Archive for June, 2011

Millions Against Monsanto Campaign 2011

Genetically modified foods – increases in Cancer rates – Get Involved

Organize an action in your local area today! Contact the OCA for more information or visit www.millionsagainstmonsanto.com

Protests will continue, leading up World Food Day, which will be the largest day of action in US history on October 16th, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes

Originally Published by Barry Estabrook

If you have eaten a tomato this winter, chances are very good that it was picked by a person who lives in virtual slavery.

Driving from Naples, Florida, the nation’s second-wealthiest metropolitan area, to Immokalee takes less than an hour on a straight road. You pass houses that sell for an average of $1.4 million, shopping malls anchored by Tiffany’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, manicured golf courses. Eventually, gated communities with names like Monaco Beach Club and Imperial Golf Estates give way to modest ranches, and the highway shrivels from six lanes to two. Through the scruffy palmettos, you glimpse flat, sandy tomato fields shimmering in the broiling sun. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Amnesty International: Shining a Light on Human Rights for 50 Years

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Amnesty International, which began with one person and an idea — to protect the basic dignity and human rights of those imprisoned for their beliefs. Read the rest of this entry »

 

City of Orlando arresting those sharing food with hungry…

I’m going to Disney World!…to get arrested for sharing food with the hungry

Food Not Bombs volunteers are being arrested sharing food in Orlando, Florida. The city passed a local law limiting the sharing of food to twice a year per park as part of their campaign to drive the poor from sight.  Many other cities are introducing the “Orlando” style law to limit the sharing of food since the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals court ruled that the restrictions were legal. As the economy crashes how can the city of Orlando justify arresting people for sharing food with it’s hungry? We need everyone to come to the world of Disney to stop this law by risking arrest.

Add your name to the Wall of Compassion by coming to Orlando and sharing food at Lake Eola Park on Mondays at 9:30 AM and Wednesdays at 5:30 PM

Contact us at menu@foodnotbombs.net or by phone at 1-800-884-1136

http://www.foodnotbombs.net/orlando_wall_of_compassion.html
http://www.foodnotbombs.net/arresting_food_not_bombs_flyer.pdf

 

Massey’s reckless safety practices…29 dead

Massey calls mine explosion a natural disaster in report

WASHINGTON — Massey Energy deflected blame for the disaster at its Upper Big Branch coal mine in a new report, saying that the explosion that took 29 lives was an unavoidable natural disaster.

Mine Explosion Kills WV Miners

Massey Energy reckless safety practices led to a buildup of methane gas and explosive coal dust that fueled the massive explosion killing 29

The report was released Friday as the company ceased to exist: The shareholders of Alpha Natural Resources voted last week to take over the Appalachian coal giant hobbled by government and public scrutiny from the deadliest mine disaster in 40 years and its oft-criticized environmental record.

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Get Shell Out of the Sacred Headwaters

In a remote corner of British Columbia lies the Sacred Headwaters, the shared birthplace of three of North America’s greatest wild salmon rivers and home to many threatened species, including grizzly bears, wild salmon and stone sheep.

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Sacred Headwaters - Protect the Environment from DrillingOil giant Royal Dutch Shell has their eye on the beautiful wilderness for coalbed methane drilling, an environmentally dangerous process that requires a maze of gas wells and pipelines and a huge amount of toxic wastewater. Coalbed methane drilling in Wyoming, Montana and Alberta has already proven to cause serious damage and the vulnerable wildlife of the Sacred Headwaters can’t stand up to Shell by themselves.

We must protect our wild salmon, caribou, moose, and grizzlies from Shell’s destructive coalbed methane drilling. Fill out a postcard to Shell telling them to stay out of the Sacred Headwaters. ForestEthics will deliver it for you!

 

Dirty Secrets: Congress out of control

Business contributions to congress members is bigger than you think. Check out Dirty Secrets website for numbers you won’t believe.

Big Business, Polluters contributing to congress

 

Overflight

 

This flyover took place on February 26th 2011. The plane departed from Raleigh County Regional airport in Beckley, West Virginia, and flew across the southern West Virginia counties of Raleigh, Boone, Kanawha and Logan. This video footage includes the Massey Energy’s Goals Coal Complex in Sundial and Massey Energy’s Brushy Fork impoundment on Coal River Mountain.

 

Coal-fired Power Plants Destroy Fish in Rivers

Coal-fired power plants generate so much heat that they cumulatively suck up 200 billion gallons of water each day to stay cool.

toxic coal ash kills fish

Billions of fish are getting chopped up and spit back each year. No river, stream or ocean is safe — if there is dirty coal-fired power plant nearby.

Tell the EPA to step up to the plate and save our fish and water now!

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The Last Mountain Movie

The Last Mountain Movie

The Last Mountain - Stop Mountain top removal

SYNOPSIS
In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.

The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.