Thursday, November 26, 2015

30 Reasons to Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

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30 Reasons to Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

By Reynard Loki [1] / AlterNet [2]

November 26, 2015

     It is hard to argue that 2015 has been a good year for the environment. Due to a steady increase in temperature—the year is on track to be the hottest year [3] on record—we have witnessed an increase in the frequency and severity of storms [4], widespread ocean acidification [5] that is creating marine dead zones around the globe and numerous species [6] that are struggling to survive amid what has been termed the "Sixth Extinction [7]." 

    Droughts [8]floods [9] and wildfires [10] are negatively impacting natural ecosystems, crops and local communities. The effects of climate change, in particular a growing lack of resources like water, food and fuel, have also acted as catalysts for conflict, sparking regional violence, terrorism and the civil war in Syria [11]. Climate change is also exacerbating the refugee crisis [12], driving people from their homes by destroying their livelihoods. Rising seas threaten to drown coastal cities [13] and engulf island nations [14]. Scientists have identified dozens of "global warming tipping points [15]" that could trigger natural disasters. The pernicious climate denialism in the U.S. is not helping: In just three years, secretive donors have given climate denial groups over $125 million [16] to help undermine rules to reduce carbon pollution. 

     Across the world, consumerism, overpopulation and globalism are also taking a heavy toll on our planet's limited resources. Plastic trash is polluting the seas [17] and killing wildlife [18]International trade deals [19] are expanding corporate rights and challenging regulations meant to protect the environment and public health. In the U.S., environmentalists and conservationists are fighting battles on many fronts. Environmental racism [20] is rampant. Oregon's wolves [21] lost their endangered species protection. The well-intentioned but ultimately destructive biomass industry in Europe is decimating America's southern forests [22], home to the endangered Louisiana black bear and more than 600 imperiled, threatened or endangered species. 

     On the food front, there is also much concern. As of 2014, more than 48 million Americans [23] live in food-insecure households. Almost 15 percent [23] of Americans live in poverty. Over 600,000 Americans are homeless. Against this worrisome background of widespread hunger, big food companies are pushing legislation to prevent consumers [24] from knowing whether or not foods contain GMOs. Pesticides that are killing critical food crop pollinators like bees [25] and butterflies and endangering human health [26] continue to be used worldwide. Coca-Cola has been exposed for funding research that misleads the public [27] about the health effects of its sugary drinks.

     Still, amid all the bad news are some striking victories, stories of hope and visions for a better future. The good news is the result of action by people who care, from environmental activists who dangled from a bridge [28] to stop Shell's icebreaker ship from going to the Arctic, to farmers suing [29] agrochemical giants, and even to readers like you who have signed petitions, some of which have helped make things better, one issue at a time. Deeds such as these serve as an important reminder that, while it may be easier to complain than to commit, only action will enact positive change.

    If you care about the environment, sustainability, renewable energy, food safety, food security, organic food systems and animal welfare, there is still much work to be done. But if you're looking for things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, you also have many reasons. Here are 30, in no particular order.

