Jeff Biggers

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Historic Victory: Coal Free Chicago Will Electrify Clean Energy Movement
In a move that should electrify the clean energy movement across the country, the tireless champions with the Chicago Clean Power Coalition have announced that Midwest Generation, a subsidiary of multinational giant Edison International, will soon shut down the Windy City's two Model-T-era coal-fired plants.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
New Mountaintop Removal Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, DC
Besieged residents living amid the fallout of the mountaintop removal crisis in the central Appalachian coalfields are descending on Washington, DC today, as part of a new emergency health campaign calling for an immediate moratorium on “the toxic coal acquisition process that has been shown to be associated with heart-breaking birth defects, cardiac problems, lung problems and systemic failures in other human organs.”
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Friday, February 03, 2012
If We Can Stop the Keystone Pipeline, We Can Stop Mountaintop Removal. Right?
One of the most heartening moments of solidarity in the Tar Sands Action movement took place last summer: A contingent of Appalachian coalfield residents, whose homes are literally under siege from daily blasting and stripmining fallout, took their place at a White House sit-in and went to jail in an appeal to President Obama to deny the TransCanada Keystone pipeline permit.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Arizona Unbound: National Actions on Mexican American Studies Banishment
What happens in Arizona doesn't stay in Arizona.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Students Step Up Tucson Walkouts
As the nation watches the Tucson Unified School District’s spiral into disarray, hundreds of students walked out of their Tucson schools Monday in a coordinated protest against the banishment of the district’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tucson says Banished Books May Return to Classrooms
In a clarification of last Friday’s announcement of a list of Mexican American Studies books to “be cleared from all classrooms” in order to comply with a state ban on ethnic studies, the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) declared Tuesday that it ”has not banned any books as has been widely and incorrectly reported.”
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Monday, January 09, 2012
Will Tucson School Board Stand Up and Defend Ethnic Studies?
Instead of once again shining the spotlight on the disgraceful antics of extremist Tea Party hacks in Arizona's withering state government, the national media should be asking why the Tucson Unified School District board and community leaders haven't followed their Phoenix neighbors and summoned the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice to investigate Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal for racial profiling, hate crimes, fraud and even extortio
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Arizona Memo to Journalists / Editors on Immigration: Drop the I-Word
Two words stood out in the AP news story on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law yesterday: BREAKING: Supreme Court says it will rule on Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants Within minutes, "illegal immigrants" headlined newspapers online across the country, such as the New York Daily News :
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Friday, November 04, 2011
Countdown to AZ Recall: People vs. Corporate Lobbyists
Beyond the bread and butter issues of jobs, education, health care and immigration reform, when voters go to the polls next Tuesday in the historic recall election of extremist Arizona state Senate President Russell Pearce, they will also be taking part in a national showdown between corporate lobby influence and local grassroots campaigners in what many consider to be the opening salvo in the 2012 elections.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday
Wall Street and Big Coal corporations have no better friend than Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), the "prince of pork" and powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
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