August 2010

Soiling the Southland
This morning, Toxic Twins: Soiling the Southland was released-  a new Los Angeles-specific report by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the California Environmental Justice Association. This report shows that the two largest financial backers of Proposition 23, the Dirty Energy Proposition, have been cited dozens of times for pollution violations that threaten millions of Los Angeles families, especially Latino and African American families.

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Honoring the Dream
This Saturday, on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream Speech, conservatives will gather for a “Restoring Honor” rally at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. For the Tea Party crowd to connect themselves to the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can’t be seen as anything other then deeply disingenuous.  When thousands of people joined Dr. King to march on Washington, they were demanding that the federal government intervene on behalf of poor people.

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5 years ago, it happened


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I Sure Do Miss Trees...
Need any more reasons why our communities must unite to stop the dirty energy prop? Let N2O3, a lonely robot Californian from the future tell you why.

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Certified Organic circa 1916
94 years ago today, Congress signed the National Park Service Organic Act, which created the National Park Service. Today, the

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Take the Pledge


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5 years ago, Americans were flooded by horrifying images of the Gulf Coast underwater in the aftermath of Katrina. We saw families on rooftops, just inches from the water. Now, similar images are coming out of Pakistan. As Sumayyah wrote yesterday, 1/5 of the country is underwater and the disaster is the largest of this decade.

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4 million homeless. 8 million in need of urgent humanitarian care.  20 million total people affected.

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Honor the 19th Amendment


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