1. Shell abandoned [30] Arctic drilling. 
2. Pope Francis released a powerful encyclical [31] on the environment. 
3. An Illinois farmer sued [29] the world's largest agrochemical company over GMO corn.
4. Taco Bell decided to source only cage-free [32] chickens.
5. Colorado established a new GMO-free zone [33] to protect traditional farming. 
6. Kikkoman, a popular soy sauce brand, decided to end animal testing [34]
7. The Women's Collective of Tamil Nadu in India is restoring traditional foods [35] and farming methods.
8. The United States is finally ending invasive experiments [36] on chimpanzees. 
9. Palau created the world's sixth largest marine sanctuary [37]
10. The $2.6 trillion fossil fuel divestment [38] movement is growing. 
11. Pop Weaver, the second largest popcorn supplier in U.S., became the first American company to phase out bee-killing [39] seed coatings. 
12. India is home to the world's first solar-powered airport [40].
13. A group of humpback whales tried to save a baby gray whale [41] from a killer whale attack in a remarkable display of interspecies empathy. 
14. The World Health Organization classified Monsanto's herbicide as a "probable carcinogen [42]." 
15. Following the tragic murder of Cecil the lion, several major airlines banned the transportation of animal parts from the trophy hunting industry [43]
16. President Obama rejected the Keystone XL [44] pipeline.
17. SeaWorld decided to put an end to its orca shows [45] in California.
18. Morocco is poised to become a solar energy superpower [46]
19. Washington became the first state to crack down on illegal wildlife trafficking [47] by a people's vote. 
20. Scientists discovered that plastic-eating mealworms can safely digest Styrofoam [48].
21. Across the world, urban agriculture projects [49] are changing the way food is grown. 
22. Fracktivists [50] crashed Monday Night Football. 
23. Texas finally put a stop to greyhound racing [51]
24. Poland became the 14th European nation to ban GMOs [52]
25. Jon and Tracey Stewart converted a 12-acre farm into a farm animal sanctuary [53]
26. U.S. and Russia have teamed up to save polar bears [54]
27. The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon [55] in Wales will use ocean tides to power more than 150,000 homes.
28. Activists promised the largest climate civil disobedience [56] ever at the Paris summit. 
29. Prop 2 took effect [57], banning extreme confinement of hens, pigs and calves in California.
30. After years of resistance, Ringling Bros. Circus announced it would retire elephants [58] from its traveling circus acts.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Add your thoughts, and thanks, in the comments. 

Reynard Loki is AlterNet's environment and food editor. Follow him on 

Twitter @reynardloki [59]. Email him at [60].


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The Facts About Terrorism

A woman walks past soldiers at a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria, in April, 2015, shortly after the town was liberated from Boko Haram. (photo: Lekan Oyekanmi/AP)

A woman walks past soldiers at a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria, in April, 2015, shortly after the town was liberated from Boko Haram. (photo: Lekan Oyekanmi/AP)

The Facts About Terrorism

By John Cassidy, The New Yorker
25 November 15

   On Monday, I posted a long piece about how we perceive acts of terrorism in the age of social media. Today, prompted by the publication of a new report by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace (and by a post on the report by Richard Florida), I’d like to focus on the facts about global terrorism.

     If you have a sense that the problem is growing, you’re right. Last year, the number of people killed by terrorist attacks rose by about eighty per cent, reaching an all-time high of close to thirty-three thousand. Since 2000, the annual death toll from terrorism has increased ninefold. Not only that, but terrorist attacks are becoming more focused on civilians and less focused on military, political, and religious targets. Thanks largely to the deadly activities of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham and of Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group based in northeastern Nigeria, the number of civilians killed in terrorist attacks jumped a hundred and seventy-two per cent in 2014, to more than fifteen thousand.

   Relative to other causes of premature death, terrorism is still a minor phenomenon. For every person killed in a terrorist attack, roughly forty people die in traffic accidents and roughly eighty die of alcoholism. Still, violent attacks on civilians have great salience, psychologically, and, according to the I.E.P. report, they are getting more common, especially in non-Western parts of the world. In 2014, five countries—Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Syria—accounted for almost eighty per cent of the deaths caused by terrorists. Twelve years after the U.S. invasion, Iraq remains at the top of list, with close to ten thousand lives lost. Nigeria was the second most affected country, with more than seven thousand five hundred deaths.

    Globally, the two leading purveyors of death and destruction are ISIS and Boko Haram. Last year, in fact, Boko Haram overtook ISIS to “become the most deadly terrorist group in the world,” the report says. The authors attribute six thousand six hundred and forty-four deaths to Boko Haram last year, and six thousand and seventy-three deaths to ISIS. The vast majority of these fatalities resulted from attacks carried out in Nigeria and Iraq. In Nigeria, Boko Haram killed an estimated six thousand one hundred and eighteen people; in Iraq, ISIS killed five thousand four hundred and thirty-six people.

   The report doesn’t dwell on this, but few of these deaths attracted much attention from the Western news media. Sadly, that’s hardly surprising. In Iraq, kidnappings and suicide bombings are daily occurrences. In Nigeria, the deadliest massacres are often carried out with firearms, but suicide bombings are increasingly common. Just this past weekend, according to media reports, a girl detonated explosives at a military checkpoint in the city of Maiduguri, killing herself and seven others.

