Train Safety Protocols a Concern after Hualien Train Crash

Taroko Express Crash April 2, 2021 Taitung, Taiwan

On Friday April 2, 2021 near Hualien City along Eastern Taiwan’s scenic coast, there was a horrific train crash at 9:28am. A construction lorry had rolled down an embankment toward an oncoming train approaching a tunnel and heading south. The lorry blocked the train in a sideways position along the track, and the oncoming train slammed against it causing the […]

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China’s Symbol of Unity: High Speed Rail 2020

Shenyang to Beijing Bullet Train

China has spent more than $1 Trillion in its high-speed rail (HSR) and transportation infrastructure since the 2000s. While some of the seed money came from the World Bank, vast sums are borrowed and the in-house design-build since 2008 has occurred at an increasingly frenetic pace. Railways Explained even jokes whether or not China (PRC) has lost its mind. Actually […]

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Sharing Future Visions from the #UNGA75 Commemoration

#ShapingOurFuture Conference UN75

The thematic celebration of United Nations Global Anniversary 75 years brought many perspectives to light for “Shaping Our Future Together.” It was the first virtual conference of its kind, a summit of recorded statements by heads of states, ministers, and diplomats. All 193 members were allowed to deliver speeches of up to 10 minutes. The official celebration was held between […]

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Green Party H20 Campaign: The Original Green New Dealer

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Howie Hawkins Green Party 2020 U.S. Presidential candidate bio at the his campaign website states: “A retired Teamster, Howie Hawkins is the original Green New Dealer, the first US candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal in 2010.” This is a mighty claim backed up by a detailed proposal, The Green New Deal, which has been studied, adapted, and […]

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Tribute to Kevin Zeese from the No War Conference

2018 Womens March on Pentagon - Zeese, Flowers

Kevin Zeese, Writer, Lawyer, Advisor for the Green Party, World Beyond War, *Occupy DC, NORML, and defender of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, passed away on September 6, 2020, from a heart attack during sleep. As many have noted, the world has lost a great man who not only believed in grassroots activism, but thought it, shared it, lived it, and […]

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Tzu-Chi: Vegetarianism for a Good Cause

Go Vegetarian Now

Vegetarianism lowers total carbon footprint, helping save planet Buddhist Tzu-Chi is a humanitarian non-profit founded in 1966 and based in Taiwan. Dharma Master Cheng Yen studied as a disciple with Venerable Master Yin Shun. The Buddhist organizer and teacher claims that her inspiration came from seeing how Catholic nuns performed good works for society such as setting up nursing homes, […]

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D.C. Circulator #FairShot: Zero-emissions and no-cost rides

What gives?

(Washington, DC) – Since February the D.C. Circulator has been free for all riders. Partially as a response to the government shutdown, the Mayor extended the free ridership throughout the month of March. The Circulator began as a private-public bus system to fill the gap in buses traveling to popular destinations. Over the years, the shuttle bus evolved into a […]

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Female thought leaders and martyrs defend the Earth

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Globally women have made strides over the past century. More women are now leaders around the world than ever before, and yet often women are still marginalized. For instance, in grassroots organizations and alternative news media, women still do the brunt of the work often with significantly less recognition and reward. In the United States, a record 128 women are […]

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Central American caravans linked to capitalism failing the poor

Campaign to help deportees

According to the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), violence and organized crime from the Northern Triangle of Central America is creating a crisis at the border.  The countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, known as the Northern Triangle, or the Isthmus due to common cultural ties, are responsible for the largest flows in refugees. To solve the immigration problem, […]

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A Better World: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Community Gardens Cuba

What if the world oil supply were suddenly drastically reduced? What if due to unforseen circumstances such as foreign attack, Arab oil fields such as Ghawar Field were shut down? For Cuba, this was the impact when they were cut off from oil shipments in the 1990s. In the Soviet Union, due to Perestroika, former state companies became worthless and […]

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2018 PPEHRC March on Washington showcases voices of the poor

PPEHRC 2018 arrived in DC safely

Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) successfully completed its march this year from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Although they have yet to garner the media attention they merit, there were a host of small wins, the most important being how it helps the general public identify the root causes of poverty today. Never is there […]

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2018 Environmental Film Festival in Washington Metro far from oblivion

The Last Animals (Opening night event)

This year’s environmental film festival in the nation’s capital comes with a sense of trepidation. Ever since the word “climate change” has been expunged from the Environmental Protection Agency website, the fate of climate science hangs in the air. In fact, at area public libraries, the books about climate change and global warming have shifted location to under social science. […]

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