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    Earthworks Infrared Photographer Documents Toxic Gas Releases by Oil Fracking

    Link  "Methane, among the most potent greenhouse gasses — along with VOCs like toluene, butane, hexane, and benzene, a known carcinogen linked to a host of serious health complications — show up as a dance of color to the infrared camera."

     "short-term health impacts like nose bleeds and nausea were real. "

     

    "McKenzie laid out a series of complications potentially linked to fracking exposure: “In areas with dense oil and gas development, we’ve been seeing low birth weights, more preterm births, more children with congenital heart defects and increased incidence of childhood cancers such as acute lymphocytic leukemia.” Children growing up close to high-density fracking were four times as likely to develop blood cancer. "

    Cancel Student Debt- Successes Thru Organizing!

    Latino USA reporter explains how bogus fake colleges impoverish students and their families.  She shows how students organized to get some of the debt cancelled.  This is an ongoing story.   

    The Growing Call to Abolish Student Debt

    By JULIA ROCHA JUL 22, 2022

    latino usa on NPR PRX

     

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    Donald Ross Organized 50 Student Groups, Led Greenpeace, Organized Massive Nuclear Power Protests, and Started a Public Interest Law Firm

    Obiturary  He  "promoted social change through legislation, legal action and political pressure."  He challenged corporate polluters and public utilities on behalf of citizens.

     He organized  against nuclear power,  organized 50 student groups (PIRGS)  with over 350,000 students  at major universities,  was the head of Greenpeace, started an public interest law firm, was in the Peace Corps, and worked on political campaigns.

    Emotional Stories of Whales and Whalesongs Led to Protecting Wildlife

    link  Marchs, boycotts, protests outside embassies, fiction, recordings of whalesongs along with general distrust of lying institutions and politicians during the Vietnam War- all led to the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Pelley amendment.   Friends and I circulated petitions, oranized writing  letters  to newspapers, printed save the whale t-shirts, read Mind in  the Waters and John Lily's books, Merwin's poems,  bought whale books,  organized groups, got films and speaker about wildlife, hosted Greenpreace talks, etc.....