   The I.E.P. report doesn’t include the recent attacks in Paris, or the ones carried out there in January, at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and at a kosher supermarket; the authors drew on data collected by the Global Terrorism Database, an open-source project maintained by researchers at the University of Maryland. Since the database is updated annually, it doesn’t yet account for the attacks in France. But the longer-term trends that the report describes regarding Western countries are still worth looking at.

   In 2014, terrorist attacks caused just thirty-seven deaths in Western countries, 0.11 per cent of the global tally. Relative to this year, last year was a peaceful one, but it wasn’t a complete outlier. During the fifteen years from 2000 to 2014, there were three thousand six hundred and fifty-nine terrorism-related deaths in Western countries, and they accounted for 2.6 per cent of the over-all total around the world. The vast majority of these deaths resulted from four incidents: the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the 2004 train bombings in Madrid, the transit bombings in London in 2005, and the 2011 gun massacre and bombing in Norway. As I noted in my previous post, spectacular attacks on Western targets are a reality that we have to deal with. Mercifully, however, they are still pretty rare.

    The report also has a section on the United States. In 2014, it says, nineteen incidents classed as terrorist attacks took place here, resulting in eighteen deaths. Most of these attacks were carried out by individuals. “Four out of the 19 attacks in the US had a jihadist element,” the report says. Three of the four were shootings believed to have been carried out by Ali Muhammad Brown, a Seattle man who claimed that he was responding to U.S. foreign policy. The other incident came when Zale Thompson, a Muslim convert, attacked some police officers in Queens with a hatchet. (The police shot Thompson dead; there were no other fatalities.)

     In 2014, at least, violent attacks associated with Islamist extremism in the U.S. were outnumbered by attacks involving right-wing individuals and groups. The report notes that eight attacks last year were undertaken by “individuals or people with an affiliation to Sovereign Citizens, which is a network of individuals that have antigovernment views.” The authors identified a similar pattern throughout the West. “Lone wolf attackers are the main perpetrators of terrorist activity in the West, causing 70% of all deaths over the past 10 years,” the report notes. “Islamic fundamentalism was not the main driver of terrorism in Western countries: 80% of lone wolf deaths were by political extremists, nationalists, racial and religious supremacists.”

    What is the message of these figures? Clearly, they don’t imply that there is no threat whatsoever of a large-scale attack in the United States by Islamist extremists. If ISIS and its supporters could find a way to carry out such a strike, doubtless they would do it. The two attacks in Paris are a reminder of the group’s deadly ambitions outside the Levant. Al Qaeda still represents a potential threat, too. But the figures do demonstrate that terrorism isn’t exclusively an Islamist phenomenon, and that most of its victims are located in troubled countries. The figures also suggest that, at the global level, large-scale terrorist attacks are associated with civil wars, failed states, and big flows of displaced people. “Ten of the eleven countries most affected by terrorism also have the highest rates of refugees and internal displacement,” Steve Killelea, the executive chairman of the I.E.P, said in a press release accompanying the report’s release. “This highlights the strong inter-connectedness between the current refugee crisis, terrorism and conflict.”

     If we want to reduce the level of terrorism, or even contain it, we will have to deal with both its immediate manifestations and its underlying causes. This certainly involves coming to terms with ISIS, which the report depicts as an organization that is growing in strength and focused on killing civilians. It points to an attack on the Iraqi city of Badush in June, 2014, when ISIS forces killed six hundred and seventy prisoners, and an attack on Sinjar, also in Iraq, in August, 2014, when five hundred people were killed. (Other sources say that the number of fatalities in Sinjar was much higher.) In the first half of 2015, the report estimates, at least seven thousand more foreign fighters joined ISIS.

     But dealing with ISIS is far from the only task. Putting an end to terrorism, or even containing it, means treating the conditions that give rise to it. In the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, that involves ending civil wars, resolving ethnic and religious differences, strengthening state structures in ways that don’t discriminate against minorities, and providing economic opportunities for youthful populations. In many Western countries, it means tracking and marginalizing groups that advocate violence, and finding ways to prevent young people, particularly young Muslim men, from becoming radicalized.

