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STOP THEM NOW: Why do So Few of us Protest the High Risk of a Nuclear Holocaust?

by   Lawrence Wittner  36 Comments      In recent weeks, the people of the world have been treated to yet another display of the kind of nuclear insanity that has broken out periodically ever since 1945 and the dawn of the nuclear era.

“The fact that both Trump and Kim are being ‘messed with’ despite their possession of very powerful armed forces, including nuclear weapons, seems to have eluded both men, who continue their deadly game of nuclear threat and bluster.”

On April 11, Donald Trump, irked by North Korea’s continued tests of nuclear weapons and missiles, tweeted that “North Korea is looking for trouble.” If China does not “help,” then “we will solve the problem without them.”

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded by announcing that, in the event of a U.S. military attack, his country would not scruple at launching a nuclear strike at U.S. forces. In turn, Trump declared: “We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. We have the best military people on earth.” Continue reading STOP THEM NOW: Why do So Few of us Protest the High Risk of a Nuclear Holocaust?

May Day 2017: We Strike Back Against Capitalists

CALLOUT: MAY DAY 2017 – WE ARE POOR BECAUSE THEY ARE RICH… AND IT’S RIGHT TO REVOLT!

BY   May 1st is a day of solidarity with other exploited people across the world and within our communities. This is a call to reclaim and rebuild the history and struggle against oppression with an anti-capitalist gathering, celebration and resistance.Image result for mayday class war

This year we will commemorate those who fought with their lives for an 8 hour workday in Chicago over 100 years ago, and the innocent anarchists who lost their lives at the hand of the law.

On May 1st 2017 we will stand against capitalism, colonialism, borders and the state; we will stand for freedom, community and self-determination as we continue the struggles of workers started so many years ago.

Capitalism continues to steal land, life, culture and language from in the name of profit. The empire it has built on stolen land keeps workers under the boot of the bosses, the unemployed under the boot of the state, as our labour increases their profit margins and we merely survive and dream of the lives we can live in our worn-out bodies come retirement.Image result for mayday general strike migrants

On May 1st, 2017 we will gather as anti-capitalists against the systems of oppression that commodify our basic needs and force us to work for our daily bread. The food from the fields and trees and the houses on the streets have all been packaged into marketable products and fenced off from all who cannot pay the price. Continue reading May Day 2017: We Strike Back Against Capitalists

Flood of Fracking Gas from US will Arrive Soon in Spain #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

UPDATE The Frack gas won’t arrive in Spain yet.. The tanker la Mancha Knutsen went elsewhere and the next danger is the ship Cadiz Knutsen #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

STOP the  Frack Gas that Gas Natural Fenosa is bringing to Spain

 

* It is proposed to use the hashtag #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump  to inform and promote resistance to Fracking Gas

in spanish here http://wp.me/pIJl9-9zh  in catalan here http://

Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) has a contract to receive hundreds of cargoes of the Fracking Gas glut in the US which is causing innumerable cancers, poisoned aquifers and has produced a  methane cloud  visible from space that greatly exacerbates the global climate crisis.

Anti fracking demonstration in_Burgos. So far fracking in Spain has been successfully blocked

The GNF contracts havbe been signed for 20 years beginning in August / Sept. 2017. But we have found out that some shipments will arrive beforehand  during test period. The destination is in secret but will probably be to Barcelona, which has most storage space,  or Valencia.

Flood of US Fracking Gas due to arrive in Spain

GNF has already chartered 4 ‘LNG Knutsen’ tankers to do the business. One of them, the new ‘La Mancha Knutsen’, has just left Algeciras (30  March) for Sabine Pass in Louisiana, where the gas is to be collected in the form of LNG (Liquified Natural Gas)

This information is according to the  Vessel Finder Site HERE … see destination. Arrival at Sabine Pass April 20th

current ship flag: Spain
LA MANCHA KNUTSEN LNG Tanker

vessel photo LA MANCHA KNUTSEN

UPLOAD PHOTO MORE INFO

APR 01, 2017 13:09 UTC
Sailing to / ETA SABINE PASS / Apr 20, 09:00
CourseN/A Speed14.3 kn Current draught9.3 m
Gross Tonnage114000 t BuiltN/A IMO number9721724
Deadweight81605 t Size290 x 46 m MMSI224444000

Faced with these facts, it is more than preobable that they will start with their immoral and criminal Frack.Gas business that seeks private profit in destroying the climate and the world biosphere, and poisons the air we breathe.

