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July 2014 By Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed

The front page of The New York Times on June 26 featured a photo of women mourning a murdered Iraqi.

He is one of the innumerable victims of the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) campaign in which the Iraqi army, armed and trained by the U.S. for many years, quickly melted away, abandoning much of Iraq to a few thousand militants, hardly a new experience in imperial history.

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Right above the picture is the newspaper’s famous motto: “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”

There is a crucial omission. The front page should display the words of the Nuremberg judgment of prominent Nazis – words that must be repeated until they penetrate general consciousness: Aggression is “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

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The company YPFB PetroAndina 2014 scheduled for drilling the first well in the block Lliquimuni in a mountainous area of ​​the Bolivian Amazon. Communal Lands of Origin Mosetén in Amazonia North of La Paz (Bolivia) are particularly affected and already in 2009 they moved to halt seismic exploration activities.

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Lliquimuni, la amenaza del petróleo from Alerta Amazónica on Vimeo.

Originally posted on alertamazonica:

 La compañía YPFB PetroAndina ha programado para 2014 la perforación del primer pozo en el bloque LLiquimuni, en una serranía de la Amazonía boliviana. El Territorio Comunitario de Orígen Mosetén en la Amazonía del Norte de La Paz (Bolivia) se ve especialmente afectado y ya en 2009 se movilizó para detener las actividades de exploración sísmica. El pozo Lliquimuni siembra dudas por los elevados costes para construir los caminos de acceso, los impactos ambientales y las vagas expectativas de encontrar grandes reservas.

realizado por: Marc Gavaldà

una producción de : Alerta Amazónica 2014.

 

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Originally posted on Warrior Publications:

Tar Sands in northern Alberta, where Native band councils work with industry and benefit from the toxic destruction of their environment.

Tar Sands in northern Alberta, where Native band councils work with industry and benefit from the toxic destruction of their environment.

Deeply frustrated by provincial denials of health concerns, two First Nations commissioned their own study using out-of-province university researchers to examine oil sands pollutants in their foods.

by Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer,July 8th, 2014

Two northern Alberta First Nations downstream of massive oil sands smoke plumes and tailing ponds released a human health study Monday, implicating the growth of the industry to many serious Aboriginal health concerns, including cancer.

The worry?  Oil sands pollution is contaminating their wild food.

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thefreeorg:

For those who don’t read Spanish.. Activists have caused a furorere by publishing a simulation of an oil disaster in the Canary Islands, caused by an explosion on Repsol’s exploration rig. Right now the 1% mega criminals running Repsol only need one more permission to go ahead, having had approved a pathetic lying environmental report by the pro oil and anti renewable Spanish Government. 90% of the population, including the regional government oppose oil extraction.( info in English here boycott-repsol-petroleum-stop-the-black-death/)

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Originally posted on No Oil Canarias:

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Repsol estudia emprender acciones legales contra un digital que simula las consecuencias de un derrame en Canarias noticias

Repsol amenaza con demandas por un montaje sobre un vertido en Canarias. Repsol estudia emprender acciones legales contra los autores de un falso periódico que ayer se difundió en las redes sociales, con noticias ficticias sobre un derrame de petróleo en Canarias ocasionado por la compañía y sus consecuencias sobre la población y el medio ambiente. En las últimas horas, ha circulado por distintas redes sociales un periódico llamado “La Voz de Canarias”, en el que se anuncia un desastre ecológico en las islas provocado por “la explosión” del barco perforador “contratado por Repsol” para sus prospecciones.Se confirma el desastre. El terrible accidente en el barco de extracción petrolera “Stena Drill Max”, contratado por Repsol, ocasiona un vertido masivo y un incendio. Los protocolos de seguridad fallaron y…

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I bet you in 10 years the revolutionary winners of elections in the
Spanish political pig trough will be just as obscenely corrupt as those of today.. but that’s not to say this growth from 15M won’t become a movement that can later take on the capitalist ‘mashine’… let’s hope so!1984PlazadelTripiBarcelonaGeorgeOrwell1 by Mario Fernandez

ironic or what.. a ‘You Are  Being Watched’ sign erected by Barcelona City Council in George Orwell Square!!

Originally posted on Guerrilla Translation!:

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We are living in an exceptional time that demands brave, creative initiatives. If we are able to imagine a different city, we will have the power to transform it.”

