Daily Archives: July 17, 2013

A Benefit with Bill McKibben and Friends: The Fossil Fuel Resistance and Just Transition

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Bill McKibben will be the featured guest at “Fossil Fuel Resistance and Just Transition” in Cambridge MA on Sunday, July 21st. Other panelists will join Bill to make this a unique opportunity to hear about our transition away from fossil fuels. Bill will be joined by Will Brownsberger, Massachusetts senator, as well as economic justice activist Camilo Viveiros who will provide a vision for a transition away from fossil fuels, as well as his first-hand experience doing it. There will also be a briefing on plans for Summer Heat: Shut Down Brayton Point.

Don’t miss this event — click here to RSVP on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/482460255179893/

What: Fossil Fuel Resistance and Just Transition speaking and panel event with Bill McKibben
When: Sunday, July 21st, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Church Street, Cambridge MA. (Harvard Square T Stop on the Red Line)

This event is open to the public at no charge, with a suggested donation of $15 at the door. Donations will benefit Summer Heat: Shut Down Brayton Point organizing and ongoing operations of 350 Massachusetts.

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

3MIN News July 17, 2013: Seismic Uptick, State of Flux, Spaceweather

E120, e130,

Hedges: Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career

E120, media,

At Least 21 Children Died After Eating Free School Meal In India

E120, food-matters, e145,

earthrise – series four, episode two

E120, e130,

Earthrise – Urban Oil Men

What Is Globalization? – Noam Chomsky

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Uploaded on Mar 26, 2007

Noam Chomsky on globalization.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Exclusive: Tomas Young Reads in Full His Letter to Bush & Cheney, “A Message From a Dying Veteran”


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Published on Mar 22, 2013

Watch the full interview with Tomas Young on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/jiq2G. Paralyzed in a 2004 attack in Sadr City, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young recently announced that he will stop his medicine and nourishment, which comes in the form of liquid through a feeding tube — a decision which will hasten his death. Joining us from his home in Kansas City, Young reads in full his letter, A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran. “My day of reckoning is upon me,” Young says. “Yours will come. I hope you will be put on trial. But mostly I hope, for your sakes, that you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many, many others who deserved to live. I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.”

Watch or read the full interview with Tomas Young on Democracy Now! at http://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/21….

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Dying Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young Reacts to George W. Bush Joke About Missing WMDs


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Published on Mar 21, 2013

Watch the full interview with Tomas Young on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/jiq2G. During our interview with paralyzed Iraq War veteran Tomas Young, who recently announced he has decided to end his life by discontinuing his medicine and nourishment, we get his reaction to jokes by George W. Bush and Laura Bush made at a White House Correspondents Dinner about missing weapons of mass destruction.”

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

CONSEQUENCE OF WAR: BIRTH DEFECTS Surge After UK-US MILITARY ACTION In IRAQ. Study Finds


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Published on Oct 15, 2012

CONSEQUENCE OF WAR: BIRTH DEFECTS Surge After UK-US MILITARY ACTION In IRAQ. Study Finds

Babies born in the cities at the heart of the US and UK’s bloodiest military campaigns in Iraq are more likely to have heart defects, deformed limbs and brain damage, according to a new report.

In the survey, more than half of all babies who were conceived after the US invasion of Fallujah were born with birth defects. Before the siege, it was one in 10.

Graphic images of babies with twisted limbs, organs forming on the outside of bodies and inflated skulls are included in the study funded by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan.

Weaponry used by the US in Fallujah and UK forces in Basra has left a “footprint of metal” on the population, and been connected to a disturbing rise in birth defects and miscarriages in those cities, which was published in the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology last month.

In Basra’s Maternity Hospital, birth defects increased by more than 60% in the past seven years, linked by the report’s authors to an increased exposure to metals released by the bombs and bullets used over the past decade, including lead and mercury.

The World Health Organisation has also been probing the effect on babies and families of toxic substances used in the bombardment of the city, where hundreds of Iraqis died.

The WHO report into birth defects in Iraq is due next month, but is expected to show a startling increase in deformities in babies born after the Iraq War.

In the study, headed by Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, researchers found that between 2007 and 2010 in Fallujah, more than half of all babies monitored by researchers were born with birth defects.

Before the war, this figure was around one in 10.

More than 45% of all pregnancies surveyed ended in miscarriage in 2005 and 2006, compared to only 10% before the invasion, although mothers experiencing traumatic stress during the invasion could also have been more likely to miscarry.

The most common abnormalities found in the children of Fallujah are congenital heart defects; 24 out of 26 children were born with the defect.

Also common are neural tube defects, which affect 18 out of 46 children, which can result in spina bifida.

Hair samples taken from the population of Fallujah revealed levels of lead in children with birth defects five times higher than in other children, and mercury levels six times higher.

Basra children with birth defects had three times more lead in their teeth than children living in areas of Iraq which were not subject to similar bombardments.

A UK government spokesperson told the Independent there was no “reliable scientific or medical evidence to confirm a link between conventional ammunition and birth defects in Basra.

“All ammunition used by UK armed forces falls within international humanitarian law and is consistent with the Geneva Convention,” they said.

American forces bombed Fallujah in April 2004, and again seven months later in some of the heavy air strike campaigns seen during the iraq offensive.

The US military has denied they used depleted uranium, which has been repeatedly linked to birth defects.

Other damaging metals include lead and mercury. Lead can pass from mother to child and cause acute lead poisoning, leading to brain and nerve damage.

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Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
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DU – Depleted Uranium