Inspired by Noam Chomsky's book "Hegemony or Survival", the Movements of South America, the World Social Forum, and the Continental Cry of the Excluded, a website called the InterContinental Cry For Unity has recently been created.
The website is among other things, a response to the need for more dialogue in a number of areas fundamental in our common walk. For instance, while there is no shortage of declarations, protests or clear voice about what we do not like or approve of (e.g. what Governments and corporations are doing) there is very little about just what our goals are, or what exactly we need to do for ourselves--after all, our work is not to benefit Empire, but each other.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | November 11, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a quarter-century, environmentalists have succeeded in blocking efforts to drill for oil in what they consider a pristine, cherished patch of tundra in an Alaska wildlife refuge.
But with sky-high fuel prices and a wider Republican majority in Congress, their long fight to keep oil companies out of the refuge looked to be in trouble. Then they got some help from an unexpected place: House Republicans angry over cuts to social programs.
Aljazeera | 14 November 2005
The world's forests are still being destroyed at an alarming rate despite a slowing down in the net rate of forest loss because of new planting and natural growth, a UN agency says.
University of Victoria Pacific and Asian Studies Student Society presents:
Aceh Post-Tsunami Relief and Independence Event.
Wednesday November 16th, 2005. 7pm, Harry Hickman Building (HHB) Room 105 @ U. Vic.
Admission by donation with all proceeds to FOMAPAK, a student and youth NGO based in Aceh.
Song and dance performances, food, lecture, slideshow.
Harry Hickman Building (HHB) Room 105 @ University of Victoria
(CP) - One of the country's largest environmental organizations wants a multinational energy giant to focus on building a natural gas pipeline from Alaska instead of down Canada's Mackenzie Valley.
ELF Attack Destroys Guelph, Ontario Golf Club
(Nov 4, 2005)
Guelph Police might have raised a few eyebrows this week with a revelation about graffiti found near the scene of a fire at the Cutten Club, a local golf and country club, last Monday.
It turns out the letters ELF -- an apparent reference to the US-based Earth Liberation Front -- were spray-painted on a walkway near the gutted pro shop.
Greenpeace | 26 October 2005
Brussels, Belgium - The European Union voted today to ignore its own Environment Committee's recommendations to tightly regulate global-warming gases. It was a victory for multinational profits, and a defeat for the children being born today who'll inherit a warmer, more dangerous world.
Wildcat Annie - Eugene Cascadia Network
Here's a quick report on the forest defense actions around the Pacific Northwest of North America after having returned on a Cascadian bioregional tour.
Direct action battles against logging of the lush ancient rainforests of the Pacific Northwest are still being kept alive by heroic forest defenders.
By Kathy Marks in Sydney | 14 October 2005
The Wollemi pine, a Jurassic-age plant believed extinct until a hiker stumbled across a grove near Sydney 11 years ago, is being relaunched into the world.
To ensure its survival, Australian conservationists have propagated large numbers and plan to auction the next generation at Sotheby's later this month, with species being touted as the latest must-have garden accessory.
Imperial not backing down// Petroleum News
"Despite a warning from the Northwest Territories government that the venture could be in trouble, Imperial Oil is unwavering in its commitment to the Mackenzie Gas Project.
Exactly how committed will be known in November when it advises Canada's National Energy Board whether it is ready to embark on public hearings in early 2006."
Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- a bike ride and skate -- held the last Friday of every month. You are invited to enjoy the safety and comfort in the car-free space that we create by simply riding together! Bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, self propelled couches, and any other form of human powered locomotion are all welcomed!
meet 5 to 5:30 pm,
leave 6 pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
Sierra Club | Sept 30, 2005
The legislation eliminates habitat conservation measures on tens of millions of acres of land around the country, the "critical habitat" of species facing extinction, and prevents such conservation activities in the future. Analysis of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data shows that species with critical habitat are more likely to be increasing in number and heading towards recovery than species without by a 2:1 margin.
Alex Roslin | Hour.ca | September 22nd, 2005
The future of Hydro-Québec's $2-billion Rupert River hydroelectric project may be in doubt after the election of a key opponent to the project last Thursday as Cree grand chief.
HURRICANES, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE END OF THE AGE
joey only, freedom fighter writer
Hurricanes managed to damage or destroy much of the U.S. Gulf Coast
between Florida and Texas this summer. The National Oceanographic
Atmospheric Agency and its subsidiary the National Hurricane Centre
(www.nhc.noaa.gov) found this years Atlantic Oceans temperatures to be 1-3
degrees farenheit warmer than average. These warmer oceans favor the
'Super-powerful hurricanes now hitting the US are the smoking gun of global warming', said Sir John Lawton, chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and one of Britain's leading scientists. Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Georgia Institute of Technology recently presented research that found a steady increase in the number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes between 1970 and 2005.