- Good afternoon all, Gregg Young of the Award-Winning Gregg Young & t...he 2nd St. Band of Long Beach, CA. Our band has written and recorded a song, "Rain Cried Softly," with the intention of promoting awareness and appreciation for our rain forests across the globe. Enjoy everyone! https://soundcloud.com/greggyoung/rain-cried-softly
- WARREN: VIAGRA FOR THE LEFT’S (AND CLIMATE ACTIVISTS’) POLITICAL IMP...OTENCE That’s the theme of my new OpEdNews article, which makes my full-blown case for why the political Left (and climate activists) would be fools not to build a movement pushing for a Warren candidacy. Simply put, for the Left, a Warren candidacy is about MUCH more than the merits (and admitted shortcomings) of Elizabeth Warren. Warren potentially bridges the era when Democrats prioritized identity politics to a new one where they return to their New Deal economic “bread and butter.” As the first woman president, she’d fulfill the long-overdue, deeply desirable “identity” aim of electing a woman to our nation’s highest office. And she’d thereby stop “Trojan horse” Hillary Clinton from EXPLOITING that worthy goal just to hand us over to her reactionary, climate-unfriendly policies. Like fracking—of which she’s the foremost Democrat cheerleader--Hillary herself, representing NOTHING progressive, would be a “bridge to nowhere.” Beyond her personal merits, Warren’s championship of Main Street over Wall Street GUARANTEES she’ll be a “bridge to somewhere” for the Left. Warren and Marx might seem very strange bedfellows, but if we trust in Marx’s potent thesis that economics is the key to everything, Warren, by taking up the cudgels against capital, is spreading a deeply SUBVERSIVE message not even she can control. In this way, Warren is a long-awaited wedge into political power for the Left, potentially our key to (peaceful) “permanent revolution”—if we’re smart enough to push for her election. Here’s the article link: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Leftists-Awake-Warren-s-by-Patrick-Walker-Class_Climate_Economic_Exploitation-141201-501.html
In 2004, with 90% of its surface water contaminated, El Salvador turned down Pacific Rim's proposal to mine in the country. So Pacific Rim sued -- in a private, World Bank tribunal.
Trade rules allow this to happen frequently, and large-scale mining companies reap the benefits.
They're delivering a petition to the White House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and shine a spotlight on the importance of protecting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Thanks to everyone who signed!
Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check on U.S. Government Forecasts for the Fracking Boom
You know who we're thankful for? Cornell University's Tony Ingraffea and Bob Howarth.
Even as the The New York Times editorialized re the importance of EPA methane rules, it's important to remember that Bob and Tony were the ones to sound the alarm about the climate impacts of fracking.
Despite being pooh-poohed by many at the time, they've subsequently been proved nothing but right....
NYT editorial: http://www.nytimes.com/…/a-potent-overlooked-greenhouse-gas…
Good news: Federal officials criminally charged a mining company with conspiring to dump mine waste into a Southwest Alaska salmon river. http://bit.ly/1tpXv5t
Bad news: Mining companies dump toxic mining waste into lakes, rivers and oceans around the world. http://bit.ly/1rwnEBK
What's it like to live with frack sand? One mom explains:
"Rheumatic fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, I started losing my balance," said Henagan. “My 4-year-old son had several mucus plugs in his lungs and even though we were treating it with medication, the symptoms weren’t going away.”
Denton, TX's new fracking ban is under attack.
Texas Rep. Phil King, self-proclaimed enemy of “big government”, now wants to prevent Texas communities from deciding when, where, or even if they want to allow fracking.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Rep. King to respect democracy, respect Denton's vote! http://bit.ly/1yT8icr
Our Bristol Bay has been nominated for a BENNY Award!
BENNY Awards celebrate activists fighting corporate abuse and changing corporate behavior. When mining giants Anglo American and Rio Tinto withdrew from the Pebble mine we did just that.
Help us win national recognition for this critical fight to protect wild Alaskan salmon by voting now: http://bit.ly/1oZrnKi
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is threatened by risky sulfide mining -- and two adventurers are taking action.
Dave and Amy Freeman are paddling their canoe to DC to deliver a petition to protect this beautiful wilderness area.
ACT NOW: sign their petition to protect the Boundary Waters! http://bit.ly/1ESzES0
Recently named 2014 National Geographic Adventurers of the year, Minnesota wilderness guides Amy and Dave Freeman are canoeing and sailing 2,000 miles from Ely,... Minnesota to Washington, D.C. on a quest to save the Boundary Waters from the threat of sulfide-ore mining. If built, these mines would leach sulfuric acid and heavy metals that would flow directly into our nation¹s most cherished and iconic wilderness area for centuries into the future.
Please, help grow our campaign by making your Give To The Max donation: http://bit.ly/BWCAToTheMax
A film by Nate Ptacek