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BREAKING: Our two-time tree-sitter Jessica “Felix” Clark was just taken to jail after pleading guilty to criminal charges. Today, Jessica had the choice between two plea deals: 1 year of probation or 26 days in jail. Jessica chose to accept jail time in order to avoid a lengthy probationary period and to highlight the injustice of tar sands industry, while standing in solidarity with political prisoners across the globe.To support Jessica, you can send mail and books (from a publisher) to the LaPorte County Jail!Jessica Clark809 State Suite 201ALa Porte IN, 46350See this page for more mail guidelines: http://www.laportecountysheriff.com/jail/Incoming%20Mail%20Acceptance%20and%20Inspection.pdfRead more of Jessica’s statement to the court below:http://www.michigancats.org/breaking-tree-sitter-to-spend-26-days-in-jail-for-enbridge-protest/#.U06X5ty0Zg0

… Both tree-sits were in opposition to Enbridge’s expansion activities on the same pipeline which bursted in July 2010, causing what is now regarded as the largest inland tar sands spill in US history. The disaster led to 900 thousand gallons of diluted bitumen spilling into Talmadge Creek and eventually into over 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River. To date, the spill has not been cleaned up, and Enbridge continues to prioritize the pipeline’s expansion over cleaning up the disastrous mess the pipeline left behind.
—Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (Apr. 16, 2014) View Larger

dakotapuma:

BREAKING: Our two-time tree-sitter Jessica “Felix” Clark was just taken to jail after pleading guilty to criminal charges. Today, Jessica had the choice between two plea deals: 1 year of probation or 26 days in jail. Jessica chose to accept jail time in order to avoid a lengthy probationary period and to highlight the injustice of tar sands industry, while standing in solidarity with political prisoners across the globe.

To support Jessica, you can send mail and books (from a publisher) to the LaPorte County Jail!

Jessica Clark
809 State Suite 201A
La Porte IN, 46350

See this page for more mail guidelines: http://www.laportecountysheriff.com/jail/Incoming%20Mail%20Acceptance%20and%20Inspection.pdf

Read more of Jessica’s statement to the court below:

http://www.michigancats.org/breaking-tree-sitter-to-spend-26-days-in-jail-for-enbridge-protest/#.U06X5ty0Zg0

… Both tree-sits were in opposition to Enbridge’s expansion activities on the same pipeline which bursted in July 2010, causing what is now regarded as the largest inland tar sands spill in US history. The disaster led to 900 thousand gallons of diluted bitumen spilling into Talmadge Creek and eventually into over 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River. To date, the spill has not been cleaned up, and Enbridge continues to prioritize the pipeline’s expansion over cleaning up the disastrous mess the pipeline left behind.

—Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (Apr. 16, 2014)

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Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics

This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation.

Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West’s favorite electronic gadgets, only to find they have contracted occupational diseases or worse, leukemia, by the age of 25.

Please Take Action! http://www.greenamerica.org/bad-apple/

(by Who Pays Film)


#FuckThePoor

A man walks the streets of London shouting #FuckThePoor.

Social experiment from poverty charity, The Pilion Trust, to see whether we really do care about those less fortunate.

Donate to help those in need here: http://www.justgiving.com/piliontrust/

To find out more about the Pilion Trust visit: http://piliontrust.com/

Follow the action here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pilion-Trust/146172912127513

https://twitter.com/ThePilionTrust

(via Fuck the Poor?)


soupsoup:

Pakistani group makes giant poster of child for drone operators to seeA group called #NotABugSplat unraveled a 90 x 60 foot vinyl poster of a girl facing up to the sky in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Northwest Pakistan. The child remains nameless, but organizations that helped launch the project said she lost both her parents in a drone strike.The group said it hopes drone operators see the picture and think twice about an airstrike. View Larger

soupsoup:

Pakistani group makes giant poster of child for drone operators to see

A group called #NotABugSplat unraveled a 90 x 60 foot vinyl poster of a girl facing up to the sky in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Northwest Pakistan. The child remains nameless, but organizations that helped launch the project said she lost both her parents in a drone strike.

The group said it hopes drone operators see the picture and think twice about an airstrike.


Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan, trying to explain why his bank just helped 22,000 ultra-rich people avoid U.S. taxes.
Credit Suisse admits their bankers helped a whopping 22,000 accountholders avoid U.S. taxes via offshore shelters – and now their CEO, Brady Dougan, is simply refusing to give the names to the U.S. government.
HUH?  Wealthy Americans have opened over 22,000 accounts with megabank Credit Suisse in Switzerland, in order to dodge their U.S. taxes.
HOW? Credit Suisse helped them – from sending bankers to the U.S. to deliver account documents in person to avoid a paper trail, to conducting business with them in a private suite that can only be accessed by a top secret elevator (which sounds like a joke, but is actually real.)
WHY? These accounts were worth $10 to 12 BILLION at their peak – that’s a lot of U.S. taxes dodged – and Credit Suisse has only released a mere 238 of their names.
Tell Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan to release the rest of those names immediately so they can be required to pay their fair share of U.S. taxes.

(via Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan: Release The Names of Your Tax Dodgers)

Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan, trying to explain why his bank just helped 22,000 ultra-rich people avoid U.S. taxes.

Credit Suisse admits their bankers helped a whopping 22,000 accountholders avoid U.S. taxes via offshore shelters – and now their CEO, Brady Dougan, is simply refusing to give the names to the U.S. government.

HUH? Wealthy Americans have opened over 22,000 accounts with megabank Credit Suisse in Switzerland, in order to dodge their U.S. taxes.

HOW? Credit Suisse helped them – from sending bankers to the U.S. to deliver account documents in person to avoid a paper trail, to conducting business with them in a private suite that can only be accessed by a top secret elevator (which sounds like a joke, but is actually real.)

WHY? These accounts were worth $10 to 12 BILLION at their peak – that’s a lot of U.S. taxes dodged – and Credit Suisse has only released a mere 238 of their names.

Tell Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan to release the rest of those names immediately so they can be required to pay their fair share of U.S. taxes.

(via Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan: Release The Names of Your Tax Dodgers)

UPDATE — Bills have been introduced in both the Senate and House, which would fast track gas exports. Committee hearings are underway (3/31/14).UPDATE — President Obama gave initial approval for a natural gas export facility on the coast of Oregon (3/24/14).The oil and gas industry and some in Congress are using escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia to push President Obama to dramatically expedite the approval of U.S. exports of natural gas. But exporting gas abroad means: 
more fracking in the U.S., putting our drinking water, air, climate and health further at risk
higher gas prices here at home, reversing industry claims that fracking creates energy independence
bigger oil and gas industry profits as they sell gas to the highest abroad - most likely Asia, not Ukraine.
Instead, Congress should work to transition the U.S. off fossil fuels through proven clean energy solutions. Please take action below, urging your Members of Congress to stop the export of oil and gas and invest in renewables.  We’ll deliver your signature and additional message directly to President Obama, your U.S. Senators, your Representative and Secretary of State John Kerry.


(via Tell Congress: Don’t Rubber Stamp Fracked Gas Exports! - Food & Water Watch) View Larger

UPDATE — Bills have been introduced in both the Senate and House, which would fast track gas exports. Committee hearings are underway (3/31/14).

UPDATE — President Obama gave initial approval for a natural gas export facility on the coast of Oregon (3/24/14).

The oil and gas industry and some in Congress are using escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia to push President Obama to dramatically expedite the approval of U.S. exports of natural gas. But exporting gas abroad means:

  • more fracking in the U.S., putting our drinking water, air, climate and health further at risk
  • higher gas prices here at home, reversing industry claims that fracking creates energy independence
  • bigger oil and gas industry profits as they sell gas to the highest abroad - most likely Asia, not Ukraine.


Instead, Congress should work to transition the U.S. off fossil fuels through proven clean energy solutions.

Please take action below, urging your Members of Congress to stop the export of oil and gas and invest in renewables. We’ll deliver your signature and additional message directly to President Obama, your U.S. Senators, your Representative and Secretary of State John Kerry.

(via Tell Congress: Don’t Rubber Stamp Fracked Gas Exports! - Food & Water Watch)