Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Federal Judge Limits PETA Video Display at Kansas State Fair

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had planned to display a video showing animals being slaughtered and instances of abuse. The fair board said that PETA could only show the video within its booth and out of public view, so that people would have to make a deliberate decision to see it.

"Brash Drilling Chants Unlikely in State Haunted By Gulf Spill"

"TAMPA, Fla. -- 'Drill, baby, drill!' is over the hill. Four years ago, the slogan was chanted during the Republican convention and strengthened into a resounding chorus by the November election. Since then, the economy tanked, Sarah Palin lost her luster and the worst spill in the nation's history fouled the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: Greenwire, 08/28/2012

"ANALYSIS: Support for Nuke-Free Japan Defies Government Calculations"

"Policymakers determined to maintain nuclear energy believed most people would still want it as part of the nation’s power generation despite the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Their calculations were way off."

Source: Asahi Shimbun, 08/24/2012

News Analysis: "Giving Reins to the States Over Drilling"

"By proposing to end a century of federal control over oil and gas drilling and coal mining on government lands, Mitt Romney is making a bid for anti-Washington voters in key Western states while dangling the promise of a big reward to major campaign supporters from the energy industry."

Source: NY Times, 08/24/2012
September 15, 2012

San Francisco Writing for Change Conference

The Fourth San Francisco Writing for Change Conference is the place to discover whether your book can change the world. The conference will include one jam-packed day of workshops, panels and the keynote address.

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