Environment/Food/Health

Climate Marchers march on Democrat headquarters, vow to obstruct pro-fossil fuel candidates

Hours after blockading the headquarters of FERC, activists from the Great Climate March and their supporters marched on the national headquarters of the Democratic Party. Marchers warned that candidates who accept fossil fuel industry "donations" and support their positions would not only not get their votes but instead find activists "getting in their way." This is a direct threat to obstruct and oppose compaigns for President or other office by Hillary Clinton, Martin O' Malley, or anyone else who does the bidding of the fracking, tar sands, and mountaintop removal coal industries.

Video of the march on Democratic Party headquarters featuring the threat to "get in the way" of runs for office by Hillary Clinton or other pro-fossil fuel candidates

Hillery Clinton and MD Gov Martin O'Malley star on this banner with other pro-fracking, fossil fuel fiunded Democratic politicians

Lockdowns, 25 arrests at FERC against fracking, gas export

On the 3ed of November, climate and anti-fracking activists blockaded all entrances to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or FERC. 25 were arrested. Some of the arrests were nasty and two without legally required warning. Meanwhile, Kelly Canavan of MD locked down to a crucial piece of construction equipment in Solomons, MD, halting work on a pier needed for the Cove Point gas export facility. Fifteen more actiivsts were arrested at another gas infrastructure blockade at Seneca Lake, NY.

Video:FERC blockades and rough/no warning arrests

Lockbox blockade of the back entrance to FERC

Great Climate March arrives in DC after 10 months on road from LA

On the 1st of November, the Great Climate March entered DC and marched to the White House. The march begin 10 months ago in Los Angeles. Since March the Great Climate March has travelled over 3,000 miles. Many of the participants on foot the entire distance, one of them a 71 year old grandmother.

Stirring video of the march

Just past the DC line

Halloween Critical Mass bike ride reportback

On the 31st of October, DC Critical Mass took to the streets for Halloween with more riders than usual for this time of year, several of them in costume.

Video: DC Critical Mass for Halloween

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN CLIMATE-ACTION

DEAR  FOLKs:  warm greetings + many blessings !!the GREAT CLIMATE MARCH started in LOS ANGELES on 1-MARCH-2014  and will arrive in WASHINGTON, DC on SATURDAY-1-NOVEMBER-2014 ...our main focus is on the problems related to GLOBAL-WARMING + CLIMATE-CHANGE ... below is a copy of our schedule for SATURDAY-1-NOVEMBER:  un-fortunate-ly, it was changed, due to the fact that our PERMIT from the city allows us to walk only from BETHESDA to the WHITE HOUSE, with no stops along the way ...

Wikileaks captures updated TPP "intellectual property" chapter, GMO's explicitly included

On the 16th of October, Wikileaks published the updated "Intellectual property" chapter of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP, current as of May 16th, 2014 after the so-called Ho Chi Minh round of TPP negotiations. The 20th "secret" TPP meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City.
Download the entire May 16th Intellectual Property chapter of the proposed TPP here

The Shortwave Report 10/17/14 Listen Globally!

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (October 17) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB} 

Pa residents challenge EPA officials to drink fracked well water, bags searched at Metro in response

On the 10th of October, anti-fracking activists and a resident of Dimock county in Pennsylvania challenged EPA officials to drink from either of two samples of discolored, contaminated well water from a fracking-damaged well. The response they got was the expected and understood refusal to drink the water, and an acceptance by an EPA official of their petitions. Meanwhile, the EPA building behind them was guarded by a counted 20+ cops-and bag searches at the Metro station entrance there. As soon as the protest ended, the DHS bag search checkpoint was withdrawn from the Metro station.

Video-offering the "frackwater challenge" to drink the contaminated well water

Offering a drink of fracked well water to an EPA official

Hundreds ride in October DC Bike Party

On the 8th of October, the usual several hundred riders (600+ is average) took to the streets of DC for the monthly bike party. A just past full moon was in the sky as the streets swarmed with cyclists, some in a Halloween theme.

Video Highlights of the Ride

FERC Found Guilty of Fracking the Chesapeake by a "People's Court"

On the morning of Oct 3, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and Calvert County residents convened a "People's Court" outside FERC to protest their rubber stamp approval of fracked gas export from Cove Point on the Chesapeake Bay. Defendants included president Barrack Obama, MD Governor O'Malley,the entire Calvert County board of commissioners, and the head of FERC. All were found guilty of multiple charges.

Video of people's court-all defendants

Video-Mike Tidewell vows "no surrender"-even if the LNG export plant is built, CCAN will fight on to prevent any gas from being exported

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