Trump White House Pushes to Let Minors Spray Brain-Damaging Pesticides on Farms

WASHINGTON – The White House’s just-released list of planned environmental and public health rollbacks includes letting high-school-age kids spray brain-damaging pesticides on commercial farms. The plan would drop the age of workers permitted to spray restricted-use pesticides on crops from 18 to 16…. Read More

Leonard Peltier Denied Freedom By President Obama

In his final day in office, President Obama has denied clemency to imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Peltier was convicted of murder of tw0 FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. There is,… Read More

Trump’s Threat to Liberty, Enabled by Bush and Obama

Via Institute for Public Accuracy:   EVAN GREER,  press [at] fightforthefuture.org, @evan_greer Greer is campaign director for the digital rights group Fight for the Future and a transgender activist. TIME magazine recently published her piece “President Obama Should Shut Down the NSA’s… Read More

Anti-US Protests in Athens During Obama Visit

16 NOVEMBER 2016 • 7:33AM UK Telegraph “American imperialism has not changed,” Lafazanis said Tuesday. “The US presidents and administrations have played – and still play – a leading part in the bailout-linked plundering of our country … and… Read More

Earth Minute: State of the Union and the ‘Reinvention of Our Energy Sector’

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann discusses President Obama’s State of the Union Speech in this week’s Earth Minute. Listen to Earth Minute on the Sojourner Truth Show on KPFK Radio. In his recent State of the Union… Read More

PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK: OUR GMO RULES NEED FIXING, MR. PRESIDENT

A new blog post by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman of Pesticide Action Network takes a critical stance on President Barack Obama’s lack of focus on reining in the power  of corporate agribusinesses like Monsanto. Last year, the White House released a… Read More

President Obama’s ‘Reinvention of Energy Sector’

  Listen to a complimentary radio interview with Rachel Smolker on KPFA’s Flashpoint here. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama talked of having “reinvented our energy sector.” He also said the “auto industry just had… Read More

Earth Watch: Steve Horn on Obama Pushing Pipeline Permits Forward

KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth radio show host Margaret Prescod interviewed journalist Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog for this week’s  “Earth Watch” segment. Horn discussed his recent piece,  During Paris Climate Summit, Obama Signed Exxon-, Koch-Backed Bill Expediting Pipeline Permits…. Read More

During Paris Climate Summit, Obama Signed Exxon-Koch-Backed Bill Expediting Pipeline Permits

 By Steve Horn  Just over a week before the U.S. signed the Paris climate agreement at the conclusion of the COP21 United Nations summit, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law with a provision that expedites permitting… Read More

A Victory for President Obama and a Defeat for the Planet

Counterpunch.org recently published Eric Mann’s piece titled, “The Paris Climate Talks: a Victory for President Obama, a Defeat for the Planet and a Challenge to the Climate Justice Movement.” Mann’s organization, the Labor/Community Strategy Center, came to Paris… Read More