Environment

Submitted by tnjp on March 28, 2014 - 6:15pm.

Watch the hearing - Right to Heal Initiative for a People's Hearing on the Lasting Impacts of the Iraq War, Phil Donahue moderating Speakers: Yanar Mohammed is president and co-founder of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI). Falah Alwan is President of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI), one of Iraq’s largest labor unions. Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Submitted by tnjp on May 15, 2013 - 8:33pm.

From Bill McKibben at www.350.org

For the last two years, all across the country, people have said the same thing to us: “We’re ready to fight.”

And as the planet lurches past 400 parts per million concentrations of CO2, the moment has come, the moment to ask you to do hard, important, powerful things. The last two weeks of July are, statistically, the hottest stretch of the year. This year we want to make them politically hot too. Which means we need you, out on the front line. We need some of you to risk going to jail, and all of you to show up and speak out. And since it’s a hard thing to ask, this letter is going to be a little longer than usual. (If you want to cut to the chase, though, the list of actions can be found here.)

We’re calling this next phase of the fight “Summer Heat.” Over the course of the final weeks of July, from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, from the Keystone pipeline route to the White House where the administration has broken its promise to put solar on the roof, to the Utah desert where they’re getting ready for the first tar sands mine in the US, we’re going to try and get across the essential message: it’s time to stand up – peacefully but firmly — to the industry that is wrecking our future. Click here to make your stand: www.joinsummerheat.org/map

We believe that mass action can breathe life into even the most hardened political fights, and so these actions will all aim to bring together thousands of people to stand together -- perhaps sometimes on the wrong side of the law...

Submitted by tnjp on October 8, 2012 - 4:18pm.

Afghan 11th Anniversary demo on Oct. 7th, 2012. A beautiful sunny day in front of the old Florida Capitol. All in all a decent sized showing, as far as these things have gone the past several years. Old friends met again and some new faces joined in as well.

Surprise of the day was a spirited environmental protest march and rally of about 100 or so young activists that converged on the steps of the Capitol organized by the Energy Action Coalition and the Southern Energy Network with the help of the FAMU Green Coalition.

They had marched from the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference (SSREC) on FAMU's campus.

More pics and video on the flip...

Submitted by tnjp on November 20, 2010 - 1:54pm.

Suncoast Sierra Club's Gulf Truth Forum Did Not Speak Truth--Scientists on Their Panel Have Studies Funded by BP
November 19, 2010
By Anita Stewart
This event was held on November 16, 2010 at the Fish and Wildlife Center in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida from 6 until 830PM.

EVENT NOTICE:

First statement on the invitation to this event is this:
"What do scientists say about how the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster affected the fish, wildlife and people in the Gulf of Mexico?"

People? The Human Impact in relation to the Catastrophe and Crime Scene in the Gulf was never mentioned in this forum. Not ONCE!..

Submitted by tnjp on October 10, 2010 - 11:44am.

From Earth First! to Climate Ground Zero, Mike Roselle is a Radical Lifer
Mickey Z, Truthout: " If you know anything about Roselle, you know he's all about action, and today, he is campaign coordinator for Climate Ground Zero, a campaign to end the controversial practice of mountaintop removal coal mining in Southwestern West Virginia. Roselle has been arrested over 50 times and is currently facing two and a half years for trespassing on a strip mine operated by Massey Energy, one of the nation's largest coal companies."...

Submitted by job on November 15, 2007 - 12:25pm.

Hi all,
Just wanted to let folks know that someone local will be with Sea Shepherd this year in the Antarctic trying to keep Japaneese whalers from taking whales in the sanctuary. I leave Monday the 19th for Sydney then we'll be at sea for a few months.

I'm a Bridge Officer onboard the Robert Hunter a 175' attack vessel.

Keep posted on our campaign at:

www.seashepherd.org

Submitted by Carol on September 24, 2007 - 5:19pm.

