Daily Archives: October 7, 2012

Power Shift TV: No More Fracking

Published on Aug 4, 2012 by

On July 28, 2012 Power Shift TV had the pleasure of chatting it up with young activists in Washington, DC for Stop The Frack Attack. Here’s a brief introduction of their stories and passion for environmental rights, sustainability and the power of the youth vote.

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What will your administration do to address our generation’s greatest challenge?

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Florida A&M student Duresny Noermin, backed up by hundreds of students on the steps of the Florida State Capitol, has a question for presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama:

“Young people here in Florida, and across the country, are working to move beyond dirty energy like coal, fracking and nuclear — what will your administration do to move beyond dangerous fossil fuels and address our generation’s greatest challenge, the global climate crisis?”

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“The Measure of a Nation” Challenges Illusions of American Superiority

“The Measure of a Nation” Challenges Illusions of American Superiority
Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:18 By Arthur Goldwag, Truthout | Book Review

Book Review: Author Howard Steven Friedman compared the US with 13 competing countries on health, education, infant mortality, life expectancy and other critical social and economic indicators. He found only one in which America excels: producing billionaires.

In his book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness,” Mitt Romney laid his cards on the table: “I’m one of those who believe America is destined to remain as it has been since the birth of the Republic – the brightest hope of the world.”

Obama’s reluctance to acknowledge America’s manifest moral and economic superiority is for Romney a telltale of his essential foreignness. “American prosperity is fully dependent upon having an opportunity society – I don’t think President Obama understands that,” he told the Republican Jewish Coalition last Pearl Harbor Day. “I don’t think he understands why our economy is the most successful in the world. I don’t think he understands America.”

Romney and his fellow Exceptionalists believe that America isn’t just envied for its wealth, but for its health; they regard the US medical system (assuming that Obamacare is abolished) as the best in the world. Our public schools might come in for some bashing, but they blame extrinsic factors like affirmative action, political correctness and Democratic Party-friendly teachers’ unions for their failures. The best way to guarantee peace, they believe, whether at home or abroad, is by superior firepower. And they harbor no doubts whatsoever that America is the most democratic nation in the world, where everyone has a voice and anyone can become as wealthy as they. …..(more).

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120



The U.S. military’s impact on Earth’s environment make it a menace to all life on Earth. Along with its massive fuel consumption, destruction of soils and pollution of fresh water, it has covered much of the Middle East with deadly radiation. Just as Eisenhower warned, the military industry has become a monster of our own making, more likely to bring on a global warming disaster than to protect us from the biggest threats now on the horizon. More at www.libertynewstv.com (more).


Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
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BBC News – Agent Orange chemical in GM war on resistant weeds

18 September 2012 Last updated at 21:24 ET
Agent Orange chemical in GM war on resistant weeds
By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC World Service
Farmers all over the US are facing a growing challenge from weeds that are resistant to chemical sprays
A US biotechnology company is set to introduce a controversial new genetically modified corn to help farmers fight resistant weeds.
Dow Agrosciences says its new GM product is based on a chemical that was once a component of the Vietnam war defoliant, Agent Orange.
It is needed they say because so called “superweeds” are now affecting up to 15 million acres of American crops.
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If we utilise the technology too extensively and rely on it too exclusively, eventually we will develop resistance”
Prof Dallas Peterson Kansas State University
Dow argues the new approach is safe and sustainable. (more)

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Cyprus International Institute (CII) (Harvard School of Public Health) http://Cyprus-Institute.us
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

“The Idea Behind Planned Parenthood Was To Abort The Little Brown Brothers” Ann Coulter

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Nile’s drying waterways stall Egypt’s growth