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[EF! Journal Editor’s note: See Political Prisoners of Allied Struggles for more information on MOVE]
When the Move 9 became eligible for parole in 2008 the Pennsylvania Parole Board took on the responsibility of officials of this system in keeping innocent Move members in prison for the rest of their lives. From 2008 up until as recent as this past week all of the Move 9 have been denied parole. We received a call last night from our brother Eddie Africa who was calling to let us know he was denied yet again by the Pa Parole Board and was given a two year hit where he would not go before the board again until 2018.
The Parole Board has cited the issue of Eddie being a risk to the safety of the community. At Eddie’s parole hearing the parole board was presented with a petition of 300 signatures of members of the community who would welcome him on parole into the community and who in fact felt no threat to their safety with Eddie in the community. It’s obvious that this community that the parole board is talking about is none other than the law enfo...
The iconic leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, subcomandante Marcos, is no longer wanted for any crimes after a Mexican federal judge announced Tuesday that the 1995 order for his arrest had expired.
Subcomandante Marcos, now known as Subcomandante Galeano, has faced charges for terrorism, sedition, and possession of firearms used by the Mexican military, among other crimes, but prosecution period for those charges have expired.
Arrest warrants for 10 other EZLN members have also expired, authorities announced Tuesday.
IN DEPTH: Zapatista Road to Resistance
The EZLN declared war against the Mexican state on January 1, 1994, launching the Indigenous...
Conventional agriculture has made an enemy of evolution as pests and diseases develop resistance to biocides and over-bred hybrids succumb to them, writes Salvatore Ceccarelli. But there is another way - for farmers to participate in breeding seed lines that are continuously adapting to their environment, with ever improving yields, flavour, pest-resistance, and other sought-after qualities.
Article awaiting publication on or before 31st February
The effects of a prolonged station blackout (SBO) caused by a 9.0 earthquake and 46 foot tall tsunami are catastrophic. The trick is to convince the American public, and indeed the world, that the worst-of-the-worst has not already happened at Fukushima. Even if that means a media campaign of fear-mongering based around a fantasy doomsday […]
ABC Four Corners | 29 February 2016
“I ended up with nothing but the clothes I had on. I lost everything I had at home, documents, photos of my children.” Survivor
“Of course it will affect our bottom line.” Andrew Mackenzie, BHP CEO
The Melbourne headquarters of Australian mining giant BHP is a world away from the small Brazilian village of Bento Rodrigues, but what happened in this faraway place will cost BHP billions.
“The mud would come and drag me down, I would come up, it would take me down again…I screamed, calling my children, calling them, but nobody answered.” Survivor
Three months ago a horror mudslide swept through the towns and villages in the Gualaxo River Valley in Brazil, destroying homes, businesses and taking the lives of 19 people.
A tailings dam, holding back more than 50 million cubic metres of mining waste collapsed, unleashing a wave of mud several metres high. The waste in the dam came from the huge open cut Samarco iron ore mine, half owned by Australia’s BHP Billiton. Brazil’s chief environment officer calls it the biggest environmental disaster in the country’s mining history.
“This mud wave has killed anything that was alive in these water systems.” Marilene Ramos, Brazilian Environment Authority
Multiple disasters destroy or damage crops in 130 counties across eight states USDA has designated 29 counties across four states—Nevada, California, Idaho and Oregon—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought that occurred from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2015. Those counties are: Nevada. Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, […]
It’s the propaganda stupid When it comes time for authorities to speak with the public, there are three main tactics used to control the flow of information: Talking Points: We are all way too familiar with talking points by now. Talking points are meant to control the subject of a conversation, perhaps steering us towards […]
by Lizzie Deardon / The Independent
Danish authorities have been accused of staying quiet over an environmental disaster of historic proportions.
Several thousand tonnes of liquid fertiliser burst out of a silo in Frederica Harbour on 3 March, causing palm oil to leak from a neighbouring vat and catch on fire, starting a huge blaze.
But a Danish newspaper has accused local authorities of failing to announce the impact of the accident for several weeks, amid fears that huge amounts of toxic substances flowed into the sea and could kill countless fish.
Peter Balsgaard, a spokesperson for South Jutland Police, toldMetroxpress: “Several thousand tonnes of liquid fertiliser were released, some of which...
This Monday’s Endangered Species Post (E.S.P) I document on the Western Bumble Bee. Scientifically identified as Bombus occidentalis this particular species of bee is listed as (vulnerable), and is now nearing complete extinction within the wild, despite conservation efforts aimed at reducing dangers, things certainly are not looking good for the bee, or crops the species pollinates either. Image credits: Rich Hatfield
The species was identified back in 1858 by Dr Edward Lee Greene, Ph.D, (August 10, 1843 – November 10, 1915) was an American botanist known for his numerous publications including the two-part Landmarks of Botanical History and the naming or redescribing of over 4,400 species of plants in the American West.
Endemic to: Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon); United States (Alaska, Arizona, California,...
Unlike PNG, China has put a law in place to regulate Experimental Seabed Mining BEFORE licensing any operations – common sense really!
The Maritime Executive | 27.02.2016
On Friday, China passed the country’s first law on deep seafloor mining. The law is designed to protect the maritime environment and ensure sustainable exploitation of its mineral resources.
Xinhua reports that the law stipulates that exploration and development should be peaceful and cooperative, in addition to protecting the maritime environment and safeguarding the common interests of mankind.
Prospectors must submit their plans to a Chinese maritime watchdog and must include environmental impact assessments in those plans. Only after the regulator approves the plans can application be made to the International Seabed Authority.
