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Let's not sacrifice freedom out of fear 4.3.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Let’s not sacrifice freedom out of fear 4.3.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
A scientist, or any knowledgeable person, will tell you climate change is a serious threat for Canada and the world. But the RCMP has a different take. A secret report by the national police force , obtained by Greenpeace, both minimizes the threat of global warming and conjures a spectre of threats posed by people who rightly call for sanity in dealing with problems caused by burning fossil ...
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Green groups divided on Hillary Clinton's oil interest ties 26.2.2015 Elections
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's connections to oil and gas interests has created a dilemma for some environmental groups, troubling activists for whom she would be the natural candidate to support for president. The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's environmental record has come under renewed scrutiny after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have accepted large donations from major energy companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron. The groups also got money from foreign governments, including Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, and from an office of the Canadian government in charge of promoting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would help transport crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico but is opposed by environmentalists. "It's hard to believe that they don't think they are getting something for their contributions," said Ben Schreiber, head of climate and ...
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Anti-GMO Activist Seeks to Expose Scientists’ Emails With Big Ag 24.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
The legal attack hit Kevin Folta in early February. After receiving a FOIA request from US Right to Know---a nonprofit dedicated to exposing " the failures of the corporate food system "---the University of Florida notified Folta, a food and agricultural science professor at the university, that he would have to turn over all of his e-mails relating to correspondence with 14 different firms involved in agribusiness. His options: Submit all of his emails and allow lawyers to sift through them independently, or spend hours doing it himself alongside legal ...
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Fossil-fuel divestment effort arrives at CU 21.2.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels came deep into energy country Friday as activists asked the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies.The university’s governing Board of Regents took no action on the request from a student group called...
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Colorado Fossil Fuel Divestment Group Brings Movement To Major Energy-Producing State 20.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
DENVER (AP) — A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels has come deep into energy country as activists ask the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies. A group called Fossil Free CU planned to make the request to the university's governing Board of Regents on Friday. The board wasn't expected to make any immediate decisions. Colorado is the nation's No. 7 energy state, and its coal, oil and gas industries produce billions of dollars in revenue and employ thousands. Getting the University of Colorado to exclude them from its $2.7 billion investment pool would be a significant symbolic victory. Fossil Free CU is part of a broader campaign pressing universities, governments, churches and others to divest. The goal isn't to hurt the industry's profits but to apply social pressure to stop climate change driven by burning fossil fuels, said Karthik Ganapathy of 350.org, the parent group of the national Fossil Free campaign. "It's about calling ...
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Harvard Embattled as Students, Faculty, & Alumni Join Forces for Divestment 20.2.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Fossil fuel divestment effort comes to energy-rich Colorado 20.2.2015 AP Business
DENVER (AP) -- A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels has come deep into energy country as activists ask the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies....
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Fossil fuel divestment effort comes to energy-rich Colorado 20.2.2015 Yahoo: US National
DENVER (AP) — A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels has come deep into energy country as activists ask the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum ...
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Doc Shows Canadian Police View Environmentalists, Not Climate Change, as Real Threat 18.2.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Big Ag’s Fight for Twitter Credibility 18.2.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Gulf Coast Activists Band Together to Fight Climate Change and Extractive Industries 18.2.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Harvard Divestment Activists Get Extra Alumni Support Ahead Of Court Hearing 18.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Climate change activists at Harvard University told The Huffington Post this week that they feel optimistic heading into a court hearing Friday on a lawsuit that aims to get the school to divest from fossil fuel companies. Seven students at the university filed the suit in 2014 in an effort to get the nation's richest college to stop what they see as inherent support for an industry that contributes to global warming. The suit claims the Ivy League school's governing body, the Harvard Corporation, is violating its duties as a nonprofit public charity by investing in gas, coal and oil companies. It also says that Harvard has breached its duties by putting profit ahead of the serious and immediate threat of climate change -- which Ted Hamilton, one of the plaintiffs in the suit, notes is "causing grave harm to future generations." "Regardless of the final decision in our case, presenting our claims in a legal arena forces the Harvard Corporation to defend its actions in furtherance of climate change," ...
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Global Divestment Day Kicks Off With Call for 'Clean Energy Future' 14.2.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Beyond the Market-State: Decentralizing Power in a Sharing Society 14.2.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Why the tar sands' clock is ticking 14.2.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? Chip in to keep stories likes these coming.   Yesterday my friends from Toronto350.org and I raised a banner in front of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) trading board inside the Exchange Tower that read "Don't Bank on the Tar Sands: Divest Fossil Fuels Now." The Exchange Tower was locked down after our ...
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Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil 13.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Sarayaku lies in southern Ecuador, where the government is selling drilling rights to a vast swath of indigenous lands - except for Sarayaku. The community has become a beacon of hope to other indigenous groups and to global climate change activists as it mobilizes to stop a new round of oil exploration. The people of Sarayaku are a leading force in 21st-century indigenous resistance. October 11, 2007: People traveling by canoe on the river Bobonaza at Sarayaku. (Photo: Heather Cowper ) Patricia Gualinga stands serenely as chaos swirls about her. I find this petite woman with striking black and red face paint at the head of the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. She is adorned with earrings made of brilliant bird feathers and a thick necklace of yellow and blue beads. She has come here from Sarayaku, a community deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. Behind Gualinga, 400,000 people are in the streets calling for global action to stop climate change. Beside her, ...
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“Global Divestment Day” Challenges Fossil Fuel Industry on February 13-14 13.2.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Harvard Students Launch Open-Ended Sit-In Demanding Full Divestment From Fossil Fuels 13.2.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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'Fighting for the Places We Love': A Vision for the Climate Battles to Come 7.2.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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