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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
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©Picture from Icy and Sot www.icyandsot.com Given the numerous crises facing the planet – the environment, the economy, epidemics, mass poverty – is this the right priority for the use of public money? We say no: a massive reallocation is needed. There are thousands of organizations and millions of individuals... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at EarthAction
Donald Trump’s budget cuts the EPA’s $8 billion budget by 31% to its lowest level in 40 years. This would cripple the agency charged with addressing climate change, keeping America’s air and water safe, and maintaining environmental safeguards for all. Trump’s budget would: completely “discontinue funding for the Clean Power... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at 2020 Action
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For forty years, 1952 to 1992, Rocky Flats, an area between Denver and Boulder Colorado, was a nuclear weapons production facility that manufactured plutonium triggers used in nuclear weapons. Over the years, Rocky Flats had numerous documented plutonium spills, fires, radioactive leaks, and releases of plutonium into the atmosphere. In... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at EarthAction
It was on Feb. 28, 1992 when Njeri Kabeberi got her first taste of grassroots activism. Kenya was in a state of brutal political repression and terror under then-president Daniel arap Moi, whose government ruthlessly interrogated, detained and tortured opponents. She was working for an insurance agency at the time,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at EarthAction
The UN has been in the spotlight on Capital Hill since the recent Congress took office. Unfortunately, a small group of policymakers have proposed three separate bills that would severely undermine U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by weakening vital UN operations. In the Senate, S.107 would eliminate US... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at 2020 Action
Under the U.S. Constitution, the power to decide whether to start a war rests entirely with the Congress. Period. However, current nuclear policy gives all power to decide whether to use nuclear weapons to the President. Even a first-use decision—a decision in effect to start a nuclear war—is placed entirely... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at 2020 Action
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Why we’re going to win the climate change fight — despite Trump’s election as denier-in-chief… maybe even because of it My fellow Americans (and concerned people everywhere), this is not the time to give up on meeting the planetary crisis. This is the time to prepare to win. Here are some notes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at EarthAction
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Since 2012, a series of agribusiness corporations have been at work to destroy 75,000 hectares of tropical rainforest in southwestern Cameroon. Their goal is to replace the forest with a palm oil plantation. This rainforest, situated between five protected areas, including world-renowned Korup National Park, is known for its rich... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at EarthAction
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Credit: World Future Council On Monday, 19 September, for the first time in the history of the United Nations, Heads of States and Governments will address the large movements of refugees and migrants at a high-level summit during the General Assembly. The milestone event aims to strengthen governance of international... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at EarthAction
Chain Reaction 2016 is a series of creative events and actions around the world to protest nuclear weapons activities and to celebrate nuclear disarmament initiatives. · Chain Reaction launch. Chain Reaction 2016 kicked off on July 8, the 20th anniversary of the historic International Court of Justice case against nuclear... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at EarthAction
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In South Africa, many local communities burn PVC plastics which is harming the health of everyone--especially children. There is a movement to stop the burning of PVCs. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at EarthAction
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The Film4Climate Global Video Competition was launched yesterday, Monday June 20. Young filmmakers are invited to showcase their talents and create either a Public Service Advertisement (< 1 min) or a Short Film (1 – 5 minutes) about climate action. The competition is open to filmmakers from all over the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at EarthAction
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FEDERAL COURT AFFIRMS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF KIDS AND DENIES MOTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IN YOUTH’S LANDMARK CLIMATE CHANGE CASE Eugene, OR – On April 8, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the federal District Court in Eugene, OR, decided in favor of 21 young Plaintiffs, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at EarthAction
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Source: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Over the next two weeks, oral arguments in the Marshall Islands’ nuclear disarmament cases will take place at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) originally filed the lawsuits in April 2014 against all nine nuclear-armed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at EarthAction
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If our transition to renewable energy is successful, we will achieve savings in the ongoing energy expenditures needed for economic production. We will be rewarded with a quality of life that is acceptable—and, perhaps, preferable to our current one (even though, for most Americans, material consumption will be scaled back... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at EarthAction
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9 things you can do on International Women's Day Today, March 8, is International Women's Day (#IWD2016), first celebrated in 1909. In recent years, the annual event has gained recognition, giving a chance to celebrate achievements in the women's movement and to inspire further progress through both local and international... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at EarthAction
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US Militarism’s Expanse and the Need for an International Movement to Cut Military Spending Despite the fact that we inhabit a war culture and machine with a vast reach and capacity never seen before, we must stand strong in opposition to endless war. It falls upon us as peace activists... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at EarthAction
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February 13 is World Radio Day! "World Radio Day was established by a resolution during the 36th General Conference of UNESCO in 2011. On the first celebration of World Radio Day in 2012, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya emphasized the importance of community radio... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at EarthAction
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Toward a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: One Billion Citizens’ Appeal "In August 1945, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were reduced to ruins, each by a single atomic bomb, and more than 210,000 people from the two cities lost their precious lives. Those who barely managed to survive had their lives totally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at EarthAction
Watch this terrific 4 minute short film by Jonathan Deaton that won the 1st Prize ($5,000) in the Student Category of the Physicians for Social Responsibility Nukebusters video contest for 2015. It’s called, “Joining the Conversation.” To view the list of awards and the other winning videos, feel free to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at EarthAction
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PEACE & PLANET NETWORK We are all the victims of state and non-state terrorism. Ending such calamities as the Paris and Beirut massacres requires a struggle against the forces of destruction emanating from the Middle East and from the imperial wars of the US, NATO and allied states. The U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at EarthAction
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In 1988, the World Health Organization established World Aids Day to raise awareness about HIV and to commemorate the lives that have been lost to HIV. December 1 is a day for global citizens to unite in the fight against HIV. It is a day to support those living with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at EarthAction
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Anti-refugee rhetoric by many people and leaders in the European Union nations and the United States has intensified in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris. This rhetoric appears to be fueled by the belief that one of the perpetrators responsible posed as a Syrian refugee entering France. As a result, some right-wing politicians and European nations have already called for stricter border controls and a downsizing in refugee quotas. Poland, Latvia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have directly linked the refugee crisis in Europe to the attacks on France and leaders have already called for the closing of the Schengen border, a major blow to the E.U.’s resettling programs. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at EarthAction
6 November, 2015 A High Court in Pakistan has set a legal precedent, both at home and abroad by ordering the government to enforce its climate change policy and establishing a climate change commission to oversee the process. A public interest litigation case brought by a farmer against government failure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at EarthAction