In December 2008, Tim DeChristopher attended a protest at a federal auction of drilling rights to Utah wilderness lands. He found a better way to disrupt the auction when he picked up a paddle and began bidding on the leases as “Bidder 70.” He won $1.8 million worth of parcels and inflated the price of many others. When it was discovered that he had no money to back his bids, the auction had to be shut down.
A Dutch politician will be taking a tax-free tour of Amsterdam : SP takes you on TAX FREE TOUR Always wanted to know where those companies are that barely pay taxes? The SP will take you this summer along on Tax Free Tour through Amsterdam. On May 24, June 15 and August 24, SP MP Arnold Merkies will tell you all about the letterbox firms and trust companies where tax is evaded.
UPDATE 10:00 AM: All five blockaders have been removed and arrested. Please consider a generous donation to RAMPS Campaign’s legal fund! Even five or ten dollars helps! Follow RAMPS on Twitter for more info on the action. As part of this year’s Mountain Justice Summer, five blockaders have shut down the only road leading to … Continue reading »
In an attempt at a political comeback after accidentally sharing his sex life with the world through Twitter, Andrew Weiner has decided to run for New York City mayor. The six-term congressman resigned amid the sexting scandal in 2011. Weiner made the announcement Wednesday via a two-minute video posted online in which he talks about his childhood in Brooklyn and presents himself as a champion of the middle class.
[iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NZK8B-qTelQ" width="555"] How did American nuns move from the traditional confines of convent life to the social activism that has them under Vatican investigation for being too radical and feminist? Blame (or credit) Vatican II in the early 1960s, which instructed Catholics to take their religion out into the world and make it relevant. According to Mary Fishman’s new documentary, Band of Sisters , American nuns eagerly took up the call to serve where there is greatest need. That work led them to seeing the causes, not just the symptoms, of injustice
Greenland melt threatens to shift northern climate The Sydney Morning Herald, May 18, 2013 Greenland ice melting at an expanding pace may begin cooling the North Atlantic and increasing the severity of storms by 2075, said James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who raised concerns about global warming in the 1980s. Greensland glacier breaks off “If we stay on this path where the rate of mass loss from Greenland doubles every 10 years, we would get to a situation by about 2075 or 2080 where the mass loss is so fast that it causes the whole North Atlantic to be colder,” Hansen said in London. The findings are from computer models using current rates of ice melt and will be detailed in a paper that Hansen plans to finish writing in the summer, he said in an interview.
Supporters Want Marriage Equality on Top TV Comedy May 15, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, email@example.com NEW YORK – ACLU Action, a new initiative of the American Civil Liberties Union, launched a campaign today urging “Modern Family’s” producers to script a wedding episode for popular gay characters Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker.