Join thousands from across the state and call Governor Cuomo's office on Thursday to tell him that we don't want sham health studies and to say no to fracking!
Fracking threatens our health, environment and communities. Please call Cuomo and let him know how New York really feels.
All you have to say is "Hi, my name is _____ and I'm from _____. Fracking is too dangerous to move forward with in New York. Please ban fracking. (You can say more or less- the important thing is you call!)
Submitted by R-IMC / Al Brundage on Tue, 2012-11-13 10:38
On Novermber 8th, folks gathered for Building Our Media: a critical discussion series on independent media. We discussed Howard Zinn's Essay: The Use and Abuse of History (download pdf of article at: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1052l6) specifically looking at the concept of objectivity in both history writing and journalism.
This week we'll explore how copyright law and "intellectual property" shape and control our culture and explore alternative models to them. Whose interests do the current laws serve? How have they historically developed? We will also explore how artists, media makers, and all searching minds are working to create a world beyond copyright law. Specifically, we'll be looking at three pieces--two written and one web-based. The first two are titled, "What is Free Culture?" (http://quest
Submitted by Devon Woodward on Sat, 2012-11-10 19:19
As a follow-up to October’s “Housing is a Human Right” march organizers from Rochester’s Take Back the Land and Metro Justice hosted a group discussion series called the “Housing Justice Summit” Saturday November 3rd. The discussion which lasted several hours was divided into sub-topics to help better flesh out the housing problems that have faced Rochester for some time now. The Housing Summit was later rounded off by a communal dinner that was hosted by the local chapter of Food Not Bombs.
Submitted by SusanGalloway on Wed, 2012-10-24 05:27
R-Cause, headed up by Nedra Harvey and Anna Sears, held a press conference at the Monroe County Office Building on Tuesday, October 9, demanding a ban on fracking and all ancillary fracking activities in Monroe County. An issue of great concern is the waste from hydrofracking being brought to Monroe county and its water treatment facitlities. Hydorfracking waste contains many toxic, carcinogen chemicals in additon to radioactive materials. Another issue is the fact that the gas industry refuses to provide a list of all the chemicals used in the fracking process claim
After a couple months of dealing with mountains of spam on the open newswire, we've decided to change the our policy on postings. From now on, in order to post to the newswire you need to register for an account on the site.
This was a hard decision to make, since we've allowed people to post articles without a login for many many years now. However, in the end, it was simply too difficult to combat spam.
Submitted by Susan B. Anthony on Mon, 2012-10-08 15:06
I am looking for people to support me in saving 660 West Main St. -- also known as Westminster Presbyterian Church, a historic building dating back to the 1850s. I need people to sign the petition here tinyurl.com/8rw2h6p and to send an e-mail opposing the demolition of this building to firstname.lastname@example.org Your letter will be presented to the zoning office to oppose the demolition of this building and opposing the construction of a Dollar General in its place.
This was just going to be a collection of photos and video to document the rally against hydrofracking that was held at Cobb's Hill park on September 21 2012. But while working on the video I was asked a troubling question: “What is fracking?” Scroll down past the videos for the answer and pictures from the event.