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Eco-terrorism: the non-existent threat we spend millions policing, Monbiot, UK

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/17/eco-terrorism-policing-environmental-activists Eco-terrorism: the non-existent threat we spend millions policing Spying on environmental activists serves no one’s interests except for big corporations. Let’s end this insult to democracy Comments (…) This is what the head of a police unit set up to monitor domestic extremism said in 2009: "I’ve never said – and we don’t see […]

Privatising English forests could 'cost millions in lost tax revenues' and cause grevious asset stripping, UK

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Privatising English forests could ‘cost millions in lost tax revenues’ Profits from sale could be cancelled out because woodland owners are exempt from paying inheritance tax Share   Comments (…) Nidhi Prakash and John Vidal, environment editor guardian.co.uk, Thursday 13 January 2011 11.49 GMT Timber? … selling woodland could tempt corporations and wealthy people to […]

March for life and our forests, UK

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/05/forestry-commission-sale-protest-laura-barton   March for our forests If we lose our forests, our culture will suffer. Our next big march should be in the name of our national woodlands   Share  Comments (…) Laura Barton The Guardian, Wednesday 5 January 2011 A protest this week at the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, one of the woods under […]

Get Outraged! Political essay by 93-year-old tops Christmas bestseller list in France

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The Guardian (London)                         December 27, 2010 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/26/stephane-hessel-93-french-bestseller Political essay by 93-year-old tops Christmas bestseller list in France Resistance hero Stéphane Hessel stuns publishing world with 30-page work that calls on readers to be outraged about society By Angelique Chrisafis in Paris Proving that […]

Michigan goes all in on "green" energy (Bogus liike Oregon's ethanol?), Detroit

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[NOTE: Michigan’s gov Jennifer Granholm is the queen of incinerating forests of trees for "green" biomass-energy production.  TGH] http://www.freep.com/article/20101212/BUSINESS06/12120454/1322/Some-alternative-energy-companies-moving-ahead-in-state Posted: Dec. 12, 2010 Some alternative energy companies moving ahead in state By KATHERINE YUNG Free Press Business Writer Comments (15) Recommend (2) newsvine     Last week’s announcement that Michigan has attracted its first large […]

Fwd: Update on Tester's Dishonest Bill to Increase Logging, Wrapped in

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From: “Matthew Koehler” Please take a moment to contact Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and ask him to NOT include Senator Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act (FJRA) in the Senate’s $1.2 Trillion omnibus spending bill.  Please call  (202) 224-3934 or send an email via  http://inouye.senate.gov/Contact/ContactDKI.cfm. Also, please contact Senator Tester and let him know that […]

News from Lots of Young Voices on Climate Change including "kids-vs-global-warming"

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THESE FILMS PRESENT POSITIVE YOUTH SUCCESS STORIES INSPIRE AND EMPOWER YOUTH, PARENTS AND EVERYONE TO DO SOMETHING TO FIGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS. – CLICK ON THE TITLES to see the MOVIES — true stories about Youth Fighting Climate Change — Team Marine Santa Monica, California students convinced their city to ban plastic bags.   Plant […]

forests/global warming, Seeing REDD on climate change

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http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2010/12/201012919238402389.html Seeing REDD on climate change   As the Cancun summit closes, some environmentalists say the REDD scheme is a boon for financers, not forests. Chris Arsenault 10 Dec 2010  Email Article Print Article Share Article Send Feedback   Some companies think carbon trading markets could be a good investment, but environmentalists are not sure […]

Oregon Water Wars on the McKenzie River, "Water Barons of Oregon"

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http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2010/12/09/coverstory.html Freshwater Fisticuffs Part I in a series on the McKenzie: Warring for water rights in the Willamette Valley By Camilla Mortensen First there were the robber barons. Then the railroad barons began laying tracks across the West. Timber barons for years have speculated on Oregon’s vast forests that once seemed an inexhaustible resource. Now […]

WATCH: Senator Sander's Impassioned 13 min Speech: "There Is a War Being Waged Against the Working Families of America"

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WATCH: Senator’s Impassioned Speech: "There Is a War Being Waged Against the Working Families of America" http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/377706/watch%3A_senator%27s_impassioned_speech%3A_%22there_is_a_war_being_waged_against_the_working_families_of_america%22/#paragraph4   Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders gave a lively, impassioned speech before Congress earlier this week on how the U.S. is becoming a banana republic and waging a war against its working families. At a time when the […]

