fix articles 2694, desert
Federal Prohibition Against Legalized Medical Cannabis Enables Robbery, Kidnapping (tags)
The kidnapping, torture and castration of a local medical cannabis dispensary owner plays into the hands of the federal prohibition against medical cannabis and prevents the voters of states like CA and CO from being able to put their votes for legalization into practice. By creating a hostile business climate and forcing dispensary owners to deal in cash the federal government directly enables these sorts of kidnappings and robberies. Yet big banks continue to launder drug cartel money? Hypocrisy anyone?
Water Theft from Aquifers Benefit Developers at Expense of Ecosystems (tags)
Water theft from rural aquifers for the short term benefit of Las Vegas developers is a crime against the ecosystems and human communities that depend upon their water for survival. The theft of the aquifer water by SNWA is a sequel of the Owens Valley water grab by LADWP nearly a century ago. Any ELF actvists looking for training sites have over 200 miles of practice targets if this pipeline goes through. Maybe someone should send LADWP a message that water theft can be stopped by preventing transport. When the pipeline is ruptured in numerous places this water theft will become a more costly endeavor! The LADWP and SNWA needs to stop stealing water from aquifers and desert lakes!
La pensée conditionnée (tags)
La pensée conditionnée est le conditionnement de la pensée...
Urgent Message from Occupy Coachella Valley (tags)
reposted from facebook
Libya's Great Man-Made River (tags)
Government Shutdown: Blame Koch Bros of 74260 Desert Rose Ln, 740 Park Av (tags)
Two men from Kansas who took control of the state governments of Ohio and Wisconsin now plan to shut down the US government, through their bought and paid-for US Representatives in Congress, who also represent states other than Kansas. The idea is to overthrow the US government. To do these things, they are using Congressmen elected by Koch's suckers in the Tea Party. Those voters are little people, wannabes fooled by the Tea Party into voting against their own self-interest in favor of the billionaires.
Helen Thomas Is Not A Bigot À La 'Eric Cartman' (tags)
The problems of Palestine are religious in nature. The religions have become conflated, of course, with 'race' and ethnicity. But religions have always been nothing more than aspects of mass media. Before television, organized religions ~were~ the mass media, since people would assemble every Saturday or Sunday to hear the propaganda of the ruling classes who financed the temples.
Two more Americans found dead in the Arizona desert (tags)
Concerned Citizens group had just lift the area a few days earlier they say in view of this latest shootings they are ready to deploy again, to video tape and educate Americans about the real threat to National Security and our public safety.
Unbelievable conditions in the Arizona desert (tags)
Col. Ronald Adler, with the United States Civil Defense Association. He went on to say that they assured him that they are not a Minuteman or extremist group but just a call to action by a group of "Concerned Citizens.”
UFCW Delivers Food to Locked Out Miners in Desert (tags)
In a strong show of solidarity, the UFCW (the retail stores and food union) delivered 500 bags of groceries to miners who have been locked out of their jobs by their boss, Rio Tinto.
Desert Shelter Types (tags)
Desert Shelter Types
Stop Schwarzenegger's End Run to Build the Peripheral Canal (tags)
Join the campaign to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger's gutting of California's environmental laws to facilitate the building of a peripheral canal. Includes alternative farming methods to improve water conservation.
Iraq : Are there any Tears Left? (tags)
In the Inquisition-scale horrors, inflicted upon Iraq, since a month short of five years ago, the ghosts of the Western-imposed human cull over the previous thirteen years - from life's dawn, to those in its twilight - sometimes, very temporarily, briefly flicker and fade slightly, in the light of another immediate atrocity of enormity. They always return, as they must, in a sight, a scent, a phrase, a 'phone call. Reminders of sins of overwhelming enormity in high places, as Washington and Whitehall bleat about their infantile 'war on terror' and 'rogue states'.
Bush still a coward (tags)
Same as before
Boycott Israel (tags)
Israeli firm Solel contracts to build world's largest solar park in California
no medical pot for SoCa. Desert (tags)
medical marijuana dispensaries are outlawed
Mexico Supplies GPS SatNav to Migrants (tags)
A Mexican university has developed a satellite tracking system that the Mexican government plans to distribute to migrants who are forced to cross the border through unsafe routes and in punishing desert heat.
THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (tags)
Feinstein: "The Modern Jesse James" (tags)
review The Desert Wilderness Protection Act
The Improbable Lunch of an American Asshole (tags)
They out number us all.
French Fries in the American Southwest (tags)
Hike the Mojave Desert.
Solving ecological problems by restoring indigenous wisdom (tags)
Indigenous ecoknowledge can help in solving modern man-made problems with permaculture, decolonization, dismantling border fence, riparian floodplain restoration, etc..
A much healthier way to sneak into the USA (tags)
Some Mexican migrants take to bicycling into U.S.
Minutemen - Enforcers of Death on the Border & Promoters of Racist Hatred (tags)
The U.S. government is enforcing, and trying to pass even worse laws that force immigrants even deeper into the shadows by criminalizing undocumented people and denying them basic services.
Alongside this increasing, inhumane repression, the powers-that-be are promoting an anti-immigrant, nativist, fascist movement throughout the U.S. This vigilante movement is persecuting and hunting down immigrants along the border region, and has also been organizing forces in major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago and counties throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Among this fascist nativist movement, the Minutemen have emerged as a prominent vigilante group that has been gaining notoriety and legitimacy as expert guests on reactionary news channels like Fox and other mainstream media outlets like CNN.
Enrique Morones, whose group the Border Angels puts water through the desert for migrants, has been actively speaking out against the Minutemen and other vigilantes like Ranch Rescue, American Patrol, the Barnett Brothers, among others. Morones says that although the Minutemen are not an organization of thousands, as they often claim, the Minutemen and the increased militarization of the border are responsible for an increase in migrant deaths.
In a phone interview with Revolution, Morones said, “Before Operation Gatekeeper, which was implemented in 1994, there was one estimated death along the border every month. Since then, an estimated 4,000 people have died trying to cross the border.” He told Revolution that 4,000 bodies have been accounted for, but that the realistic number might be considerably higher, “possibly as much as 10,000 deaths.”
It is difficult to measure the exact numbers because while some skeletons and scattered bones are found in the desert, many of the deceased bodies are never found.
Children of Abraham - Death in the Desert - A Must Watch Flash (tags)
Words have left me. Let the images speak to your heart.
SPRAWL ATTACK OR HOW TO DESTROY THE DESERT WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (tags)
I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to know that now if developers get their way, a new city of 45,000 people - urban sprawl with 15,000 houses, resorts and golf courses - would pave more than 7,200 acres of California open space in easter Riverside County's Shavers Valley, a natural scenic area in the Sonoran Desert 15 miles east of Indio.
Say a BIG Farewell to California Minuteman at CAMPO on Aug 6 & 7 (tags)
Minutemen Are Leaving? Good Riddance! No Human Is Illegal! Unite for the Rights of All!
Human Rights Workers Arrested by Border Patrol in Arizona! (tags)
Support humanitarian workers targeted by Border Patrol for saving lives and drawing attention to failed border police
Hunters and the Hunted on the Arizona Border (tags)
Minutemen Vigilantes Target Immigrants
Peace Activists Arrested at NTS (tags)
A pacifist Priest and Catholic anarchist were arrested for trying to communicate with workers at the Nevada Test Site this week. Four people were part of the new vigil for peace and disarmament called the Easter Desert Witness, which ends on Pentacost (May 15th).
April 2 Rally a CSP-LAC Lancaster Prison (tags)
Five inmates are dead since Sept., others are being tortured. Warden Harrison is very certain people aren't going to drive 60 miles into the desert to stand up to this. We are hoping for mothers, grandmothers, older people but all are welcome.
Now EVERYONE Has Gulf War Syndrome (tags)
The medical community is hobbled because they are trying to understand things like gulf war illness without understanding the radiation technology deployed daily via the chemtrailing....which is rather ludicrous as the first WARFARE tests of this tech were done during the first gulf war....the satellite images are graphic
Aerial Drones Assigned to Arizona Border Patrol (tags)
Sadly, the drones will not be carrying bombs or machine guns.
Gen Kimmit confirms he is a rat bastard (tags)
"One could say, yes, it is true that out in the desert you need to have a rifle to protect yourself against Ali Baba but the necessity for rocket-propelled launchers, rocket launchers in the bottom, special machine guns may be a little much for Ali Baba out there."
Colorado Delta dry from water theft (tags)
Solar photovoltiacs would provide more electricity than the dams, yet the water theft of the Colorado River continues. Are suburban lawns and golf courses in the desert more important than the lives of the Cucapa tribe and the Colorado delta ecosystem?
Iraqis revive ancient word `ulooj' to insult, greet U.S. troops (tags)
Pigs of the desert, foreign infidels, little donkeys, medieval crusaders, bloodsuckers and horned creatures!
New Year Hitchhiker Gathering (tags)
The New Year Hitchhiker Gathering in the low desert of southern California will bring together road travelers to share resources, connect and celebrate a movable culture.
Global Warming and Climate Change - connecting the dots (tags)
A collection of links to some stories I have been posting in the recent past, gathered together, which describe changes taking place in the climate around the world. Any one of these stories might not seem significant, but taken together they indicate that weather patterns are being disturbed and are changing around the globe, with the greatest changes taking place over the last three decades, and the rate of change has been accelerating in the last decade.
SICK OF THIS BANNER (tags)
Bush challenged on 3.2M acre desert off-road plan (tags)
Bush Administration Faces Legal Challenge to 3.2M Acre California Desert Off-Road Plan BLM?s W. Mojave ORV Plan would reduce conservation; harm wildlife and air quality
Shills, SARS, War in the East, Lies, and Fascist Conquest of America (tags)
A poem worth rereading
Dying to work: Humanitarian disaster on the desert (tags)
SASABE, Sonora, Mexico – The Sonoran desert has a delicate, haunting beauty. Hundreds of species of birds, cacti and lizards have adapted to survive its lack of water and brutal temperatures exceeding 120 degrees. The list of these desert-hardy species does not include human beings.
Gulf War Syndrome II (tags)
Soldiers now fighting in Iraq are being exposed to battlefield hazards that have been associated with the 'Gulf War Syndrome' that afflicts a quarter-million veterans of the 1991 war, said a former Central Command Army officer in Operation Desert Storm.
"Reconsidering Our Victory in the Gulf War (tags)
An interesting, provocative reconsideration of the events of the Gulf War
Where The Bodies Went: Censorship In The First Gulf War (tags)
UPI Correspondent Leon Daniel, as did others who reported from Vietnam during the 1960s, knew about war and death. So he was puzzled by the lack of corpses at the tip of the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Iraq on Feb. 25, 1991. Clearly there had been plenty of killing. Where were all the bodies? The story unfolds...
PRESS RELEASE - BAXTER CONVERGENCE 2003 (tags)
The situation has become untenable and this Easter thousands of activists from all over Australia plan to descend on Baxter for the purposes of demonstrating their dissatisfaction with Australia's xenophobic mandatory detention policies.
Nautical Ecocide Threatens the World's Aquarium (tags)
(versión en Español pendiente) Analysis of the Escalera Nautica or Nautical Stairway project in Northwest Mexico, with regards to environmental impact and global economic forces.
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR AT THE NUCLEAR TEST SITE (tags)
NevadaDesertExperience.org has been organizing interfaith retreats and events at the US nuclear test site for 20 years now. Taking direct action for peace is the best way to ring in the new year!
New Year's Eve @ the Nevada Test Site (tags)
Join the prayer-action to STOP the works of war at the US nuclear test site! This annual vigil for peace and justice is helpful in the Western Shoshone resistance to the violence of nuclearism
MWD Rejects Cadiz Water Project - HOORAY! (tags)
A controversial proposal to store water beneath the Mojave Desert for use in Southern California was killed Tuesday by the Metropolitan Water District. The MWD board voted by a slight margin to not proceed with the $150 million project by Santa Monica-based agricultural company Cadiz Inc.
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal: Stop Cadiz Without Delay!!! (tags)
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal/Save the Desert: the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is going to consider the first part of the approval process for the Cadiz project on Tues, Oct 8, so tell them to save taxpayers' money and "STOP CADIZ WITHOUT DELAY!"
Cattle v. Wildlife in Mojave (tags)
Livestock Off 500K Acres for Fall to Protect Tortoise & Other Wildlife; BLM Under Court Order Despite Drought and Clear Legal Obligation, Problems Remain with BLM Enforcement
Deaths in the desert: the sad price of U.S. border policy (tags)
Three months pregnant, Norma Rodriguez Amado had watched her husband, Paez Martinez, as he left his home in Morales, Mexico, for the United States. He would support his family from afar, working in the states of Tennessee and Florida. After almost two-and-a-half years of living and working in these faraway places, Paez returned to Morales to see his son, Alexander, for the first time.
NEWS RELEASE: Bush Pushed on Hunting in the Mojave National Preserve (tags)
Groups move for better management of hunting within Mojave National Preserve to protect desert tortoise and public safety
New Killings Enrage Women of Juarez (tags)
Authorities thought that a 6 year rampage was over; but 8 more bodies have been found.
Army expansion threatens wildlife, hearings this week in Riverside and Pasadena (tags)
Army tanks threaten to wipe out the desert tortoise, rare plants and 110,000 acres of public land. Come to hearings to oppose Ft. Irwin expansion: Riverside 1/17 and Pasadena 1/19.
Desert Movies: Tanks and off-roaders trash CA deserts - SAN DIEGO DEC. 17 (tags)
DEC. 6: Come to this free Southern California screening of 2 new indy films about the US military, off-roaders and their harmful effects on the California Desert.
The male God of the desert (tags)
Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all desert religions, brother-faiths that are male in imagination and tradition, writes PNS editor Richard Rodriguez. Eventually, their masculine principle will be challenged by a feminine spiritual force that is gathering strength behind veils print article
Protect SoCal Desert Public Lands from Off-Road Vehicle Abuse (tags)
Important desert field tour and meetings in S. Cal June 15-16.
Illegal Road Building in the Mojave National Preserve (tags)
Cell Phone Corp. Blades Sensitive Desert Wash in S. Cal's Mojave National Preserve, Park Service Lax Management At Issue.