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Frack Ban Activists with Dr. Vandana Shiva at Riverside Church

JR | Climate justice and food justice activists rallied at the lecture of noted environmentalist and ecofeminist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, at Riverside Church today to clarify the responsibility of activists in the face of concerted pressure by pro-gas drilling industry and 'environmental' groups. Marcia Reynolds, whose family has been farming in upstate Otsego County for four generations pointed out the folly of movements that call for a moratorium on gas drilling, saying "I don’t want the drilling delayed while these companies keep buying up leases. I want it banned now". Full Story  8 Comments

Turning Donuts To Gas In Park Slope

Julia Dunn | The Park Slope neighborhood residents are learning about the benefits of using Ethanol as a gas from Co-op organizers Michael Winks and Kevin Burget. Full Story  0 Comments

Lockdown at Schumer's office protests "free trade massacre" in Peru

Press release by activists (photos by Jb) | Activists charge Schumer with complicity in the murder of dozens of indigenous Peruvians killed over the weekend in a wave of repression against indigenous people engaged in nonviolent protest against the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement. Peruvian President Alan Garcia has used the FTA as a pretext to institute new laws that usher in an unprecedented wave of extractive industries – expanding logging, oil and gas drilling, mining, and destructive agriculture into the Amazon Rainforest. Full Story  4 Comments

Councilmember Gennaro Protested for supporting Gas Drilling

Wanda Rivera | As the controversy about whether or not the State and Federal governments would allow unconventional gas drilling in upstate rural areas heats up, dozens of environmental activists rallied outside of City Hall on Wednesday in an animated protest to urge Councilmember Gennaro - the Council's Environmental Protection Committee Chair - to follow through on his declared opposition to gas drilling statewide. Meanwhile, Congressman Hinchey on the federal level introduced similar gas drilling friendly legislation that would leave the state's food and water supplies vulnerable to devastation.

Related coverage from NYC IMC: Stop All Toxic Gas Drilling in NYS || From Truthdig by Chris Hedges: ‘Clean’ Energy and Poisoned Water Full Story  22 Comments

Thousands of Youth Demand New Climate Change Policy

Jessica Lee | All weekend, more than 12,000 college and high school students have traveled across the country for the second Power Shift conference, a meeting-of-the-minds for students serious about taking leadership roles in not only confronting climate change, but also taking on Washington attitudes and business-as-usual. Full Story  0 Comments

4th Annual Memorial Ride and Walk

NYC Street Memorial Project | 10:45 am: Bronx
12 pm: Astoria, Queens
12:45 pm: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
2:30 pm: Chinatown
4 pm: Delancey and Allen, Manhattan
5 pm: St. Mark's Church, E 10th St and 2nd Ave Full Story  1 Comments


Viola Chasm | A guilt trip beyond measure Full Story  10 Comments

HAARP and 9/11

Bob Nichols, Project Censored Award Winner | Moret added "This interview addresses the "Energy Budget" as the constraints and method for analysis of the scientific and technological evidence for the use of HAARP and Beam Weapons at the World Trade Center site on 9/11/01." Full Story  0 Comments

Venezuela Headlines #63

Michael Fox | Venezuelan Political Leaders React Positively to Regional Election Results - United Socialist Party of Venezuela Wins 81% of Mayoral Offices in Elections - International Observers “Dazzled” by Venezuelan Electoral Process - Russia and Venezuela Sign Nuclear Energy Accord - Venezuela Proposes New Regional Currency - Venezuelan Trade Union Leaders Shot - Beneficiaries of Venezuelan Missions March Against Threats by Opposition Governor-Elect - Chávez Encourages Party to Propose Amendment for his Re-Election Full Story  0 Comments

11/18: Rebuilding Local Food Economies (w/ special guest from MST!)

WHY | Agricultural Missions and the Landless Rural Workers Movement of Brazil (MST), together with farmers and rural justice advocates in the US, are stopping in New York as part of a national tour, bringing us the voices of activists working at the grassroots to make their voices heard in the boardrooms of agribusinesses and to mobilize mass movements addressing the root causes of the current crises. The event will feature a participatory symbolic drama that evokes the absurdities of factory farms and patented seeds and the beauty of community-based agriculture and the solidarity economy. Full Story  0 Comments

Olympia: Halloween Dance Party (Part Riot, Part Party)

repost | in the streets Full Story  0 Comments

So You Think You Can Be President - Debate Remix

Jonathan McIntosh | In this week’s episode, only two weeks before the election, Senator Obama and Senator McCain have their feet held to the fire over shockingly similar positions on energy and foreign policy. Full Story  0 Comments

Hemispheric Conference against Militarization Says No to Merida Initiative, U.S.

Pablo | More than 800 representatives from organizations throughout the Americas made their way to the northern city of La Esperanza, Honduras to take a strong stand against the militarization of their nations and communities. Following three days of workshops, the participants read their final declaration. They called for an immediate halt to the recently launched "Merida Initiative," the Bush administration's new Trojan horse for remilitarization of the region..
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El día que escracharon a Rockefeller

Luis Agüero Wagner | En la madrugada del 9 de julio de 1938, un acuerdo secreto para que Bolivia y por su intermedio, la Standard Oil company, preservaran la zona petrolífera del Chaco, fue firmado en Buenos Aires. Full Story  0 Comments

Behold the Palin Horse!

Ceres Smith | A rider and horse has appeared on the political survivor to save the Bush Party and the forces of climate change. She is none other than Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor, who has been pushing to drill even in nature preserves Full Story  0 Comments

The Criminal Cruelty to Animals of Gov Sarah Palin

ARC | the small town mayor who received 616 votes was fasttracked to the governor's
chair by big oil, vote fraud, trophy hunters, and war profiteers Full Story  5 Comments

International Anarchist Conspiracy Communique # 8

IAC | READ: Full Story  2 Comments

Hunger Action Annual Meet NYC Sept. 22 Welfare, Poverty, Single Payer Healthcare

Mark Dunlea | The Hunger Action Network of New York State will hold its annual membership meeting in NYC this year on Monday, September 22nd from 9:30 to 3 PM at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Lenox Ave. in Harlem. The group plans a much in support of raising the welfare grant and ending poverty after the meeting to the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building. The state basic welfare grant ($291 a month for a family of 3) has not been raised since 1990. The combined welfare benefits now comes to less than half of the federal poverty level, a major factor in the high poverty rates in NYS, especially in upstate inner city communities. A major focus of this year’s meeting will be how to address the issues of hunger and poverty in the 2008 elections at the federal and state level, especially in light of rising energy and food prices. Full Story  0 Comments

McCain picks for his running mate prowar, pro Alaska drilling, moose huntress

Animal Rights Coalition | McCain picks for his running mate prowar, pro Alaska drilling, moose huntress who has lobbied to
remove polar bears from the endangered species lists and who has not
responded to the world's animal rights community re aerial hunting with helicopters
of Alaska wolves. Full Story  7 Comments

U.S. HANDS OFF GEORGIA & RUSSIA - NO NEW WAR - END NATO NOW! | The Bush regime and the corporate U.S. news media have launched an anti-Russia hate campaign. Full Story  1 Comments

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor Calls for Complete Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Sharat G. Lin | Antinuclear protesters gathered at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the 63rd anniversary of the U.S. dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Reverend Nobuaki Hanaoka, who survived that devastating attack, called for the “complete elimination of nuclear weapons from the face of the earth.” Full Story  0 Comments

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