Daily Archives: May 23, 2015

Forests Damaged by Hurricane Katrina Become Major Carbon Source


Published on May 23, 2015

NASA looked at the impacts on forests in wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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‘No GMO – no problems’: Protesters all over US march against Monsanto


Published on May 23, 2015

A wave of marches against Monsanto and GMO food hit the United States
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California farmers give up water to help fight drought

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Act Out! Episode 12 – From NYC with activism


Published on May 20, 2015

This week we headed to NYC to connect with activist artists, bringing you the power behind their work via exclusive interviews and live captures of their work.
We headed underground with Jilly Ballistic, talked ground zero with Anthony Freda and got introspective with Alex Chowaniec. So sit back and enjoy this snapshot of some of NYC’s finest, fighting the good fight one visual at a time.


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Get Mad! with Anthony Freda


Published on May 21, 2015

“You gotta get mad!” Activist and artist Anthony Freda lays out an anti-propaganda to-do list including thinking for yourself, questioning the official narrative and refusing to roll over.

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Order Out of Chaos at A.J.Dillon Gallery

July 19, 2013 § 1 Comment

When I was a small boy, I showed my father what appeared to be a page of scribbled lines that in no way would lead him to think I might someday make my living as an artist. He asked me what this masterpiece depicted, and I replied that it was ‘interference on t.v.

Around the same time, I complained to my parents “The television lied, they said the next program would be in living color, and it wasn’t.” I really believed their promise would somehow rectify the limitations of our black and white television. TV wouldn’t lie to me! These two anecdotes are not just evidence that I was raised on tv like a good American, but they foreshadow the work I do today, making social commentary that takes a critical view of the cultural interference spewing from our tv screens.

I went on to attend Pratt Institute, where I met Francis Leahy, currently the director of A.J.Dillon Gallery and a close friend ever since. After college, I worked in the bullpen of an advertising art studio. Like bootcamp for an aspiring illustrator, the insane deadlines, and workload helped prepare me for life as a professional image maker. In these artistic trenches, I met Douglas Miller and Dan Zollinger. We planned our escape and eventually created our own advertising art studio, Redline Illustrations. We operated for ten years, providing storyboards for dozens of Fortune 500 companies. We were a success, but I always felt my deeper artistic desires were being sacrificed for financial gain. I worked nights creating a portfolio of personal work that expressed and channeled my passions and politics. My work was accepted into the American Illustration Annual competition, and it was not long before Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and Time magazine were calling. Not to make it all sound glamorous. ‘Supermarket Digest’ was also calling, and in many ways, editorial illustration was a lot more like advertising illustration than I had hoped it would be.

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March against Monsanto: World rallies to protest GMO in 38 countries, 428 cities

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US debates private and state Internet surveillance

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Left Forum

Left Forum is the culmination of the creative efforts of thousands of participants, panel and workshop organizers, and hundreds of volunteers who engage the gamut of conference organizing activities, from helping generate artistic events and panels, to outreach and involvement of a rainbow of organizations and individuals. The 2014 gathering involved 4,500 participants, 1,200 speakers and hundreds of panels, workshops, and events.

Left Forum conferences have included talks by Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Angela Davis, Harry Belafonte, Naomi Klein, Michael Moore, Cornel West, Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, Amy Goodman, Slavoj Zizek, Grace Lee Boggs, RoseAnn DeMoro, Marina Sitrin, Nnimmo Bassey, Immortal Technique and Oliver Stone.

This year these panels are part of the conference:
















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Shell boss endorses warnings about fossil fuels and climate change

Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Shell, acknowledges that we cannot burn all the world’s fossil fuel reserves without risking a breach of the 2C limit needed to prevent catastrophic climate change. Photograph: Bloomberg/Getty

Terry Macalister and Damian Carrington

Friday 22 May 2015 14.31 EDT
Ben van Beurden agrees that we need to capture the carbon emissions of fossil fuel reserves, but predicts that the world will be ‘zero carbon’ by the century’s end

Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of Shell, has endorsed warnings that the world’s fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions. The oil boss has also predicted that the global energy system will become “zero carbon” by the end of the century, with his group obtaining a “very, very large segment” of its earnings from renewable power.

And in an admission that the growing opposition to Shell’s controversial search for oil in the Arctic was putting increasing pressure on him, van Beurden admitted he had gone on a “personal journey” to justify the decision to drill.

The Shell boss said he accepted the general premise contained in independent studies that have concluded that dangerous levels of global warming above 2C will occur unless CO2 is buried or reserves are kept in the ground. “We cannot burn all the hydrocarbon resources we have on the planet in an unmitigated wayand not expect to have a CO2 loading in the atmosphere that is often being linked to the 2C scenario,” he said in an exclusive interview with the Guardian.

“I am absolutely convinced that without a policy that will really enable and realise CCS (carbon capture and storage) on a large scale, we are not going to be able to stay within that CO2 emission budget.”

The admission from the boss of the world’s second largest independently owned oil company comes as the fossil fuel sector comes under unprecedented public pressure to change its business strategy. Shell and BP have been forced to accept shareholder demands to be much more transparent about the impact of their activities on climate change issues at annual general meetings in recent weeks. And in the latest sign of sweeping changes, the energy minister of the world’s number one oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, admitted that his country could wean itself off fossil fuels completely within 25 years.

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