Indigenous Land stewardship through fire

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/9/15/california_wildfires_indigenous_land_stewardship AMY GOODMAN: Governor Newsom said 57% of California’s forests are on federal land, compared to just 3% that is owned by California, the rest privately owned. Today we look at California’s history of forest management and how a century of fire suppression has made the current climate fires even more destructive. Fire is a natural part of life in California. For thousands of years, Native American tribes would regularly burn the landscape to steward the land. But colonization led to the suppression of these tactics and [...]

Free Speech Threatened, B-D-S Proponents Attacked

Meet the Texas Speech Pathologist Who Lost School Job for Refusing to Sign Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Oath httpss://www.democracynow. org/2018/12/18/meet_the_texas_speech_pathologist_who   Well, for more, we are turning to Omar Barghouti. He was scheduled to join us here in our Democracy Now! studio in New York today, but instead he’s joining us from Ramallah in the West Bank. Omar Barghouti is the author of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights. Omar, welcome to Democracy Now! Can you describe what happened when you got to the airport in Tel Aviv on Wednesday? OMAR BARGHOUTI: Sure. [...]

The Growing Global Movement Against Austerity

The Growing Global Movement Against Austerity by Amy Goodman Amaia Engana didn’t wait to be evicted from her home. On Nov. 9, in the town of Barakaldo, a suburb of Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country, officials from the local judiciary were on their way to serve her eviction papers. Amaia stood on a chair and threw herself out of her fifth-floor apartment window, dying instantly on impact on the sidewalk below. She was the second person in two weeks in Spain to commit suicide as a result [...]

Obama’s Budget: Freezing the Poor

Obama’s Budget: Freezing the Poor by Amy Goodman President Barack Obama unleashed his proposed 2012 budget this week, pronouncing, proudly: “I’ve called for a freeze on annual domestic spending over the next five years. This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending—domestic discretionary spending—to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president.” Focus on the word “freeze.” That is exactly what many people might do, if this budget passes as proposed. While [...]

When Banks Are the Robbers

When Banks Are the Robbers By Amy Goodman The big banks that caused the collapse of the global finance market, and received tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bailouts, have likely been engaging in wholesale fraud against homeowners and the courts. But in a promising development this week, attorneys general from all 50 states announced a bipartisan joint investigation into foreclosure fraud. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, GMAC and other big mortgage lenders recently suspended most foreclosure proceedings, following revelations that thousands of their foreclosures were [...]

FBI Raids & the Criminalization of Dissent

FBI Raids and the Criminalization of Dissent By Amy Goodman Early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 24, FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota’s Twin Cities kicked in the doors of anti-war activists, brandishing guns, spending hours rifling through their homes. The FBI took away computers, photos, notebooks and other personal property. Residents were issued subpoenas to appear before a grand jury in Chicago. It was just the latest in the ongoing crackdown on dissent in the U.S., targeting peace organizers as supporters of “foreign terrorist organizations.” [...]

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Change-Links January 2009

Yes, Virgina The Grinches Did Steal Christmas Madoff, Most Big Banks, Most Home Mortage Crews, Wall Street, Hedge Funds, Derivates and Money Manager Gangs. Insurance Companies, Regulators, the US Treasury, Greensplan, the Bush Adminisraton and a good portion of Congress. What we need is something really good to celebrate, like Justice, Peace, Real Democracy, Friendship and LOVE. Palestine By Chris Hedges The Madoff Economy By Paul Krugman Why Al Franken Should NOT Be Riding Private Planes By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman How We Got the Worst [...]

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