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Advocates to Sec. Kerry: Don’t Jeopardize Successful Food Security Program in El Salvador

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:20

Fifty organizations sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the U.S. government to maintain respect for the government of El Salvador’s procurement of seeds for a successful food security program.  

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Advocates to Sec. Kerry: Don’t Jeopardize Successful Food Security Program in El Salvador

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:20

Fifty organizations sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the U.S. government to maintain respect for the government of El Salvador’s procurement of seeds for a successful food security program.  

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Streamlined Process for Transgender Birth Certificate Changes Takes Effect

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:44

As of yesterday, California will no longer require a court hearing or newspaper publication for transgender people to change their birth certificate to reflect their authentic, lived gender identity. The change comes as part of the implementation of Assembly Bill 1121, authored in 2013 by Speaker Toni Atkins and cosponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center.

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Streamlined Process for Transgender Birth Certificate Changes Takes Effect

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:44

As of yesterday, California will no longer require a court hearing or newspaper publication for transgender people to change their birth certificate to reflect their authentic, lived gender identity. The change comes as part of the implementation of Assembly Bill 1121, authored in 2013 by Speaker Toni Atkins and cosponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center.

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Stephen Gaskin, iconic founder of The Farm, Tennessee, U.S., and founder of PLENTY International, died on Tuesday at the age of 79 according to US media.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:44

In 1970, Stephen Gaskin together with hundreds of hippies set out on a road trip in the U.S. to finally settle down in Tennessee, where they built "The Farm". Stephen Gaskin also founded PLENTY International, a non-profit, non-sectarian agency for relief, development, environment, education and human rights. Founded in the early 70s, PLENTY was built on the principle that all people are members of the human family and that, if we protect and share the abundance of the earth, there is plenty for everyone.

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Stephen Gaskin, iconic founder of The Farm, Tennessee, U.S., and founder of PLENTY International, died on Tuesday at the age of 79 according to US media.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:44

In 1970, Stephen Gaskin together with hundreds of hippies set out on a road trip in the U.S. to finally settle down in Tennessee, where they built "The Farm". Stephen Gaskin also founded PLENTY International, a non-profit, non-sectarian agency for relief, development, environment, education and human rights. Founded in the early 70s, PLENTY was built on the principle that all people are members of the human family and that, if we protect and share the abundance of the earth, there is plenty for everyone.

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Suit Filed to Ensure Foreign Fisheries Meet American Standards for Dolphin and Whale Safety

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:20

Each year, nearly half of the more than 5 billion pounds of seafood consumed by Americans — including tuna, swordfish, shrimp, cod and other fish — comes from foreign fisheries that have not been shown as meeting U.S. whale and dolphin protection standards. The United States is required to insist on such proof before foreign seafood may lawfully be imported into the United States.

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Suit Filed to Ensure Foreign Fisheries Meet American Standards for Dolphin and Whale Safety

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:20

Each year, nearly half of the more than 5 billion pounds of seafood consumed by Americans — including tuna, swordfish, shrimp, cod and other fish — comes from foreign fisheries that have not been shown as meeting U.S. whale and dolphin protection standards. The United States is required to insist on such proof before foreign seafood may lawfully be imported into the United States.

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Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Should Boost the Movements for Single-Payer National Health Care and Abolition of Corporate Personhood

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 05:47

Green Party leaders and candidates strongly condemned the Supreme Court's Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores ruling, and said that the decision should motivate more people to demand single-payer national health care and abolition of corporate "personhood."

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Claim Reveals Tucson Police Continue Rights Violations Under SB 1070 Law

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:23

The American Civil Liberties Union has initiated a second legal claim against the Tucson Police Department (TPD) after finding that the implementation of the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070 continues to result in the violation of people’s constitutional rights. The provision of the controversial anti-immigrant law went into effect in Arizona in September 2012.

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Claim Reveals Tucson Police Continue Rights Violations Under SB 1070 Law

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:23

The American Civil Liberties Union has initiated a second legal claim against the Tucson Police Department (TPD) after finding that the implementation of the “show me your papers” provision of SB 1070 continues to result in the violation of people’s constitutional rights. The provision of the controversial anti-immigrant law went into effect in Arizona in September 2012.

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CLINIC Urges Protection for Unaccompanied Children

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:21

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is deeply concerned about reports that the Obama Administration plans to reduce due process protections for the children who present themselves at our border.

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CLINIC Urges Protection for Unaccompanied Children

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:21

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is deeply concerned about reports that the Obama Administration plans to reduce due process protections for the children who present themselves at our border.

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EPA Drops the Ball on 2,4-D for GMO Crops

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:14

“A coalition of organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network, National Family Farm Coalition, Environmental Working Group, Just Label It, CREDO Action, SumOfUS and Organic Consumers Association has submitted over 500,000 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging it not to approve Dow’s registration for its new version of the pesticide 2,4-D.

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EPA Drops the Ball on 2,4-D for GMO Crops

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:14

“A coalition of organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network, National Family Farm Coalition, Environmental Working Group, Just Label It, CREDO Action, SumOfUS and Organic Consumers Association has submitted over 500,000 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging it not to approve Dow’s registration for its new version of the pesticide 2,4-D.

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Women of Color Respond: What the Hobby Lobby decision means for our communities

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:00

WHAT: Press conference to discuss what the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. & Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases will mean for women of color and their communities.

WHY IT MATTERS: Much is at stake for women and their families in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. & Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases, and women of color will be most affected by this landmark decision.

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Women of Color Respond: What the Hobby Lobby decision means for our communities

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:00

WHAT: Press conference to discuss what the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. & Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases will mean for women of color and their communities.

WHY IT MATTERS: Much is at stake for women and their families in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. & Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases, and women of color will be most affected by this landmark decision.

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Jobs in Renewable Energy Expand in Turbulent Process

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:55

There may now be as many as 6.5 million direct and indirect jobs in renewable energy, according to updated data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Earlier assessments had put the global estimate at 2.3 million jobs in 2008 (United Nations Environment Programme) and at 5 million jobs in 2012 (International Labour Organization).

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Jobs in Renewable Energy Expand in Turbulent Process

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 07:55

There may now be as many as 6.5 million direct and indirect jobs in renewable energy, according to updated data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Earlier assessments had put the global estimate at 2.3 million jobs in 2008 (United Nations Environment Programme) and at 5 million jobs in 2012 (International Labour Organization).

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Public Citizen Releases State-by-State Data on U.S. Tax Dollars that Could Be Offshored via TPP Ban on Buy American Preferences

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 06:37

Public Citizen has created a state-by-state analysis of how much money each state’s taxpayers contribute to U.S. federal government purchases that are now subject to Buy American policies that theTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)would undermine.

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