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How The Media Failed British Columbians on the Site C Dam
Environment  (tags: British Columbia, Site C dam, media failure, political interests, environmental nightmare, First Nations )

- 3 hours ago -
Those in power will always be prone to making bull-headed decisions in their own political interests. For democracy to function, a healthy news media needs to challenge the powerful and defend the public interest. In the case of the Site C dam, it did not
VIDEO - Canada Goose Fails to Silence Animal Rights Activists at High Court
Business  (tags: canada goose, ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, high court, judge, protesters, abuse, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, ethics, environment, government, marketing, society, world )

- 5 hours ago -
The judge quadrupled the number of protesters allowed within the outer exclusion zone detailed in the injunction and ruled that activists should be permitted to use loud hailers between 2 and 8 pm. The new provisions are effective from Tuesday
Petition - Hold the Banks Funding Keystone XL Accountable!
Environment  (tags: canada, Keystone XL Pipeline, funding, banks, accountability, environmental damages, prevention of pollution, prevention of habitat destruction, wildlife losses, fragile ecosystems, environmental consequences, stronger protection, Wildlife conservation )

- 6 hours ago -
TransCanada just got approval for a new route to build the Keystone XL pipeline, but it's not the path they wanted. They're pushing hard to get regulators to approve their original route: this is our chance. TransCanada can't build the pipeline if they...
Hurricane Harvey 3 Months on Tens of Thousands Still Homeless From Worst Natural Disaster in US History
World  (tags: Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Irma, inequality, flood, fires, disasters, winds )

- 6 hours ago -
Natural disasters expose the reality of social life. The US is characterized by levels of social inequality that are without precedent. Jeff Bezos CEO Amazon increased his wealth $100 billion 3 times the amount of aid approved by Congress for the disaster
Petition - Protect the ESA
Animals  (tags: Endangered species act, prevention of wildlife loss, Wildlife conservation, Habitat preservation, biodiversity wildlife, Animal welfare act, stronger protection laws, prevention of going extinct )

- 7 hours ago -
This year, we have witnessed 66 legislative attacks on the Endangered Species Act (ESA). And right now, the House and Senate are gearing up to tackle their bills on how to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2018, which are riddled with damaging anti-ESA
Petition - Ask Congress to Outlaw Heinous Acts of Animal Cruelty
Animals  (tags: heinous crimes against animals, Crush Act, mutilating animals, prevention of cruelty to animals, harsh penalties for animal killers, animal welfare and rights, huge suffering, ethical treatment of animals, stronger protection laws )

- 7 hours ago -
The Senate has passed S. 654, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act. The House of Representatives has to act next on its version of the bill, HR 1494. Please ask your representative to help get this important piece of legislation to the...
Court Temporarily Blocks Trump Order Against Contraceptive Coverage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: court, blocking trump's order, contraceotion coverage, lawsuit, pennsylvania, judge, americans, government, healthcare, healthcare, republicans, usa )

- 22 hours ago -
In the lawsuit, filed by the state of Pennsylvania, the judge said the rule would cause irreparable harm because tens of thousands of women would lose contraceptive coverage.
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