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Fired Walmart Workers Arrested in Protest at Yahoo Headquarters
Five activists were arrested at Yahoo! headquarters Monday afternoon in a protest over the firing of eleven Walmart employees who this month went on strike. The planned civil disobedience action followed an hour-long demonstration in the Yahoo! lobby; about thirty workers and supporters gathered to...
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Rewilding the Great West One Footfall at a Time
Treking West for a new era of conservation
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We’re Being Watched: How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
In February 2010 Tom Jiunta and a small group of residents in northeastern Pennsylvania formed the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition (GDAC), an environmental organization opposed to hydraulic fracturing in the region. The group sought to appeal to the widest possible audience, and was careful about...
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What Comes After Hope
Too Soon to Tell: The Case for Hope, Continued
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In Boston, An Exercise in Intimidation
I remember the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, as if it were last week, but until I heard the news of the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, I had forgotten several of that November day’s salient details. About the same time my grammar-school principal, Marshall Benjamin, gathered us to...
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Food, Farms, Forests, and Fracking: Connecting the Dots
If ever there was a time for activist networks and the body politic to cooperate and unite forces, it's now. Global warming, driven in large part by the reckless business-as-usual practices of multi-billion-dollar fossil fuel and agribusiness corporations, has brought us to the brink of a global...
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The Growing Campaign to Revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize that President Obama received 40 months ago has emerged as the most appalling Orwellian award of this century. No, war is not peace. George Carlin used to riff about oxymorons like “jumbo shrimp,” “genuine imitation,” “political science” and “military intelligence.” But humor...
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Challenges of Arab Uprisings Reflected at World Social Forum
“This was like a dream come true,” said a radiant Sossi Mohamed Sadek, a Tunisian second year engineering student who was one of the hundreds of local volunteers at the World Social Forum in Tunis. “To see our university overflowing with over 50,000 people from Africa, Europe, Latin America, the...
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Getting Goldman
Adbusters , the group that helped kick-start Occupy , is launching a campaign against Goldman Sachs, "the most powerful and unrepentant of the financial fraudsters," and its 73 offices around the world. #GOLDMAN is an indefinite real-time, live-action game wherein protests will win points for "...
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'There Is No Right to Protest': Montreal Police Deny Charter Rights
This is approaching absurdist comedy," tweeted Montreal Gazette reporter Christopher Curtis Friday night, trapped in a police kettle from which Montreal's finest inexplicably refused to release him as his deadline approached. "Did they really, actually arrest Anarchopanda????" replied well known...
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