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Oakland Frackdown

About 90 members of environmental and community groups gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza for “Oakland Frackdown” to protest passage of State Senate Bill 4 authorizing hydraulic fracturing in California. Continue reading

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Movements confront climate change

Occupations of planned fracking sites in Canada and Romania showed the intensification of struggles against the damage fossil fuel exploitation is inflicting. The urgency of stopping the headlong rush to extract and burn fossil fuel was underscored by the latest comprehensive report from the International Panel on Climate Change. Continue reading

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Canada’s First Nations against fracking

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attacked men and women of the Mi’kmaq and Elsipogtog First Nation for blocking a New Brunswick highway in protest of Southwestern Energy doing seismic testing to determine whether local shale gas deposits merit fracking. Continue reading

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Arctic ice in retreat

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Arctic ice in retreat The National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA indicate that the extent of Arctic sea ice this January was the … Continue reading

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Chicagoans rally: Forward on Climate

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Chicagoans rally: Forward on Climate Chicago–“Hey! Obama! We don’t want your climate drama!” we chanted at the Forward on Climate rally here on Feb. 17. There were at least 20 … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views (March-April 2011)

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views THE MIDDLE EAST EXPLODES: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER? The Middle East events are bringing lots of people to talk about 1979 as well as the 2009 movements in Iran. I … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views (Jan.-Feb. 2011)

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views THE OPPOSITE OF WAR IS NOT PEACE BUT REVOLUTION Your Statement, “War threat over Korea,” issued on your website on Dec. 9 had it just right! “The continuing threat of … Continue reading

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