Map of loading and re-gasification facilities in Barcelona. The tourist city with a Council promising power to the people is about to receive frack gas obtained by ruining the EEUU environment and which is pushing the whole world to the precipice of Climate Disaster.

If the La Mancha Knutsen is really on its way to pick up the first load of Frack-gas for GNF it will arrive in Spain between the 10th and 20th of May, 2017, which leaves us time to find out which port it will come to. Continue reading Flood of Fracking Gas from US will Arrive Soon in Spain #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

El Fracking Gas d’Estats Units Arriba Aviat a l’Estat Espanyol #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

 UPDATE:::Aún no llega el Gas del Fracking. El barco La Mancha Knutsen se desvió y el próximo peligro es al Cadiz Knutsen

STOP al Fracking Gas que Gas Natural Fenosa porta a l’Estat Espanyol

La construcció del segon ‘train’ de LNG per a Gas Natural Fenosa a Sabine Pass en els aiguamolls de Louisiana, 2015 (google maps)

* Es proposa utilitzar el hashtag #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump per informar i promoure la resistència a l’Gas del fracking

in English here:.. http://wp.me/pIJl9-9Ale  in spanish here http://wp.me/pIJl9-9zh

Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) té contracte per rebre centenars de carregaments del Gas LNG, gairebé tot el fracking que està arrasant EUA, causant innombrables càncers, aqüífers enverinats i un núvol de metà visible de l’espai que agreuja la crisi del clima mundial.

Els contractes de GNF estan signats per 20 anys començant a l’agost / setembre. del 2017. Però hem esbrinat que alguns carregaments arribaran abans com en període de proves. La destinació queda en secret però serà probablement al port de Barcelona que té molt espai d’emmagatzematge  (o qualsevol de les 7 plantes de regasificació).

El gas per a Gas Natural ( principalment del fracking) arriba a Sabine Pass a través de la Cheniere Trail Pipeline que va a través dels pantans no protegits i fortament contaminades amb materials tòxics des de les plataformes petrolíferes no controlats i la runa de l’huracà Rita.

GNF ha reservat  ja almenys 4 vaixells tipus ‘LNG Knutsen’ per fer el negoci. Un d’ells, el nou ‘la Mancha Knutsen’, acaba de sortir d’Algeciras (30 de març, 2017) rumb a Sabine Pass a Louisiana, on es recull el gas en forma de LNG per al contracte de Gas Natural.

Aquesta informació ve del lloc Vessel Finder AQUI…veure destination. Arribada a Sabine Pass 20  d’Abril. Continue reading El Fracking Gas d’Estats Units Arriba Aviat a l’Estat Espanyol #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

El Fracking Gas de EEUU llega pronto en España #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

 UPDATE:::Aún no llega el Gas del Fracking. El barco La Mancha Knutsen se desvió y el próximo peligro es al Cadiz Knutsen

STOP a la inundación del Gas de Fracking que Gas Natural Fenosa trae a España

La construcción de. segundo ‘train’ de LNG para Gas Natural Fenosa en Sabine Pass en los humedales de Louisiana, 2015 (google maps)

read in English below and here.. en català abaix y aquí

 *se propone usar el hashtag  # NoAlFrackGasDelTrump para informar y promover la resistencia al Gas del Fracking

Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) tiene contrato para recibir centenares de cargamentos del Gas LNG, casi todo del Fracking que está arrasando EEUU, causando innumerables cánceres, acuíferos envenenados y una nube de metano visible del espacio que agrava la crisis del clima mundial.

