Racism in America

Police violence goes unpunished. See:
The Worry And The Wait For Justice: What It Feels Like To Be A Black Mother Right Now
, by Mikki Kendall

NYPD Officer NOT Indicted for Chokehold Death of Eric Garner by Lauren McCauley  (Both posted on commondreams.org, Dec. 3, 2014)

See also: ColorOfChange: "We have a key opportunity to transform discriminatory and violent policing nationwide."

The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice was established in March 2012 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin.

Climate crisis news

"Project Unspeakable"

offers scripts for a theatrical work on the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. more... Hear the late Margot Adler's NPR  report: 'Project Unspeakable' Asks The Big Question

Transition Times Blog

We are in a time of transition -- which way will it go? Follow this excellent blog from Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: latest entry

The Economics of Happiness On Demand

ISEC is pleased to announce that The Economics of Happiness is now available for online viewing on demand. For a fee of US$5, the film can be streamed as often as you like over a one week period. Subtitled international versions may be offered soon. Watch here.

Who's got what in the USA?

Millions of people have watched this video on Wealth Inequality in America.

Artists Against Fracking

See Yoko and Sean Lennon and others in this excellent 7 minute video against hydraulic fracturing for gas. more

Living Downstream

"Living Downstream" new edition book and film

News from Africa

Through the voices of the peoples of Africa and the global South, Pambazuka Press and Pambazuka News disseminate analysis and debate on the struggle for freedom and justice. »Dust from our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa« by Joan Baxter. She discusses book here

"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

International Blogs

See Virtual Vita Nuova Jasmina Tešanović,  Serbian author, political activist (Women in Black, Code Pink), translator, and filmmaker.

Welcome to the Women and Life on Earth internet project

on women and peace, ecology and global justice. Remembering the 1979-82 Women and Life on Earth network based on ecological feminism. more 
From 2002-2012 we were based in Germany, with contacts worldwide. With our archive in Berlin, we are ready to build in North America.


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December 19, 2014

Great victory! Fracking banned in New York State

This message from Boston-based "Mothers out Front" includes a moving interview with the leading scientific activist Dr. Sandra Steingraber.

Received on Dec. 19, 2014:
Today we are celebrating a tremendous victory for the climate movement and grassroots organizing. On Wednesday, December 17th, Governor Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in New York State! This announcement comes after more than six years of increasing political pressure on Governor Cuomo to ban fracking as people began to learn about, and take action around, this threat to their communities and the climate. Thousands and thousands of people came together to educate the public, rally, protest, make phone calls, and sign petitions. The result of this organizing and protesting? The state leaders listened to the concerns of the people.  Today we celebrate this victory of people power.   

Watch this short video of mother, author, scientist, and activist Sandra Steingraber reacting to the decision.


As we celebrate this victory, we know that the climate science tells us that we must transition New York and every other state away from fossil fuels and toward a clean and renewable energy economy swiftly and completely. From oil trains, liquified natural and propane gas storage projects,  to new gas pipeline proposals,  there is work to be done....


Mothers Out Front http://www.mothersoutfront.org/

See also an interview with Dr. Steingraber on Dec. 19, at http://www.democracynow.org/

See more on our No to Fracking page


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