Repsol in Spain opens the era of dirty oil in the
” In 2012 the government revived Spanish oil company Repsol’s permit from 2001 to explore for oil in the Canary Islands, which had been cancelled in 2004 by the supreme court after legal challenges…The move prompted outrage from environmentalists and locals and the Canariees government who had previously fought the plans. Late last month, an blatantly fudged ”environmental review” handed Repsol the green light from Madrid to proceed with its exploration off Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, both popular holiday destinations. (continued below)… Continue reading Boycott Repsol petroleum: stop the Black Death
240 Greenpeace Activists Take Direct Action Protesting Europe’s Aging Nuclear Reactors
By Isadora Wronski Last week, 240 Greenpeace activists from national and regional offices took action across Europe to highlight the risk of aging
In Switzerland, about 100 Greenpeace activists from six different countries entered the station at Beznau. They climbed the superstructure of the reactor and hung banners demanding the immediate shut-down of the 45 year old power plant while a paraglider circled the sky. Continue reading Huge Direct Action against obsolete Nukes: Greenpeace
Africa’s Vanishing Forests
That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away.
by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman
Photos: Marco Di Lauro
You see that coconut tree?” said Daniel Krakue, gesturing out beyond the windshield. “That used to be a village.” Continue reading Land Grabbers Loot Vanishing Forests
Living Without Money Post 2 REVIEWS: ‘Life Without Money’ and ‘Sacred Economics’
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by Julie Liardet.. GENEVA – People strolling, music, smiles, bursts of laughter. Customers walk between clothes and trinkets, homegrown zucchini and children’s games, spread on tables or on the ground. A neighbor has brought his electric razor; another has just found a book by French sociologist Marcel Mauss.
This kind of flea-market-with-veggies could be coming to your neighborhood soon. With a twist: here everything is 100% free.
The gratiferia (free fair) concept originally comes from Argentina and then expanded to neighboring countries and all of Latin America. The idea was quickly taken up in the U.S. and Canada, and this year, it has arrived in the Old World. Sales and swaps are completely forbidden at gratiferias. Everything must be in good condition, and of course, a bit of civic sense is required. Do not show up with a van and load up everything in sight. This free fair aims at “liberation from materialism,” with the goal of leaving behind “the oppression of the economic system.”
Ariel Rodriguez Bosio, the brains behind the gratiferia, has posted a YouTube video entitled Continue reading Gratiferias: The Markets Where Everything Is Free