    If these challenges seem huge, that’s because they are. But in treating any problem, the first step is to gather all the facts.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 26 - 28, 2015

25] Clemency for Leonard Peltier – Nov. 26
26] Trot for Hunger – Nov. 26
27] Day of Mourning -- Nov. 26
28] U.S. oppression of Latin America – Nov. 26
29] Protest Walmart – Nov. 27
30] Protest Verizon – Nov. 27
31] Peace vigil at White House Nov. 27
32] Ballroom Dancing –Nov. 27
33] West Chester peace vigil – Nov. 28
34] Baltimore Stands with Minneapolis & Chicago! – Nov. 28
35] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
36] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
37] Do you need any book shelves?
38] Join the Global Zero campaign
39] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
25] – Come to the White House on Thurs., Nov. 26 for an all day rally for freedom and justice for Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American and federal prisoner serving two consecutive life sentences for the murders of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in 1975. His case has been studied extensively over many years and remains seriously contested about the fairness of proceedings leading to his trial and conviction. Political factors may have influenced the way in which the case was prosecuted. Leonard Peltier’s most recent petition for release on parole was denied by the US Parole Commission in 2009, and he is not eligible for consideration for parole again until 2024. Given that all available legal remedies have been exhausted and that that Leonard Peltier has now spent over 36 years in prison and is in poor health, the US authorities should order Leonard Peltier’s release from prison on humanitarian grounds and in the interests of justice.

  In 1980 documents were released to Leonard Peltier’s lawyers as a result of a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents contained evidence which might have assisted Leonard Peltier’s case, but which had been withheld by the prosecution at trial. However in 1986, the US Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit denied Leonard Peltier a retrial, stating that: “We recognize that there is some evidence in this record of improper conduct on the part of some FBI agents, but we are reluctant to impute even further improprieties to them.” Leonard Peltier is now aged 70 and in poor health, suffering from diabetes, among other things. This is a peoples' call for executive clemency!
 Clemency Now. Call President Obama for Leonard Peltier: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414.  Email President Obama: at  Post a comment on Obama's Facebook page at Send a tweet to President Obama: @POTUS; and/or write a letter to President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20500.

26] – Come to Freedom Plaza, 14th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave., WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 26 at 8:30 AM to support the hungry and homeless in Washington, D.C. by participating in the Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger! Proceeds from the 5K benefit thousands of homeless families and single adults, including the elderly and people suffering from mental illness, by providing much-needed food, clothing and healthcare. The course is flat. Participants start on Pennsylvania Avenue NW near 13th St. going southeast on the south side of Pennsylvania Ave.  Proceed south on Third St. NW turning west on D St. SW and north on 4th St. SW. Take a left on Independence Ave. and complete a turn-around at 7th St. Continue on Independence Ave. and turn north on Third St. Turn left on Pennsylvania Ave. NW staying on the north side of Pennsylvania Ave. to the start.  Contact the Trot for Hunger office at or 202.797.8806 ext. 1093. Visit

27] – Thanksgiving has been declared "A Day of Mourning" for indigenous people and commemorated each year by UAINE (United American Indians of New England). Stand in solidarity in Baltimore. Simultaneously, Walmart workers who are paid poverty wages are staging a fast for $15 and planning major actions on Black Friday. UAINE also fasts on the Day of Mourning. Some folks in Baltimore will fast. On Thurs., Nov. 26 from noon to 1 PM, stand in solidarity with both UAINE & OUR Walmart. On Thurs., Nov. 26 from noon to 1 PM, gather at McKeldin Square, Light & Pratt Sts. and join the People's Power Assembly.  Go to Call 443-221-3775 or visit

28] – Come to the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Nov. 26 at 2 PM and remember the 14th month anniversary of the horrendous kidnapping of the 43 Ayotzinapa college students. This event is not born out of hate towards anyone, but of the immense and endless love for Latinos. All Latin America's history has been terrified by oppression from the U.S. government. Military interventions from Haiti to Panama, Military Coups from Chile to Honduras, sponsored dictatorships from Flijencio Batista in Cuba to Augusto Pinochet in Chile, and of course the Operation Condor sponsored by the CIA that has kidnapped thousands of students from the 70's until today. Plenty of countries such as Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela among others have been the victims of terrorism sponsored by the U.S. American Government. Protest for an independent and sovereign Puerto Rico, for the closing of Guantanamo, for the closing of all U.S. military bases trough all Latin America. Go to

