Los Angeles Youth Head for International Meeting on Climate Change and Ocean Plastic Pollution in Havana, Cuba

by Mark Friedman, L.A. US Hands Off Cuba Coalition A delegation of a dozen young people from local universities who are environmental activists left for a week of educational programs in Cuba on April 26. “We have an opportunity to be part of an international meeting hosted by the National Aquarium (Acuario Nacional) to discuss the world-wide crisis of ocean plastic pollution and global climate change,” said delegation leader Johanna Cervantes, a [...]

Open Letter from Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and Citizens of the World Against War and Nuclear Weapons

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and other Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have launched a historic call to reject war and nuclear weapons. Now they are asking Avaaz and citizens around the world to join them in protecting our planet. We reject war and nuclear weapons. We call on all our fellow citizens of the world to join us in protecting our planet, home for [...]

In Memoriam: Ronald Spriestersbach

Rest in Power Ronald Spriestersbach, 1928-2021 Ron Spriesterbach, who passed away recently at age 93, was a warm friend and good comrade, an anti-racist and anti-imperialist to the core and to the last. Ron is pictured above on the right with his comrade Reza Pour. Like Reza, Ron was a former member of the KPFK Local Station Board and active with the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition as a manifestation of his lifelong [...]

Lamprey, Sea Vampires, Concentrate PFAS Military Poisons

Sea Lampreys are the leeches of the sea; they suck blood from other marine life forms. As a result, they concentrate PFAS, highly toxic flame retardant chemicals of which the US military is probably the largest polluter, that are poisoning other fish, much as fish high on the marine food chain concentrate toxic mercury from the other fish they consume. https://www.militarypoisons.org/latest-news/vampire-fish-have-lots-of-pfas The Sea Lamprey attaches to fish with its suction cup mouth, [...]

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