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Net Neutrality Day of Action July 12 May Be the Largest Online Protest in Years

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:16
Fight for the Future

Urban Dictionary, Bandcamp, Automattic (who run WordPress) and Discord are among latest major web platforms to join the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality scheduled for July 12th to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation.

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Missile Tests and Military Drills are No Solution to Nuclear Stand-Off

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:05
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Pyongyang announced on Tuesday that it had successfully tested its first "intercontinental ballistic missile" (ICBM). These tests are highly provocative and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament strongly condemns them.
 
The missile was fired from Kusong and flew 578 miles, landing in the Sea of Japan.
 

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Trump Takes Advantage of Europe’s Fossil Fuel Dependence

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:27
Food & Water Watch

“After President Trump’s speech last week promoting a dark and dystopian vision — U.S. fossil ‘energy dominance’ — it is no surprise that his visit to Poland centers on promoting U.S. exports of fracked gas. Beyond such bluster, reality tells a different story.

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Campaigners tell the G20: Your Model is Broken, Only Radical Reform Can Undermine Trump

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:15
Global Justice Now

Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now is available to interview from Hamburg until Friday morning.

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G20 Nations Sending Billions in Finance to Fossil Fuels

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 06:22
Oil Change International

Each year, G20 countries provide nearly four times more public finance to fossil fuels than to clean energy, according to a new report released today by Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth U.S., the Sierra Club and WWF European Policy Office. In total, public fossil fuel financing from G20 countries averaged some $71.8 billion per year, for a total of $215.3 billion in sweetheart deals for oil, gas, and coal over the 2013-2015 timeframe covered by the report.

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Government Seeks Secret Trial in MI6 ‘Rendition’ Case

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 09:17
Reprieve

The Government will apply for a secret hearing in a challenge to a prosecution decision for the first time in a case stemming from the involvement of a senior MI6 officer in the abduction and ‘rendition’ of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya, it emerged today. 
 

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Court Blocks Scott Pruitt’s Attempt to Delay Key Safeguards Limiting Methane Pollution from the Oil and Gas Sector

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 13:50
Sierra Club

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted Sierra Club and its allies’ motion to vacate EPA’s stay of a rule that limits methane pollution from new oil and gas operations, in an attempt to delay its implementation. The Court agreed with our coalition, ruling that the agency did not have legal authority to issue such a stay.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Hatch Act Complaint Against Kris Kobach

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 13:20
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a formal Hatch Act Complaint against Kris Kobach who appears to have violated the Hatch Act in connection with his role as Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.  Kobach, who recently announced his candidacy for the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial election, has repeatedly exploited his Commission role to promote his candidacy and to solicit campaign contributions. Some of these actions took place while Mr.

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Hundreds of Endangered Species Condoms Given Away at Museums, Zoos for World Population Day

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:52
Center for Biological Diversity

Chicago’s Field Museum and Lincoln Park Zoo will give away 700 free Endangered Species Condoms on Thursday as part of a new program created by the Center for Biological Diversity to get people who are interested in science and the natural world talking about the effect of human population growth on wildlife.

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EU Urged to Honour Paris Agreement, Withdraw Support for Gas Mega-Pipeline

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:12
350.org

In an open letter released today, climate scientists, indigenous leaders, environmental and social justice groups, actors and artists call on the European Union to immediately withdraw its support for a gas mega-pipeline that would ‘destroy Europe’s climate targets’.

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Trump's 'Backdoor' Visit to the UK - Global Justice Now Response

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 06:03
Global Justice Now

Responding to the news that President Trump was potentially making a surprise visit to the UK in coming weeks, Nick Dearden the director of Global Justice Now, which is part of the Stop Trump coalition said:

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