? Clearly, Dow believes it will. The biotech bully is already gearing up for the 2014 planting season by opening five new “technology centers” in the Midwest and South to train farmers on how to plant Agent Orange corn, and to help to set up over 100 field plots at seed company and retail locations.

Learn more about the dangers of 2,4-D

TAKE ACTION: Tell the USDA: No Agent Orange Corn!

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!
1 year ago

A blockbuster study released this week by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has for the first time labeled the pesticide clothianidin as an "unacceptable" danger to bees.

Scientists have long thought that clothianidin is at least partially to blame for the alarming rate that bees have been dying off in the U.S. - nearly 30% of our bee population, per year, has been lost to so-called colony collapse since 2006.

But the EPA has repeatedly ignored scientists' warnings and Americans' urgings to ban its use, citing lack of evidence.

Now, the EFSA study could be a major breakthrough to convince the EPA to take emergency action, and suspend the use of clothianidin to stop the precipitous decline in global honeybee populations.

Urge the EPA to take action. add you name here to speak out for the bees:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/efsa_bees/?r_by=53879-4936155-bix9ftx&rc=confemail

1 year ago

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Stop Old-Growth Logging Near Crater Lake National Park
1 year ago

Stop Old-Growth Logging Near Crater Lake National Park !


The Park administration is poised to shift gears and return to the bad old days of ancient forest logging and massive road construction in the remote wildlands adjacent to the western boundary of Crater Lake National Park.

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5632/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12597

Help hunger strikers facing eviction in Mexico over GMOs
1 year ago
Help hunger strikers facing eviction in Mexico

On Wednesday, January 23 Mexican farmers took their struggle against genetically modified (GM) corn to the plaza, embarking on a hunger strike and sit-in in Mexico City. And they need your support before they are arrested.

According to members of the Via Campesina, city officials agreed prior to the demonstration to allow the protestors peaceful demonstration in front of the Angel of Independence statue. However, when hundreds of farmers from 20 states in Mexico took their place on the plaza, they were quickly surrounded by armed forces threatening to evict them.


Please raise your voice in support at this urgent moment:

http://act.grassrootsonline.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12615

Tell Obama to Enact Immediate Moratorium on Fracking
1 year ago

Sign this petition to tell the Obama administration to enact an immediate national moratorium on high-volume, horizontal hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and independent scientific studies are completed on the impacts of fracking to the environment, climate and human health.

Signing this petition automatically sends an email calling for a moratorium on fracking to the U.S. EPA, Department of Energy and Bureau of Land Management.

This petition unites the voices of Americans who demand a moratorium on fracking until the risks to water and air quality, climate and human health can be be thoroughly evaluated, successfully mitigated or eliminated, or until it is determined that HVHF technology cannot be performed without unacceptable risk and is banned.

http://ecowatch.org/2013/obama-fracking-moratorium/

No gays allowed?
1 year ago
No gays allowed?

Breaking news: Over 100 schools in Georgia say 'No Gays Allowed!' – and are still taking over $170 million away from public coffers.

Georgia lawmakers want to add millions more to this voucher program that supports schools that explicitly ban gay and lesbian students. Politicians think this is about being re-elected, instead of about students being treated fairly. But, they won't be able to ignore state education officials whose job it is to make sure all Georgia students get the education they deserve. 

The Georgia School Superintendent, John D. Barge, could make it clear that outright discrimination is just not acceptable. So far, he's avoided this political controversy – so we need to give him a straightforward way to be heard by state legislators. We're asking him to answer one simple question: Do you think gay or lesbian students should be expelled from publicly-funded schools for who they are? His answer can make equality, not partisanship, the priority.

Sign here to demand answers:

 www.allout.org/Georgia

Tell Congress to Expedite Renewable Energy
1 year ago

Sign this petition to tell Congress to expedite renewable energy. We can transition to a cleaner, renewable energy future, but Congress needs to pass the legislation to get us there.

Signing this petition sends an email to U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), chair of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

This petition unites the voices of Americans who demand our leaders take seriously the energy and climate crisis and immediately work to implement the policies to move our country toward a sustainable future.


http://ecowatch.org/2012/expedite-renewable-energy/

Tell BP: It's Time to Pay !
1 year ago

More than two years after the disastrous Gulf oil spill, BP still has not paid a single penny in Clean Water Act fines.

Instead, BP is using litigation to stall this process and abandon its obligations to clean up the Gulf.

While we wait, people in the gulf are breathing in toxic chemicals from the spill, and it's showing up in their blood.


TAKE ACTION: Tell BP to stop stalling, take responsibility, and pay the maximum Clean Water Act fines for which they are liable — now.


http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/676/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12266#

Tell the BLM to Establish Strong Rules for Fracking on Public Lands
1 year ago

Sign this petition to tell the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to issue strong rules for federal fracking leases on public lands.

Signing this petition sends an email to Mike Pool, acting director of the BLM, and the Department of Interior. The BLM’s draft rule on fracking is a start and long overdue, but as long as fracking is occurring on public, Indian or split estate lands, the oil and gas industry should be held to the highest standards. The BLM’s rules should be a model for the nation that protects communities and the environment.

This petition unites the voices of Americans who demand our leaders take seriously the threats posed by fracking by establishing rules that protect our communities, water, air, wildlife and biodiversity.

http://ecowatch.org/2012/blm-strong-fracking-rules/

Save Whales, Seals and Dolphins From Deadly Sonar
1 year ago

Whales and other marine mammals already struggling for survival desperately need your help. Newly proposed rules would allow the Navy to harm or harass marine mammals, including endangered species like Hawaiian monk seals, more than 30 million times during its training exercises off the Atlantic, Hawaiian and Southern Californian coasts over the next five years.

The Navy uses underwater detonations, sinking of ships, gunnery exercises and active sonar so loud and intense that it can seriously harm or kill marine mammals.

Whales and other marine mammals use sound for communication, locating food and reproduction. Sonar interferes with these basic functions and can also injure and kill the animals. The Navy's mid-frequency sonar has previously resulted in mass strandings of marine mammals in the Bahamas, Puget Sound and Hanalei Bay, Hawaii.