“There was a belief in the revolution and the future, a feeling of having suddenly emerged into an era of equality and freedom. Human beings were trying to behave as human beings and not as cogs in the capitalist machine.” This is how George Orwell described the city of Barcelona during the anarchist revolution of 1936 in his classic Homage to Catalonia. A short-lived dream that was soon to be crushed by Franco’s fascist regime.

Almost 80 years later, the City Hall of Barcelona sells a very different dream to the world. An over-developed, highly commercialized Barcelona that has become a theme park for tourists, who blissfully wander the streets of the charming metropolis, unaware of the harsh difficulties many of…

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Originally posted on Demand CO2-free gasoline..it exists now (NH3).:

Hydrogen breakthrough could be a game-changer for the future of car fuels

Jun 24, 2014 by Marion O’sullivan

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-06-hydrogen-breakthrough-game-changer-future-car.html#jCp

1st published June 24 2014    by Marion O’sullivan

Nature's Hydrogen TankUK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a “green” fuel.

A new discovery by scientists at the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), offers a viable solution to the challenges of storage and cost by using ammonia as a clean and secure hydrogen-containing energy source to produce hydrogen on-demand in situ.1-hydrogenbrea

Hydrogen is considered by many to be the best alternative fuel for automotive purposes but there are complications with its safe and efficient storage and very significant concerns surrounding the costs of a hydrogen infrastructure for transportation. This new discovery may well have found the answers to both these challenges.

When the components of ammonia are separated…

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Looking to the past for the fuel of the future

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IN NOVEMBER 1942, Belgium’s public bus system ground to a halt, crippled by a wartime shortage of diesel.

The standstill caused chaos. Engineers at the country’s public transport company got to work and by April 1943 the service was up and running again. They had adapted about 100 buses to run on an alternative fuel – liquid ammonia, pumped into tanks on the buses’ roofs.

The experiment was short-lived, but it proved the point that ammonia – plus a small amount of coal gas to help combustion – could be used as a transport fuel. View full article »

thefreeorg:

A Gold-Mine of info and links for confronting Capitalist Agriculture madness, with another great talk by amaazing Vandana Shiva.

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:

The insanity has gone far enough. It’s time to unite and fight back, which is why I encourage you to boycott every single product owned by members of the [Grocery Manufacturers Association] GMA, including natural and organic brands. To learn more about this boycott, and the traitor brands that are included, please visit TheBoycottList.org.  


By Dr. Mercola  Organic Consumers Association  July 1, 2014

Did you know that the modern agricultural system is responsible for putting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the actual burning of fossil fuels? Understanding this reveals an obvious answer to pressing global problems.

There are only three places for carbon to go: land, air, and water. Our agricultural practices have removed massive amounts of valuable carbon from land, transferring it into air and water. Carbon management is critically important regardless of one’s views of climate change.

By paying greater attention to carbon management…

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In  summer 2013 members of several ABC groups discussed the necessity of introducing an International Day for Anarchist Prisoners. Given there are already established dates for Political Prisoners Rights Day or Prison Justice Day, we found it important to emphasise the stories of our comrades as well. Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ‘political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organisations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change.

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At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries, to say nothing of the names and cases involving many of our incarcerated comrades.

This is why we have decided to introduce an annual Week for Anarchist Prisoners on August 23-30.

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thefreeorg:

In arid climates country houses were often built with a roof
catchment tank built in. Modern houses usually have roof guttering and can be easily adapted.
It works, we’ve done it for years! Though you need to filter the water for drinking, and those plastic tanks don’t keep water fresh. This is Ch 7 but the whole book is on the blog..

Originally posted on TreeYo Permaculture:

Roof Water Catchment and Tanks | A Permaculture Design Course Handbook.

Fun feature i have been playing with here lately at the lake to help get off us off the grid for water. Had to do some Kentucky style jerry rigging, but when in Rome do as the Romans do! Our latest EDU release, this one from the water chapter. http://treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com/chapter-7-water/roof-water-catchment-and-tanks/

schematic of roof cathment system from Brad Lancaster

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thefreeorg:

This is the best English language article yet on a revolutionary new concept of coops which is spreading rapidly in Europe.

