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Jeremy Bloom is the Editor of RedGreenAndBlue.

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Wall Street Bought Politics for Chump Change

October 20th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Politico has a story up about how unhappy big-money donors on Wall Street are with President Obama. He’s taking the side of the smelly Occupy Wall Streeters and saying mean things about his nice, responsible banker friends! They may just close their checkbooks and stay home, or worse, give all their money to Mitt. But as I read the article, it struck me that Politico had totally missed the real story here – that these whiney Wallstreeters had purchased themselves a government for a spectacularly tiny sum

Citibank Screwed Up with Occupy Wall Street Protesters (Chase Bank Did Fine)

October 17th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

By now just about everyone in the country must know that 23 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were arrested Saturday in Manhattan when they attempted to close their Citibank accounts. Their crime: they talked about it too much. (See our previous article, DON’T close your Citibank account today. They’re arresting people.)

Not Jobs vs the Environment, but Clean vs Dirty Jobs

October 13th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

All of these gains are being put in peril by the energetic efforts of the Canadian tar sands lobby in the United States. According to the Council, uncertainty in tax policy, pollution restrictions and performance standards are putting future clean energy jobs at risk. Tar sands interests in Alberta and Canada are actively promoting this uncertainty in Washington DC, state governments and municipalities. The tar sands industry sees the emerging U.S. clean energy industry as a threat to its biggest market and is doing everything in its power to undermine it

Tar Sands Activists Occupy the State Department

October 13th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

In a crossover protest with members of Occupy Wall Street/Occupy DC – one which also had a very practical goal – climate activists demonstrating against the tar-sands oil pipeline camped out overnight for 14 hours in front of the State Department building

OWS: Veterans Beaten, Arrested at Occupy Boston

October 11th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

A number of actions are occurring tonight: In Boston, police raided the Occupy Boston camp #2, arrested about 100 people, beat Veterans for Peace, and destroyed all of the occupiers' property -- unlike in San Francisco, where tents and possessions were loaded in vans and returned the next day, the Boston Police loaded everything in garbage trucks and crushed them

Harry Reid Harassed, & the GOP's Lack of Morals

October 7th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

The US Senate is completely dysfunctional. Republicans are taking gross advantage of the old rules – which worked once upon a time when the Senate was a gentlemanly body – to completely block anything from getting done and instead score cheap political points

India Sues Monsanto for Biopiracy

September 30th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

For two decades, Monsanto has been able to take living organisms, insert genes into them, and then patent them as its own intellectual property. And nobody has challenged this – until now. The government of India has filed suit against Monsanto – for violating India’s Biological Diversity Act (BDA). It’s the first time a company has been sued by a government for acts of biopiracy

Take Action Today! House GOP Votes Today to Gut EPA & Clean Air Act

September 23rd, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

The Republicans in the House of Representatives have taken much of their anti-environment wishlist and stuffed it into one literally breath-taking bill. The “TRAIN” act that comes to a vote today will block recent clean air initiatives and also gut the 40-year-old Clean Air Act

Court rules against Chevron in $18 billion Amazon pollution case

September 21st, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Well, it was worth a try. After losing an 18-year long legal battle over the horrific pollution oil operations left in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, Chevron convinced a friendly New York judge to rule that it didn’t have to pay. But yesterday the Federal Appeals Court overturned that decision. So Chevron is back on the hook for upwards of $18 billion in damages

WikiLeaks: Next Fukushima-Like Nuclear Disasters in …

June 10th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

If a techincally-advanced country like Japan with a reputation for exactitude can suffer from one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, should we be a litttle more worried about places where security and infrastructure are poor to non-existent and corruption is rampant? That’s the theme of a special report compiled for Reuters, based on diplomatic cables assembled from the Wikileaks treasure trove. And it’s kinda scary

Monsanto's Roundup Really DOES Cause Birth Defects, New Report Finds

June 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn’t going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. They last thing they want to admit is that it causes birth defects

In the Shadow of Fukushima… a Reminder of How We Nuked the People of Utah

June 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster – in which both Japanese and American authorities have consistently downplayed the dangers – it’s worth remembering that this is not the first time. (See: Japan admits total meltdown, says it was unprepared for Fukushima disaster) For the past 60 years, our government has again and again insisted that there was nothing to worry about, that radiation levels were too low to cause any harm, and there was no cause for alarm. Years later, often after battles in the courts, it has turned out that they were lying through their teeth

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