War on America's Citizens. How Wall Street Oligarchs Took America, TomDispatch

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Tomgram: Andy Kroll, How the Oligarchs Took America By Andy Kroll December 3, 2010 http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175326/ [Note for TomDispatch readers: Here’s a reminder that, in return for an always needed contribution to TomDispatch, you can get a copy of Andrew Bacevich’s latest bestseller, Washington Rules, Adam Hochschild’s stirring King Leopold’s Ghost, or my own The American Way of War signed to you (or […]

Clearcutting Forests of Trees for Incineration for Biomass-Energy in Vermont, with video clips

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 http://sheltonprogressive.blogspot.com/2010/12/mcneil-biomass-incinerator-photos-from.html   McNeil Biomass Incinerator Photos from the Ground, Chipping Whole Trees McNeil Biomass lies, residues and wood waste   In Vermont they throw whole trees into the furnace.  Well after they chip them up that is.  I have pictures of the deforestation taking place in Vermont, it looks very much like the clear-cuts we […]

Real Hope Is About Doing Something (with teeth?), Chris Hedges

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Real Hope Is About Doing Something http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/hope_in_the_21st_century_20101128/ Posted on Nov 29, 2010 By Chris Hedges   On Dec. 16 I will join Daniel Ellsberg, Medea Benjamin, Ray McGovern and several military veteran activists outside the White House to protest the futile and endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of us will, after our rally in Lafayette […]

Anti-Biomass Opinion in Burlington Free Press–Please comment!

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[PS: I am anticipating a pummeling here, in the home of one of the oldest biomass incinerators in the country. Vermonters are more greenwashed than you would think. If folks could, please sign in and post a comment! Thanks. Josh]   Can’t burn your way out of climate change Josh Schlossberg • November 30, 2010 http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20101130/OPINION05/101130002/1006/OPINION/Comment-Debate-Can-t-burn-your-way-out-of-climate-change Burning forests […]

Alberta's oil-tar sands region is open for business regardless of the consequences, WSJ

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http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748704009804575308421971001844-lMyQjAxMTAwMDIwOTEyNDkyWj.html NOVEMBER 29, 2010 A Place Where Outsiders Are Welcome Alberta’s oil-sands region is awash with reserves—and open for business By EDWARD WELSCH   For latecomers to energy production, Canada is the place to be.   In a world where most countries jealously hoard their energy resources in state-controlled companies, Canada is still offering up […]

What Good Is Wall Street? Much of what investment bankers do is socially worthless. NewYorker

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http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/11/29/101129fa_fact_cassidy Annals of Economics What Good Is Wall Street? Much of what investment bankers do is socially worthless. by John Cassidy November 29, 2010   For years, the most profitable industry in America has been one that doesn’t design, build, or sell a single tangible thing. Related Links Ask the Author: Join a live chat […]

Big Polluters Freed from Environmental Oversight by Stimulus

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http://www.publicintegrity.org/articles/entry/2565/   Big Polluters Freed from Environmental Oversight by Stimulus BP, Westar, and DuPont Among Companies Exempted from Environmental Law By Kristen Lombardi and John Solomon | November 28, 2010 Silhouetted against the sky at dusk, emissions spew from the smokestacks at Westar Energy’s Jeffrey Energy Center coal-fired power plant near St. Mary’s, Kan. Credit: […]

FIGHT BACK, It's mostly the big oil companies and banks that will profit from REDD

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Oil companies and banks will profit from UN forest protection scheme Redd scheme designed to prevent deforestation but critics call it ‘privatisation’ of natural resource   http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/nov/28/redd-forest-protection-banks-oil/print John Vidal, environment editor, in Cancun guardian.co.uk, Sunday 28 November 2010 19.58 GMT An aerial view of trees at a forest on Sumatra, Indonesia where millions are being […]

Dishonest & Destructive, strip-mining remaining forests for money Biomass-Energy industry invades, threatens Southern Indiana

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http://www.bloomingtonalternative.com/node/10609 Biomass invades, threatens Southern Indiana by Linda Greene November 27, 2010       The biomass-combustion industry has southern Indiana under seige. The corporations are attempting to site biomass electricity-generating plants in Crawford, Scott, Dubois and Gibson/Pike counties. Those companies apparently don’t expect opposition from the residents of small towns in rural southern Indiana. The industry touts […]

"Thereメs a middle path to forest health" RG, another typically dishonest industry oped

