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submedia TV: Dakotas block Pipeline..IWW Prison Strike.. Burn Down the Plantation

In this sedition we bring you an exclusive interview with prison inmate Melvin Ray, secretly filmed inside Holman Prison in Alabama. Melvin is a member of the Free Alabama Movement, a national organization against mass Incarceration and prison slavery.

They have teamed up with the IWW’s Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, to organize the largest prison strike in history, set to kick off on September 9th. Read more about the actions leading up to the strike at It’s Going Down.iww

You can listen to our entire interview with Melvin Ray here.

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On the news section we give you a blow by blow of the recent Milwaukee rebellions that erupted, following the police murder of African American Sylville K. Smith.

We follow this up with the growing resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline in so called North Dakota.NODAP2-e1460826233760 Continue reading submedia TV: Dakotas block Pipeline..IWW Prison Strike.. Burn Down the Plantation

MEKONG MADNESS: STOP DAMS KILLING THE LARGEST INLAND FISHERIES

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Investigative reporter, TOM FAWTHROP has just returned from the site of the Don Sahong – a hydrodam being constructed in the middle of an eco-paradise of wetlands in Southern Laos where over 200 fish species have been recorded.

Increasingly the Mekong has become an arena of unilateral ‘water grabbing’ for the sole purpose of hydro-dam construction by China and Lao, with scant regard for good governance in water sharing or for the protection of the rich biodiversity.

The Four Thousands Islands (Sipangdon) in southern Laos, has long beguiled explorers tourists and locals with its vast number of islets, spectacular waterfalls and 26 major islands. Over a stretch of 50 kms the mighty Mekong River splits into seven major braided channels. This pristine area of precious wetlands screamed out for international protection as provided for under the Ramsar Convention, a protection that has been embraced by Cambodia just two kilometres away across the border.untitled_image_1_452456

But the Lao authoritarian state opted for a hydropower dam, rather than Ramsar protection for endangered dolphins, the abundant fisheries and one of the region’s most cherished waterscapes. Continue reading MEKONG MADNESS: STOP DAMS KILLING THE LARGEST INLAND FISHERIES

El Gas de Fracking de EEUU llega a Galicia: ‘ Mucho peor que el Carbón’..el gasoducto Midcat ‘ha Muerto’..

Llega a España el primer cargamento de gas de fracking USA

LLeno de gas del Fracking de EEUU el buque Sestao Knutsen llego el 22 Juliol 2016 al terminal Mugardos ubicado en el Puerto de Ferrol en Galicia operado y propiedad de la empresa Reganosa.
El buque Sestao Knutsen llegó el 22 Juliol 2016 al terminal Mugardos ubicado en el Puerto de Ferrol en Galicia operado y propiedad de la empresa Reganosa.  foto de archivo

El 22 de Julio llegó al puerto de Ferrol el primer cargamento de gas de fracking procedente de EEUU.  Según denuncian Ecologistas en Acción, Amigos de la Tierra y otras organizaciones, la llegada del metanero Sestao Knutsen, impedirá a buen seguro el cumplimiento de los ya exiguos e insuficientes objetivos climáticos europeos. Las próximas entregas serán a Barcelona y Sagunto (Valencia).

‘Ni aquí Ni en ninguna parte’ es el lema del movimiento anti-fracking, y genera rechazo el engaño de la importación de gas del fracking de EEUU, especialmente ante las noticias que resulta mucho más dañino que el carbón.

Los últimos estudios de Harvard  dan pruebas que ‘La Revolución del Fracking  es letal para el clima debido a las fugas incontrolables de metano y que ha hecho a perder todas las supuestas reducciones de emisiones en EEUU desde 2009.frackin_7138_11

Probado que el Gas de Fracking es ‘Mucho peor que el Carbón’.

El gas de fracking no es un sustituto menos dañino para el clima. Estudios autoritativos de Harvard y Cornell han revelado que es mucho peor que el carbón  debido a las fugas incontrolables de metano. Continue reading El Gas de Fracking de EEUU llega a Galicia: ‘ Mucho peor que el Carbón’..el gasoducto Midcat ‘ha Muerto’..

Where do Co-ops Drive the Economy and Most People Are Members?

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In Northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region co-ops produce 30 percent of the GDP. Here are six things we can learn from it.
 by John Duda    shared with thanks

Picture a day like this: You wake up and head to your job at a small company you own and manage together with your fellow workers, doing high-tech, advanced manufacturing that’s too specialized for bigger factories.

For lunch, you swing by a restaurant owned by another worker cooperative, this one a national-scale firm that serves millions of customers each year.bologna.jpg Continue reading Where do Co-ops Drive the Economy and Most People Are Members?

Mega-Corpse Of Loch Ness Monster ‘Found’ In Scotland

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— Photos, Facts, & Thoughts On The Approaching Extinction Of Many Marine Species

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The supposed carcass of the Loch Ness Monster has been found on the shores of the infamous Scottish loch, according to some recent reports. Found in this case refers of course to the recent appearance of a rather interesting new hoax — the photos are quite fetching aren’t they?

While animals that fit the description of the famous Loch Ness Monster most certainly have existed at various points in time, in various parts of the world — and while I’m not of the mind that all “sightings” are hoaxes per se — the chances of finding a physical animal living in Loch Ness that fits the description are pretty much nil.

There are plenty of real life 'monsters', many of them being driven to extinction by human predation
There are plenty of real life ‘monsters’, many of them being driven to extinction by human predation

So, what are we left with? A hoax of some sort — though the motives behind hoaxes often vary quite a bit. In this case, I’d say that those behind it have had quite a bit of fun. I wonder what the exact motive was? Continue reading Mega-Corpse Of Loch Ness Monster ‘Found’ In Scotland

Brazil Coup: Indians protest Law to “Undo” Land rights Progress by

As the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff moves forward, interim President Michel Temer and his newly appointed ministers are attempting to put a stop to the protection of indigenous lands. Continue reading Brazil Coup: Indians protest Law to “Undo” Land rights Progress by

The Methane Bomb: New Proof that Frack Gas is Twice as Bad as Coal for Climate

Fracking is twice as bad for climate as coal – will the Climate Change Committee ban it?

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by Dr Robin Russell-Jones  from the ecologist  with thanks

 The UK government is all for fracking, writes Dr Robin Russell-Jones, but on climate grounds alone it should be banned. Evidence from the US shows that shale gas is twice as dirty as coal from a climate viewpoint due to ‘fugitive emissions’ of methane. That makes fracking incompatible with the UK’s climate change commitments and the Paris Agreement – as the CCC may soon rule.
We have been unofficially informed that the CCC has accepted our data on fugitive emissions of methane – and that shale gas is twice as bad as coal from a climate change perspective. In other words fracking is likely to be banned.

Fracking has aroused huge controversy in the UK, mainly in England, as there are moratoriums on fracking in Scotland and Wales.

There is very little public support for fracking and virtually no local support with anti-fracking groups springing up wherever fracking companies apply for permission to drill. Continue reading The Methane Bomb: New Proof that Frack Gas is Twice as Bad as Coal for Climate