Los contratos de GNF están  firmados para 20 años empezando en Agosto/Sept. del 2017. Pero hemos averiguado que algunos cargamentos llegarán antes como en periodo de pruebas. La destinación  queda en secreto pero será probablemente al puerto de Barcelona que tiene mucho espacio de almacenamiento (o a cualquier de las 7 plantas de regasificación).

manifestacion_contra_fracking_en Burgos
GNF ha fletado ya  al menos 4 barcos tipo ‘LNG Knutsen’ para hacer el negocio. Uno de ellos, el nuevo ‘La Mancha Knutsen’, acaba de salir de Algeciras (30 de marzo, 2017) rumbo a Sabine Pass en Louisiana, dónde se recoge el gas en forma de LNG para el contrato de Gas Natural. Esta información viene del sitio Vessel Finder AQUI…ver destination. Llegada a Sabine Pass 20  de Abril.
current ship flag: Spain
LA MANCHA KNUTSEN LNG Tanker

vessel photo LA MANCHA KNUTSEN

UPLOAD PHOTO MORE INFO

APR 01, 2017 13:09 UTC
Sailing to / ETA SABINE PASS / Apr 20, 09:00
CourseN/A Speed14.3 kn Current draught9.3 m
Gross Tonnage114000 t BuiltN/A IMO number9721724
Deadweight81605 t Size290 x 46 m MMSI224444000

Ante estos hechos, son fundados los temores para pensar que van a empezar ya con su negocio inmoral que promueve  los crímenes que están arrasando el clima y la biosfera mundial, envenenando el aire que respiramos.

Si es así que el metanero La Mancha Knutsen  va a recoger el primero cargamento de gas de fracking para GNF, llegará a España entre el día 10 y día 20 de Mayo, que nos deja tiempo para averiguar a qué puerto viene.

Continue reading El Fracking Gas de EEUU llega pronto en España #NoAlFrackGasDelTrump

Activists dressed as animals invade Bell Pottinger to protest fracking

www.reclaimthepower.org.uk     Today 40 activists dressed as animals invaded PR firm Bell Pottinger in central London to expose their ties with fracking. Today’s activities closed the national ‘Break the Chain’ fortnight of action by Reclaim the Power [1].

The activists staged an animal-themed intervention of the Bell Pottinger offices, with zebras throwing leaves, monkeys spreading animal manure and a squid spraying ‘ink’ on the windows. The scene was left in chaos with messages reading “Break the Chain” and “We said No”.Image result for Activists dressed as animals invade Bell Pottinger to protest fracking

The group said they were targeting the company due to their continual support of fracking since they helped clean up Cuadrilla’s reputation following an earthquake caused by them attempting to frack in 2011 in Blackpool [2]. Bell Pottinger currently represent Centrica who are a major fracking investor in the UK[3][4]. Continue reading Activists dressed as animals invade Bell Pottinger to protest fracking

Another One Bites the Dust: Northern Access Pipeline Defeated in NY

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by Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire          Communities in upstate New York are celebrating the recent announcement from the Department of Environmental Conservation that the Northern Access Pipeline will not receive the necessary permits for construction. The $500 million pipeline, proposed by National Fuel Gas, would have brought fracked gas from Pennsylvania to upstate NY.

An announcement from the DEC on April 7 stated, “After an in-depth review of the proposed Northern Access Pipeline project and following three public hearings and the consideration of over 5,700 comments, DEC has denied the permit due to the project’s failure to avoid adverse impacts to wetlands, streams and fish and other wildlife habitat. “We are confident that this decision supports our state’s strict water quality standards that all New Yorkers depend on.”Image result for Northern Access Pipeline Defeated in NY

While the DEC was the one that rejected the permit, the real heroes are the thousands of people that turned out to rallies and public hearings to put grassroots pressure on the government to stop the pipeline. As was noted in a previous article on the Earth First! Newswire, though the resistance at Standing Rock ultimately failed to stop the the Dakota Access Pipeline, the nationwide movement it sparked has successfully defeated numerous pipelines in the past year, as well as inspiring a new a wave protest encampments. The residents of New York and the watersheds they are protecting appear to be the latest benefactor of this powerful wave of pipeline resistance.