People Power

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Despite "massive pressure" from both the UK government and the fossil fuel industry, local elected officials in the northwest county of Lancashire have rejected a drilling application from the energy firm Cuadrilla to start fracking at a site on England's Fylde coast. The UK Telegraph described the vote as "a major setback" for Britain's shale gas...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Image from the deck of the Marianne of Gothenburg ship, which was intercepted by the Israeli Navy overnight. (Photo courtesy of Freedom Flotilla Coalition)
Global supporters still have not heard from the 18 people aboard the Marianne...
Sean Buchanan, IPS News
People of faith, civil society groups, and communities affected by climate...

Further

Fed up with Open Carry Texas freaks hauling assault rifles in with them to buy lunch, about 500 Texas musicians held the first Open Carry Guitar Rally, marching while packing a giddy array of instruments and singing a repertoire from Steve Earle to Outkast to Star-Spangled Banner. Part of a broader Guitars For Guns campaign - shades of Woody Guthrie - the event was perfect for Texas, one sage explained, where "a bizarre phallic obsession is just part of your DNA...The guitar obsessives are the...