Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

"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.

"Nuclear-Free Movement Attracts New Breed To Massive Tokyo Rally"

"Despite being orchestrated by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, novelist Kenzaburo Oe and other prominent figures, the Sayonara Nukes 100,000 Rally held on the July 16 national holiday in Tokyo often looked and felt like conventional old-left demonstrations.

The rally to demand a nuclear-free Japan drew a large number of labor union members, consumer and other old-time activists, waving flags of their organizations, among the estimated 170,000 participants in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.

Source: Asahi Shimbun, 07/17/2012

"Canada's PM Stephen Harper Faces Revolt By Scientists"

"Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, faces a widening revolt by the country's leading scientists against sweeping cuts to government research labs and broadly pro-industry policies. The scientists plan to march through Ottawa in white lab coats on Tuesday in the second big protest in a month against the Harper government's science and environmental agenda."

Source: Guardian, 07/10/2012

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