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Climate Change Legislation Languishes

  • It's time to show our senators the full extent of our outrage at their refusal to take on the greatest crisis of our time.
  • Who cooked the planet?
  • The truth: Still there, still inconvenient

Gillian Caldwell, 1Sky

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Amelia Kroeger

I am furious and frustrated.

We're sweltering here in Washington DC -- living on a planet that just survived the hottest six months in recorded history -- and yet last week the Senate announced it plans to do absolutely nothing for the foreseeable future about our climate crisis.

Big Oil, Dirty Coal and their allies in Congress have succeeded once again in blocking bold climate action.  As a result, they will continue to reap record profits at the expense of our health, safety and economic security.

It's time to show our senators the full extent of our outrage at their refusal to take on the greatest crisis of our time.

Call your senators toll-free and tell them two simple things:
•    They've failed to do their job on climate -- and you won't take 'no' for an answer;
•    You'll hold them accountable for their lack of action.

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Related:

Who Cooked the Planet? Paul Krugman, New York Times | NY

  • Will any of the deniers say “O.K., I guess I was wrong,” and support climate action? No.
  • The truth: Still there, still inconvenient


The DEA is Out of Control: We Can Stop This!

Obama's pandering to the prohibitionists is a trial balloon. We need to shoot it full of lead.
The DEA is going to kill someone

Neill Franklin, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

President Obama's nomination of Michele Leonhart to be permanent head of the DEA is a trial balloon - a test of strength and resolve.

The nomination of a ruthless prohibitionist is a test of whether he takes himself seriously when he says that the federal government is going to stop wasting time, money and people on medical marijuana raids in states where it is legal. It is, more significantly, a test of whether he takes the drug reform movement seriously.

And the only way he will take us seriously is if we petition now telling President Obama to replace Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart with someone who respects the rights of the ill and vulnerable.

If you have received appeals from our allies in drug policy reform, please send those along as well as ours.

Every email they receive counts.

Obama's pandering to the prohibitionists is a trial balloon.

We need to shoot it full of lead.

Related:

The DEA is going to kill someone, Marijuana Policy Project
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Ken Mitchell
Under the direction of acting-administrator Michele Leonhart, the DEA has gone rogue. They are continuing to raid homes and businesses in compliance with state medical marijuana laws in direct opposition of the directive of the Department of Justice. Leonhart has been nominated to take over as head of the DEA which is why we are asking you to join us in calling on President Obama to withdraw this nomination.

Fast and Vigil Against Torture


Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: We incorrectly stated where John Yoo teaches. Robert Delahunty teaches in the University of St. Thomas (MN) Law School. We regret the error.

Interrogation memos written by John Yoo and Jay Bybee dated August 1, 2002, have now been named "torture memos" because the methods described in these memos and used on prisoners are cruel, inhumane, and degrading—in other words, torture.

Sonja Johnson, Women Against Military Madness

August 1, 2010, is the eight-year anniversary of the Yoo/Bybee torture memos. To commemorate this infamous anniversary, Tackling Torture at the Top (T3) a committee of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) and friends are inviting individuals and groups to join them in a 24-hour Fast Against Torture. This Fast will start on Sunday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. and last until 6:00 p.m. the next day.

There will also be a 12-hour vigil held at the Federal Courthouse Plaza in Minneapolis (300 4th Street South) on Monday, August 2 from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This vigil is a call for repentance and accountability for the torture done to others in our name. People are invited to join in this vigil for however long they can. So far over 200 people have signed up to participate in one or both events.

For further information: Sonja Johnson, Women Against Military Madness, 612-721-1416

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