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Environment, Reviews, oil »

[25 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

A few weeks ago at the Austin Farmer’s Market I saw a flier for the documentary Fuel – a film about (you guessed it) alternative fuel sources. It seemed like the sort of film I would like so I decided to catch it during its limited engagement here in Austin. My first attempt didn’t go so well. I pulled up to the theater and saw that it was surrounded by news crews. At first I thought they were doing coverage of the film. Yeah …

Reviews, human trafficking, slavery »

[25 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

So last night I got a chance to go see the documentary Call+Response about modern day slavery. I have to start by saying – go see this film. It should be required viewing for anyone with a beating heart. I know a lot about modern day slavery – I’ve read the books, I’ve seen the pictures, I’ve heard the stories. I still left this movie raw. It is hard not to have a visceral reaction of absolute rage after seeing it. Rage at …

Featured, News Stories »

[24 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ending Mountaintop Removal

sent from Matt Wasson at iLoveMountains.org
This afternoon, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was suspend and review permits for two mountaintop removal coal mining operations — and putting hundreds more mountaintop coal-mining permits on hold until it can evaluate their impact on our nation’s streams and wetlands.
This is a major victory for our movement. And make no mistake, it is a result of your efforts to raise the alarm about the devastating effects of mountaintop removal coal mining to our mountains, our waters, and our communities.
CBS News has the details:

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[17 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Communities of Color Bear Heaviest Burden in Recession

From Democracy Now! -
As the rage around AIG bonuses continues to grow, underscoring again the question of who benefits in an economic meltdown, we look at who is hurt the worst: communities of color around the country. A new report by the Center for Social Inclusion finds that communities of color continue to be disproportionately deprived of infrastructure spending, job creation and other key government services. The report’s authors call for the government to use some of the billions in federal stimulus money to focus on the needs of communities …

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[17 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Everyday Justice

As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors.  But all too often our everyday choices support systems of injustice that oppress our neighbors instead.  Everyday Justice is about discovering practical everyday ways we can seek justice instead.