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The message below, a letter from Robert Redford urging concerned Americans to sign the Pledge to Move America Beyond Oil http://www.nrdcactionfund.org
Let's look beneath the fog of spin. In last week's State of the Union address, President Bush finally owned up to America's destructive addiction to oil.
the speech was barely over before Vice President Cheney was calling for
oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And the
President's newly proposed budget does the same.
making America truly energy-efficient -- the fastest way to meet our
energy needs and lower oil prices - the Bush Administration is still
promoting corporate raids on our natural heritage.
Five years of
coddling oil companies has produced higher gas prices and left us more
vulnerable than ever to oil shortages -- not to mention oil spills, air pollution, despoiled public lands, and catastrophic global warming.
American people want a better way. Poll after poll shows that the vast
majority now rejects the President's "drill-it-all" mentality. They're
angry at the White House and Congress for putting oil company interests
ahead of the public interest. And they're demanding energy policies
that will reduce our destructive reliance on oil.
I know you're among that majority. That's why I'm asking you to join me today in signing the Pledge to MOVE AMERICA BEYOND OIL:
NRDC Action Fund is circulating this Pledge nationwide as part of a
bold new campaign to break Big Oil's stranglehold on America's energy
policy. Your signed Pledge will help advance legislation that would cut
America's dependence on oil by 2.5 million barrels a day within 10
years -- more than we now import every day from the Persian Gulf!
let anyone tell you it's not possible. We've already lined up key
support in Congress -- from both the progressive left and the
conservative right -- for this visionary bill that would set America on
a new course toward a clean energy future.
Best of all, we
can turn this dream into reality right now -- even with George Bush in
the White House. All it will take is a powerful and sustained campaign --
a campaign that harnesses America's anger at Big Oil and channels it
into effective political pressure for new and smart solutions to our
oil addiction problem. A campaign that puts us, the American people, in
the picture of a sustainable future.
Please sign the Pledge to MOVE AMERICA BEYOND OIL right now:
you're at our website you can find out more about the oil-busting
legislation we're advancing. And you can even spread the word about
this campaign to your friends and family.
Let's face it: unless
millions of Americans demand a cleaner energy future right now, the oil
lobby will continue to dictate the Bush Administration's policies, and
we will continue to pay the price -- at the gas pump and with a
blighted environment. And this administration is not going to change
its thinking nor its ways - just continue to hide them.
join me in opposing Big Oil's latest land grabs and charting a saner,
more sustainable energy path that future generations will be grateful
for. Sign the Pledge to MOVE AMERICA BEYOND OIL today.
Cincinnati Zoo Is Sending Small Domestic Cats To Research Lab!!
The Cincinnati Zoo is sending small, domestic cats to a research lab, as part of the zoo's "breeding program". This is wrong for two obvious reasons: 1. Animal cruelty in any form, is wrong. 2. We already have a huge problem with too many homeless cats in the world. It is irresponsible for the zoo to be breeding more cats, in a world that kills cats because there are already too many of them. Please, help us to save innocent domestic cats from being subjected to horrible experiments!
We, The Undersigned, ask that the Cincinnati Zoo act responsibly by ending its breeding program for small domestic cats (There is already a huge overpopulation problem involving cats) and work with Animal Welfare groups such as Best Friends Animal Society, to place these animals in loving homes.
We also ask that the zoo stop shipping these cats to Summit Ridge Farms, where innocent cats are forced into cold, dirty, lonely cages, and subjected to horrible experiments.
We will boycott the Cincinnati Zoo and tell our friends and family members in the Ohio area to do the same, until the zoo completely ends the breeding program involving domestic cats.
Boycott Uranium, DECLARATION OF THE INDIGENOUS WORLD URANIUM SUMMIT December 04, 2006 5:52 AM
Check out, sign and forward the petitions in the end of the message, thank you!
DECLARATION OF THE INDIGENOUS WORLD URANIUM SUMMIT Window Rock, Navajo Nation, USA December 2, 2006
We, the Peoples gathered at the Indigenous World Uranium Summit, at this critical time of intensifying nuclear threats to Mother Earth and all life, demand a worldwide ban on uranium mining, processing, enrichment, fuel use, and weapons testing and deployment, and nuclear waste dumping on Native Lands.
Past, present and future generations of Indigenous Peoples have been disproportionately affected by the international nuclear weapons and power industry. The nuclear fuel chain poisons our people, land, air and waters and threatens our very existence and our future generations. Nuclear power is not a solution to global warming. Uranium mining, nuclear energy development and international agreements (e.g., the recent U.S.-India nuclear cooperation treaty) that foster the nuclear fuel chain violate our basic human rights and fundamental natural laws of Mother Earth, endangering our traditional cultures and spiritual well-being.
We reaffirm the Declaration of the World Uranium Hearing in Salzburg, Austria, in 1992, that "uranium and other radioactive minerals must remain in their natural location." Further, we stand in solidarity with the Navajo Nation for enacting the Diné Natural Resources Protection Act of 2005, which bans uranium mining and processing and is based on the Fundamental Laws of the Dine. And we dedicate ourselves to a nuclear-free future.
Indigenous Peoples are connected spiritually and culturally to our Mother, the Earth. Accordingly, we endorse and encourage development of renewable energy sources that sustain - not destroy - Indigenous lands and the Earth's ecosystems.
In tribute to our ancestors, we continue centuries of resistance against colonialism. We recognize the work, courage, dedication and sacrifice of those individuals from Indigenous Nations and from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, the United States, and Vanuatu, who participated in the Summit. We further recognize the invaluable work of those who were honored at the Nuclear-Free Future Awards ceremony on December 1, 2006. And we will continue to support activists worldwide in their nonviolent efforts to stop uranium development.
We are determined to share the knowledge we have gained at this Summit with the world. In the weeks and months ahead, we will summarize and disseminate the testimonies, traditional Indigenous knowledge, and medical and scientific evidence that justify a worldwide ban on uranium development. We will enunciate specific plans of action at the tribal, local, national and international levels to support Native resistance to the nuclear fuel chain. And we will pursue legal and political redress for all past, current and future impacts of the nuclear fuel chain on Indigenous Peoples and their resources.
We undersigned strongly urge the City Council, the Mayor and Citizens
to take steady steps to join Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision and stating
that the City and Citizens support the Program to Promote the
Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/621077558
Another reason to boycott Wal-Mart and Tesco November 09, 2007 4:25 AM
CAMPAIGN AGAINST WAL-MART, TESCO AND OTHER STORES SELLING AND BUTCHERING LIVE ANIMALS IN CHINA
Western multinational chains Wal-Mart, TESCO, Carrefour, and Metro are selling and cruelly butchering live frogs and turtles at their Chinese stores - essentially engaging in practices that would be illegal in their home countries. The suffering of the animals is extreme: turtles may take up to an hour to die, and frogs may be skinned alive. China presently has no animal welfare laws. While animal activists in China are doing their best to get laws passed to protect animals from the worst abuses, western corporations should not be hindering their efforts by serving as the worst possible role models for how animals should be treated. Please ask American and European companies to set a better example by signing these online petitions: