Recently Three Rivers Rising Tide requested the membership list and meeting minutes for the last four years for the regulation subcommittee of Allegheny Health Department's Air Pollution Control Advisory Committee. Their aim was to uncover links between the subcommittee and local industrial polluters such as US Steel. Also requested were copies of any regulations the subcommittee had worked on since 2012. All those files are linked below.
[Photo: Nepali children. UNICEF estimated that if the blockade continues through the winter months, “more than 3 million children under the age of 5 in Nepal are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months due to a severe shortage of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines". Photo credit, Nepal Youth Foundation.]
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Ma. Sison found nothing wrong in the answer of newly crowned Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during the pageant’s critical question and answer portion where she was asked if she thought the U.S. should have a military presence in the Philippines.
Panelists talked about the history and use of direct action as a means of non-violent protest. Topics included the Keystone XL pipeline, the Black Lives Matter movement, housing evictions, rising tuition, and nuclear power.
The Plurinational State of Bolivia is the first country in the hemisphere governed by a progressive indigenous leader. Learn about indigenous struggles for sovereignty over food, land, and water. Gain an understanding of the spiritual and philosophical foundations of Pachamama. And discover the traditional ecological knowledge of the country’s indigenous peoples.