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Groups Challenge California’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:19

Today, environmental and food safety groups challenged California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees.

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LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:12

LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:12

Greenpeace released an online film today to expose LEGO for promoting the controversial Shell brand on its toys. Shell has plans to drill for oil in the Arctic threatening the people and unique wildlife that live there.

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LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:12

Greenpeace released an online film today to expose LEGO for promoting the controversial Shell brand on its toys. Shell has plans to drill for oil in the Arctic threatening the people and unique wildlife that live there.

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38 Journalism Groups Urge President to Stop Excessive Controls on Public Information

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:00

Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups today called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

The national organizations sent a letter to Obama today urging changes to policies that constrict information flow to the public, including prohibiting journalists from communicating with staff without going through public information offices, requiring government PIOs to vet interview questions and monitoring interviews between journalists and sources.

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38 Journalism Groups Urge President to Stop Excessive Controls on Public Information

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:00

Thirty-eight journalism and open government groups today called on President Obama to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public.

The national organizations sent a letter to Obama today urging changes to policies that constrict information flow to the public, including prohibiting journalists from communicating with staff without going through public information offices, requiring government PIOs to vet interview questions and monitoring interviews between journalists and sources.

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Organic Consumers Association Calls on Hillary Clinton to Support Public and Environmental Health, Not Monsanto

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:34

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today launched a MoveOn.org petition asking Hillary Clinton to reverse her position on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and become a supporter of the transition to sustainable, organic, regenerative agriculture.

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Organic Consumers Association Calls on Hillary Clinton to Support Public and Environmental Health, Not Monsanto

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:34

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) today launched a MoveOn.org petition asking Hillary Clinton to reverse her position on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and become a supporter of the transition to sustainable, organic, regenerative agriculture.

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Government to Respond Today to Gitmo Hobby Lobby Complaint; Court Hearing Thursday

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:01

A federal judge has ordered the US government to explain by 6pm today (EST) why hunger-striking prisoners at Guantánamo Bay should not be afforded the same religious rights as store chain Hobby Lobby.

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Government to Respond Today to Gitmo Hobby Lobby Complaint; Court Hearing Thursday

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:01

A federal judge has ordered the US government to explain by 6pm today (EST) why hunger-striking prisoners at Guantánamo Bay should not be afforded the same religious rights as store chain Hobby Lobby.

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Unions Backing Historical Peoples Climate March

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:26

Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan. This was just the most recent of a growing number of union endorsements for the March. New York area locals endorsing the March [http://peoplesclimate.org/participating-organizations/] by June 20 included:

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Unions Backing Historical Peoples Climate March

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:26

Delegates to Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM) conference at the end of June voted unanimously to endorse and participate in the historic People’s Climate March set for Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Manhattan. This was just the most recent of a growing number of union endorsements for the March. New York area locals endorsing the March [http://peoplesclimate.org/participating-organizations/] by June 20 included:

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North Carolina NAACP Heads to Winston-Salem on July 7 for Preliminary Injunction against Monster Voter Suppression Law, Followed by Moral Monday Rally

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:29

The North Carolina NAACP returns to federal court today in Winston-Salem to fight for a preliminary injunction against the monster voter suppression law in order to protect North Carolinians from disenfranchisement during the Nov. 4 election. Shortly after the hearing concludes, people will gather with the Forward Together Movement for the first Moral March to the Polls rally a few blocks away to stand up for the franchise.

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North Carolina NAACP Heads to Winston-Salem on July 7 for Preliminary Injunction against Monster Voter Suppression Law, Followed by Moral Monday Rally

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:29

The North Carolina NAACP returns to federal court today in Winston-Salem to fight for a preliminary injunction against the monster voter suppression law in order to protect North Carolinians from disenfranchisement during the Nov. 4 election. Shortly after the hearing concludes, people will gather with the Forward Together Movement for the first Moral March to the Polls rally a few blocks away to stand up for the franchise.

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Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 05:42

According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S.

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Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 04:04

According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to reverse their own conclusions and withdraw last year’s proposal to protect American wolverines under the Endangered Species Act.

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Leaked Document: Scientists Ordered to Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 04:04

According to a leaked memo obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been ordered to reverse their own conclusions and withdraw last year’s proposal to protect American wolverines under the Endangered Species Act.

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