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Newsletter – Stop GMOs, save the climate and the tuna! (Greenpeace)

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Newsletter – Stop GMOs, save the climate and the tuna!

We have three weeks to stop the spread of GMOs.

Mice fed on genetically-engineered maize produce fewer offspring than those fed on natural foods, according to a study published by the Austrian government this week. The greater scandal is that the mice were eating Monsanto GMOs considered “safe” by government agencies around the world! Clearly they’re not safe, and the way GMOs are checked doesn’t work. EU Environment Ministers meet on December 4 about GMOs and food in Europe — this is our opportunity.

Call on EU politicians to radically reform the European Food Safety Authority

http://desertification.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/newsletter-stop-gmos-save-the-climate-and-the-tuna-greenpeace/

Millions ‘drop’ in US quake drill

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Residents of southern California are taking part in what organisers say is the biggest-ever US earthquake drill.

Some five million people were expected to become involved in the exercise, known as “The Great Southern California Shake-out”.

The drill is based on the hypothetical scenario of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake striking the southern portion of the San Andreas Fault.

See video:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7726924.stm

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7726031.stm

Pranksters Distribute Fake New York Times Declaring ‘Iraq War Over’

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The US defence department yesterday declared the end of the Iraq war and the immediate withdrawal of all troops, prompting an admission from Condoleezza Rice that the Bush administration knew all along that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, according to the New York Times.

the work of pranksters The Yes Men]Fake New York Times: the work of pranksters The Yes Men

On second thought, that introductory paragraph needs a little clarification. The New York Times proper didn’t report the end of the Iraq war. But a spoof 14-page “special edition” of the newspaper, circulating free on the streets of Manhattan today, did carry those items. It was printed in a form that was so high quality and technically accurate that many New Yorkers were nonplussed, backed up by an entire “New York Times” website that equally faithfully mimicked the original.

Dated July 4 2009, and boasting the front-page motto: “All the news we hope to print” in a twist on the daily’s famous phrase “All the news that’s fit to print”, the fake paper looks forward to the day the war ends, and envisages a chain of events that would be manna from heaven for American liberals.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/11/12-8

BLM Sued Over Air Quality, Ozone in NM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two environmental groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management, alleging that the federal agency has failed to curb ozone levels and safeguard air quality in northwestern New Mexico from oil and gas industry emissions.

Dine; CARE and WildEarth Guardians filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Santa Fe.

The groups contend the BLM — which oversees oil and gas activities in the San Juan Basin, one of the largest natural gas fields in the nation — is responsible for allowing ozone pollution in the region to rise to dangerous levels.

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Munger: Delaying Oak Ridge cleanup could be costly nightmare

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One of the programs most likely to suffer under tight federal budgets is environmental cleanup, and that could put a crimp in Department of Energy plans in Oak Ridge.

Several years ago, DOE sold officials in Tennessee and other states on the need to accelerate the cleanup programs in order to reduce the maintenance costs on old, surplus facilities and enhance safety by focusing work on high-risk areas.

This strategy was at least partly successful, as big DOE cleanup projects were completed — including the closeout of entire facilities in Colorado and Ohio. But accelerating projects on paper didn’t make them immune to federal budget cuts, and other problems developed — such as the Oak Ridge accident in which a worker fell through a floor at K-25 — that forced DOE to reevaluate cleanup strategies and beg the states for forgiveness when missing deadlines.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/nov/12/munger-delaying-oak-ridge-cleanup-could-be-costly-/

Parliament to review nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament treaties

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has been invited by the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to undertake an inquiry into Australia’s involvement in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament treaties.

Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament is one of the major challenges facing the international community. Australia has signalled the importance that it places upon this issue through the recent establishment with Japan of an International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. This Commission has a mandate to reinvigorate the global debate on the need to prevent the further spread of nuclear weapons, advance nuclear disarmament and strengthen the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). The 2010 NPT Review Conference is a particularly important milestone in this process.

The Prime Minister has asked the Treaties Committee to contribute to Australia’s non-proliferation and disarmament objectives by examining:

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/house_news/news_stories/news_Treaties_nuclearnp.htm

Native Student’s YouTube Video Needs Your Vote

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[Editor's note: To vote, go to the YouTube Project: Report Web page, select the video entitled "A Fight for the Land," then click on the green thumbs-up icon below it. Public voting closes on Nov. 16. You can vote once a day.]

The elections may be over, but Rhonda LeValdo needs your vote.

The 34-year-old graduate student at the University of Kansas is one of 10 semifinalists in YouTube.com’s Project: Report — a national competition for aspiring journalists. To move onto the next round, LeValdo’s video news story on Native students’ efforts to prevent the wetlands in Lawrence, Kan., from being developed into a new roadway must be among the top-five vote getters from viewers.

Go to Reznet web site to read the rest of the story and view the video. Please Vote

Defenders of the Land Gathering

Defenders of the Land Gathering

Organizers, leaders, and spokespeople from Indigenous communities involved in land struggles with the Canadian and Provincial Governments have assembled in Winnipeg for the Defenders of the Land Gathering, to share strategies and ideas for how to best achieve land rights and self-determination.

The gathering runs from November 12-14th, 2008, and will feature presentations by members from the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, Six Nations, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Secwepemc First Nation, and possibly others. Please see the press release below for details and contact information.

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY

WINNIPEG – Spokespeople from Indigenous communities involved in land struggles across Canada will issue a national challenge to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government’s policies when Harper attends the Conservative Convention in Winnipeg this week, delivering a letter to Harper on Thursday at 6pm, and following up with a press conference on Friday at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Indigenous organizers, leaders and membership will be meeting in Winnipeg for the Defenders of the Land Gathering from November 12-14th, 2008 to share strategies and solutions for achieving land rights and self-determination.

The Defenders of the Land Gathering will feature special presentations by members from the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, Six Nations, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Secwepemc First Nation, while many others will be in attendance.

The Defenders of the Land Gathering will focus on several key principles including recognition and respect for Inherent, Aboriginal and Treaty rights; opposition to arbitrary, one-sided federal and provincial legislation, policies and practices that negatively affect Indigenous Peoples; stopping the environmental degradation of Indigenous lands; a fair and just interpretation of section 35 of Canada’s constitution, including the elimination of the racist, outdated concepts of the Doctrine of Discovery and Terra Nullius; and the application of the Articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

The Press Conference will be held:
Date: Friday November 14, 2008
Location: Winnipeg Convention Centre
Time: TBA

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For more information, please contact:
Courtney Kirkby 514.893.8283
Harmony Rice: 204.510.9899

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Rosebud Sioux Indian at center of battle that spotlights rights of Native Americans

Now he’s fighting tribal authorities who want to ban him from his home because he’s from another tribe.

Authorities say Ironshell has violated a tribal ordinance that prohibits Meskwaki women from sharing a settlement home with men who are not Meskwaki.

Ironshell is a Rosebud Sioux. His wife, Eloise, is Meskwaki. Both say the ban amounts to racial discrimination.

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20081113/UPDATES/81113016/1001/NEWS

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