The effects of sonar on these animals aren't pretty. Exposure to sonar can lead to trauma, bleeding around the brain and ears, and the formation of large bubbles in the animals' organs.


http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12394

Tell Bayer to withdraw its neonicotinoid pesticide from the market
1 year ago

Bayer, the global chemical company, is manufacturing a chemical that new evidence shows is killing off bees. The global die-off of bees represents an enormous danger to the planet. 30% of our crops -- and 90% of wild plants -- rely on bees to thrive. Without bees, our entire global food supply is in serious trouble.

Bayer has gone so far as to fund biased studies that it claims "prove" its chemical isn't a problem, but scientists at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have just this month discovered that Bayer's chemical, part of a class of toxins known as neonicotinoids, is a high risk to bees.

Bayer is a public-facing company that sells everything from aspirin to vitamins to flea and tick medicine for our pets, and it cares what we think. If Bayer senses that its global customer base is up in arms about this EFSA report directly tying Bayer to the global die-off of bees that threatens our food supply, then it will have to pull its chemical from the market.

Tell Bayer it needs to pull its bee-poisoning pesticide off the market now.

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Stop the Coyote Killing Contest
1 year ago

"Coyote Drive 2013" is a competition to see which team of hunters can kill the most coyotes. In Modoc County, California, the contest pits hunters against each other to see how many coyotes they can slaughter.

The "hunt" is set to take place February 8 - 10, 2013 with the support of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) and the state Fish & Game Commission.

Click here to sign our petition

Protect Appalachian Streams from Mountaintop Removal
1 year ago

Later this month Administrator Lisa Jackson will retire as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. During her term, the EPA took several important steps to encourage coal companies to do more to protect the water in Appalachia from destructive coal mining practices. Unfortunately it was not enough: a key guidance that EPA issued to protect Appalachian streams and communities is not legally binding.

Half-measures like these are unacceptable when the health of entire communities are on the line.

Mining companies and state agencies — who have made it clear that they will do everything they can to avoid these kinds of recommendations — need to be held accountable. We need real protections. The EPA must issue legally binding water quality standards for conductivity under the Clean Water Act to to protect streams and communities in Appalachia from mountaintop removal mining pollution.

Tell EPA and President Obama that everyone deserves clean water. Urge them to act now to permanently protect Appalachia from mountaintop removal mining!

Lakota People's Law Project Petition to Congress
1 year ago

Over the last six months, the Lakota People's Law Project has worked closely with South Dakota's Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) directors to tell Congress about rampant violations of ICWA in South Dakota. That work is now complete. The outcome is two comprehensive reports that detail the extent of South Dakota's ICWA violations, expose the financial incentives behind their actions, and outline steps for addressing the problem.                                                                              

Thankfully, NPR will cover the response by lawmakers to these reports, which were endorsed by seven tribal councils in South Dakota representing 98% of enrolled Lakota tribal members!

  

Now that Congress will know the extent of the problem in South Dakota, we are petitioning lawmakers to hold field hearings in Rapid City this spring. These field hearings will combine powerfully with a summit on Lakota foster care now being planned for April 15-17 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Please join us by adding your signature to the petition! It was in large part due to your contribution to our e-signature campaign last fall to pressure the BIA to hold a summit that one is now scheduled. Pressure works. Thanks to all of you who signed.     

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50182/p/salsa/web/common/public/conte...

Restore state recognition to the Montaukett Indian Nation
1 year ago

"We, The Montaukett Indian Nation want to regain the status that was unjustly and illegally taken away and become a recognized tribe in the State of New York.

"The Montaukett Indian Nation is seeking support for Bill A0740B/S5894-B that will overturn a 1910 ruling by a judge to restore the Montaukett as a recognized New York Indian tribe".

Please pass Bill A0740B/S5894-B: NY Recognition of Montaukett Indian Nation.

Click here to sign Deborah's petition, "To restore state recognition to the Montaukett Indian Nation".

Protect the Wild and Scenic Chetco River from Mining
1 year ago
The Wild and Scenic Chetco River is renowned for its world-class salmon and steelhead runs, and crystal clear water. But it is still vulnerable to mining thanks to the General Mining Law of 1872 -- which gives mining precedence over all other uses.

The good news is that the U.S. Forest Service is urging the Interior Department to protect about 17 miles of the river by withdrawing it from mining for the next five years to give Congress time to pass more lasting protection via the Chetco River Protection Act. This is a unique opportunity to protect almost the entire length of the river. 

The clock is ticking! If the Interior Secretary and Congress don't act soon the river will be open to mining once again.

TAKE ACTION: Please click here and tell the Interior Secretary and Congress to protect the Chetco Wild and Scenic River from mining.


Cambodia: Our rainforest needs protection
1 year ago

Cambodia has an extraordinary natural treasure: Prey Lang, the largest lowland rainforest on mainland Southeast Asia, and its wealth of animal and plant species, many of which are endangered.

Nevertheless, Prey Lang is being destroyed – for plantations and the export of precious woods. Local residents have established a network to protect it and ask for your support. Please sign their petition to the Cambodian government:

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/907?ref=nl&mt=1527

Protect Seal Birthing Grounds
1 year ago
San Diego boasts over 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. So much of this area is populated by sunbathing Californians that harbor seals are forced to rely largely on small, protected areas to rear their young. Help these seals maintain the modest foothold they so deserve. Sign this petition and Urge Mary K. Shallenberger to stand strong and keep Child’s Pool Beach protected year round. Protect Seal Birthing Grounds
Protect Seal Birthing Grounds
1 year ago
San Diego boasts over 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. So much of this area is populated by sunbathing Californians that harbor seals are forced to rely largely on small, protected areas to rear their young. Help these seals maintain the modest foothold they so deserve. Sign this petition and Urge Mary K. Shallenberger to stand strong and keep Child’s Pool Beach protected year round. Protect Seal Birthing Grounds
1 year ago

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Save Cameroon Rainforest from Palm Oil Plantation
1 year ago

Industrial scale palm oil production is coming to Africa and it’s bad news for the rainforest of Cameroon.

