The Poison Papers – Documenting the history of pesticide hazards in the United States

GR: Many of the documents uncovered by the Poison Papers project have yet to be read. Here’s your chance to become an investigative reporter. Follow the link below to have direct access to the papers.

“The Poison Papers are a diverse set of internal memos, court depositions, and other documents detailing pesticide and chemical safety concerns of companies, government regulators, and their employees.” –PoisonPapers.Org.

Source: The Poison Papers – Documenting the history of pesticide hazards in the United States

Action – Monuments for All

GR: The goal is to send Zinke 2 million comments by July 10.

“A NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER THREATENS AMERICA’S HERITAGE: OUR NATION’S HISTORY, OUR CULTURE, AND OUR NATURAL WONDERS. PUBLIC COMMENT IS ONLY OPEN UNTIL JULY 10TH – PLEASE MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD TO SAVE OUR NATIONAL MONUMENTS!

“PERSONALIZED COMMENTS ARE CRITICAL IN THIS PROCESS.PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE LIST OF MONUMENTS BELOW AND SHARE WHY WE MUST CONTINUE TO PROTECT THE PLACES OF IMPORTANCE TO YOU.FIRST NAME.” Action – Monuments for All

 

Responding to the War on Nature

GR:  How should we respond to the war on nature?

Monkey Wrench Gang (by R. Crumb)

Violent acts, no matter the goal, are never an effective long-term solution. They produce anger and violent reaction. No matter how slow and difficult they seem, charity, logic, and peaceful demonstration are the sure paths to lasting solutions. If peaceful acts appear ineffective, it is simply because THEY ARE TOO FEW AND TOO SMALL. In the battle to save nature, we are facing civilization-wide beliefs. For peaceful solutions to work, more people must participate. So make a sign about the issue that concerns you most and take part in all your local rallies, marches, sit-ins, and die-ins.

Here is a sample of the wrong tactics to use to fight for nature: “Eco-sabotage in the U S–The calendar of recent events.”

Deep Green Resistance:  “The Underground Action Calendar exists to publicize and normalize the use of militant and underground tactics in the fight for justice and sustainability. We include below a wide variety of actions from struggles around the world, especially those in which militants target infrastructure, because we believe this sort of action is necessary to dismantle civilization. Listing an action does not necessarily mean we support or stand behind the goals, strategies, or tactics of those actionists.

“This page highlights specific actions. See also our Resistance Profiles for broader information on the strategies, tactics, goals, and effectiveness of various historic and contemporary resistance groups.

“If you know of a published action appropriate to add to the Calendar, contact us at undergroundpromotion@deepgreenresistance.org

“NOTE: We ONLY accept communications about actions that are already publicly known in one form or another. DO NOT send original communiques directly to this email address. THIS IS NOT A SECURE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.” –Deep Green Resistance (Continue: Underground Action Calendar – Deep Green Resistance News Service.)

99 Ways to Fight Trump

GR:  Trump is the mouth of the oligarchy. Corrupted by corporate money, Congress has turned against us and now they’ve found someone to tell them it’s okay. We must stop Trump’s attempts, but more than just Trump, we must act to stop wildlife extinctions and global warming.  Michael Moore says that we need to form small action groups composed of family, friends, or neighbors that share news and action ideas, and he says he believes things will be worse than we expect. Figures. In the list below, number one definitely belongs at the top of the list. Here’s a taste of the list:

  1. Don’t just complain to your friends, let Congress know how you feel. Often. When you disagree with them AND when you agree. Write Reps here & Senators here.
  2. Tell state legislatures it’s time to get rid of the Electoral College. We can make it happen, and we can do it without a Constitutional amendment, through an innovative approach known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
  3. Better yet, call Congress: (202)225-3121 will connect you to any member
  4. Donate to the ACLU, and help them fight back to defend our freedom.
  5. Share this post. Tons of people are looking for a way to fight back, and need specific guidance.
  6. Run for office. School board, local council, dog catcher, etc. Perilously few good people are doing this, and some frighteningly stupid people are winning as a result. (If you’re a young woman interested in running, check out Running Start)
  7. Take action online. Repeatedly, and on multiple issues. Don’t let decision-makers just hear from one side.
  8. Keep a sense of humor. It will keep you sane. And it can be a very powerful way to communicate a message.
  9. Create your own fake Trump tweets. Use his favorite medium to mock him.
  10. Register to vote. And then VOTE.
  11. Set a recurring weekly appointment in your calendar to contact Congress.

Source: 99 Ways to Fight Trump