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Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Prize winner whose theories changed modern economics, dies at 95 23.2.2017 LA Times: Business

Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel Prize-winning Stanford economist whose groundbreaking work redefined the world’s understanding of the free marketplace, has died at his home in Palo Alto.

Stanford University, where Arrow spent much of his career, reported that the economist died Tuesday at the age of 95.

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Loud and angry, protesters turn congressional town halls into must-see political TV 23.2.2017 LA Times: Nation

They came by the hundreds, in big cities and rural hamlets, to heckle, plead, badger and, in some instances, to protest the protests themselves.

Congress is in recess this week and a citizenry suddenly spurred to action used the opportunity to let their returning lawmakers know just how they feel...

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How The 'Guerrilla Archivists' Saved History – And Are Doing It Again Under Trump 22.2.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Morgan Currie , University of California, Los Angeles and Britt S. Paris , University of California, Los Angeles On Inauguration Day, a group of students, researchers and librarians gathered in a nondescript building on the north side of the University of California, Los Angeles campus, against a backdrop of pelting rain. The group had organized in protest against the new U.S. administration. But, instead of marching and chanting, participants were there to learn how to “harvest,” “seed,” “scrape” and ultimately archive websites and data sets related to climate change. The need for such work quickly became palpable. Within hours of Trump’s inauguration ceremony, official statements on anthropogenic, or man-made, climate change vanished from governmental websites, including whitehouse.gov and that of the Environmental Protection Agency . The UCLA event was one of several “data rescue” missions that have cropped up around the U.S., supervised by the Environmental Data Governance Initiative , an ...
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PHOTOS: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Protest 21.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Hundreds gathered and marched to rally support for the upcoming court hearing on fracking and climate change during a protest at the Colorado Capitol Building on Feb. 20, 2017 in Denver.
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Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science 20.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boston • Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S. The scientists, some dressed in white lab coats, called on President Donald Trump’s administration to recognize evidence of climate change and take action on various environmental issues. Geoffrey Supran, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science 20.2.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The scientists, some dressed in white lab coats, called on President Donald Trump's administration to recognize evidence of climate change and take action on various environmental issues.
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Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science 20.2.2017 Seattle Times: Local

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters are rallying in Boston to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S. The scientists say they want President Donald Trump’s administration to recognize evidence of climate change and take action on various environmental issues. The protesters gathered […]
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EPA Veterans Mobilize To Defend Agency's Work, Bracing For Trump's Impact 16.2.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This story originally appeared on InsideClimate News. Retired and former employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are banding together in rare activism to defend colleagues still working for the agency, as fears of deep layoffs, regulatory rollbacks and science suppression spread through the federal ranks. Though organizing is still in its early stages, they’re holding protest rallies, looking to nurture agency whistleblowers and pushing senators to vote against President Donald Trump ’s EPA administrator nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt . Having vehement opponents of regulation and deniers of mainstream climate change science as president and administrator of the EPA propelled them into a type of activism most had never embraced, former EPA employees said. “I’ve never experienced this kind of outcry in the past,” John J. O’Grady, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 238 in Chicago, said of the retirees’ involvement. The EPA has about 4,800 staff in ...
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"Valve Turner" Case a Mistrial, but Also a Warning for Direct Action Activists 6.2.2017 Truthout.com
Ken Ward was bound for court to face two felony charges and the prospect of a 20-year prison sentence, but he sounded calm and determined. He hadn't always been so composed. "I was actually depressed for a couple weeks, at least," he said of when his charges were first handed down. Then he began to prepare. "I went on a six-day silent retreat to practice meditation. I've been running and lifting weights. I've changed my diet. I've reduced my reliance on medications and caffeine, all of which is in preparation to be jailed." Ward was charged with burglary and sabotage for temporarily shutting off a Kinder Morgan oil pipeline near Burlington, Washington, and he wasn't contesting the charges. "There is no question about what I did," he said in a public statement after his arraignment. "The only question is whether what I did was an appropriate and practical response to what President Obama recently described as terrifying climate change conditions." On Oct. 11, Ward and fellow activists in Minnesota, ...
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Just in Time for Trump, Jury Says Defense of Planet Is No Crime 3.2.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Offering some hope that "reality" will prevail in a political climate seemingly bent on climate destruction, a Washington state jury on Wednesday failed to convict activist Ken Ward on two felony counts stemming from an act of civil disobedience against the fossil fuel industry.