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil and global demand is booming. That’s why a U.S. corporation called Herakles Farms is pushing ahead with plans to plow down an area of primate rainforest ten times larger than Manhattan to create a palm oil plantation in Cameroon.


Cameroon holds part of the world’s second largest rainforest. And the proposed plantation site is home to wildlife species like the African elephant and endangered chimpanzee. It also provides for the livelihoods of more than 14,000 Cameroonians who rely on the forest for small subsistence farming.

Yet Herakles Farms’ CEO Bruce Wrobel refuses to acknowledge these facts, instead claiming that the company is aiming to help the community through economic development. But the facts on the ground tell a different story. The Herakles Farms project is simply the wrong project in the wrong place.

Rainforest from the proposed site has already been cleared. We have to act before the large scale destruction starts.

Send a message right now to Bruce Wrobel, the CEO of Herakles Farms, demanding his company drop plans to destroy rainforests for palm oil in Cameroon and commit to a ‘zero-deforestation’ policy.

Help Stop Citizens United, Round 2
1 year ago

This much is clear: The US Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision has America against the ropes. The Court just agreed to hear a new case (McCutcheon v. FEC) that could make things even worse by eliminating our few remaining campaign contribution laws: a knockout punch -- lights out, America. We’ve got to tell the Court to stop McCutcheon right now.

This is Citizens United, Round 2, and we can’t let it happen. Sign your name, then add your own demand. We’ll hand-deliver your comment directly to the Supreme Court. Want to be represented? Here’s your chance:

www.Represent.Us/citizens-united-2/

Greenland Could Soon Become a Rogue Whaling Nation
1 year ago

Greenland, a territory of Denmark, recently announced that it will set its own whaling quotas for 2013 and 2014. The plan would lead to the hunting of more humpback and fin whales than in previous years. Commercial whaling has been banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) since 1986, but some nations, including Greenland, are allowed a catch limit for aboriginal subsistence use. Last year, the IWC denied Greenland's request to increase its whaling quota due, in part, to concerns about the extensive commercial use of whale meat in that country. A move by Greenland to set its own quota would defy the IWC and be a setback for whale conservation. Send a message urging Denmark -- on behalf of its territory, Greenland -- not to set its own whaling limits.

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Greenland Could Soon Become a Rogue Whaling Nation
1 year ago

Greenland, a territory of Denmark, recently announced that it will set its own whaling quotas for 2013 and 2014. The plan would lead to the hunting of more humpback and fin whales than in previous years. Commercial whaling has been banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) since 1986, but some nations, including Greenland, are allowed a catch limit for aboriginal subsistence use. Last year, the IWC denied Greenland's request to increase its whaling quota due, in part, to concerns about the extensive commercial use of whale meat in that country. A move by Greenland to set its own quota would defy the IWC and be a setback for whale conservation. Send a message urging Denmark -- on behalf of its territory, Greenland -- not to set its own whaling limits.

Take Action !

End Prairie Dog Shooting on Our Public Lands
1 year ago

People are using prairie dogs for target practice. It’s sad. It’s an outrage. And it’s happening on your public lands!

A single shooter can kill scores of these cute and ecologically powerful animals in a single session.

With few exceptions, the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service defer to state regulations on prairie dog shooting. Therefore there are few limits on this cruel practice on public lands.

Recreational shooters have reported killing more than two million black-tailed prairie dogs in recent years—and that’s in just three states.

Prairie dogs are already suffering. Entire colonies are decimated by plague, a non-native disease. Vast swathes of their once-enormous range have disappeared beneath tilled fields and housing developments.


Send an email to public land officials asking them to put an end to this devastation to prairie dog communities.

Tell Canada: Stop the Baby Seal Slaughter
1 year ago

On average, sealers make less than 5 percent of their income from killing seals. So what brings in the other 95 percent? Seafood.


Here is how your boycott of Canadian seafood can help: Canada's

Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it will shut down the commercial seal slaughter when Canada's fishing industry asks it to do so. Since more than 60 percent of the fishing industry's seafood exports is to the United States, this gives us a lever.

Through the boycott of Canadian seafood we can send a clear message: If Canada's fishing industry would like open access to our U.S. market, it needs to stop the commercial seal slaughter for good.


Help us be a million strong for seals! Take the pledge today.

Tell Canada: Stop the Baby Seal Slaughter

Support the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act
1 year ago

Rep John Conyers (D-Mich.) reintroduced HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, in February 2013.  The bill had 37 initial cosponsors.

Rep. Conyers has introduced HR 676 every Congress since 2003.  He remains committed, despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), to national, single-payer healthcare legislation.

Like Rep. Conyers, Healthcare-NOW! is committed to building the movement for national, single-payer healthcare and we sincerely hope that you will call and email your Representative to ask them to become a cosponsor of the bill that would bring universal healthcare to this country.

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6055/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7367

1 year ago

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No Tax Deductions for BP's Oil Spill
1 year ago

BP may get a gift from the governmentfor spilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico and we need your help to cut the deal off at the pass.

BP is finally in court with the federal government and a number of affected states in order to determine the fines and penalties they will have to pay as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Great news, right?

Well, unfortunately, word has come out that the Department of Justice may be offering BP a sweetheart settlement deal that could include billions in tax-deductible penalties.

Yes, you read that right: if this settlement goes through BP would be able to take tax breaks as a result of the penalties they are required to pay.

We need to stand up now, before the deal is finalized, to tell President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder that we won’t let this back-room deal be pushed through quietly. Stand with us now to say no, this is not okay.

Tell Attorney General Holder, no tax deductions for spilling oil.

Stop Monsanto from endangering our health and safety!
1 year ago

Last year, Monsanto lobbyists attached riders to the Farm Bill and other legislation to  prevent its GMO products from being regulated. Monsanto wants full immunity from any federal laws that are placed on genetically modified crops while communities wait for results from environmental impact studies, and it wants to block the USDA’s ability to regulate the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Help keep Monsanto in check! Corporate Accountability International is partnering with the Organic Consumers Association on this campaign to build grassroots pressure on Congress to counter the corporate lobbyists.


