Violence on Nature

We Got Scammed by Government Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

In Context ~ an introduction by Cognitive Liberty This article documents the enormity of financial loss and deception experienced by the American people. These losses can not be compared to the loss suffered by people of the Middle East intentionally murdered and oppressed by the U.S. and her allies: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, … Continue reading We Got Scammed by Government Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

Researchers Find Increase In Lyme Disease Mirrors Drop In Red Fox Numbers

By Guy Lasnier More coyotes and fewer foxes means more tick-bearing small mammals A continued increase of Lyme disease in the United States, once linked to a recovering deer population, may instead be explained by a decline of the red fox, UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest in a new study. The team's findings, published in … Continue reading Researchers Find Increase In Lyme Disease Mirrors Drop In Red Fox Numbers

Congressman Farr: Justifying Violence Through Trade

Introduction Below is Congressman Sam Farr's response to constituents who actively appose passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA.) They understand, in spite of Farr's claim, that this bill supports corporate interest not California jobs, safe food, and the environment. Furthermore, his position places him in clear opposition to international, human rights law by legitimizes the … Continue reading Congressman Farr: Justifying Violence Through Trade

Activists Infiltrated Top U.S. Nuclear Site, Exposing Dangers & Urging Peace

How an 85-Year-Old Nun, Activists Infiltrated Top U.S. Nuclear Site, Exposing Dangers & Urging Peace Three peace activists who infiltrated a nuclear weapons site have been freed from prison after their convictions were overturned. In 2012, the self-described Transform Now Plowshares broke into the Y-12 nuclear facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Known as the "Fort … Continue reading Activists Infiltrated Top U.S. Nuclear Site, Exposing Dangers & Urging Peace

Chemical Industries: Increasing An Already Chemically Saturated Environment

Sign the petition: Stop Senate Democrats from supporting the sham chemical safety bill. Senate Democrats: “The Udall-Vitter chemical safety bill is a giveaway to the chemical industry that would stop states from protecting their residents from toxic chemicals. Reject this dangerous, industry-sellout bill.” Our main chemical safety law – the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act … Continue reading Chemical Industries: Increasing An Already Chemically Saturated Environment

Lullaby For Pilots

Yonatan Shapiro Yonatan Shapira was born on an Israeli military base the year before his father flew fighter jets in the October War of 1973. Thirty years later, twelve of them spent as an air force pilot himself, Shapira rejected the military. In 2003, he wrote a letter, pledging not to fly over the occupied … Continue reading Lullaby For Pilots

Save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction

To: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Please sign the petition to protect our monarch butterflies! The monarch butterfly population has decreased more than 90% over the last 20 years and there is substantial evidence to show that this is due to the application of toxic herbicides sprayed on genetically engineered crops. The monarch butterfly is … Continue reading Save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction

Sign the United Nations Resolution on Depleted Uranium Weapons

Please sign the petition which will be delivered to: Secretary of State John Kerry (Secretary of State) (Secretary of State) Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond MP I served in the Parachute Regiment and the Special Air Service for eight years. I have spoken out about the reality of the war in Iraq on numerous occasions since … Continue reading Sign the United Nations Resolution on Depleted Uranium Weapons

Dahr Jamail: Iraqi Doctors Call Depleted Uranium Use "Genocide"

Contamination from depleted uranium (DU) munitions is causing sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq, according to numerous Iraqi doctors. Iraqi doctors and prominent scientists believe that DU contamination is also connected to the emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new … Continue reading Dahr Jamail: Iraqi Doctors Call Depleted Uranium Use "Genocide"

The University Is Unsustainable

On June 2nd, the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) class at UC Santa Cruz hosted an evening entitled "The University is Unsustainable: militarism, nuclearism, corporatism and the UC." Student researchers Jono and Leah presented on UCSC's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) while UCSC alumni Will Parrish and Darwin BondGraham focused on the University of … Continue reading The University Is Unsustainable