The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain...– George Orwell (via glynnthomas)
When government defends corporate interests,...
Did you know that the well BP was drilling, the one that dumped all that oil in...– source Bill McKibben gets it right when he states, “If you ever had any doubts about peak oil, all it took was one view of the extreme places and pressures the oil companies now had to endure to find even marginal amounts of crude.” BTW, there is a wiki page about the Deepwater Horizon oil...
More Oil Leaking At Gulf Spill Site Now Stretches... →
sustainable-sam: I really can’t get over the fact that this isn’t getting more attention. It’s more than unsettling that we are all getting used to these leaks.
+: Tumblr Blackout Day starts 12AM Saturday/Sep 3... →
yourfandomsucks: If you are planning on participating, make sure your last tumblr post the night beforehand is “BRB Blackout”, so people know why you are gone. Also, please reblog this post so that as many people as possible know when the blackout starts. Whatever your respective time zones are is when to start. there is no specification. What is the blackout?: A day. A single day where you...
Wikileaks Cable Reveals 2006 Summary Execution of... →
paxamericana: Women and children had their hands tied behind their back and were shot in the head in house raid, which was covered up by the military
Sustainability Lessons from America's Greenest... →
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The first drug used by almost everyone, in almost every instance was either...– NORML founder, Keith Stroup (via myheadisweak)
Higher education in the United States has the appearance of a meritocracy, but...– Henry Giroux (via azspot)
Nation's Top Climate Scientist, 140 Others... →
gravewisdom: “NASA’s Dr. James Hansen, perhaps our nation’s preeminent climate scientist, was arrested with over 140 others at the White House today. Scientists, environmentalists, farmers, students, and other concerned citizens were gathered in the nation’s capitolto protest the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that threatens to ruin many pristine habitats and spell certain disaster for...
Republicans Against Science →
yesmeansyes: Jon Huntsman Jr., a former Utah governor and ambassador to China, isn’t a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination. And that’s too bad, because Mr. Hunstman has been willing to say the unsayable about the G.O.P. — namely, that it is becoming the “anti-science party.” This is an enormously important development. And it should terrify us. The most...
All things are interrelated and interdependent; nothing exists in isolation. The...– Matthew Flickstein, “Journey to the Center”
How the Surveillance State Protects the Interests... →
cultureofresistance: Glenn Greenwald: “The last year has seen an incredible amount of social upheaval, not just in the Arab world but increasingly in the West. The Guardian today documented the significant role which poverty and opportunity deprivation played in the British riots. Austerity misery — coming soon to the U.S. — has sparked serious upheavals in numerous Western nations. Even...
Deep Green Resistance joins anti-tar sands action... →
[Take Action for Rikers’ Island Prisoners! Demand... →
firesandwords: Take Action for Rikers’ Island Prisoners! Demand the City Create an Emergency Evacuation Plan Mayor Bloomberg has announced that in the event of a hurricane, that he will not evacuate prisoners at Rikers’ Island, claiming instead to have a “contingency plan” in place. The experience of prisoners in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina shows that city authorities will...
5 Reasons Progressives Should Treat Ron Paul with... →
There are few things as maddening in a maddening political season as the warm and fuzzy feelings some progressives evince for Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the Republican presidential candidate. “The anti-war Republican,” people say, as if that’s good enough. But Ron Paul is much, much more than that. He’s the anti-Civil-Rights-Act Republican. He’s an anti-reproductive-rights Republican. He’s a...
Remember When House Republicans Voted Against... →
In the US, we rely on the National Hurricane Center to forecast storms. The NHC is in turn a division of the National Weather Service, itself a part of the NOAA. Which, in the GOP’s 2011 budget bill, had its funding slashed by $1.2 billion from what was proposed in the president’s own budget bill, a bill that very notably included a $700 million increase over the previous year to cover needed...
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.– Aesop (via cultureofresistance)
Wall Street Journal suggests ways to profit from... →
cultureofresistance: A ‘no-growth’ boom will follow 2012 global crash There is a global economic boom coming, but unfortunately, that boom comes only after a systemic collapse of the global economy, markets and capitalism — a collapse that may well eliminate billions of people from the planet. Shocking? Cruel? Brutal? Yes.
*URGENT* NEW YORK
getoutoftherecat: NEW YORK ~ Freeport Animal Shelter is evacuating. They’re trying to move all animals out of the shelter right now. They desperately need dog crates and cat carriers (180 cats & 40 dogs). People can drop off crates at 71-03 80th St in Glendale Queens (718-362-6070). Also needed: blankets, flashlights, batteries, dog food, cat food.
URGENT! Freeport NY animal shelter needs help...
ebullientefflorescence: “We need to evacuate 180 cats and 30+dogs by Saturday!! We are in DESPERATE need of emergency fosters, large dog crates, cat carriers, flash lights, bottled water, towels and blankets, plus canned dog and cat food!! Please call the shelter at 516-378-4340!! Or email Shelter@bobbicares.org.” Link Get it going around, help the animals.
Locked Up and Left Behind: New York’s Prisoners... →
“We are not evacuating Rikers Island,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a news conference this afternoon. Bloomberg announced a host of extreme measures being taken by New York City in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, including a shutdown of the public transit system and the unprecedented mandatory evacuation of some 250,000 people from low-lying areas. But in response to a...
3 Things That Must Happen for Us To Rise Up and... →
cultureofresistance: Most Americans oppose rule by the corporatocracy but don’t have the tools to fight back. Here are three things we need to create a real people’s movement.
State Department Moves Forward On Construction Of... →
cultureofresistance: The State Department on Friday released its final environmental assessment of the Keystone XL, removing a major barrier to the construction of the 1,700 mile oil pipeline, which would stretch from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast. In a report consistent with the agency’s earlier findings, the final Environmental Impact Statement found the proposed pipeline would have...
San Francisco Permaculture Garden Grows Thousands... →
Close to 300 White House Protesters Treated... →
tobiasgh: leftish: After being arrested protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, activist Bill McKibben shares what he learned. “As I headed to jail as part of the first wave of what is turning into the biggest civil disobedience action in the environmental movement for many years, I had the vague idea that I would write something. Not an epic like King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” but...