environment

April 2014

At present, France outlaws hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) — the process of pumping water mixed with chemicals into porous rock to drive out oil and natural gas, like an explosive pressure cooker. Fracking endangers workers, drains and contaminates precious water supplies, pollutes the air, contributes to global warming, devastates pristine rural areas, and can cause earthquakes and other seismic chaos.

April 2014

Across the globe climate change is wreaking havoc on cities and rural areas, and the people and other creatures that inhabit them. Floods, droughts, extreme storms and rising temperatures are here to stay.

Those paying the highest price are the world’s poor and low-wage workers. They are driven from their meager homes, and can’t afford the food they grow or serve in restaurants, as food prices rise under the strain of increasing shortages.

A world to win, a planet to save:

A world to win, a planet to save:
Fund drive launched to send team to convention in LA
issue 16
March 2014
movie screening

Participants enjoyed the kick-off event, a private screening of a Jihad for Love. The film, directed by gay Muslim, Parvez Shama, generated intense discussion. One theme highlighted was the connection between homophobia and refugee rights.

Summer 1978

In May, thousands of Live Without Trident protesters provoked the latest in a series of mass arrests by trespassing on the nuclear submarine base at Bangor, Washington.

This alliance of pacifists and environmentalists is only one of various nationwide and international coalitions focusing world attention on the perils of nuclear energy and industrial waste.

Environmental concern has surged since the late 1960s, when scientists verified what Indians and Marxists had long predicted: uncontrolled and unplanned production jeopardizes the earth.

Spring 1979

Last summer, four Native Alaskan men, ages 67 to 98, were arrested by Alaskan Fish & Game wardens for attempted salmon fishing on the Copper River.

The fishermen were seeking food for their households. They did not know that a weekday fishing ban had been imposed by the State because of the limited salmon run, nor could they compete with the sports fishermen swarming all over the rivers on weekends.

Many similar arrests in recent years have once again raised to the forefront of Native struggles the question of basic subsistence.

The Planet’s Future Cannot be Bought or Sold – There is no “market solution” to the climate crisis

The Planet’s Future Cannot be Bought or Sold – There is no “market solution” to the climate crisis
Peter Murray
issue 15
December 2013

Thousands of workers, women, young people, farmers and urban poor rallied in front of the U.S. Embassy in Manila to demand climate justice in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. They demanded that the U.S. immediately and radically cut its greenhouse gas emissions and pay for loss and damages.

Spring 1981

Not since the Nixon years has Washington, D.C. glittered so brightly with the diamonds, furs and tuxedos of the visibly rich. The Republicans are back, and with them comes the gloss of snappy dress guards at the White House and unrestrained pride in the global network of terror, intrigue, economic thievery and political repression that sustains the U.S. empire.

Winter 1978
From the beginning, Indian culture of the Pacific Northwest derived from a fishing-centered way of life. This culture is being systematically relegated to oblivion. Greedy corporations, assisted by the government, steal the fish and Indian lands, and terrorize fisher families, while a vicious anti-Indian campaign is propagated to justify the genocide.

Winter 1978
A powerful fight can be waged to insure the safety of all life when labor and environmentalists work together to make big business clean up the workplace and the world outside of it.

This was the conclusion of a promising dialogue between labor and environmentalists initiated at an October 30th forum at the Seattle Labor Temple.

Summer 1979
In California, the lines of customers waiting for gasoline stretch for miles. The price of petroleum products rises almost daily. And the giant oil corporations, pretending helplessness over the phony "crude oil shortage," are using American workers as hostages and raking in record profits.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Carter, the willing captive of the energy barons, poses as protector of the public interest, intoning fake conservation sermons as he blithely announces the removal of price controls on domestic oil.

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