Farming For The Health Of People And The Planet

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

Our current food system has a large negative impact on the climate crisis and our health. Factory farms produce large amounts of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), pollute the land, air and water and [...]

Morgan County Had 27 Overdose Deaths From 2011 To 2015

By Russell Mokhiber, -

That’s according to the Appalachian Overdose Death Mapping Tool released yesterday by the Appalachian Regional Commission and NORC at the University of Chicago. Outside of coal country, Berkeley [...]

From Asthma To Cancer, ‘Blistering’ New Report Details Human Cost Of Fracking

By Jessica Corbett, -

The study (pdf)—described as "the most authoritative" of its kind—was published by Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Researchers found that "by [...]

48 Million Sickened Every Year By Cheap, Dirty Meat

By Katherine Paul, -

If you live in the U.S., you’re far more likely to get hit with salmonella or some other foodborne illness, than if you live in the U.K.  You can thank the factory farm industry for that. An [...]

Movements Of Millions Say No To Gene Drives

By ETC Group, -

The largest rural movements in Brazil, representing well over a million farmers, are protesting a new Brazilian regulation that would allow release of gene drives, the controversial genetic [...]

More Than Half Of US Babies Are At Risk For Malnourishment

By Lauren Weber, the Huffington Post -

Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a groundbreaking policy statement highlighting the importance, and irreversibility, of the 1,000-day window. “Failure to provide key [...]

Cuban Doctors To Help Patients In South Side Chicago

By Staff, Telesur. -

With no solution in sight regarding infant mortalities, residents of Chicago's South Side, home to numerous predominantly Black neighborhoods, have resorted to mentors from the Cuban Ministry of [...]

Residents Conduct Independent Review Of New Mine: Find Faults

By Front Forty and Mining Action Group. -

STEPHENSON, MI — The Front 40 Environmental Group and the Mining Action Group (MAG) of the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC), working with regional environmental allies and fishing [...]

How Much Influence Does Big Pharma Have On Your Safety?

By Kate Harveston, Popular Resistance. -

Evil pharmaceutical companies bending blue-collar workers to their whim sounds like the stuff of a sci-fi novel, but more and more it's becoming our reality. At first, it was the actions of [...]

The History Of Industrial Agriculture And Its Impact

By Heather Gray, Justice Initiative International. -

Rashid wisely begins by sharing the history of the west’s conceptualization of “the way that we think about ourselves and our relation to the material world that exists around us.” He notes that [...]

Erica Garner, Daughter Of Eric Garner, Fighting For Life After Sustaining Brain Damage

By Kirsten West Savali, -

Updated Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, 4:55 p.m. EST: Erica Garner is still fighting for her life after suffering brain damage, following a heart attack over the holiday weekend. The activist remains [...]

Activists Disrupt Tax Vote In Final Show Of Defiance

By Daniel Marans, -

WASHINGTON ― At least 63 activists were arrested Tuesday during protests of the Republican tax bill and how it could limit access to health care. Progressive activists disrupted the final [...]

Southwestern Lakes And Rivers Are Radioactive

By Jonathan P. Thompson -

During the uranium days of the West, more than a dozen mills — all with processing capacities at least ten times larger than the one at White Canyon — sat on the banks of the Colorado River and [...]

Less Wealth Divde: Happier, Healthier, Less Enviro Destruction

By Kate Harveston, -

By Kate Harveston for Mintpress News. Countries with lower rates of wealth disparity tend to have happier citizens and offer a better quality of life. A more nearly equal distribution of wealth [...]

Day 9 Of Countdown To Launch: Featuring Klee Benally

By Staff, -

By Popular Resistance. Klee Benally is a Navajo (Diné) musician, artist, film producer and activist living in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has worked on numerous campaigns to protect sacred sites and [...]