29] – Get over to the Walmart, 88 H St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 27 at 9 AM.  While the Waltons own more wealth than the bottom 42% of our country, Walmart workers are struggling every day to put food on the table. This year, Walmart members are calling on community to join them in the #FastFor15. #FastFor15 is fifteen days of action led by Walmart workers fasting at Walton homes, Board of Directors homes and Walmart stores and offices culminating in another national day of action this Black Friday.  Go to or

30] –  Activists Have a Holiday Greeting for Verizon on Black Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 AM at the Wireless Store, 1314 F St. NW, WDC 20004.  Call 202-286-6113.  CWA members and supporters throughout Verizon territory will be leafleting and caroling outside Verizon Wireless stores. Activists want to deliver a holiday message to Verizon customers and the company about fairness and alert the public to the company's policies that hurt working families. Verizon management is refusing to negotiate any raises, better benefits or better working conditions for newly-organized Verizon Wireless workers, while threatening and intimidating non-union wireless workers who want to stand up for their rights. RSVP at Verizon, in contract negotiations covering 39,000 CWA and IBEW members, continues to demand concessions and givebacks, despite earning profits of more than $1 billion a month.

31] – On Fri., Nov. 27 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416.  

32] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at  8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Nov. 27. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

33] –  Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email 

34] On Sat., Nov. 28 at 2 PM join Baltimore Stands with Minneapolis & Chicago! Say NO to racism, war & fascism! It is happening at McKeldin Square, Light & Pratt Sts. Call 443-221-3775 to reach the Peoples Power Assembly or visit

35] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

36] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

37] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

38] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

39] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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New Petition Demands Prosecutor Resign Over Tamir Rice Comments

Protesters march during a rally at Public Square in Cleveland following the November 22 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland Police officer. (photo: David Maxwell/EPA)
Protesters march during a rally at Public Square in Cleveland following the November 22 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a Cleveland Police officer. (photo: David Maxwell/EPA)
New Petition Demands Prosecutor Resign Over Tamir Rice Comments
By teleSUR
24 November 15

The prosecutor said Rice’s family have “economic motives” for demanding justice for the killing of the 12-year-old Black child.

  Organizers handed a petition of over 200,000 signatures to a U.S. prosecutor on Monday demanding he step down over alleged bias in the high-profile case involving two white police officers complicit in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Exactly one year after Tamir Rice was gunned down on a Cleveland playground, family relatives and supporters continue to demand justice for a killing the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office claim was “justified.”

Two reports, one by retired FBI special agent Kimberly Crawford and another by former Colorado Prosecutor S. Lamar Sims, will be presented as evidence to a grand jury on whether to charge the officers. Both were condemned by the family attorney as “biased and meritless” earlier in November.

Raising further fears of bias has been the response of Prosecutor Tim McGinty, who has publicly accused Rice’s family of having “economic motives” behind their struggle to achieve social justice over the killing of Rice. According to McGinty, Rice’s family “waited until they didn’t like the reports they received”

With the petition, the organizers hope to mount pressure on McGinty to step down and are calling for the appointment of an independent prosecutor to take charge of the case.
“The lack of attention to this case from those supposed to be responsible for seeking justice is inexcusable,” said Rian Brown, a local Cleveland community organizer. “Across the country, Black people are murdered by the police—and we refuse to accept that as a reality.”

After a previous petition of over 60,000 signatures was ignored by authorities in July, Black community organizers rallied inside McGinty’s office on Monday to ensure it was delivered and accepted, according to a press release.

Organizers also read out a list of demands including the immediate termination of Officer Loehmann and Officer Garmback from duty, who were both responsible for the killing of Rice. The two white police officers were responding to a 911 caller who had reported that Rice was waving a gun that was “probably fake.” Loehmann shot Rice within seconds of arriving at the scene and neither of the officers administered first aid after the shooting. 
He died the following day.

The police killing came two days before a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white law enforcement agent responsible for the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

The death of Tamir Rice and Mike Brown and the decision not to prosecute the officers responsible sparked protests and a nationwide debate over systematic racism and police brutality.

“Tamir Rice’s death has inspired a national movement,” said Angela Peoples, co-director of GetEQUAL and one of the organizers of the petition. “The murder of a young Black boy in cold blood cannot, and will not, be ignored.”

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