17 October 2013 — grtv
Journalist, author, activist and historian Harvey Wasserman has been reporting on, and participating in, the nuclear free movement for decades. In that time, by his judgment, only one other event matches the danger to the world posed by the Cuban Missile Crisis. That event is the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Continue reading this...
30 September 2013 – The Ecosocialist
We had not yet destabilised the climate and trounced other planetary ecological boundaries back in 1876 when Frederick Engels wrote these passages in his unfinished The part played by labour in the transition from ape to man. But it is clear that back then Engels had established a biophilous ethic, or in his words: Continue reading this...
22 June 2013 — Falkvinge on Infopolicy
The Whitehouse petition to pre-emptively pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for “crimes he may have committed while blowing the whistle” has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures. This means that the U.S. Administration, by its own rules, need to take it seriously enough to craft a response to it. While that response is unlikely to be anything else than “we politely disagree and intend to impolitely hunt this man down”, it is still an important signal of dissent.
25 May 2013 – planetsave.com
The Monsanto Protection Act, essentially both written by and benefiting Monsanto Corporation, has been signed into law by United States President Barack Obama. The infamous Monsanto Corporation will benefit greatly and directly from the bill, as it essentially gives companies that deal with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds immunity to the federal courts, among other things.
HLLN: Please sign Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life – Release Her Now! | The Assassination Of Dr. King And The Suppression Of The Anti-War And Peace Perspectives
6 April 2013 — HLLN
- Please sign Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life – Release Her Now! http://chn.ge/WixRmO
“I shall refuse all solid food,” Dick Gregory declared on April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., “until Lynne Stewart is freed and receives medical treatment in the care of her family and with physicians of her choice without which she will die.”
15 March 2013 – VTJP
These pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were made in Israel and marketed in illegal Jewish-only settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Help us stop this unethical business practice.
Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtjp.org) will launch on March 14, 2013, an international campaign calling on Ben & Jerry’s, a socially responsible Vermont company that makes premium ice cream, to take the following measures until Israel terminates its occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands in compliance with international law:
Until Israel ends its occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands in compliance with international law:
31 January 2013 — Dissident Voice
American film-maker, Stephen Vittoria’s latest film, Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal, proposes a new vision of Mumia Abu-Jamal, by analysing his remarkable career as journalist and writer from Death Row. I spoke with Mr. Vittoria about the film
We Are All Aaron Swartz! Fighting Back Against the “Intellectual Property” Racket By Tony Cartalucci
14 January 2013 – Land Destroyer
Aaron Swartz’ passing becomes even more tragic if we do not recognize what he spent his life fighting for, and realize that no matter where we think we stand on the issue of Internet freedom, the interests driving the debate from Wall Street and Washington, do not have any of our best interests in mind.
In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot.
London — On Friday, I visited Ecuador‘s embassy here in the capital of the former British empire and saw a building surrounded by a phalanx of cops, with several of them at the front door. The embassy is in an upscale neighborhood near Harrods department store. The intimidating police presence was ordered by a Conservative government that waxes eloquent about the need to respect (British) embassies overseas.
15 March 2012
The battle to save the NHS is now entering its final hours. David Cameron and Andrew Lansley seem determined to drag Britain’s most famous institution to its grave, but if we now stand together we can get the House of Lords to stop this bill in its tracks.
8 March 2012 — williambowles.info
The heavy price of telling the truth
Hintz points to the experience of Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower who was nabbed after he revealed his identity to a hacker via an online chat. “The Bradley Manning case also shows the severity of the repercussions,” Hintz said.
2 March 2012 — Avaaz
Governments are turning their back on ACTA one by one, so the EC is asking their Court of Justice to give the treaty the green light and renew its momentum — but they plan to manipulate the process by giving the court only a narrow, uncontroversial question to consider, hoping it will lead to a positive outcome.
We can push the court to see though the EC‘s ploy and look at all the legal implications of this censorship treaty on our freedoms — forcing a negative decision that kills ACTA for good. Click below to sign the call:
1 March 2012 — Avaaz-ACTA
Dear friends across Europe,
We are so close to winning — our 2.4 million strong petition has stunned politicians across Europe and halted the censors. Now the European Commission is on the back foot and hoping the Court of Justice will give ACTA the greenlight by presenting a very narrow legal question that is sure to receive a positive answer.
But if we all raise our voices now we can ensure the Court looks at all the legal impacts of ACTA, and releases an opinion that tells the truth about ACTA‘s attack on our rights. Sign the urgent petition to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso to call on the Court to tell the whole truth:
1 March 2012 — Boiling Frogs
Petition to Investigate Betrayal of the Nobel Peace Prize
In June 2012 Coleen Rowley and I co-wrote a petition to rescind Obama’s Transparency Award, given to him during a secret ceremony by a handful of agenda-driven organizations led by Project on Government Oversight (POGO). Here is what our petition called for: