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Wave of Solidarity Actions continues with Hambach Forest : 4 Defendersnow jailed

Actions Across Europe in Solidarity with Hambach Forest Defenders

from Hambach ForestThis Weekend’s Outpouring of Solidarity for Hambi from Across Europe and the World.

Rising levels of repression and police actions in Hambach Forest, continual lignite mining, temporary hold on logging for this year only by RWE, and rising level of propaganda and police threats to use this “no logging year” to plan to evict over 20 tree-houses and over 11 barrios blocking the largest toxic lignite mine in Western Europe, all of this and of course the record number of nine, now four (one is too many regardless of who they are) of Hambach Forest defenders in prison, all of this has led to: Continue reading Wave of Solidarity Actions continues with Hambach Forest : 4 Defendersnow jailed

‘Francia ya Explota Secretamente el Gas de Fracking en Argelia’ denuncia un Deputado Francés

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Escandalo en Francia, un diputado acusa el gobierno de permitir secretamente el fracking en su ex colonia de Argelia. Si Francia realmente hace ya el fracking en Argelia el gas sería el doble de dañino para nuestra emergencia climático que el carbón. Y si el nuevo gasoducto desde Timimoun construido por TOTAL lleva este gas a la red general llegaría también a los dos gasoductos que suministran dos terceras partes del gas de Iberia (22 bcm).

Y el gobierno español ha anunciado varias veces que el nuevo gasoducto controvertido Midcat sirviría para ‘exportar gas desde Argelia a Francia’.El Fracking en el Sahara es una pesadilla porque le falta  un promedio de16.65 milliones de litros de agua por cada una de miles de perforaciones. Y por el peligro de contaminar el agua freática en el acuífero que da vida a todos los oasis del mega-desierto.

Hemos publicado un articulo ”Argelia da luz verde al Fracking Gas con EU Imperialistas TOTAL y CEPSA, 18 Enero 2018”detallando la decisión del gobierno de Argelia de renunciar la prohibición del fracking. Hemos incluido la noticia que el fracking empezaría en el campo de gas de Timimoun en el desierto del sur oeste.

Timimoun, where the fracking may begin, is the ancient center of 200 magical oasis villages set into majestic cliffs. All are 100% dependent on clean aquifer water. Continue reading ‘Francia ya Explota Secretamente el Gas de Fracking en Argelia’ denuncia un Deputado Francés

‘France is secretly Fracking Algeria already’.. claims French MP

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  •  ENGLISH TRANSLATION 

Scandal in France, a deputy accuses the government of secretly allowing fracking in its ex colony of Algeria. If France really is fracking in Algeria, the gas would be twice as harmful to our climate emergency as coal.  And if the new gas pipeline from Timimoun built by TOTAL brings this gas to the general gas network, it would also reach the two gas pipelines that supply two thirds of Iberia’s gas (22 bcm).

And the Spanish government has announced several times that the new controversial Midcat gas pipeline would serve to ‘export gas from Algeria to France’.

We have published an article ”18 Jan 2018 ” detailing the decision of the Algerian government to renounce the ban on fracking. We included the news that fracking would start at the Timimoun gas field in the south west desert.

Accepting the Animal Holocaust is promoting Climate Catastrophe ..Toxic Masculinity, Capitalism and Mass Cultural Delusion!

Killing Floor: the Business of Animal Slaughter

         from Counterpunch with thanks

We saw them peer out from between the slats of tightly packed trucks as they were steered through town. Often when lorries slowed at a road crossing, groups of children – myself among them – hung on to the rear for a free ride (a risky street game we called ‘going for a hudgie’), but the idea of hanging on to a slaughterhouse truck filled us with revulsion. As city kids, our view of farm animals was filtered through the misty lens of Disney, but anyone could see the slaughterhouse run was wrong. Given the chance, we would most definitely have sprung our gentle friends free to roam the streets and our imagination: cows, pigs, chickens – the lot.

They were terrified in those rattling high-sided vehicles; mothers were separated from their young, and some gave birth in the cramped conditions of the truck itself. It was not unusual for a litter to be born and trampled in transit, and for some to slip through the slats as a bolus of blood and flaccid flesh; we once saw a newborn piglet slide out onto the tarmac in Saltmarket, but were unable to find out if it was alive before it was crushed under heavy traffic. Continue reading Accepting the Animal Holocaust is promoting Climate Catastrophe ..Toxic Masculinity, Capitalism and Mass Cultural Delusion!

Time to Pull the Plugs: Only Anti-Capitalism could Save The Planet

Capital will not lead the exit from the fossil economy. Only a movement of movements can amass a social power greater than the enemy’s in the little time that is left.

Andreas Malm             Illustrations by  Zoran Svilar

Our best hope now is an immediate return to the flow. CO2 emissions have to be brought close to zero: some sources of energy that do not produce any emissions bathe the Earth in an untapped glow. The sun strikes the planet with more energy in a single hour than humans consume in a year.

Put differently, the rate at which the Earth intercepts sunlight is nearly 10,000 times greater than the entire energy flux humans currently muster — a purely theoretical potential, of course, but even if unsuitable locations are excluded, there remains a flow of solar energy a thousand times larger than the annual consumption of the stock of fossil fuels.

The flow of wind alone can also power the world. It has nothing like the overwhelming capacity of direct solar radiation, but estimates of the technically available supply range from one to twenty-four times total current energy demand.

Other renewable sources — geothermal, tidal, wave, water — can make significant contributions, but fall short of the promises of solar and wind. If running water constituted the main stream of the flow before the fossil economy, light and air may do so after it. Continue reading Time to Pull the Plugs: Only Anti-Capitalism could Save The Planet

Argelia da luz verde al Fracking Gas con EU Imperialistas TOTAL y CEPSA

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A pesar de las promesas, Argelia ha abandonado su moratoria sobre el gas de Fracking que adoptó después del levantamiento popular de 1915, con miles de heridos y un muerto, Mohamed Anoui, de 21 años. La fuerte resistencia unida obligó al Estado a abandonar sus planes por temor a volver a encender una guerra civil.

El fracking utiliza un cóctel químico tóxico y una presión explosiva incontrolable para romper rocas abiertas y puede envenenar permanentemente las aguas subterráneas de las cuales las comunidades argelinas del desierto son 100% dependientes.

El gas natural es más del 90% de metano que escapa fácilmente y es docenas de veces más letal que el CO2 en el marco de 20 años.

El “apuesto por el gas” de la UE como un sustituto “verde” es un fraude flagrante que ignora la urgente necesidad de salvarnos de Climate Meltdown. Los nuevos oleoductos subsidiados por el público de la UE, NordStream, TAP y Midcat son peligrosos e inmorales apostados por la codiciosa industria de combustibles fósiles corruptos para encerrarnos en su producto para las generaciones venideras.

La tubería de Midcat es especialmente perversa. Se promueve para “traer gas africano a Europa” cuando la capacidad de los oleoductos actuales de Argelia no puede satisfacer ni la mitad de las necesidades de Iberia. El único uso para Midcat será bombear gas LNG de Barcelona a Francia (en lugar de enviarlo directamente a Francia). Si Midcat se construye será puramente porque la UE pagará por ello y los políticos españoles obtendrán su parte. Una vez que se construya Midcat, el argumento puede cambiar a “necesitamos nuevos gaseoductos de Argelia para incorporar Fracking Gas y hacer que Midcat sea viable”.

En 2015, la industria, incluida Halliburton, prometió que sus operaciones previas al Frackinjg en Argelia eran “absolutamente limpias”, pero los activistas visitaron los sitios de la encuesta y descubrieron desbordamientos de lagos de desechos tóxicos y productos químicos esparcidos por todas partes. Fotos y vídeos publicados en sitios de redes sociales revelaron la ausencia de instalaciones para tratar el agua y el lodo de perforación, llevando a la gente de Ain Salah a rebelar y sacar a la luz la falsidad de las afirmaciones de Sonatrach.

