DHS Monitoring OWS: The FOIA Docs
The first in a long series of Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA) was responded to by the Department of Homeland Security. Truthout was the first news organization to receive and post the information it received. From DHS Turns Over Occupy Wall Street Documents to Truthout: Click here to go to the documents. This report has been updated with new information gleaned from the cache...
Guatemala's president urges debate on drug...
25 March 2012 Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has said the war on drugs has failed, and it is time to end the “taboo” on discussing decriminalisation. He was addressing a Central American summit in the Guatemalan city of Antigua. Mr Perez Molina convoked the meeting to consider decriminalisation as a way of reducing drug-related violence. But the presidents of Nicaragua, El...
Executives from #Chevron, #Transocean Held in... →
March 18, 2012 - Brazil has barred 17 executives from Chevron and Transocean from leaving the country while an investigation over charges for an oil spill is underway. A Brazilian federal judge has required the executives to submit their passports to police within 24 hours. Chevron is facing a lawsuit over an oil spill in November off Brazil’s Atlantic coast. And yesterday Brazil said it...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLM to Approve Disastrous... →
Bureau Rejects Nationwide Call to Protect Jobs and the Environment WASHINGTON (March 16, 2012) —- The Obama administration’s decision today authorizing nearly 1,300 new natural gas wells in Utah’s Desolation Canyon wilderness and other remote areas will degrade the pristine region’s air quality and hurt the state’s tourism industry, according to a coalition of environmental groups. In...
March 16 & 17, 2012 Global Actions:... →
Today and tomorrow 30 actions in the US, and many more around the world! Shut Down Monsanto and the Anti-Monsanto Project called for global days of action to shut down Monsanto on Friday and Saturday March 16 & 17. Global Call to Action Here’s the current list of actions: USA Stuttgart, AR Yuma, AZ Davis, CA Los Angeles, CA Oxnard, CA Salinas, CA Stockton, CA Mystic, CT ...
#US: #GE Bug Makes Floridians Part of Oxitec’s... →
March 14th, 2012 Statement from Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch “The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District meets tomorrow (met yesterday) to discuss the application from British firm Oxitec to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. “We cannot stress strongly enough how dangerously misguided this application is. Oxitec hopes to use the...
New study: #Monsanto’s toxins kill human kidney... →
By Jeremy Bloom, March 14, 2012 How safe are Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GMO) food crops? Not so much. A new study shows that both of Monsanto’s major products (which the company claims are harmless to people) in fact can cause damage to human kidney cells. More on Red, Green and Blue
Does the #US Have a Legal Responsibility to Stop... →
Seven teenagers think so—and they’re taking the federal government to court. By Lindsay Kucera, Feb 22, 2012, via @darkerduende Seven teenagers set a new precedent for environmental action in May 2011 by suing the federal government for not taking measures against climate change. They claim that the government’s policies regarding climate change are squandering natural resources. The young...
Feed the Birds — Organically | DIY →
Insecticide-laden Birdfeed Reveals Need for Chemical-free Seed I’ll admit that in the hierarchy of pressing environmental issues, guaranteeing chemical-free birdseed doesn’t make the top of the take-action list. But recent revelations that the Scotts Company distributed millions of packets of insecticide-laden birdfeed point out the need to ensure that bird lovers aren’t accidentally feeding...
$4.5 million fine #US industrial for distributing... →
Highlights need for constant monitoring February 2012: Gardening company Scotts Miracle-Gro has pleaded guilty to charges of distributing insecticide-tainted bird seed, highlighting the need for continued monitoring of the safety of bird seed supply in the US, says American Bird Conservancy (ABC). More on Wildlife Extra News
The One That Got Away →
A single nutrient may have turned early humans into civilized man. Has stripping it from our diet given rise to cancer, diabetes, and other civilized diseases? By Taras Grescoe, Illustrations by Marc Buckhardt Better Know Your Fish: A Species Guide to the Highest Levels of Omega-3s There’s no question: Choosing seafood these days isn’t easy. Some species (e.g., bluefin tuna and...
Heartfelt Letter to the 270,000 #OrganicFarmers... →
29th February 2012, By Jack Adam Weber This is an open (hearted) letter to the approximately 270,000 farmers challenging Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified seed, who today, after suffering through months of deliberation, tediousness and preparation, had their case against Monsanto dismissed by Judge Naomi Buchwald in Federal District Court in Manhattan. The details are here. We want to...
New Vermont #GMO Labeling Policy Officially... →
By Dr. Mercola | February 29 2012 Vermont has recently introduced bill H.722, requiring labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. Such products would also be prohibited from using advertising or promotional material that states or implies that the food is “natural”. If passed, the bill will take effect in 2014 Other US states pushing for mandatory labeling of...