There are those who sit at home and tut tut about media reports of social injustice, corruption in high places or arrests under specious pretenses of violation of so called ownership of the land or seas, and do little. It is said that evil can only prosper when good men (and women) do nothing. Dictators and despots invariably hold onto power with a ruthless disregard for Human Rights paranoically fearing any threat to their weltanshauung of universal ownership. Terrified of the threat from within they are exquisitely sensitive to protests from without their fiefdom, thinking that these will empower the imagined and maybe real protesters and insurrectionists within. Each protest adds to the instability of inner rectitude of the Autocrat. A giant avalanche starts with a tiny snowball rolling downhill. Let each one of us be that snowball.
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BREAKING NEWS: Just this week, Shell announced that it cannot drill in the Alaskan Arctic this year. But the fight isn't over. This announcement comes a week after a federal court ruled that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) — the federal agency that permits oil companies to drill offshore — intentionally downplayed the impact Arctic oil drilling would have on the fragile environment…
28 Greenpeace activists, a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer have been charged with piracy and hooliganism in Russian Courts. Even though the Arctic 30 were granted bail, piracy and hooliganism charges are still in place. These charges carry with them maximum sentences of 15 and 7 years in a Russian prison. The Arctic 30 were on the scene of a peaceful protest at an…
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