Take action now to stop Monsanto from squashing our  protections.

Return Stolen Land to the Batak People of Sumatra
1 year ago

For generations, the Indigenous Batak communities of Northern Sumatra have harvested and traded the sap from the trees in their sacred benzoin forests. The sap is used for the production of incense and perfumes, and exported to the international market. The villages thrived and forests were healthy.

Earlier this week, hundreds of villagers risked life and limb by standing between their forest home and the machinery of APRIL’s logging operations. In response, Indonesia’s notoriously abusive security agency, known as Brimob, was called in to forcibly suppress the protest. At least 16 village members have now been arrested in connection to this latest dispute.

This land conflict is just one example of the widespread human rights violations that have plagued APRIL’s operations for many years. This case has been simmering since 2009, when an APRIL affiliate began deforesting the community’s territory and planting eucalyptus plantations on their ancestral land.

Today, these communities are fighting for their lands and livelihoods against the controversial paper giant APRIL.


Please write to APRIL’s CEO Sukanto Tanoto today and ask APRIL to peacefully resolve this conflict now and return the community lands it has stolen.

1 year ago

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Tell Obama to end too big to jail
1 year ago

The Obama Administration finally admitted the truth of what we’ve been saying all along: giant Wall Street banks have become too big to prosecute. In testimony on Wed, March 6, US Attorney General Eric Holder – the nation’s top cop – said,“I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them … I think that is a function of the fact that some of these institutions have become too large."

Now we understand why the Obama Administration has failed to bring criminal charges against a single major Wall Street bank or executive for systemic fraud that brought down our economy. When the Attorney General openly admits that the most powerful members of society won't be prosecuted for even the most egregious of crimes, we are in deep trouble as a nation.

Remember that we gave Wall Street bankers $700 billion in TARP bailouts and $2.5 trillion in investments, loans, and guarantees to shore up their business (and outrageous bonuses) [2] on the theory that letting them collapse would create a generation-long Depression. In return it seems fair to demand accountability for the actions that brought us to that point. Now it turns out the Administration never had any intention of seeking accountability.

That’s why we’re demanding an immediate end to this unconscionable policy that puts the wishes of Wall Street 1%ers above the well-being of working families, most especially those hardest hit by the criminal actions of these very same people.


As you know, we’ve been pushing hard during the first hundred days of President Obama’s second term for real accountability for the Wall Street criminals who stole our homes, savings, and pensions and destroyed our economy. We think this is the only way he’ll secure his legacy as a champion of justice for the millions of homeowners, taxpayers and retirees harmed by Wall Street criminals. This revelation makes this all the more urgent.

Stand up and demand Pres. Obama take immediate steps to break up the big banks and prosecute the criminals who used them to destroy our economy.

Stop Violence Against Amazonian Tribes
1 year ago

The Awá tribe, numbering about 60 people, is like other Amazonian tribes in that they live in complete isolation from the modern world, following a nomadic lifestyle that changes with the seasons. A member from a neighboring tribe believed that the child’s encounter with the loggers would’ve been the first time she had ever seen white men–and the last.

These tribes are protected by laws defining their homes as protected reserves, which means that loggers are not allowed to use their land. Loggers have been ignoring these regulations, however, and are now trying to drive the tribes off of the land using intimidation methods. The last remaining tribes in Brazil are in constant danger, both because of the direct actions of the loggers and because logging depletes the animals and resources they need to survive.

It is reported that 450 tribespeople have been killed between 2003 and 2010, and the laws that would stop this are hard to enforce. There are not enough people or resources available to improve the protection of the tribes or the enforcement of the regulations, which is why Brazil must increase its efforts. It is time Brazil worked to curtail illegal logging and worked to better protect its last tribes.

Urge the Brazilian government to guarantee the survival of these defenseless groups.

Tell Congress to Dump the Monsanto Rider
1 year ago

The biotech industry has quietly inserted a dangerous policy rider into the Continuing Resolution (CR) now being debated on the Senate floor. This dangerous rider was not included in the House-passed CR, and we are extremely disappointed to see that the Senate has included it. Though wrapped in a “farmer-friendly” package, this Monsanto-driven rider is simply a biotech industry ploy to continue to plant GE crops even when a court of law has found they were approved illegally.


Tell Congress to dump this dangerous provision


Protect Alaska's Wild Places
1 year ago

Alaska possesses some of the most remote wild places remaining in the United States. In the Eastern Interior of Alaska, three areas have achieved national management designations for their unique characteristics for recreation, wildlife, habitat and subsistence:

  • The Steese National Conservation Area was set aside to restore the Birch Creek National Wild and Scenic River, and protect caribou and Dall sheep habitat;
  • The White Mountains National Recreation Area was specifically set aside for recreation;
  • The Fortymile Wild and Scenic River corridor was established to maintain and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Now the American public has a chance to weigh in on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) draft Resource Management Plan, which proposes to open the area to hardrock mineral leasing.

TAKE ACTION: Tell BLM to maintain existing protections, and not to allow hardrock mineral leasing in conservation and recreation areas.

Chinese Dam Threatens Cambodia's Cardamon Rainforests
1 year ago

The Areng Valley in the Cardamom Mountains of south-west Cambodia is threatened with flooding by a Chinese hydropower dam. This biodiversity gem - home of the Siamese crocodile and indigenous Khmer Daeum - is to be destroyed for a relatively small amount of electricity. Standing large, connected, and ecologically intact old-growth forests are required for local and global ecological sustainability and well-being.


  http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=cambodia_dam

Stop the Expansion of Drift Gillnets !
1 year ago

Endangered leatherback turtles migrate 6,000 miles across the Pacific each year, and at the end of their journey looms a deadly threat.

Drift gillnets, known as “walls of death,” float just off the California coast. While their purpose is to catch swordfish, these nets ensnare and drown more than a hundred marine mammals a year. Rare sharks and endangered sea turtles are also among the casualties.

Leatherback turtles can currently take refuge in a small conservation area, but not for much longer. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is working to shrink this safe space—a move that threatens the survival of their species.

