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Mauna Kea Protest E-mail
Posted by Dragonslayer   
Monday, 30 March 2015 10:35

PRESS RELEASE

Media Inquiries contact: Kamahana Kealoha 808-853-8062 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Websitehttps://sacredmaunakea.wordpress.com/

What: Mauna Kea Protest

When: starting THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015-Indefinite

(camp-out 24/7 or drive up and down daily the choice is yours)

Where: PUUHULUHULU Saddle Road at the entrance to the Mauna Kea Observatory Road

PUBLIC STATEMENT:

Tomorrow we are moving to Hold OFF the desecration of the mauna, to stand in all our truth. They have the machines in place to begin ripping open the earth on Mauna-a-Wakea! We must not let these machines move!

Thursday, March 26th 6am, Pu'uhuluhulu. Be prepared for the long haul. Rotations are being encouraged. For the next week we must hold ground 24/7.

Contact your ohana near and far. We need many in order to protect our mauna.

We need a constant presence, rotating new bodies, relieving those there. Food and water support.

We are looking to hold ground at the base of the mauna at the MaunaKea Access road.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 10:42
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Hold the Rich Accountable in New U.N. Development Goals, Say NGOs E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 30 March 2015 09:25

By Thalif Deenl

A man lives in the makeshift house behind him, Slovak Republic. Photo: Mano Strauch © The World Bank

A man lives in the makeshift house behind him in the Slovak Republic, a member of the EU. Photo: Mano Strauch © The World Bank

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 2015 (IPS) - When the World Economic Forum (WEF) met last January in Switzerland, attended mostly by the rich and the super-rich, the London-based charity Oxfam unveiled a report with an alarming statistic: if current trends continue, the world’s richest one percent would own more than 50 percent of the world’s wealth by 2016.

And just 80 of the world’s richest will control as much wealth as 3.5 billion people: half the world’s population.

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Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 30 March 2015 08:38

By Thalif Deen

Every nuclear power is spending millions to upgrade their arsenals, experts say. Credit: National Nuclear Security Administration/CC-BY-ND-2.0

Every nuclear power is spending millions to upgrade their arsenals, experts say. Credit: National Nuclear Security Administration/CC-BY-ND-2.0

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 2015 (IPS) - As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric.

Dr Randy Riddel, a former senior political affairs officer with the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) told IPS he pities the general public.

 

“Nuclear strategy has become a cockpit of rogue regimes and regional foes jostling with the five original nuclear weapons powers (the U.S., Britain, France, China and Russia), whose own dealings are infected by suspicion and rivalry.” -- The Economist

“They’re being fed two competing narratives about nukes,” Dr Rydell said, in a realistic assessment of the current state of play.

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Heiltsuk Nation occupies DFO office in face of expected herring fishery E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:21

by Damien Gillis March 29, 2015 in First Nations

http://commonsensecanadian.ca/heiltsuk-nation-occupies-dfo-office-in-face-of-expected-herring-fishery/Heiltsuk Nation occupies DFO office in face of expected herring fishery


Heiltsuk Nation members confront DFO officers at Denny Island coast guard station (Pacific Wild)

Heiltsuk-Eviction-Notice

Updated 7 PM

Tensions continue to escalate on the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest over a highly controversial herring fishery, as members of the Heiltsuk Nation are now occupying the local DFO office in opposition to a planned gillnet opening.

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A World of Violence On Women Who Refused to Live in Silence and Be Consigned to Oblivion E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 16:42
 by Eduardo Galeano at 4:01pm, March 29, 2015.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1568584784/ref=nosim/?tag=tomdispatch-20[
The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s bookChildren of the Days: A Calendar of Human History, just out in paperback (Nation Books).] 

 

The Shoe
(January 15)

In 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, the revolutionary, was murdered in Berlin.

Her killers bludgeoned her with rifle blows and tossed her into the waters of a canal.

Along the way, she lost a shoe.

Some hand picked it up, that shoe dropped in the mud.

Rosa longed for a world where justice would not be sacrificed in the name of freedom, nor freedom sacrificed in the name of justice.

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John Baird gets job with mining giant that got government subsidies when he was a minister E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 06:56
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John Baird, who resigned last month as Minister of Foreign Affairs, has landed a job as an advisor with Barrick Gold, a corporation that received subsidies for its mining operations from the government during the time Baird was in the Cabinet.

