Climate change: What would Frederick Engels say? By Martin O’Beirne

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...

Petition To Preemptively Pardon Ed Snowden Reaches Goal Of 100k Signatures

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.

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Monsanto Protection Act Signed By Obama, GMO Bill “Written By Monsanto” Signed Into Law

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.

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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.”

 

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Stop Ben & Jerry’s Complicity with the Israeli Occupation

15 March 2013 – VTJP

B JIsraeliIceCream300These 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:

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