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Good morning friends! In this post:
*Bernie Discusses Harvey, Healthcare & Immigration on CNN
*Nina Turner discussing refueling the Bernie Sanders revolution
*As a chemical plant burns, Texans remain in the dark about toxic threats.
*Bernie Sanders brings ‘political revolution’ to Aurora
*Water Protector and Indigenous Peoples News Updates
*#PayUpCorps Campaign Highlights All Nation Could Do If Corporations Paid Their Fair Share
& plenty more.
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Trump has pulled the plug on the Paris Climate Accord. What a fat, flatulent monster. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mfSJ6tKly8[/embedyt] Macron is a classy guy. Reminds me of JFK. … Continue reading →
From The Sacred Stones website: http://sacredstonecamp.org/blog/2016/10/28/police-from-5-states-escalate-violence-shoot-horses-to-clear-1851-treaty-camp Cannonball, ND – Over 300 police officers in riot gear, 8 ATVs, 5 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters, and numerous military-grade humvees showed up north of the newly formed frontline camp just east of Highway 1806. The 1851 Treaty Camp was set up this past Sunday directly in the path of the pipeline, on land recently purchased by DAPL. Today this camp, a reclamation of unceded Lakota territory affirmed as part of the Standing Rock Reservation in the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1851, was violently cleared. Both blockades established this past weekend to enable … Continue reading →
As we follow what’s happening on the ground as indigenous people and others from all over join the Standing Rock Sioux in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, it’s easy to forget to ask where the money’s coming from. As it turns out (and I’m sorry to say), the largest chunks of the money behind DAPL come from California, in particular hedge funds in the San Francisco Bay Area. Journaiist Will Parrish, writing for the North Bay Bohemian, digs up a whole lot of surprises about the “Bay Area investment [that] fuels America’s tracking boom — and the pipeline protests” … Continue reading →
Good morning Peeps. ND is stepping up its’ aggression against Peaceful Water Protectors over the weekend. Rubber bullets, batons and possibly live ammunition (to shoot down a drone over Tribal land) were used. Democracy Now has a special report up regarding what happened: From http://www.democracynow.org/ We go to North Dakota for an update on the ongoing Standoff at Standing Rock, where thousands of Native Americans representing more than 200 tribes from across the Americas are resisting the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which is slated to carry oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields through South Dakota, Iowa … Continue reading →
Are you on Twitter? The NoDAPL Water Protectors are asking for help to create a Twitter Storm climaxing during the debate, asking why they are not talking about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the need to protect our water. Here’s the text of their request on Facebook, from Noelle Garcia. She explains what a Twitter storm is, why they want to create it, and what to include in your Tweet (including samples of what to say): noelle garcia to International Days of Prayer and Action with Standing Rock The American Indian Center of Chicago is asking people to share plans to start … Continue reading →
Thinking of buying an oceanside home? You might think again, according to Zillow, the realty website and blog. Conservatives legislators may still be denying reality, but realtors and insurance companies are paying attention. The Effect of Rising Sea Levels on Coastal Homes, by Melissa Allison on 2 Aug 2016, spells out exactly what it means — especially for folks in the east and southeast. Here’s the link, but I’ll include a few bits of information here: http://www.zillow.com/blog/rising-sea-levels-coastal-homes-202268/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emm-0816_buzzrisingwaters-ctabutton Despite record-warm years and some crops already reacting to unusual shifts in the weather, climate change for many people remains an issue for the … Continue reading →
While we’ve been away, shocked, appalled and grief-stricken, Israel has been taking advantage of the lack of attention on them and has decided to recklessly set about breaking international law yet again. by Annie Robbins, mondoweiss.org Never let a serious crisis go to waste. This is the first thought that crossed my mind when I read Israel National News headline: ‘We’re taking advantage of the US elections to build’: We’re taking advantage of the upcoming government change in the US to push projects forward that had been stalled, said the Head of the Municipal Council for Planning and Building, Vice-Mayor … Continue reading →
This is a long list folks…click on the events to go too an event’s homepage for more info: Events OFFICIAL SCHEDULE speakers, rally / marches MAJOR EVENTS NOTE: The City of Philadelphia has informally told us that camping will be “tolerated” around the city, including in FDR Park at night. Please fold/pack up your tents during the day – it will be crazy full with activities at FDR Park. Bernie delgates – need help/donations. Donations – for Bernie DNC delegates Philly.FYI had an amazing man donate large-scale stage/equipment. Come help organize this production. All day, Sat/Sun – FDR Park, Zone … Continue reading →
“Houston, We have A Problem” You know the saying. “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Unfortunately, it applies to climate change in Texas as well. With a super-sized state, the impacts of climate change are bigger and badder than in the other 49. In fact, Texas experienced 75 weather and climate disasters between 1980 and 2015, each of which produced at least a billion dollars in losses (across the states in which they impacted), more than any other state. Here’s what global warming means for the Lone Star State. In other words, “Houston, we have a problem.” 1. Drought In 2011, Texas experienced … Continue reading →
In a major victory for environmentalists, California is going nuclear-free, ending atomic energy’s more than half-century history in the state. On Tuesday, one of the state’s largest utilities agreed to a proposal endorsed by environmental groups and labor unions to shutter California’s last operating nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, by 2025. California is the world’s sixth largest economy, and it was among the first states to embrace nuclear energy in the 1950s. Diablo Canyon began operating in 1985 and stirred controversy from the start. For years, anti-nuclear activists called for the plant’s closure because of safety concerns over its precarious location near several major earthquake fault lines. We speak to Damon Moglen of Friends of the Earth. The organization has been fighting for the plant’s closure since the 1960s. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET:
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A 94 Million Year Old Event Holds Clues For The Future A major climate event millions of years ago that caused substantial change to the ocean’s ecological systems may hold clues as to how the Earth will respond to future climate change, a Florida State University researcher said. In a new study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Assistant Professor of Geology Jeremy Owens explains that parts of the ocean became inhospitable for some organisms as the Earth’s climate warmed 94 million years ago. As the Earth warmed, several natural elements — what we think of as vitamins — … Continue reading →