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Global Frackdown: Communities across Canada demand a stop to fracking

From rabble.ca by Emma Lui Last week, over 300 events were organized in 34 countries for the Global Frackdown, an international day of action initiated by our U.S. allies at Food and Water Watch to ban fracking. Leading up to the Global Frackdown, the Council of Canadians released a poll that revealed that 70 per cent of Canadians want a national moratorium on fracking. The poll included a regional breakdown and found that even nearly half of Conservative voters, 87 per cent of NDP voters and 78 per cent of Liberal voters support a moratorium on fracking, The Green Party
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How Bolivia Leads The Global Fight Against Climate Disaster

From Popular Resistance by Richard Filder We are “ecosocialists” because the climate crisis now bearing down on us is the major issue facing the world’s peoples. It threatens the very survival of human life. It is directly caused by capitalism as a system. The alternative to capitalism is socialism, and our socialism must reflect the centrality of climate crisis in our thinking and actions. On a global scale, Bolivia is punching way above its size in drawing attention to this crisis and formulating answers to it — within the limits of its situation as a small landlocked country in South
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With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate

From The New York Times by Jennifer Medina PORTERVILLE, Calif. — After a nine-hour day working at a citrus packing plant, her body covered in a sheen of fruit wax and dust, there is nothing Angelica Gallegos wants more than a hot shower, with steam to help clear her throat and lungs. “I can just picture it, that feeling of finally being clean — really refreshed and clean,” Ms. Gallegos, 37, said one recent evening. But she has not had running water for more than five months — nor is there any tap water in her near future — because
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Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project

From Yahoo! News by Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Tom McGuire, who heads the project, said he and a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works for about four years, but were now going public to find potential partners in industry and government for their work. Initial work demonstrated the feasibility
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