Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Safe Climate Caucus Press Conference


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Published on Feb 19, 2013

On Friday, February 15, 2013, The Safe Climate Caucus held its first press conference before going to the House floor to make speeches on the effects of climate change.

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US security firm links China to vast hacking


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Published on Feb 19, 2013

A top secret branch of China’s military is being accused of being behind cyber attacks on companies all over the world. An American computer security firm says the group of hackers, also known as Unit 61398, has been operating over the past seven years to steal information. The Chinese government, however, denied their involvement in the global hacking operation reportedly based in Shanghai. Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports.

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Secret Right-Wing Fund Helps Global Warming Denier Marc Morano Warn of Anti-Keystone “Eco-Terrorism”


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Published on Feb 19, 2013

To watch the entire interview with Suzanne Goldenberg on Democracy Now!, visit http://owl.li/hR5Vz. The right-wing Donors Trust secretly funds a network of groups dedicated to challenging the science of global warming and climate change. Appearing Fox News on Monday, the Donors Trust-funded pundit Marc Morano of the website Climate Depot warned that opponents of the Keystone XL could resort to “eco-terrorism.” Morano cited as their inspiration the NASA Climatologist James Hansen. Democracy Now! speaks with Suzanne Goldenberg, a Guardian reporter who has extensively covered Donors Trust’s support for climate denial.

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Want to Deny Climate Change? Meet the “Middle Man” for Right-Wing Funders, Donors Trust

Published on Feb 19, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJcsWavUP_w

To watch the entire interview with John Dunbar on Democracy Now!, visit http://owl.li/hRayr. Since 1999, the non-profit charity Donors Trust has handed out nearly $400 million in private donations to more than 1,000 right-wing and libertarian groups. The fact it has been able to quietly do so appears to explain why it exists: Wealthy donors can back the right-wing causes they want, without attracting public scrutiny. Democracy Now! speaks to John Dunbar, politics editor at The Center for Public Integrity, and co-author of the group’s months-long investigation into Donor’s Trust.

Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday.

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Alternate Focus: Iran – The Phantom Menace – 2 Parts


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Published on Feb 7, 2013

Alternate Focus: Iran – The Phantom Menace (1of 2)
Alternate Focus #206

Part 2:

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Secret Funds Back Climate Denial


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Published on Feb 19, 2013

George Monbiot – Secrets of the Rich
https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/george-monbiot-secrets-of-the-rich/

Secret Funds Back Climate Denial

Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science

How Donors Trust distributed millions to anti-climate groups

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/14/funding-climate-change-denial-thinktanks-network
Climate sceptic groups are mobilising against Obama’s efforts to act on climate change in his second term. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120m (£77m) to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change, the Guardian has learned.

The funds, doled out between 2002 and 2010, helped build a vast network of thinktanks and activist groups working to a single purpose: to redefine climate change from neutral scientific fact to a highly polarising “wedge issue” for hardcore conservatives.

The millions were routed through two trusts, Donors Trust and the Donors Capital Fund, operating out of a generic town house in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Donors Capital caters to those making donations of $1m or more.

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Donors Trust: Helps Wealthy Backers Fund Right Wing Agenda in Secret


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Published on Feb 19, 2013

Donors Trust: Helps Wealthy Backers Fund Right Wing Agenda in Secret
http://www.publicintegrity.org/
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/02/14/12181/donors-use-charity-push-free-market-policies-states

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The ATM for Climate Denial: Secretive Donors Trust Funds Vast Network of Global Warming Skeptics

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/19/the_atm_for_climate_denial_secretive

While the secretive Donors Trust has given millions to a variety of right-wing causes, denying climate change appears to be its top priority. An analysis by the environmentalist group Greenpeace reveals Donors Trust has funneled more than one-third of its donations — at least $146 million — to more than 100 climate change denial groups over the past decade. In 2010, 12 of these groups received between 30 to 70 percent of their funding from Donors Trust. We’re joined by Suzanne Goldenberg, U.S. environment correspondent for The Guardian, who has written a series of articles detailing the ties between Donors Trust and opponents of climate change science. “The goal here is to create this illusion, this idea that there is a really strong movement against the science of climate change and against action on climate change,” Goldenberg says. “In fact, that’s actually, to an extent, become a reality now: You see that opposition to action on climate change is central to Republican thinking.” [includes
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Suzanne Goldenberg, U.S. environment correspondent for The Guardian who has covered the ties between Donors Trust and global warming denial.

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Donors Trust: Little-Known Group Helps Wealthy Backers Fund Right-Wing Agenda in Secret

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/19/donors_trust_little_known_group_helps

See also: http://www.alternet.org/meet-donors-trust-little-known-group-lets-wealthy-secretively-fund-right-wing-causes

Filed under money & politics, John Dunbar

Guest:

John Dunbar, politics editor at the Center for Public Integrity. He worked on the months-long investigation into the Donors Trust called “Donors Use Charity to Push Free-Market Policies in States.”

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Changing the Way We Eat

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About Changing the Way We Eat

Date Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:30am EST — Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:45pm EST

  • Amy Sirk Was tending livestock and missed the first part of this event. I’m glad to be able to catch up with these great presentations. I’m an urban farmer and college student, trying to find a place for myself in this movement. Got skills, my community has n… See More2 days ago
  • Douglas S White sorry, they removed the link for the book, one straw revolution, i tried to share it here… its in the files of the facebook group called “Permaculture Activist” great group btw…2 days ago
  • Douglas S White here is a pdf of One Straw Revolution you can freely download, I put it in a permaculture activist group on FB,2 days ago

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http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130218/mott-haven/freshdirect-talk-at-tedxmanhattan-angers-some-bronx

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