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There’s a middle path to forest health By Paul Beck Published: Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 05:01AM   http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/opinion/25588573-47/forest-forests-plan-communities-middle.csp   [NOTE: For a good reference by which to judge this author’s industry viewpoint check out a copy of the Oregon Dept of Forestry’s 1995 report by Robert Beschta, a 2 volume set, “The Cumulative Effects of […]

Commodifying nature in an age of climate change? FOE Intl

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Commodifying nature in an age of climate change by Phil Lee — last modified Nov 25, 2010 04:17 PM http://www.foei.org/en/blog/commodifying-nature-in-an-age-of-climate-change       A few days before the UN climate negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International, writes about the carbon speculators who will be there hyping the utility […]

25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World?, Utne

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http://www.utne.com/Politics/25-visionaries-changing-your-world-2010.aspx? 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World by Utne Reader staff and contributors Nelson Mandela didn’t always look like a visionary. In fact, for 27 years, he simply looked like a prisoner, locked up in South African jail cells for his antiapartheid activism. But what seemed like a long exercise in futility is now […]

Chris Hedges: Power and the Tiny Acts of Rebellion

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Power and the Tiny Acts of Rebellion http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/power_and_the_tiny_acts_of_rebellion_20101122/ Posted on Nov 22, 2010 By Chris Hedges   There is no hope left for achieving significant reform or restoring our democracy through established mechanisms of power. The electoral process has been hijacked by corporations. The judiciary has been corrupted and bought. The press shuts out the most important […]

Oregon County blasts state land sale, Register Guard

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[NOTE: Are Oregon politicians and appointees quietly selling off  valuable native & ancient forest properties to friendly logging donors?  TGH  20101121]   County blasts state land sales Commissioners say the state violated the law by not getting their OK to transfer property to private owners By Matt Cooper The Register-Guard Published: Sunday, Nov 21, 2010 […]

Harmony: Prince Charles Offers a New Way of Looking at the World

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[Note: This includes a 1.5 minute movie trailer on YouTube below.  TGH] Harmony: Prince Charles Offers a New Way of Looking at the World AlterNet November 18, 2010 http://www.alternet.org/story/148902/   Growing out of three decades of work by HRH The Prince of Wales to combat climate change and find innovative solutions to the global environmental […]

PRESS RELEASE: Citizen Biomass Opponents Criticize EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules allowing the burning of trees for energy

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Citizen groups say EPA’s Clean Air Act rules should prohibit burning forests for “green” energy   For Immediate Release www.energyjustice.net   CONTACT: Attorney Meg Sheehan, 800-729-1363 meg@ecolaw.biz          Dr. William Sammons, 781-799-0014 drsammons@aol.com          Cheryl Johncox, 866-648-7337 Cheryl@buckeyeforestcouncil.org          Denny Haldeman, 423 332 0414 dennyh@bellsouth.net>                         A national network of health, social justice, community well-being, […]

Simmering Water War: How New Power Plants Will Suck Our Water Sources Dry

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Simmering Water War: How New Power Plants Will Suck Our Water Sources Dry By Jim Hightower, Other Words November 17, 2010 http://www.alternet.org/story/148868/   Editor’s note: Check out AlterNet’s new book on our water crisis and solutions: Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource. Here in my home state […]

A must read. A stunning year in climate science reveals that human civilization is on the precipice, climateprogress.org

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http://climateprogress.org/2010/11/15/year-in-climate-science-climategate/ – Climate Progress – http://climateprogress.org – A stunning year in climate science reveals that human civilization is on the precipice     Posted By Joe On November 15, 2010 @ 12:56 pm In Science | 94 Comments and some of them are quite interesting This week marks the one-year anniversary of what the anti-science […]

Sustainable wood' may still cause damage, UK

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[NOTE: With 60-70% of the world’s natural and native forests, young and old, already logged, liquidated and gone there is no such thing as sustainable or ethical wood fiber production until we have recovered and replenished our Commonwealth of natural capital assets.  When the forests of natural & native trees are once again at 100% […]

Itメs Official: Rich Declare War on the Middle Class

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[How many have to die before it stops?  TGH]   November 14, 2010 CommonDreams.org   It’s Official: Rich Declare War on the Middle Class by Robert Freeman   For the past thirty years the rich have been waging war on the middle class.  It’s been astonishingly effective, partly because it has been undeclared.  But even […]