NMFS has tried to rollback conservation areas before, and has only backed down when facing fierce public opposition. Together, we can stop NMFS again, and help leatherback turtles stave off extinction.

Send a message to NMFS to tell them that conservation areas for endangered leatherback turtles should be expanded, not put in jeopardy.

Stop the exploitation in the mountains of Tanzania
1 year ago

Ample natural resources in poor countries can more often be a curse than a blessing. Ruthless companies are coming and taking away these resources regardless of the environment and the local residents. A devastated piece of land is left behind. At the moment, this is also happening in the northern mountains of Tanzania. Now however, you can still decide how this story will end. Help the people in and around the mountain village of Chome to stop the destruction of their habitat. 

In these mountains, a dubious company with changing names is illegally mining for bauxite, a raw material for aluminum and cement. This is not only destroying the forest, but also the water source of the entire region. If nobody stops them, the whole area with more than 250,000 inhabitants will dry up.
Call upon the government of Tanzania to put an end to the exploitation:

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/906?



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Don't Let ConocoPhillips' Reckless Drilling Threaten Arctic Wildlife
1 year ago

When ConocoPhillips was involved in a recent oil spill in China, China Daily reported that, a joint investigation by seven government departments found ConocoPhillips China had "seriously violated operating rules." And, "Not only is the oil spill worse than the company reported but, despite its assurances to the contrary, it has failed to bring the situation under full control and find and stop the sources of the spills" months after it happened.

And now, ConocoPhillips is also pushing to drill in America's Arctic waters.

A spill or blowout in Arctic Ocean waters would be catastrophic, with polar bears, whales and other endangered species at risk.

President Obama can stop it. He has the authority.

Tell him to order an immediate and indefinite halt to offshore Arctic drilling.

1 year ago

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Stop the Theft of Maasai Land for Trophy Hunting !
1 year ago

We are elders of the Maasai from Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot more lions and leopards. The evictions are to begin immediately.

Last year, when word first leaked about this plan, almost one million Avaaz members rallied to our aid. Your attention and the storm it created forced the government to deny the plan, and set them back months. But the President has waited for international attention to die down, and now he’s revived his plan to take our land. We need your help again urgently.

President Kikwete may not care about us, but he’s shown he’ll respond to global pressure -- to all of you! If you send messages to Tanzanian embassies across the globe, Kikwete will hear a barrage of reports that his latest land grab is reverberating around the world. This is our only chance to get him to back down from destroying our way of life.

Click below to send a urgent message demanding they stop the eviction:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_maasai_sam/?bhDGpcb&v=23733

Demand Truth & Accountability from ExxonMobil
1 year ago

Let’s hold ExxonMobil accountable for this spill by demanding it release all the information on this spill -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- while the images of play sets and driveways overrun with crude oil are still in the public eye.

Tell ExxonMobil to release information about the tens of thousands barrels of crude spilled in Arkansas.

ExxonMobil is controlling the no-fly zone over the spill site that the federal government put in place to keep news helicopters from capturing images of the disaster. ExxonMobil is being so secretive because it wants people to believe that pipelines like this are perfectly safe and pose no threat to people or the planet. But this catastrophe in Arkansas foreshadows a future reality for anyone who lives along the thousands of miles of pipeline being considered for approval by the U.S. government.

Right now, ExxonMobil and other oil companies are lobbying furiously for the Keystone XL, a massive pipeline stretching across the North America that will transport enough toxic tar to be "game over" for the planet. If approved, the Keystone XL will be carrying even more of the same hard-to-clean-up toxic crude as the oil spilled in Arkansas.


http://action.sumofus.org/a/exxon-spill/?akid=1492.197712.sJAwWc&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1

Stop the Branding of Sea Lions
1 year ago

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is reportedly branding (i.e., burning!) sea lions so that officials can tell which animals are eating protected salmon. Once identified, the sea lions will be gunned down!


Nearby residents have reportedly observed men herding these gentle animals into traps only to burn their flesh repeatedly with a blazing-hot iron. Billows of smoke have allegedly been seen rising into the air during these assaults, and victims have been described as "[lying] on the docks trembling"—an indication of extreme stress or pain.


TELL OFFICIALS TO STOP!

Bashing Babies’ Skulls for Fashion
1 year ago

Every year, the Canadian government allows sealers to shoot and bash in the heads of baby seals. Sealers then hook the seals in the eye, cheek, or mouth and drag them across the ice in order to avoid damaging their delicate fur.


Many of the seals have not even eaten their first solid
meal or taken their first swim before they are killed.


https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4121

1 year ago

All signed Pamylle ~ thank you!

TAKE ACTION: THERE'S NO HONOR IN HONOR KILLINGS
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: THERE'S NO HONOR IN HONOR KILLINGS

Women around the world live in constant fear of death by burning, decapitation, stoning, or acid attacks for dishonoring their family. “Dishonorable” acts can be simple exercises of free will: marrying the man of their choice, divorcing abusive husbands, or unacceptable dress. They are even murdered for actions beyond their control, including rape.

A Pakistani mother recently doused her 15-year-old daughter with acid for allegedly looking at a boy. She died slowly after suffering agonizing burns to 70% of her body. This is the latest example of a chilling, global phenomenon that arose from the cultural commodification of women and is reinforced by misguided concepts of honor. It's estimated that as many as 5,000 women are killed by members of their own families annually.

Sign the petition: Urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (The Honorable Navanethem Pillay) to continue advocacy to end to the barbaric practice of honor killings.

Thank you!

IFWA Petition for Marine Mammals / U.S.
1 year ago

President Obama's proposed budget for 2014 eliminates the only federal grant support for marine mammal stranding response.

The John H. Prescott Stranding Grant Program is a very small part of the overall U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) budget -- but it has a HUGE impact on the ability of the many stranding response organizations - like IFAW -- to do their lifesaving work.

Our team of six biologists and a veterinarian, as well as over 200 trained volunteers, work tirelessly to respond to stranded dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals.


Please contact your congressional representative today to ask them to reinstate this crucial grant.

1 year ago

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Help Save Columbia River Sea Lions
1 year ago

For the second time in less than two years, Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) has introduced legislation to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The bill, H.R. 1308: Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, would allow the states of Washington and Oregon to increase the killing of protected sea lions on the Columbia River.

