Denying benefits to miners with Black Lung: A conspiracy revealed

“Johns Hopkins Medicine said Wednesday that it has discontinued its black lung program, the subject of…an investigation that showed how coal companies routinely beat back sick coal miners’ disability claims with help from doctors at the nationally recognized hospital.” Breathless and Burdened Johns Hopkins terminates black lung program Unit subject of Center for Public Integrity-ABC […]

Long Beach, NY: Ban Fracking/Halt Port Ambrose LNG Port Rally 10/19/13

Attend the upcoming Global Frackdown in Long Beach!  Global Frackdown 2–There is an important rally scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM on the Long Beach boardwalk. Many groups and individuals concerned about our threatened environment are coming together to urge a ban on fracking and a halt to the misguided plan to build a LNG facility […]

Twin Earthquakes in Dallas, Texas: Could fracking be to blame?

Earthquakes in Texas First the news: WFAA.com reports: Twin earthquakes rattle North Texas September 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM IRVING — The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Irving at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. Four minutes later, there was a magnitude 3.1 quake in West Dallas… Then: Any reasons why this could […]

Another police killing: What if there were no police?

The latest police failure is the story of a police officer in Houston, Texas, who shot and killed a man, who was a double-amputee, who was in his wheelchair. [Story at CNN: here] The man had been threatening the officer with what turned out to be a pen. Below is my essay, previously published at […]

Three Mile Island nuclear plant: bang, shut down, and steam released

Nuclear Power incident at Three Mile Island last week. I can’t believe how little this serious concern has been covered in the press. I first got word of it through an activist news source. If you search for it on Google New, hardly anything comes up. Though, there is this CNN story which just totally […]

Info and Press Conference about: The EPA; Dioxin; Food Safety; and Public Health

The press release and information below is about the following event: “News Conference:  The Significance of the US EPA Oral Reference Dose for Dioxin to the Protection of Public Health” to be held in Albany today, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 1:00 PM. Dioxin in our air, and in our food supply (such as the milk […]

A climate change disaster: More than 70 dead and 200,000 stranded in Bangladesh floods

Since climate change (global warming) is about a change over time, it is difficult to label single events as problems caused by climate change. Though, Bangladesh has been identified for many years as a place where climate change effects will cause harm. And, this latest round of flooding loss appears a profound example. Current, 2012, […]

Is this really funny? (Drones and UFO’s)

Some folks in the government and news media think that we are foolish: “Heee Haw, the American people thought this thing we were transporting under cover of darkness was a UFO…But, it was only a drone!” The headlines read: “Military drone mistaken for UFO along Washington highways“. Well, I’m not laughing. Some people thought we […]

Air Quality: Suffolk County receives an “F”

The full report, with background and info on air pollution issues, is at an American Lung Association webpage: here Detailed, Suffolk County article at Newsday (subscription media): at Newsday here.

The Smithsonian: 10 Things We’ve Learned Since Last Earth Day

(Excerpt. Click here or the title for the full story.) Smithsonian.com / Blog 10 Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since Last Earth Day April 19, 2012 …the most surprising, awe-inspiring and alarming things that we have learned about the Earth and the environment since last year’s holiday: 1. Undiscovered species are still out there: […]

Tues April 17th in Suffolk: Protest the fact of an Earth Summit at the home of the polluter

A protest against fake environmentalism and “green-washing”… __________________________________________ Protest Demonstration at BNL’s so-called Earth Summit Who: Renew Community Earth [and Long Island environmentalists, anti-nuke activists, concerned citizens, and civic leaders] When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11 am – 1 pm Where: Entrance to BNL – bring anti-nuke signs Why: Demand closure of BNL’s Nuclear Power […]

NYCLU Lawsuit Challenges Appalling Conditions at Suffolk County Jails

People housed at Suffolk County Correctional Facilities – whether or not they have been convicted of a crime – are forced to live amidst overflowing sewage, chronic overcrowding, rodent and insect infestations, pervasive mold and rust, and other deplorable and dehumanizing conditions

Health care ruling won’t deliver reform Americans need, says Green Party Prez cand Stein

whatever the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the constitutionality of the insurance mandate of “Obama / Romney care”, Americans will still be stuck with an expensive, ineffective health care system that fails to provide quality health care to all Americans.

NYCLU Sues Nassau County to Establish Jail Oversight Board

Following the recent suicide of an Iraq war veteran housed at the Nassau County Correctional Center – the fifth inmate suicide in less than two years – the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit

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