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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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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 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
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
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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
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
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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
October 2016 - Climate change and nuclear weapons pose the greatest threats to life on Earth. Despite this, the major candidates’ positions on these critical issues have not been well covered in the media. A) Hillary Clinton has steadfastly supported the prevailing US nuclear weapons policies including a treaty with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at 2020 Action
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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
September 2016 - On the day after the Republican National Convention ended, Timothy Egan wrote a New York Times OP-ED, “Make America Hate Again.” Egan wrote, “ . . . When the Convention closed, fear had won the hall. And we should fear—for the republic, for a democracy facing its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at 2020 Action
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
August 2016 - A key factor in global warming is that methane is needlessly leaked, vented, or burned during drilling and fracking for oil and natural gas. Methane has a heat-trapping potential 86 times that of carbon dioxide over the initial 20-year period. Every year the oil and gas industry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at 2020 Action
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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
July 2016 - There has been a radical increase in arms sales to the Middle East in the last four years to support military action against ISIS. Yet, many of these arms have been used in other conflicts. Especially troubling are the many air to ground munitions sold to Saudi... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at 2020 Action
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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
June 2016 - One hand does not know what the other is doing. The US has just signed the Paris Agreement committing us to seriously cut our greenhouse gas emissions. This is part of the international community's effort to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees C to reduce the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at 2020 Action