Sea lions have historically been a part of the Columbia River ecosystem, but in recent years the states of Washington and Oregon have sought to kill sea lions for doing what they do naturally – eat fish. The sea lions are being scapegoated for feeding on threatened and endangered fish populations, including salmon. However, sea lions are only responsible for eating 1% of these fish species, while fisherman on the Columbia River are responsible for upward of 17%. Other significant contributing factors to salmon deaths are hydroelectric dams and habitat destruction. Killing sea lions will not save the salmon.

Help Save Columbia River Sea Lions

Stand Up to the Worst Coal Burner in the West
1 year ago

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to require clean air retrofits at the 40 year old Navajo Generating Station. Although these retrofits will dramatically improve air quality in the region, including reducing haze pollution in Grand Canyon National Park and dangerous smog forming emissions by more than 90%, they promise to extend the life of this coal-fired power plant at a cost of more than $500 million. We’re calling on the EPA to pursue a more reasonable alternative to safeguarding clean air.


Worst Coal Burner in the West



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TAKE ACTION: STOP BIG OIL FROM FRACKING UP CALIFORNIA: PLEASE SIGN
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: STOP BIG OIL FROM FRACKING UP CALIFORNIA: PLEASE SIGN

There are 47,000 active fracking sites currently operating in California with almost no regulation. Reports from around the country are chilling: poisoned drinking water, oil spills in residential neighborhoods, and now Exxon Mobil and Shell are targeting California's Monterey Shale. Demand Sacramento take action.

Thank you!

TAKE ACTION: CALL OUT CLIMATE DENIERS IN CONGRESS
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: CALL OUT CLIMATE DENIERS IN CONGRESS

The science on climate change is clear. But many members of Congress are in complete denial, and they're standing in the way of progress. We need to call them out.

If we want to make progress on climate change, we need everyone in Congress on board for a solution. It's our job to show them there's a price to pay for being a climate denier.

Add your name to join the fight.

THANK YOU!

TAKE ACTION: TELL THE US FOREST SERVICE: STOP THE GRAND CANYON URANIUM MINE!
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: Tell the US Forest Service: Stop the Grand Canyon Uranium Mine!

The U.S. Forest Service is allowing a Canadian company to open a destructive uranium mine on the south side of the Grand Canyon, flying in the face of a major ban on new uranium mining at the Grand Canyon, passed last year by the Obama administration.

The mine would not only put radioactive pollutants in the air in the Grand Canyon area, it also poses a major risk to water sources, including the Colorado River which supplies water to 30 million people in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and other cities.

Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Don't allow uranium mining on the Grand Canyon.

THANK YOU!

HELP SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: HELP SAVE THE MAJESTIC MONARCH BUTTERFLY

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable and revered butterflies in all the world. Each year, the monarchs begin a remarkable journey when they fly north to lay their eggs—some as far as 3,000 miles. For three brief generations, each lasting only one or two months, the monarchs mate and breed. The fourth generation of butterflies then returns to Mexico where they hibernate in a remote forest for six to eight months, until it is time to repeat the process.

It is a process that has continued uninterrupted for 250,000 years, but the last 15 years have seen dwindling numbers. In the US, modern pesticides are killing milkweed, a primary source of nutrition. In Mexico, illegal loggers destroy their habitat.

Don't let this crown jewel slip away. Urge the EPA to develop a monarch butterfly rescue plan.

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE EARTH'S BEES
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: CAMPAIGN TO SAVE EARTH'S HONEY BEES

It's long been known that Earth's honey bee population is decreasing at an alarming rate. The fact is, much of our natural ecosystem depends on the processes involved with bee pollination, and if this pollination cannot happen, many of our crops — from broccoli to strawberries — will be in grave peril.

In fact, honey bee deaths are reaching a critical point, whereby it may not be possible to reverse the damage. The good news is that much of the population decline can be attributed to reversible human actions, including the use of neonicotinoids, insecticides chemically related to nicotine that cause bees to literally drop dead.

We can afford insects eating our plant life; but we simply cannot afford a decimation of the honey bee. Write to the EPA asking that these immensely harmful pesticides are outlawed.

THANK YOU!

DEMAND A STOP TO THE BELO MONTE DAM - PLEASE SIGN CARE2 MEMBERS' PETITION
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: DEMAND A STOP TO THE BELO MONTE DAM

Please sign James' petition!!! We can stop this, we can save the Amazon, the people, the animals. We can stop greed from ruining our world. Take A Stand...

Belo Monte will destroy vast areas of pristine Amazon rainforest and biodiversity, causing the extinction of many rare species of animals and plants... I ask you all to fight, to take a stand, post it everywhere, share, push and fight the good fight. With respect always, James Howie. C.O.P.E -- Carers Of Planet Earth...

MAKE WOUND KNEE A NATIONAL MONUMENT ~ PLEASE SIGN
1 year ago

Nation Needs to Not Sell Wounded Knee; Make National Monument Instead. PLEASE SIGN!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, constitution, news, ethics, indigenous rights )
Leuth  - thepetitionsite.com

There are many stories online about the upcoming land sale of Wounded Knee Massacre site. This land needs to become a National Monument instead. http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ss f/201305/wounded_knee_south_dakota_trib.html#inca rt_river_default

4 PETITIONS ~ PLEASE SIGN TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH
1 year ago

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TAKE ACTION: SAVE KOALAS FROM POSSIBLE EXTINCTION

Koalas in Australia suffer from a severe chlamydia epidemic. Take action!

TAKE ACTION: TELL JAPAN IT'S TIME TO STOP SLAUGHTERING WHALES

Stop Japan from ignoring the International Whaling Commission's moratorium on commercial whaling.

TAKE ACTION: SAVE THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON

The destruction of this land will carry grave implications for the native peoples. Sign the petition imploring Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to speak for indigenous communities and prohibit the construction of the fatal Belo Monte dam.

