Despite heavy rains, hundreds turned out
in Haleiwa today for an anti-GMO rally.
Many came from Kauai and the Big Island, where the debate over
genetically modified crops is still fresh. Others came from even further
Tell the NRC to take responsibility for
the incredible risks posed by the de facto nuclear waste dumps in our
communities: conduct the complete environmental review mandated by the
court, and realistically consider the risks associated with centuries of
young women privates from Fort Hood in
Killeen, TX testified in court that they were forced to prostitute
themselves to their military superiors. The appalling news came when
they said the officer they were pressing charges against was the officer
Tell President Obama: If anyone should
be recused from discussion of Keystone XL, it's the ethically
compromised ERM, not John Podesta. Don't silence key White House
advisors who tell the truth about tar sands and climate change.
This action demonstrates that the word
of our constitution has no value when there is profit to be gained.
Advocates claim it will create jobs, but actually it will only maintain
95 full time jobs that are already employed.
In an interview with The Daily Ticker,
Parker describes in detail how connected Monsanto is to Washington
lawmakers, a feat accomplished by spending $70 million in lobbying since
1998 and $10 million in campaign contributions in the past decade.
Tell the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission that America doesn't need endless pipelines and new fracking
and oil- and gas-related infrastructure projects that impact local
communities and choke off the development of clean, renewabale energy
A much needed bill has been introduced
to Congress by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Keith Ellison.
Called the End Polluter Welfare Act, the bill would end these undeserved
tax breaks and hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their own mi
For 3,278 people, it was nonviolent
offenses like stealing a $159 jacket or serving as a middleman in the
sale of $10 of marijuana. An estimated 65% of them are Black. Many of
them were struggling with mental illness, drug dependency or financial
Right now, natural gas drillers are
proposing to transport fracking waste by barge, despite the fact that a
single accident on a barge carrying such a toxic cargo could pollute
whole ecosystems and water supplies.
cases in recent years of undercover
police officers posing as high school students, coercing non-drug using
students into buying drugs, and then arresting those students for drug
trafficking. These are situations where the police fabricate crime
"There are several findings in this
report that deserve to be highlighted. There are also some implications
of their own findings that the authors of the report do not emphasize
and that deserve our attention."
Winery's planned vineyard development is the only project in California
proposing deforestation of coastal redwoods. Allowing this would set a
precedent for other vineyard developers to destroy redwood forests in
On Wednesday, Oct. 30, hundreds of New
Yorkers from across the state came to Albany to expose Gov. Cuomo (D-NY)
and the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) proposed
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regulations for what they are: fatally
PETITION - To U.S. Congress: No woman
should have to choose between having a healthy pregnancy and a paycheck.
Please support healthy pregnancies and working women by cosponsoring
and passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
After a Washington, PA, resident
suspected his water had been polluted with fracking chemicals, a judge
ordered Range Resources Corp to disclose every proprietary chemical,
substance, and product the company used during the drilling process
Alice in Wonderland meets 1984? - State
secrecy about matters already known the world over trumps the human
rights of the prisoners still languishing there, according to lawyers
trying to represent them despite the bizarre rules that hamper their
The latest news in the so-called
"kids-for-cash" scandal in Pennsylvania - judges took money in exchange
for sending juvenile offenders to for-profit youth jails. - Ciavarella
and judge Conahan are said to have received $2.6 million for their
Federal bank regulators have proposed a
rule that would place strong restrictions on the eight biggest banks in
the country. The new rule requires these banks to maintain a larger
buffer to cover any risky bets - which ensures that they don't gamble. .
Despite overwhelming U.S. public
sentiment to legislate mandatory GMO labeling, individual state battles
have been met with big industry resistance from agribusiness including
deep-pocketed Monsanto, Bayer, Dow Chemical and DuPont.
The 2008 financial crisis, which led to a
world-wide recession, was not an accident or the result of
incompetence. Rather, it was the result of rampant fraud at the top
levels of the banking industry, perpetrated by specific individuals who
ought to be in
Albert Woodfox has been in solitary
confinement for more than 40 years. The Louisiana authorities refuse to
free him despite the fact that his conviction was overturned 3 times.
Tell Louisiana authorities to free Albert Woodfox today. Sign the
To raise awareness about the human and
environmental cost of oil pipeline spills to the proposed Keystone XL
pipeline, a group called The Center for Biological Diversity put
together this time lapse video documenting every 0il pipeline spill
Google's motto is "Don't Be Evil," but
it has recently been revealed that Google is secretly funding one of the
worst climate-denier groups in the world: the fossil-funded American
Legislative Exchange Council, which argues that global warming is
I am writing today to urge you not to
approve Dow's genetically engineered corn (DAS-40278-9) out of concerns
that it will dramatically increase the use of 2,4-D (Docket No.
APHIS-2010-0103), a major component of the chemical Agent Orange,
26 per cent of 4.9 million barrels is still about 1.3 million barrels, or about five times what the Exxon Valdez spilled into Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989, creating what had previously been the worst-ever oil spill in the U.S.
Forty-six years ago this week, FBI investigators found the decomposed bodies of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner buried side by side in a dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi.
The battle over the non-regulated status of genetically modified crops has reached the US Supreme Court. Monsanto has, not surprisingly, appealed a lower court decision that halted the continued unregulated release and planting of the agrifood giant's Rou
One of the experimental GE tree varieties is a known host for cryptococcus gatti, a fatal fungal pathogen whose spores cause meningitis in people and animals. Comments are being accepted by the USDA until July 6, 2009. Take action today by using the form
Major corporations are putting nano-silver into a wide variety of consumer products with virtually no oversight, and there are potentially serious health consequences as a result. The workers who manufacture these products, the families that use them, and
The U.S. Supreme Court will "conference" on Troy Davis' most recent appeal on June 25th. NCADP will alert you on the outcome of that decision and next steps just as soon as possible. The NAACP has posted an action on the case and issued a statement.
Montgomery County High School in Monore, Georgia has two separate proms for its graduating seniors - one for the white students and one for the black ones. Troy Davis hopes for a new trial in a place where school children are still taught separatism...
Thousands of people in 43 U.S. states and five continents participated in Amnesty International's "Global Day of Action," where people from all over the world protested the death sentence of Georgia man Troy Davis.
TELL THE GEORGIA GOV., LEGISLATURE, PAROLE BOARD, PRESIDENT OBAMA, CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA: STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!He was convicted solely on witness testimony, and 7 of the 9 witnesses have since recanted, many alleging that police coerced them
We speak with author, journalist and death row prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Speaking from his Pennsylvania jail cell, Abu-Jamal calls the recent Supreme Court decision to deny his appeal to overturn his conviction "Kafkaesque."
-- The president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the condition of the nation's largest estuary remains "a national disgrace." In its 10th annual report released Wednesday, the foundation gave the bay's health index a grade of "D," giving it 28 point
seven out of nine witnesses who gave evidence at his trial in 1991 have recanted or changed their testimony, which was the backbone of the prosecution's case in the absence of a murder weapon, fingerprints and DNA.
For the first time in decades, a marijuana decriminalization bill is before the Congress. Actually introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) in April, the Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults....
Highly toxic insecticides are believed to be killing off honeybees on a global scale. France and Germany have banned them, but not the US. Bayer (the aspirin people) make them. Predicted in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.