Originally posted on Guerrilla Translation!:

Michel Bauwensof theP2P Foundation, Neal Gorenfloof Shareable,and authorJohn Restakisinterview Catalan Integral Cooperative’sEnric Duran

In this interview, Neal Gorenflo (founder, Shareable), Michel Bauwens (founder, P2P Foundation), and John Restakis (author, “Humanizing the Economy”) speak with Enric Duran. Duran is a Catalan anti-capitalist activist, perhaps best known for his well-publicized act of “financial civil disobedience” announced on September 17, 2008, in which he described his having attained roughly half a million Euros in bank loans and subsequently distributing these funds to support anti-capitalist activist movements. As it was never his intention to pay these debts but instead to stir debate about the unfair legal advantages afforded to the powerful financial elite, he was soon…

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thefreeorg:

Great translation and brilliant graphics! But very LONG!

Originally posted on Guerrilla Translation!:

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Movimiento por la Democracia

Whatever happened to the 15-M Movement? Where did Occupy go? Three years after the groundbreaking revolutionary ruptures of 2011, violent repression and media invisibility have relegated these thriving movements to a grey area. The perception seems to shift between mainstream derision and niche-group interest. Occupy’s roots have spread out and sprouted a multitude of initiatives, though perhaps the source inspiration is not always publicly recognized. But in Spain, the popular experience of austerity – the murderous palliative prescribed as a cure for the crisis – and the resulting political movements in reaction have been giving the lie to the mainstream narrative that 15-M is a “has been”.

The movement undeniably lives. Its form has been mutated, re-imagined, distributed, and coalesced into a swarm of activity and hacks to the system. We live here, we see it every day. These initiatives are not as easily seen…

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The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil

by Esther Solano Gallego, from ROAR with thanks

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Despised by many, hailed by some: the Black Bloc in Brazil uses its “performative violence” to draw attention to the everyday struggles of millions.

Article by Esther Solano Gallego and Paulo Rogério Lugoboni Filho. Illustration by Luciano Cunha, creator of O Doutrinador.

It was in the first weeks of the massive anti-government protests that started in June 2013 and shook Brazilian society to its very foundations that the Black Bloc made its first appearance on the protest scene. Demonstrations took place in dozens of cities across the country, but the black-clad youngsters who covered their faces and linked arms at the front-line of the marches, ready for any confrontation with the security forces, made their appearance mainly on the streets of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.anon brasil

While being denounced by some for their violent tactics, actively looking for confrontations with the police and smashing banks and other symbols of global capitalism, those joining the Black Bloc in a protest could also count on some support from fellow protesters. During last year’s education crisis in October, which drew thousands of indignant teachers to the streets, the Black Bloc was present to protect them from the police violence.

In response, the SEPE Teacher’s Union declared its unconditional support for the Black Bloc, claiming that many have been protected by the masked youngsters from the excessive use of force by the police. Even though the SEPE has now retracted its support for the Black Bloc, and popular opinion has turned against it due to its negative depiction in the mainstream media, this strategy of radical anti-authoritarianism is still alive and kicking on the streets of Brazil today.

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Carlos and Carmen have been sentenced and jailed in a political show trial just for supporting a picket at the last General Strike..- just to rub in the fact of state power and arrogance!

Originally posted on acampadasbd:

HoraA les 5 de la tarda

Lloc: Subdelegació del Govern

Adreça: Carrer Mallorca 278, Barcelona

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Caja de resistencia: Unicaja 2103 0901 61 0010032608

Apoya y firma el indulto para Carlos y Carmen

Manifestación contra la represión a la lucha social en el Estado español. Son muchos los casos de detenciones, condenas y encarcelamientos en los últimos años a personas por participar en protestas sociales, huelgas, defensas de nuestros barrios, etc. Muchas ciudades como Madrid, Sevilla, Hhuesca, Burgos, Barcelona, Cadiz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Segovia, Salamanca, Buenos Aires, Nantes, Berlín, etc. se están sumando para salir a la calle ese día y que se nos escuche bien fuerte. ¡LA LUCHA SOCIAL NO ES DELITO!

Para mas info:
http://stoprepresiongranada.wordpress.com/
http://carloscarmenabsolucion.wordpress.com/

NI MULTAS, NI DETENCIONES, NI ENCARCELAMIENTOS POR LUCHAR.
FRENTE A LA REPRESIÓN, LUCHA.
FRENTE A LAS INJUSTICIAS, SOLIDARIDAD.
Grupo Stop Represión. 15M Granada

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Solidaridad con otros casos de represión

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