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No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Fast-Track (TPA)

by Judy Burch 600 multinational corporations drafted the TPP, giving themselves whatever they wanted. It’s their power grab to bury democracy. It affects policy on many levels and covers issues unrelated to trade including fracking, food safety, healthcare, local sovereignty and the environment.  It’s crucial Congress maintain its authority to oversee trade policy.  That means…

Diablo Canyon: Fukushima on the California Coast?

By Dan Hirsch, Committee To Bridge The Gap, www.committeetobridgethegap.org Reprinted with permission   The late great environmentalist David Brower once defined the term nuclear reactor as ìa complex technological device for locating earthquake faults in California.  It seems whenever a nuclear plant was built in the state, major faults were thereafter discovered nearby.  This was due…

Methane in CA – Spin Won’t Cut It

by Charles Fredricks A recent public indoctrination event on the issue of Methane held by Climate Resolve makes for a good Earth Day inventory of where we stand in Southern California. As with the previous Climate Resolve conference, what is most remarkable is what was omitted from discussion. The panel featured regulators and scientists, funded…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

by Sheila Goldner The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a US-led global alliance that will give free reign to multi-national corporations to pillage raw materials and labor of  developing countries without restrictions by governments, trample rights of workers and communities, boost corporate power, and ruin the environment. Today, there are 12 countries in the TPP:  the…

February 2015 Calendar

Malcolm X Black Power Conference sponsored by National Black United Front 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X/El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Fri, Feb 20, 6p – Sun, Feb 22, 6p (EST) Blackburn Center, Howard Univ., Washington, D.C. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/malcolm-x-black-power-conference-tickets-14206773843 nationalblackunitedfront.org nbufdc@gmail.com 301-836-1826   Feb 1 – Sun: Change-Links Distribution/Planning: Date changed from Jan 25. Normally…

December 2014 Calendar

December 2014: all month War and People Art Exhibition. Focused on the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Israel-Palestine Wars (1948 & 1967), the Lebanon Civil War (1975-1990), and the Syrian War (2011-2014). With a spoken word evening (see Dec 4). Muslim, Christian & Jewish artists and contributors. Free, donations welcome. Inside/Outside Gallery, Levantine Cultural Center, 5998…

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