Deep sea project operators must have an emergency response mechanism and report immediately to authorities if an emergency occurs. If their activities result in pollution, they can be fined up to one million yuan ($153,000).
Operators are also required to take measures to preserve maritime ecosystems and biodiversity.
The new legislation will come into force on May 1, and it also mandates the government to formulate plans and promote research and surveys of resources.
IAEA Plans Nuclear Mosquitoes to Fight Zika Virus Moscow, February 24 (QNA) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to release via drones a large number of male mosquitoes, sterilized by radioactive material, to combat the spread of Zika virus in Brazil. The sterilized male mosquitoes will mate with females in the wild who […]
MAULES CREEK and WILLOW TREE, 29 February 2016: Protests continue in North West NSW this morning, with one man stopping stopping coal trains near Willow Tree. Three more are locked to bulldozers in the Whitehaven Coal Maules Creek mine, delaying clearing of the Leard State Forest, on Gomeroi/Gamilaraay Country.
This follows similar protests on Saturday, where three people were arrested halting Whitehaven’s operations (Media Release 27 Feb 2016). These actions follow allegations that Whitehaven have illegally cleared forest during extreme heat, in breach of their Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) (Media Release 26 Feb 2016).
23 year old jazz saxophonist Reuben Legge, is one of the people locked to a bulldozer. “Whitehaven is brutally destroying a forest which has supported life on this planet for thousands of years, and unless we act together all our natural places will be lost” he says.
On Friday the Environmental Defenders Office, on behalf of their client South East Forest Rescue (SEFR), wrote to Whitehaven Coal and the Department of Planning, calling for an immediate investigation of the alleged non-compliance and stricter measures to prevent Whitehaven coal ignoring the rules.
Whitehaven were found to be clearing both Thursday and Friday. Both days had temperatures well above 35C, and it is alleged that clearing seems to have occurred at times when temperatures exceeded that limit.
“The 35 degree C limit was set because when it is too hot the animals hide in their hollows to conserve energy. Clearing during this heat results in higher mortality” said local ecologist Phil Spark, Front Line Action on Coal spokesperson.
“We are calling for Whitehaven to disclose their on-site readings, and for...
Gov’t: “Alarming” release of radioactivity from US nuclear site — AP: “Uncontrolled spread of contamination” — Official: Contains “high levels of radioactive isotopes” (VIDEO) Published: February 24th, 2016 at 8:31 am ET By ENENews Tri-City Herald, Feb 21, 2016 (emphasis added): The Environmental Protection Agency has called the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive […]
“You sent a message (to) America. When we stand together, there is no barrier too big to break.” Hillary Emails: State Discussed ‘Cooperating,’ ‘Increased Investment’ With Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Government Cover-ups are all about control of information. In the case of Benghazi, the reality of the event, the evidence of the conspiracy itself must be […]
Doctors Who Discovered Cancer Enzymes in Vaccines all Found Murdered Nagalase prevents vitamin D being produced In the body Not long ago, Neon Nettle reported on the epidemic of doctors being murdered, most of which were in Florida, U.S. The scientists all shared a common trait, they had all discovered that nagalase enzyme protein was […]
After an increase in shallow volcanic earthquakes detected on February 28, 2016, the Japan Meteorological Agency has warned a small eruption is possible at Io volcano, Mount Kirishima mountain ranges, southern Kyushu, Japan. In the event of an eruption, large stones...... Read more »
Nuclear Radiation/Environmental Hazard Something Wicked This Way Comes the Story of Plume-Gate the World’s Largest Provable Cover Up (updated on 5/23/14) This free ebook is the story of the multi-agency cover-up of the plumes and fallout from the Fukushima disaster. It is the largest collection of evidence from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ‘s Freedom of Information […]
Los Angeles-based startup, Bureo, is taking a big step in fighting ocean trash with its...
Beavers are Britain's native aquatic engineers and their return to sites in Scotland and England is doing wonders for the local environment, write Nigel Willby & Alan Law: restoring wetlands, recreating natural river dynamics and ecology, filtering farm pollutants from water, and improving habitat for trout and other fish.
Cockroach Cyborgs Use Microphones to Detect, Trace Sounds (are cameras next?) North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath […]
Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth March 8 UPDATED ON FEB. 25 AT 2:40 P.M. PT: Additional observations of asteroid 2013 TX68 have been obtained, refining its orbital path and moving the date of the asteroid’s Earth flyby from March 5 to March 8. The observations, from archived images provided by the NASA-funded Pan-STARRS […]
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has found India's huge solar initiative 'guilty' of breaking trade rules, write Dipti Bhatnagar & Sam Cossar-Gilbert, because it gives domestic manufacturers a small 10% quota for the supply of panels, leaving up to 90% for foreign competitors. It's a warning for perils of the entire WTO system, and of even harsher trade rules like those in TPP, TTIP and CETA.
Wales should lead the UK in bringing an end to the entire coal industry from opencast mining to highly polluting power stations, writes Gareth Clubb. A new report by Friends of the Earth Cymru shows the Aberthaw plant alone imposes social and environmental costs of nearly £1 billion per year on the country and global climate.
By Deanna White, Minnesota Director. Follow our Minnesota staff on twitter – @CleanWaterMN
The Minnesota caucuses take place on Tuesday, March 1. Caucus resolutions are the grassroots way of promoting your ideas and values in the political process.
Read and print out our issue resolutions, and read further down how to participate in the caucus resolution process!
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A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development, write Elena Sakirko & Konstantin Fomin. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they want to extend operations into its fragile wetlands, putting at risk snow cranes, the Heavenly Lake, and the survival of the Nenet and Khanty peoples.
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