Our Chapter is host to two loop hiking trails in our community - one at
Phipps Park and the other at Ft Braden Trails.

In case you hadn't heard, the Ft Braden Trail needs help - and a "F-Troop"
bridge and boardwalk construction project is scheduled for the weekend of
October 12 -14 (Friday thru Sunday). This will make the trail safer for
elderly and persons with disabilities and help protect sensitive wet areas
and streams.

Meals, snacks, camping space and equipment/tools/safety gear are
provided. We need 30 volunteers for the weekend. Its ok to participate

Submitted by tnjp on August 28, 2007 - 3:59pm.

"Two years after the Bush administration's abysmal response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, conservative policies are continuing to fail the people of New Orleans and the Gulf region. Visit www.ourfuture.org to learn more."

Submitted by hopeforcleanwater on August 1, 2007 - 10:46pm.

Energy Justice Summer & Bucket Brigade Training August 3-5

Hey Friends,
Saturday - we have a group of college students coming to Perry (led by Jason Misner, Climate Action organizer), and we are taking them on the "toxic tour", - the trip they'll never forget! (you are welcome to come too!)

Then from 2-5 on Saturday, we will have a very special thing happen in Perry: Bucket Brigade training to show us how to capture and measure air pollution. You need to be there! Anyone interested in air pollution will enjoy and benefit from this excellent training. We hope to establish a Bucket Brigade in Perry...

Submitted by tnjp on July 13, 2007 - 2:57am.


ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.: Now we've all heard the oil industry and the coal industry and their indentured servants in the political process telling us that global climate stability is a luxury that we can't afford. That we have to choose now between economic prosperity on the one hand and environmental protection on the other. And that is a false choice.

In 100% of the situations, good environmental policy is identical to good economic policy --- if we want to measure our economy, and this is how we ought to be measuring it, based upon how it produces jobs and the dignity of jobs over the generations, how it preserves the values of the assets of our community and how it averts the catastrophe of global warming....

Submitted by Carol on July 2, 2007 - 6:33pm.

This Saturday, 7/7/07, two billion people around the world will rally for a solution to the climate crisis (Live Earth - Party for the Planet). They'll gather at concerts on seven continents and at over 6,000 parties from Alabama to Zimbabwe. And there's a party right near you in Tallahassee.

You don't want to miss it! Al Gore put the entire night together, and he'll be front and center. You'll be barbequeing and pot-lucking with progressive friends and neighbors, and all eight Democratic presidential candidates will join us to share their visions for a climate-crisis-free, clean-energy world.

It's going to be one amazing night. Can you join the world's biggest party this Saturday in Patchogue?...

Submitted by tnjp on May 21, 2007 - 9:13pm.

Action Alert: Don't Let Conservation Buy The Farm
I have a not-very-taxing question for all you tax payers out there:

Would you like to see your hard-earned dollars used to conserve precious wetlands and vital habitats, or would you prefer to see that money used to build football field-sized pools of pigshit generated by industrial pork producers?...

Submitted by tnjp on May 12, 2007 - 11:38pm.
If you wanna try and keep score, Slate has an excellent expose' on the various Bushnik and RepubliCon scandals. An amusing interactive flash presentation and much more thorough text version laying out quite a few (if not most) of the myriad scandals dragging down the CrippledChimp and the moribund GOPers...
Bushies Behaving Badly - A guide to GOP scandals By Holly Allen, Christopher Beam, and Torie Bosch Friday, May 11, 2007
Paul Wolfowitz in the World Bank With Nepotism
The World Bank president and "Iraq war architect" allegedly helped his girlfriend get a generous salary package and promotion when she transferred to the State Department. Wolfowitz said an ethics panel approved the deal, but the panel denies it. An investigative committee found that the deal was a conflict of interest. (He apparently helped her career in the past, too.) Wolfowitz critics also allege that he used his position at the bank to promote a conservative agenda on family planning and global warming...
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