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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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We are offering free one-year 2020 Action memberships to individuals that register soon. Fill out our Join Now" form. Select "Individual (Free Year)" under Membership Type and "Free Individual" next to I will pay by... Click submit, then click "Click Here" in the first paragraph on the next page to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at 2020 Action
Participants of the Basel Conference on Human Rights, Future Generations, and Crimes in the Nuclear Age. Credit: The participants in the international conference Human Rights, Future Generations and Crimes in the Nuclear Age, held in Basel from September 14-17, 2017, affirm that the risks and impacts of nuclear weapons,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at EarthAction
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Posted 5 days ago at EarthAction
Source: The United States and North Korea should step back from the brink of war in North East Asia, and instead adopt a diplomatic approach to prevent war, according to an appeal sent yesterday to these two governments, and to the UN Security Council, by members and affiliates of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at EarthAction
Photo: For many years the EarthAction Network worked with its 2,500 partner NGOs in more than 160 countries to encourage nations to write, ratify, and fully implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Below is an update on this critically important UN Treaty.Ordos, 06/06/17 - Zhang Jianlong, Minister of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at EarthAction
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at EarthAction
September 2017 - Currently, the President can—on his own authority and without consulting anyone—plunge the world into nuclear war. If he's livid at 3:00 AM, or if he needs a news diversion from his encircling legal troubles, he can order a nuclear strike, and the chain of command is sworn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at 2020 Action
Counter-protesters at a K.K.K. Rally in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012. Credit: Yash Mori For decades, Wunsiedel, a German town near the Czech border, has struggled with a parade of unwanted visitors. It was the original burial place of one of Adolf Hitler’s deputies, a man named Rudolf Hess. And every... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at EarthAction
©Picture from UNFOLD ZERO August 6 (Hiroshima Day) and August 9 (Nagasaki Day) are global days of action for nuclear abolition. UNFOLD ZERO encourages you to take action on these days to: 1. promote the new nuclear ban treaty if you are in a non-nuclear country; 2. promote nuclear... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at EarthAction
©Picture from Global Campaign on Military Spending On July 7, 2017, the United Nations adopted a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons following negotiations over 5 weeks during March, June and July. 122 countries voted in favour of the treaty, demonstrating the clear and unequivocal acceptance of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at EarthAction
August 2017 - Science magazine (the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) reported on 5/26/17 that US spent nuclear fuel pools are much more threatening than those in Fukushima. The reason is that US pools are stocked almost 4 times as tightly as those in Japan—far... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at 2020 Action
Free distribution of school items to the needy children in a primary school. A non-profit organization in the country of Togo (official name: the Togolese Republic) on the West coast of Africa wants to build a relationship and collaborate with NGOs in the USA and elsewhere. The Togolese NGO is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at EarthAction
July 2017 - The people of North Korea, along with their leader, Kim Jong-un, feel threatened by the annual US-South Korean “attack” and ”decapitation” exercises against their country. North Korea’s deterrence policy is to build nuclear missiles capable of hitting the US—which it may have in a few years. Since... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at 2020 Action
June 2017 - In our government, Congress passes the laws and federal agencies, after much scientific and economic research and public input, set down the regulations as to how those laws will be put into action. Pushed by the current administration and the right wing in Congress, the Senate has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at 2020 Action
Sofia - Pirin National Park in Bulgaria, which shelters possibly the oldest tree in the Balkan peninsula, could be added to UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. WWF urges immediate action against multiple threats to the mountain and launches an international campaign to save the park. Pirin has exceptionally... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at EarthAction
May 2017 - As part of our country’s nuclear modernization, the Air Force wants to buy 1,000 Long-Range Stand-Off (LRSO) missiles for about $17 billion. These missiles can carry both thermonuclear warheads and conventional explosives—you can’t tell which is on board by looking at the planes. The plan is that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at 2020 Action
©Picture from Icy and Sot 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
April 2017 - 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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at 2020 Action
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
March 2017 - 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at 2020 Action
February 2017 - 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at 2020 Action
January 2017 - Much has been said of Trump and Putin's mutual admiration, and of the friendly relations with Russia of several Trump Cabinet appointees. It's hard to know what to make of this, and of Trump's recent contradictory tweets, but it may be a unique opportunity to mitigate our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at 2020 Action
December 2016 - Last year in Paris, the countries of the world affirmed the goal of keeping the increase in global temperatures below 2 deg C in order to avoid truly catastrophic climate change. This would require leaving about 2/3 of proven fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Given this,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at 2020 Action
November 2016 - Google "accidental nuclear war", and you'll see that the world has come very close over a dozen times. Can we count on our luck to hold out? Not according to Kissinger, Shultz, Nunn, and Perry—our chief US military leaders during the Cold War. They now warn us... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at 2020 Action