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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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June 2018 - Killing and hurting innocent people as a means of achieving political ends is the very essence of terrorism, wherever it occurs. In recent weeks, Israeli forces have killed an estimated 100+ Palestinians at its border fence, supposedly to protect the soldiers and Israel, while not a single... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at 2020 Action
On May 24, United Nations Secretary-General Antóio Guterres will release Securing our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament, a new initiative to address the humanitarian impact of armed conflict and the increased threats from arms races, international tensions and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The UNSG will release the... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at EarthAction
May 2018 - May 12th is a critical date for the future of the multilateral nuclear deal with the government of Iran called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The American Congress requires our President to waive sanctions on Iran every four months. In January, President Trump announced that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at 2020 Action
One trillion dollars is being allocated over the next ten years to modernize the nuclear arsenals of nine countries. The corporations making these weapons lobby for increased spending on nuclear weapons, stimulating the nuclear arms race and increasing the risk of a nuclear war. Count the Nuclear Weapons Money will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at EarthAction
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance in cooperation with the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club held a press conference last March 31st to condemn the DOJ's terrorist proscription of past and present CPA leaders, environment defenders, indigenous rights activists and human rights advocates. Members of the Baguio City Council also presented the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at EarthAction
Abolition 2000 member organizations organized a press conference at the United Nations in New York today to highlight the critical need for successful diplomacy on nuclear-weapons related conflicts, promote the upcoming UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, and announce two related initiatives. These were an Open Letter to the Leaders... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at EarthAction
Fact #1: 8.3 BILLION Metric Tons (9.1 BILLION US Tons) of plastic has been produced since plastic was introduced in the 1950s. The amount of plastic produced a year is roughly the same as the entire weight of humanity! Fact #2: Virtually every piece of plastic ever made still exists... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at EarthAction
April 2018 - Some media and policy discussions about the upcoming US Summit with North Korea suggest that it cannot succeed because Kim Jong Un, the President of NK, will reject the idea of denuclearization. But the full report by South Korea’s top national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, after he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at 2020 Action
Photo Credit: Google "labeled for non-commercial reuse" TAKOMA PARK, MD, March 15, 2018 — The City Council of Takoma Park, Maryland, last night (March 14th) voted unanimously on a resolution that reaffirms the city’s support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, or ‘Nuclear Ban Treaty.’ The Nuclear... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at EarthAction
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. Image Credit: Eco-Business The human rights situation in the Philippines is deteriorating with the widespread cases of extrajudicial killings and ongoing attacks against voices critical to the government. A petition was recently filed in court by the Philippine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at EarthAction
Colombian Deputy Minister receives Avaaz petition delivery last week :) We may have won our campaign to stop Colombia’s massive deforestation! The team and members brought a million-strong petition (and several cute kids) to a key minister this week, and got 42 election candidates signed on to our 5-point forest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at EarthAction
Juvenile sockeye salmon swimming past salmon farms are exposed to piscine reovirus shed by the farm salmon. Photo by Tavish Campbell Finally, good news! Washington State, on the West Coast of the USA, is the first government anywhere, to legislate removal of Atlantic salmon farming from a region of our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at EarthAction
March 2018 - XCel Energy, a Colorado utility, recently explored alternatives to running its dirty coal-fired electricity plants and requested bids, including for wind and solar produced energy with battery storage (for when there's no sun and no wind). They received hundreds of bids at amazingly low prices. For example,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at 2020 Action
February 2018 - After months of North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump hurling apocalyptic threats at each other, South Korean President Moon Jae-in intervened. He invited Mr. Kim to participate in the Olympics in South Korea and Mr. Kim accepted. Also, at Mr. Moon's urging, Pres. Trump committed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at 2020 Action
Photo from KoruCarts Facebook Page Some 40 million people (mostly women and children) frequently carry heavy loads, often to the detriment of their health, security, education and development (UNDP). 37% of Africa's population is at least 30 minutes away from a water source (WEDO). Many organisations are drilling for water,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at EarthAction
Photo Credit: Basel Peace Office The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists today moved the hands of the symbolic Doomsday Clock to 2 Minutes to Midnight, indicating that the world is the closest to possible nuclear armageddon since the height of the Cold War in 1953. The group of experts who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at EarthAction
Photo Credit: Reuters/Kevin Coombs If you’re feeling despair about the fate of humanity in the 21st century, you might want to reconsider. In 2017, it felt like the global media picked up all of the problems, and none of the solutions. To fix that, here are 99 of the best... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at EarthAction
The United Nations Council will hold a special thematic debate on January 18 on the topic of 'Weapons of Mass Destruction and Confidence Building Measures'. The debate will be chaired by Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev, and will have a strong focus on diplomacy and trust-building as important elements to prevent proliferation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at EarthAction
January 2018 - For many years it has been US policy to talk with North Korea, but only on the precondition that North Korea agree beforehand on the goal of getting rid of its nuclear weapons. That was—and is—a non-starter, and North Korea used those years to build up its... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at 2020 Action
Children in Miami hold signs in support of renewing Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from Central America and Haiti, Nov. 6. PHOTO:LYNNE SLADKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS The Trump Administration announced last month that it will rescind the visas of almost 59,000 Haitians who are legally documented under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at EarthAction
UNFOLD ZERO encourages you to commemorate Human Rights Day today (December 10) by advancing the human right to freedom-from-the-threat-of-nuclear weapons. We recommend two recent appeals on nuclear weapons and human rights to send to your parliamentarians and governments. Both of the appeals highlight the threat of nuclear weapons to current... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at EarthAction
December 2017 - The Trump administration is now working to end Obama's signature climate change program, the Clean Power Plan. This is in spite of the recent report from 13 federal agencies confirming the seriousness of climate change, the fact that humans are the predominant cause, and that major reductions... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at 2020 Action
Climate Scorecard Report #15 highlights the results of climate change public opinion surveys that have been conducted in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries over the last five years. Looking across countries we see the following trends: Citizens in many countries agree that climate change is caused by humans and that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at EarthAction
November 2017 - There is an action we can all take to help prevent nuclear war: Urge our Senators to meet with Physicians for Social Responsibility’s (PSR) Dr. Ira Helfand, the current Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). At a recent day-long symposium, “Climate Change... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at 2020 Action
October 2017 - Since 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran Deal, has stopped Iran's nuclear enrichment activities—verified by cameras and on-the-ground inspections—and vastly reduced its prior stockpile of enriched uranium. In return, certain sanctions on Iran were lifted. The US terms of ratification... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at 2020 Action