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No conviction for activist who shut down TransMountain pipeline 2.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A trial in Skagit County ended in a hung jury and no conviction of a climate activist for shutting down the flow of tar-sands oil in the Trans Mountain pipeline last October. Prosecutors may decide to retry the Oregon man; a decision is expected soon.
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Three Life-or-Death Reasons Why Climate, Food, and Native American Activists Need to Keep Working Together 1.2.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Ronnie Cummins

On Tuesday,  January 24, Donald Trump signed presidential memorandums to revive the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines—two major dirty oil and fracking pipelines halted by the Obama administration after massive resistance from indigenous, climate and other public interest groups, including food activists.

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Essential Politics: After two days of protests, what's next for Trump's refugee order? 30.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Thousands of Americans turned out to protest this weekend, including in the Golden State's major cities. They came out in response to an executive order President Trump signed Friday that barred refugees from seven countries from entering the United States. 

I'm Sarah Wire. Welcome to the Monday...

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Standing Rock Sioux to Trump: ‘Creating a Second Flint Does Not Make America Great Again’ 28.1.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan

No longer just tweeting, President Donald J. Trump has been issuing a stream of executive orders and memoranda since his inauguration. On Tuesday, his pronouncements involved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Both projects were denied or delayed by the Obama administration, each after massive public protests. Now, with the Trump administration’s actions, buttressed by a servile Congress under Republican control, fossil-fuel megaprojects are getting the green light.

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Major Climate March in Communities Nationwide on April 29 27.1.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire

Climate activists have announced a major “People’s Climate March” on April 29th in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country.

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It's possible to 'vaccinate' Americans against fake news, experiment shows 26.1.2017 LA Times: Science

An overwhelming 97% of scientists agree that climate change is real and that human activity is responsible. But only 27% of U.S. adults realize there is such widespread agreement, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.

The scientific consensus on climate change gets diluted as the public...

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As Trump Dismantles Obama’s Climate Legacy, People’s Climate Movement Organizes for Mass Mobilization in DC on April 29 25.1.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire

In the wake of last weekend’s Women’s Marches, activists have announced a major “People’s Climate March” on April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country. The effort is being organized by the coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought over 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world.

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President Trump revives stalled oil pipelines. But will they really get built? 25.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It took President Obama most of two terms to decide to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline. His administration wrestled openly for months before concluding that it would look for alternative routes for the Dakota Access pipeline.

President Trump needed just five days in office to begin trying to...

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Turning point, or just a day to let off steam: Where do the protesters of the Women's March go from here? 24.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As millions of demonstrators marched across America, in a panoramic rebuke to the country’s new president, the interim head of the Democratic Party looked on approvingly.

“It’s a real movement — organization, resources, leaders and institutional support,” said Donna Brazile, who got her start in...

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In First 100 Hours of Trump Administration, Students Nationwide Walk-out of Class 23.1.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire
350.org Within 100 hours of Donald Trump’s inauguration, in the first and largest youth-led mobilization of 2017, thousands of students across the country walked-out of class in protest of Trump and his corrupt fossil fuel billionaire cabinet. This comes just two days after nearly 3 million people mobilized in Women’s Marches around the world. Students on dozens of campuses across the country are demanding administrations resist and reject Trump’s climate denial cabinet by divesting from fossil fuels and reinvesting in solutions to the climate ...
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