The announcement shortly after Minister Baird became the minister that Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was ‘partnering’ with Barrick Gold in Peru, where the mining company was facing growing protests from the locals, while slashing funds long standing foreign aid groups caused astir three years ago.

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Kofi Annan: The War on Drugs Has Failed in West Africa and Around the World E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 06:49

March 28, 2015

by Kofi Annan, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation

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Photo via Flickr user United States Mission Geneva

In 2013, a United Nations report estimated that the cocaine trade through West Africa was worth at least $1.25 billion a year. This is higher than the combined government budgets of several countries in the region, which has become an important transhipment point between Latin America producers and consumers in the United States and Europe.

This cash flow threatens to corrode the institutions of the state and undermine economic progress and democratic practice in a part of the world that has only recently emerged from several decades of violent conflict and instability.

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GMO’s ‘Big Tobacco’ Moment Shocks Public Awake E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:04

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Contributor, ZenGardner.com

http://www.zengardner.com/gmos-big-tobacco-moment-shocks-public-awake/

 

When paradigms shift, tyrants fall, or corporations lose their market it is often not from some spectacular event, but by a single, humanizing display. We have just witnessed such an event during the interview of high-profile GMO advocate Patrick Moore. This viral video has exploded in popularity giving yet another sign, along with recoiling public dollars, that genetically modified organisms are not wanted. Moore does a near perfect job in less than two minutes to show the world the unempathetic, hypocritical face of the biotech/GMO industry stripped of all spin, lies, and deception.

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Quebec Students Strike Against Austerity and the Petro Economy E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:34

Quebec Students Strike Against Austerity and the Petro Economy

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http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/03/28/quebec-students-

 

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Students marching in Quebec earlier this week. (Facebook / ASSÉ)

While the U.S. media have remained relatively quiet about it, students in Quebec are in the middle of what may become the country’s biggest series of demonstrations since 2012’s Maple Spring — and potentially the largest strike in Canadian history. Organized primarily by the province-wide student union Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante,66 local student associations — spanning 10 campuses and 55,000 students — have declared an indefinite general strike. A total of 102,000 students will join in on April 2 for the #manif2avril national day of action. More student associations will be holding votes on whether to join in the coming weeks.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:44
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CSW 59 An Alternative shadow report from Canada E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 07:32

by Joan Russow PhD Global Compliance Research Project – March 25 2015

The statue Ivstitia (Justice) guards the entrance of the Supreme Court of Canada as the Peace tower is seen in the background in Ottawa.

SINCE 2006, THE HARPER GOVERNMENT has caused the dismantling of Canada and has contributed to Canada’s being perceived as an international pariah.  

A. ESCALATING THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT

B. FOSTERING MILITARISM

C. ENTERING INTO SPURIOUS TRADE AGREEMENTS SUCH AS FIPPA WITH CHINA AND CETA WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

D. DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT

E. CONTRIBUTING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS NEGLIGENCE

F. VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

G. ENTRENCHING CORPORATISM

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 16:27
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Military Strategy? Who Needs It? The Madness of Funding the Pentagon to “Cover the Globe” E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 05:05

By William D. Hartung

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175973/tomgram%3A_william_hartung%2C_your_money_at_war_everywhere/#more

President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on almost every conceivable issue, do agree on one thing: the Pentagon needs more money. Obama wants to raise the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2016 by $35 billion more than the caps that exist under current law allow.  McCain wants to see Obama his $35 billion and raise him $17 billion more. Last week, the House and Senate Budget Committees attempted to meet Obama’s demands by pressing to pour tens of billions of additional dollars into the uncapped supplemental war budget.

 

What will this new avalanche of cash be used for? A major ground war in Iraq? Bombing the Assad regime in Syria? A permanent troop presence in Afghanistan?  More likely, the bulk of the funds will be wielded simply to take pressure off the Pentagon’s base budget so it can continue to pay for staggeringly expensive projects like the F-35 combat aircraft and a new generation of ballistic missile submarines.  Whether the enthusiastic budgeteers in the end succeed in this particular maneuver to create a massive Pentagon slush fund, the effort represents a troubling development for anyone who thinks that Pentagon spending is already out of han

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 March 2015 13:21
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