El Gas de Fracking es mucho peor que el gas extraido por métodos convencionales. Es al menos el doble de dañino que el carbón para el cambio climático. debido a las inevitables filtraciones de metano. (De hecho, algunos estudios han calculado que podría ser hasta 5 veces peor que el carbón; nunca se han realizado mediciones en los EE. UU. A pesar de que se perforaron varios millones de pozos de Fracking, excepto en casos limitados controlados por la propia industria corrupta.) El Presidente Trump ha ABOLIDO POR DECRETO hasta los controles voluntarios que iban a ser introducidos)

Timimoun, donde comenzará el fracking, es el antiguo centro de un centenar de pueblos de oasis impresionantes, Se ubica entre majestuosos acantilados. Todos los oases se encuentran 100% dependientes del agua limpia del acuífero.

La UE todavía acepta el fraude del Gas de Fracking de los Estados Unidos, bajo una fuerte presión para permitir su ingreso a Europa, a pesar de ser más caro y dos veces más letal para el clima que el gas de Rusia y otros competidores. Continue reading Argelia da luz verde al Fracking Gas con EU Imperialistas TOTAL y CEPSA

Algeria Green-lights climate-lethal Fracking Gas with EU Imperialists TOTAL and CEPSA

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Despite promises Algeria has abandoned its Moratorium on Fracking Gas which it adopted after the 1915 popular uprising, with thousands of injured and one death, 21 year old Mohamed Anoui. In 2015 the strong united popular resistance forced the State to drop its plans for fear of re-igniting civil war. Now Total and Cepsa are back and due to Start Fracking in April 2018.

The first fracking fields are planned withTotal and Cepsa, in the Tight gas fields of SW Algeria, first in the fields of Ahnet.Timimoun, Touat and Reggane which were already extensively prepared before Total was temporarily expelled during the Anti Fracking Uprising in 2015.

Fracking uses a toxic chemical cocktail and uncontrollable explosive pressure to splinter open rocks and can permanently poison groundwater on which Algerian desert communities are 100% dependent.

‘Natural’ gas is over 90% methane which escapes easily and is dozens of times more lethal than CO2 in the 20 year time frame.

The EU’s ‘dash for gas’ as a ‘green’ substitute is a blatant fraud which ignores the urgent necessity to save us from Climate Meltdown. The new pipelines subsidised by the EU public, NordStream, TAP and Midcat are a dangerous and immoral  bid by the greedy corrupt fossil fuel industry to lock us into their product for generations to come.

The Midcat pipeline is especially perverse. It is being promoted to ‘bring African gas to Europe’ when the capacity of the present pipelines from Algeria can’t supply even half of Iberia’s needs. The only use for Midcat will be to pump LNG gas from Barcelona to France (instead of shipping it directly to France). If Midcat is built it will be purely because the EU will pay for it and Spanish politicians will get their cut. Once Midcat is built the argument may shift to ‘we need new pipelines from Algeria to bring in Fracking Gas and  make Midcat viable’.

In 2015 the industry, including Halliburton, vowed that their pre.fracking operations in Algeria were ‘squeaky clean’, but activists visited the survey sites and found open overflowing  toxic waste lakes and chemicals strewn everywhere. Photos and videos posted on social network sites revealed the absence of facilities to treat water and drilling mud, leading the people of Ain Salah to blow the whistle on Sonatrach’s claims..

Fracked Gas is much much worse, it is at least twice as Bad as Coal for Climate Change, due to inevitable methane leaks. (Indeed some studies have calculated it could be up to 5 times as bad as coal, measurements in the US have never been done despite several million fracking wells being drilled, except in limited cases controlled by the corrupt industry itself. Trump ABOLISHED BY DECREE the voluntary controls which were due to be introduced

Timimoun, where the fracking will begin, is the ancient center of 200 magical oasis villages set into majestic cliffs. All are 100% dependent on clean aquifer water.

The EU still accepts the fraud of US Frack Gas, under heavy pressure to allow it into Europe, despite being more expensive and twice as climate lethal as its Russian and other competitors. Continue reading Algeria Green-lights climate-lethal Fracking Gas with EU Imperialists TOTAL and CEPSA