A four-week long protest which has halted construction of the proposed TMT or Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii continues with several new developments this week.
On Tuesday activists took to the streets of Honolulu to bring their message to the centers of state and commercial power in the archipelago.
The thirty-meter telescope would be housed in a massive eighteen-story high structure atop the highest mountain in Hawaii.
It’s a project of the TMT Observatory Corporation, a joint venture of Institutions from the United States, Canada, China, India and Japan.
There are already thirteen other telescopes sited on the mountain, which have also drawn opposition from Native Hawaiians and environmentalists. 16:09 minutes (14.78 MB)
The A to Z Plan - Read this; Pay Attention or there won't be any more trees left to Sit is...
The draft EA for the North Fork A to Z Project on the Colville NF in
eastern WA is out. I realize that you are all busy and that you don't have
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Native Hawaiian protestors have halted construction of a massive 18-story telescope on their sacred, life-giving Mauna Kea. While the protest is about stopping the continued desecration and damage to a mountain central to their culture, beliefs and traditions, it is also about an ongoing movement for independence and decolonization. Filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly has been documenting and involved in this struggle for many years. 58:50 minutes (80.79 MB)
Tod Sloan reads from the introduction to Chris Dixon's Another Politics, a book assessing the trends among grassroots groups on the anti-authoritarian left, based on interviews with over 200 North American activists.
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Joe Clement interviews an organizer with The Portland Solidarity Network about their work and a recent tenant-led campaign against Fox Property Management. They discuss some of the barriers to conventional legal recourse faced by low-income renters and the frightening power of no-cause evictions. In the end, Joe connects their conversation to the work of the Portland Renters Assembly.
Bill Resnick talks with Michael Armstrong, who leads the Sustainability section of the Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The Bureau just released a draft of the 2015 Portland/Multnomah County Climate Action Plan. Armstrong talks about what he would do if he had unlimited money and power to save the planet.
Photo Credit: Portland State University
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Senator Ron wyden is central to the vote on The TransPacific Partnership. We are his constituents. We put him in office to represent our interests. He can stop Fast Track...
But only if you call in your opposition.
Sen. Ron Wyden 202-224-5244
The TPP is way more than a trade deal: It will gives global corporations an international tribunal of private attorneys, outside any nation's legal system, who can order compensation for any "unjust expropriation" of foreign assets.
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Around a hundred protesters gathered this morning at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland to call on state officials to stop Nestle from opening a bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge. This past week, The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife applied to transfer its water rights to Cascade Locks.
This paves the way for Nestle to move forward with its plan to open a bottling plant in the city of cascade locks. KBOO’s Paul Roland and Jenka Soderberg were there, and bring us this report from the protest 14:22 minutes (13.16 MB)