TAKE ACTION: STOP DEFORESTATION IN BRAZIL'S AMAZON

If President Roussef does not step up and honor her promise to keep the Brazilian Amazon safe from further logging, the forest will be in grave danger, as will all of its inhabitants -- human or otherwise.

THANK YOU!!!

TAKE ACTION: TELL LONE PINE TO DROP ITS NAFTA LAWSUIT AGAINST QUEBEC'S MORATORIUM ON FRACKING!
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: TELL LONE PINE TO DROP ITS NAFTA LAWSUIT AGAINST QUEBEC'S MORATORIUM ON FRACKING!

Communities should have the final say on fracking and other projects that threaten water sources, the environment and public health -- and there should be no penalty for saying "no."

THANK YOU!

1 year ago

Thanks for posting these here, Beverly - you ROCK !

Petitions
1 year ago

Whew,all caught up.Let us hope our voices will be heard.Thanks Pamylle and Beverly for posting these very important petitions. We need to change the wrongs in this world,by stepping up to the plate and doing what we can.

1 year ago

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TAKE ACTION TO HELP FIGHT GLOBAL HUNGER
1 year ago

PLEASE SIGN, NOTE AND SHARE ~ 2 PETITIONS TO WORLD LEADERS TO END GLOBAL HUNGER

If we are to break the cycle of poverty and hunger by 2015, as established by the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, this year's G8 Summit, being held in June, will need to put much of its focus on how to combat rising rates of malnutrition and indigence.

FROM THE HUNGER SITE

TAKE ACTION: TELL WORLD LEADERS: END HUNGER BY 2015

Urge President Obama to focus on solving world hunger by 2015 — both at the Summit and beyond.

FROM ONE

TAKE ACTION: TELL OUR WORLD LEADERS TO HELP END CHRONIC MALNUTRION FOR 25 MILLION KIDS BY 2016

It's time for a global food revolution. It's time to save millions of lives. Add your name now.

THANK YOU!

TAKE ACTION AGAINST MONSANTO
1 year ago

MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO ~ MAY 25 ~ CHECK FOR EVENTS NEAR YOU!

We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That's why we March Against Monsanto.

TAKE ACTION: TELL THE EPA YOU WANT LOWER, NOT HIGHER, LIMITS ON MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP!

When does one plus one not equal two? When mounting evidence says glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide, does more damage to our health and environment than we thought. And the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responds by approving higher, not lower, allowable limits of the pesticide residue.

Sign the letter and tell the EPA you want lower, not higher, limits on Monsanto’s glyphosate and Roundup.

THANK YOU!

TELL CALIFORNIA: DON'T FRACK OUR FOOD AND FARMS
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: TELL CALIFORNIA DECISION MAKERS: DON'T FRACK OUR FOOD AND FARMS!

California is the largest producer of food in the U.S. Fracking and farming cannot co-exist. If we frack California's farms, we put the entire country's food supply at risk. Please stop auctioning off California's public lands to the oil and gas industry for fracking.

THANK YOU!

TAKE THE BLUE OCEAN GREEN EARTH PLEDGE
1 year ago

TAKE THE BLUE OCEAN GREEN EARTH PLEDGE

Be the change you want to see in the world. Let's all become part of the solution.



1 year ago

THANK YOU LADIES!

1 year ago

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TAKE ACTION: TELL THE EPA TO REJECT THE PEBBLE MINE

The time for study is over! Tell the EPA to finalize its assessment and stop the Pebble Mine.

TAKE ACTION: TELL YOUR SENATOR: STOP THE CORPORATE POWER GRAB

Corporate-funded politicians in the Senate are threatening to shut down the National Labor Relations Board, the independent agency that protects workers' rights, and let CEOs run amok. The nominations need to be confirmed now.

TAKE ACTION: ASK YOUR CONGRESSMAN TO SUPPORT THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP FARMING ACT

If passed, H.R. 525 will allow farmers in the U.S. to once again have the opportunity to grow this valuable agricultural crop.

TAKE ACTION: PLANT FREE TREES WITH ODWALLA
1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: PLANT FREE TREES WITH ODWALLA

Odwalla is teaming up with The Nature Conservancy's All Hands on Earth campaign to plant up to 100,000 trees through 2013 in cities and towns across the country.

You can enter and design you own tree every day until May 31st, and Odwalla will contribute $1 for each tree you create to The Nature Conservancy -- no less than $75,000 and up to $100,000 -- for the planting of a real tree ~ and with each entry you get a chance at a $10,000 gift card. Woot-Woot!

1 year ago

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1 year ago

THANK YOU JUNE!

1 year ago

URGENT: TAKE ACTION: PLEASE CLICK TO SEND FREE MEALS TO OKLAHOMA TORNADO VICTIMS

Your click supports disaster relief efforts, providing food, care, and comfort to those left hurting by the devastating tornadoes that struck south of Oklahoma City.

1 year ago

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TAKE ACTION: URGE PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE BROWN-VITTER BILL TO END "TOO BIG TO FAIL"

Join Elizabeth Warren in urging President Obama and Congress to end "too big to fail." Sign our petition supporting the Brown-Vitter bill.

TAKE ACTION: URGE SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO PRIORITIZE REDUCING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

Sign the petition urging Secretary of State John Kerry to make ending gender-based violence a centerpiece of the United States' foreign assistance.

~ AND THIS ONE FROM CANDY ~
Tell Rep. Franks: Drop Your Unconstitutional Abortion Ban Bill - Planned Parenthood Action Fund

This bill is blatantly unconstitutional -- but Rep. Franks is still pushing for a hearing this week, wasting taxpayer dollars on yet another attempt to turn back the clock on every woman's right to access safe, legal abortion.

1 year ago

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TAKE ACTION: TELL OBAMA: WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH, RELEASE DETAINED MEN & CLOSE GUANTÁNAMO

President Obama, you must take immediate action. The lives of men depend on it. You must release all of the men to whom you do not intend to give a fair trial, and allow them to be reunited with their families.

TAKE ACTION: PRESIDENT OBAMA: SIGN THE ARMS TRADE TREATY!

Urge President Obama to sign the Arms Trade Treaty to help control the flow of arms and ammunition across borders ~ saving lives, preventing armed conflicts and protecting human rights.

