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Russian enviro who criticized Olympics sentenced to three years of forced labor

An activist who coauthored a report cataloging the appalling environmental damage wreaked by Olympic construction will spend the next three years in a Russian penal colony. Continue reading Russian enviro who criticized Olympics sentenced to three years of forced labor

Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer: PUT PUTIN AWAY.. Boycott Sochi!

Finally Nadezhda and Maria are free! Both denounced the cynical manipulation of President Putin seeking credit for amnestying them just before their release date anyway. Both called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia to protest the blatant neo-fascist style persecution of women, gays and minorities

put putin outPussy Riot was founded in 2011, but shot to greater prominence after appearing in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February 2012, to perform a radical brilliant  song called Punk Prayer which attacked the Orthodox Church’s support for President Vladimir Putin.

Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away” Lyrics (translated from Russian)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
Рut Putin away, put Putin away Continue reading Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer: PUT PUTIN AWAY.. Boycott Sochi!

Let Them Go, Mr Putin: 27 Activists and Greenpeace boat kidnapped

by Stuart Jeanne Bramhall / September 22nd, 2013oildisaster3

When it suits its purposes, Russia seems to have the same propensity as the US to thumb its nose at international law. Two weeks ago, Putin acquired immense international stature and prestige by halting the imminent threat of US missile strikes in Syria. Now he seems to have squandered it all by illegally seizing a Greenpeace vessel in international waters. Continue reading Let Them Go, Mr Putin: 27 Activists and Greenpeace boat kidnapped

Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?

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Great news! By just 13 votes the Brit Parliament voted against bombing Syria.

This, along with Arab League failure to endorse, French backing off and a snowballing anti-war campaign at home MAY BE ENOUGH to stop the US attacking Syria.

Bad news for US corporations and the arms market. Bad news for the Israelis, for all the imperialist, racist and sexist warmongers who get hot on the idea of blowing people to pieces for their own profit and prestige. Continue reading Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?

US/UK to risk WW3 to bomb Syrians with crazy ‘Chemical Weapons’ Pretext

 

update here: Good News At Last! .. Syria Bombing to be Cancelled?

The US military/industrial economy needs fresh blood.. or rather needs a war,

the final logic of insane predator capitalism.frag the war

Morality. …Can a nation which has repeatedly used and sold chemical weapons then morally  bomb another country on suspicion they used them? Continue reading US/UK to risk WW3 to bomb Syrians with crazy ‘Chemical Weapons’ Pretext

Shrink That Footprint: balloon graphic

Greenhouse gas emissions explained, in seven balloons

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In 2010, human activity caused 50 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent in emissions.The emissions were 76 percent carbon dioxide, 16 percent methane, 8 percent nitrous oxide, and 2 percent F-gases.

The biggest emitters were China (23 percent), the U.S. (14 percent), Europe (10 percent), India (5 percent), and Russia (5 percent).

And the primary sources of emissions were energy (35 percent), industry (18 percent), transport (13 percent), agriculture (11 percent), forestry (11 percent), buildings (8 percent), and waste (4 percent). The sources are explained in more detail in the balloons. Continue reading Shrink That Footprint: balloon graphic

Support Irina, still jailed in Russia for resisting Nazis

Support Irina Lipskaya,

 

imprisoned anarchist and anti-fascist from Moscow

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27th of June 2013,

The arrest of Irina was prolonged until 2nd of October. She was arrested 2nd of July 2012, so now Irina has already spent more than one year in prison without a court! Arrest of Irina was prolonged due to dubious claims of her alleged “victims” that they still have not acquintanced themselves with the results of the investigation.  Continue reading Support Irina, still jailed in Russia for resisting Nazis

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