It Takes a Movement: Why a ムMovementメ is Necessary, Jim Wallis

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It Takes a Movement: Why a ‘Movement’ is Necessary by Jim Wallis 11-08-2010 [Editor’s Note: Today is the third installment of a six-part series by Jim Wallis reflecting on the past two years and painting a post-election vision for people of faith and Sojourners. We encourage you to read the essays, engage in conversation with […]

Congress, Obama, Courts Helping Banks Screw Over Homeowners, Matt Taibbi

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        Matt Taibbi: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/232611?RS_show_page=0 Courts Helping Banks Screw Over Homeowners Retired judges are rushing through complex cases to speed foreclosures in Florida Share Illustration by Victor Juhasz By  Matt Taibbi Nov 10, 2010 2:25 PM EST The following is an article from the November 25, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone. This issue […]

saving all remaining natural resource capital assets (environmentalism) is a conservative concern?, UK

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cif-green/2010/nov/11/environmentalism-conservative   Why environmentalism is a conservative concern Conservative thinking provides a deep well of arguments for protecting the environment and tackling climate change Comments (…) Paul Foote guardian.co.uk, Thursday 11 November 2010 13.47 GMT The Tea Party movement struck its first electoral blow in the recent US elections. But consider this: 30% of tea […]

Ted Rall article, As the Country Falls Apart, It's Time for Our Revolution

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As the Country Falls Apart, It’s Time for Our Revolution A call to arms from Ted Rall’s new book, “Anti-American Manifesto.” November 10, 2010  |               The following is an excerpt from Ted Rall’s new book, The Anti-American Manifesto (Seven Stories, 2010). You can feel it. Or maybe you can’t. It doesn’t […]

Jamie Court: 10 Rules of Populist Power

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- Chelsea Green – www.chelseagreen.com – Jamie Court’s: 10 Rules of Populist Power     Posted By webeditor On November 8, 2010 @ 9:25 am In Politics & Social Justice | Comments Disabled   http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/jamie-court-10-rules-of-populist-power/ The following is an excerpt from Jamie Court’s [1] The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell: How to Win Grassroots Campaigns, […]

A Recipe For Fascism & Ignorance (Public Perception Managment)?, Chris Hedges

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  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_recipe_for_fascism_20101108/ A Recipe For Fascism Posted on Nov 8, 2010 By Chris Hedges   American politics, as the midterm elections demonstrated, have descended into the irrational. On one side stands a corrupt liberal class, bereft of ideas and unable to respond coherently to the collapse of the global economy, the dismantling of our manufacturing sector and […]

Time to End War Against the Earth, Vandana Shiva, AU

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 The Age (Australia) Time to End War Against the Earth by Vandana Shiva   When we think of wars in our times, our minds turn to Iraq and Afghanistan. But the bigger war is the war against the planet. This war has its roots in an economy that fails to respect […]

Mind Boggling Forest-Gobbling Biomass Boondoggle

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November 4, 2010 CommonDreams.org Mind Boggling Forest-Gobbling Biomass Boondoggle by Rachel Smolker   Who knew that something as environmentally friendly sounding as “renewable energy” could pose a monumental threat to forests and public health?  Burning, of forests and other “biomass” is in fact doing just that: threatening to decimate lands, dump billions of tons of […]

The Radical Change in Conservatism

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http://www.consortiumnews.com/2010/110410c.html  The Radical Change in Conservatism By Daniel C. Maguire November 4, 2010   Editor’s Note: In earlier times, conservatism had a far different meaning than it has taken on today, conveying a sense of practicality and a respect for reason then, rather than an irrational belligerence and a disdain for empiricism now. In this […]

How to Grow and Store the 5 Crops You Need to Survive

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http://www.alternet.org/story/148562/ Food in Uncertain Times: How to Grow and Store the 5 Crops You Need to Survive By Makenna Goodman, Chelsea Green Publishing October 21, 2010 http://www.alternet.org/story/148562/   In an age of erratic weather and instability, it’s increasingly important to develop a greater self-reliance when it comes to food. And because of this, more than […]

Is climate science disinformation a crime against humanity? (Guardian (UK) short version

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Is climate science disinformation a crime against humanity? Deeply irresponsible corporate-sponsored programmes of disinformation have potentially harsh effects upon tens of millions of people Comments (…) Donald Brown guardian.co.uk, Monday 1 November 2010 16.47 GMT http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/cif-green/2010/nov/01/climate-science-disinformation-crime Climate change and flooding is already affecting countries such as Bangladesh. Photograph: Hassan Bipul/DFID Although there is an important […]