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Where's the Missing Part, Naomi Klein? Ask Pope Francis and Mohammed Mesbahi 30.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Why privacy matters this Canadian election 29.8.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Please support our coverage of democratic movements and  become a supporter of  rabble.ca . While you are out this weekend enjoying the last days of summer on the beach and the RCMP come by to check whether your cooler is full of (gasp) beer or wine, you have every right to tell them (I would suggest politely) that no, they cannot look in your ...
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Clinton rouses activists, Chafee not so much at DNC event 29.8.2015 MinnPost
It was, at a minimum, a contrast of speaking styles as Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Lincoln Chafee addressed members of the Democratic National Committee today at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis. It was also a vivid display of the power Clinton holds among the 300 activists and about 100 members of the public who cheered and chanted at the very mention of her name during the pro forma program description. Clinton called for action on women’s rights, racial equality, climate change and gun control, touching each subject with passion and without specifics. The crowd ate it up, interrupting her speech so often that Clinton almost doubled the 15-minute time limit that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz promised would be strictly enforced. Clinton’s themes were broad, inspirational, and deferential to one Democratic president in particular.  “In America, if you work hard and do your part you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead.  That’s the bargain that makes this country ...
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Self-Governing Association in El Salvador Offers Local Solutions to Global Problems 28.8.2015 Truthout - All Articles
While Washington pays lip service to Central America's dire social situation, local communities in the region are doing something to address the root causes of poverty and violence, from the lack of educational and economic opportunities to environmental degradation. The banner on this “Romero Vive” painting reads, “If they kill me, I will be resurrected in the struggle of my people." (Photo: EcoViva Photo Archive) Much of the news coming out of El Salvador these days highlights the violence and suffering plaguing the small Central American nation of 6.34 million people. The country has seen a worrying amount of violence of late, with 3,830 murders since the new year, earning it the dubious distinction of having one of the world's highest homicide rates. Along with many other countries in the region, El Salvador also faces widespread poverty, wealth disparities, narco-traffic and ecological degradation. Insecurity and violence have reached levels not seen since the end of the civil war in 1992. ...
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Canadian doctors divest from fossil fuels 27.8.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The Lancet , the world's leading medical journals, diagnosed climate change as "the biggest global health threat of the twenty-first century," and prescribed tackling climate change as "the greatest global health opportunity." Following this medical advice, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) voted today to divest from fossil fuels, invest in renewable energy, and to advocate for a price on ...
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History's Lesson for Climate Action: No Other Choice 'But Mass Mobilization' 26.8.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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From a March to a Movement: Mobilizing More Than Greens for Climate Action 25.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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With Ever More Powerful Corporate Lobby, How Can We Hope for any Results from Paris? 21.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Regeneration: Global Transformation in Catastrophic Times 21.8.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Where profits alone count, there can be no thinking about the rhythms of nature, its phases of decay and regeneration, or the complexity of ecosystems which may be gravely upset by human intervention. ... It is not enough to balance, in the medium term, the protection of nature with financial gain, or the preservation of the environment with progress. Halfway measures simply delay the inevitable disaster.—Pope Francis,  Papal Encyclical "Laudato Si,"  June 18, 2015 Regenerate - to give fresh life or vigor to; to reorganize; to recreate the moral nature; to cause to be born again." (New Webster's Dictionary, 1997) A growing number of climate, food, environment, health and justice advocates are embracing and  promoting  a world-changing concept: regeneration.   What is regeneration? And why are a so many public figures, including Pope Francis, calling for regeneration or revolution, rather than "halfway measures" such as sustainability or mitigation?  The inconvenient truth of course is that our degenerate ...
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Ahead of Australia Visit, Naomi Klein Brands PM Abbott a 'Climate Villain' 18.8.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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With Final Stamp of Approval, White House Places Fate of Arctic in Shell's Hands 18.8.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Obama Gives Shell Final Approval to Drill in Arctic Despite Protests & Pledge to Cut Emissions 18.8.2015 Democracy Now!
The Obama administration has granted Royal Dutch Shell final approval to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012 despite widespread protests from environmental groups. Shell first obtained drilling permits in the Arctic during the George W. Bush administration, but drilling stopped in 2012 after a series of mishaps. The Interior Department's decision comes just weeks after a protest in Portland, Oregon, temporarily blocked an Arctic-bound rig of Shell's from leaving the city after a group of activists from Greenpeace dangled off a bridge, blocking the ship's movement while "kayaktivists" took to the water below. A coalition of environmental groups have pushed the Obama administration to say no to Arctic drilling, citing the dangers of a possible oil spill in the pristine region and the impact new oil extraction would have on the climate. The Interior Department approved the Arctic drilling ahead of President Obama's upcoming trip to the Arctic later this month. ...
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On Martha's Vineyard, 'Frostpaw' the Polar Bear to Deliver Climate Message to President Obama 18.8.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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From a March to a Movement: Mobilizing More Than Greens for Climate Action 17.8.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In September 2014, something monumental happened. Around the world, people took to the streets. In New York City alone, 400,000 people of faith, communities of color and indigenous communities, labor unions, youth groups and other organizations marched to demand action on climate. But that public outpouring of support was only the beginning. In the months since, we've been quietly but concertedly building on the success of the People's Climate March. Now we're taking the organizing muscle that brought half a million people around the globe to the streets and ramping up the ongoing efforts to involve local communities while doubling down on the effort to bring in even more of the groups who don't traditionally work on environmental issues. The People's Climate Movement is organizing to mobilize people from all walks of life for a National Day of Action on October 14. By going to PeoplesClimate.org , you can sign up to lead an event in your community like a rally or march, or see how you can join an event ...
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'No Further': Activists Storm Coal Fields, Shut Down Europe's Biggest Polluter 17.8.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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COP 21: Why Paris Won’t Deliver and What We Need Instead 12.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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COP 21: The No Hope Climate Summit 12.8.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Where Presidential Candidates Stand On Climate Change 11.8.2015 NPR News
The majority of Americans favor government action, but the candidates — and big donors — differ greatly. Here is what they've said on the topic, beginning with whether climate change is real.
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Linda McQuaig states a fact, everyone freaks out 10.8.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Star NDP candidate Linda McQuaig went off message for a brief moment on CBC TV on Friday and did the seemingly unthinkable in mainstream politics these days -- she told the unvarnished truth! McQuaig stated, completely correctly, that for Canada to hit its climate change targets "a lot of the oil sands oil may have to stay in the ground"; which is, of course, an obvious ...
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Art and Protest at Venice Biennale Highlights Labor Conditions, Climate Change and Austerity 10.8.2015 Truthout.com
We are broadcasting from Venice, Italy, the site of the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international art exhibition, where this year's theme is "All the World's Futures." The gathering has not been without controversy. In May, Venice shut down Iceland's pavilion after the artist Christoph Büchel, working in collaboration with the Muslim communities of Venice and Iceland, turned a 10th century church that had been closed down for 40 years into a working mosque. Police claimed the art project was a "threat to public safety." Last week, the Gulf Labor Coalition staged an hour-long occupation of the second floor of the Israeli Pavilion. The group has also protested the use of migrant laborers to build Guggenheim's new museum in Abu Dhabi. We discuss past and present protests at the Biennale with Marco Baravalle, a Venice-based artist, activist and author who spoke at a panel discussion organized by the Gulf Labor Coalition called "Who Needs Museums and Biennales?" Baravalle also examines ...
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