TAKE ACTION: WHALES BEING KILLED IN NETS - HELP

Demand the National Marine Fisheries Service save sea life and secure the future of California's ocean.

TAKE ACTION: STAND UP WITH MICHIGAN: NO MORE TAR SANDS WASTE DUMPS IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Stop letting the Koch Brothers pollute Detroit with their dirty petcoke piles.



1 year ago

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TAKE ACTION: TELL ENERGY SECRETARY MONIZ: TIMEOUT ON LNG EXPORTS

Encourage him to wait to make any decisions on authorizing liquified natural gas exports until he has fully considered the consequences these dirty and dangerous fossil fuel processes have on our health, on our environment and on our economy.

TAKE ACTION: TELL AMERICA'S PUBLISHING INDUSTRY BOOKS MUST NOT CONTRIBUTE TO RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION

Urge them to cut ties with APP and APRIL and use sustainable alternatives, like recycled paper, instead.

TAKE ACTION: TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA: PROTECT OUR WATER TODAY!

Urge President Obama to release the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule to limit toxic water pollution from Power Plants today!

TAKE ACTION: TIME FOR A MORATORIUM ON FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA

Tell your legislators that you want Big Oil companies to stop fracking with California.

TAKE ACTION: DON'T FRACK WITH CALIFORNIA

Tell Governor Brown that you want these companies to stop fracking with California! Demand that he place a moratorium on fracking until we know it can be done safely.

TAKE ACTION: TELL PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS YOU DON'T WANT FRACKING

Governor Cuomo in New York. Governor Christie in New Jersey. Governor O'Malley in Maryland. Governor Hickenlooper in Colorado. they're all from states fighting fracking ~ and they're planning to run in 2016.

TAKE ACTION: TELL CONGRESS: RESTORE MONEY FOR BEACH MONITORING

Join Heal the Bay and Surfrider in asking Congress to restore the money for beach water testing in the federal budget.

TAKE ACTION: PHASE-OUT PLASTIC BAGS IN CALIFORNIA NOW - PASS SB 405

Urge California lawmakers to protect California's environment by voting for the plastic bag ban bill (SB 405) authored by Senator Alex Padilla.

'Follow the Money': How Rainforest Action Network Is Beating the Corporate Giants

RAN has a winning strategy for taking on the biggest threats to our climate and to biodiversity.



1 year ago

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Protect Papua New Guinea’s Nomadic Cave-dwellers
1 year ago

Notorious Malaysian illegal loggers Rimbunan Hijau have diversified into mining in primary rainforests, in East Sepik threatening unique nomadic cave-dwellers and their 20,000 year old ancient stenciled cave art. Support the local resistance and demand an end to indigenous genocide and rainforest ecocide in the name of false development that is little more than pillaging and plundering of cultural and biological diversity.


http://www.rainforestportal.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=PNG_indigenous

Strengthen Fracking Rules On Our Public Lands
1 year ago

11 times? That’s how many times the oil and gas industry met with the Department of the Interior, pressuring officials with the Bureau of Land Management to weaken proposed fracking regulations for federal public lands.

The result? A set of fracking regulations that would make former Vice President and Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney proud.

Not only can companies hide fracking chemical information behind trade secret claims, they won’t have to test individual wells’ cement casings—a critical barrier between fracking chemicals and underground aquifers. Our federal public lands provide drinking water for millions of Americans. This weak policy will put these drinking water sources at risk.

As Earthjustice’s Jessica Ennis told the Washington Post and New York Times, “The Bureau of Land Management caved to the wealthy and powerful oil and gas industry and left the public to fend for itself.”

http://action.earthjustice.org/site/R?i=Dm0knC0wyaeKRleq0vje9g

1 year ago

Actions taken Pamylle ~ thank you!  And thank you June for taking action! *yourock*

1 year ago

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TAKE ACTION: TELL YOUR SENATOR: STOP THE CUTS. PROTECT OUR PARKS.

We can make sure our threatened parks get the resources they need if enough of us speak out.

TAKE ACTION: STOP FRACKING NOW

The process is inherently dangerous and a ban on fracking is the only way to protect our water, our air, and our communities. Please sign the petition now and help Stop Fracking Now.

TAKE ACTION: DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION OF THE KEYSTONE XL CONFLICT OF INTEREST!

The stakes in this fight couldn't be higher. We simply cannot allow the administration to decide whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline based on a flawed environmental report written by Big Oil.

TAKE ACTION: TELL THE SENATE: KEEP CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL BUILDINGS: DIRTY-FUEL FREE BY 2030!

Senator John Hoeven plans to introduce a bill in the Senate that would repeal part of the Energy Independence and Security Act. This provision mandates the phase out by 2030 of dirty fuels used by federal buildings. The result is better energy performance.

AND YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD MICHELE BACHMANN IS RETIRING ~ A REPLAY OF HER "CONTRIBUTIONS" IN CONGRESS

The 8 Most Outlandish Moments Of Michele Bachmann's Time In Congress



1 year ago

URGENT: PLEASE NOTE, TAKE ACTION AND SHARE MARLA'S ARTICLE

AMAZON WATCH » Peace and Respect in the Amazon!

On May 27th, 170 representatives of five indigenous groups from the Xingu and Tapajós River Basins reoccupied the construction site of the Belo Monte Dam, demanding that the government of Brazil respect their legal rights and immediately suspend construction. One day later, the Federal Court of Altamira issued a judicial order to remove the occupiers, "by force, if neccessary." Indigenous leaders have vowed to remain at the construction site until they meet with President Dilma or her Chief of Staff. They will not leave as they did after being threatened with force after a week-long occupation in early May. Tensions are high! Please continue to urge President Dilma to find a peaceful solution to the conflict and respect indigenous rights!



1 year ago

TAKE ACTION: SIGN THE KEYSTONE XL PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE

There is still time to convince President Obama to change his mind and reject Keystone XL. But with the president ignoring every possible sign Mother Nature can send, it is once again incumbent upon us to send a message he can't ignore.

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1 year ago

Signed the Keystone one

1 year ago

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