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If you are a major university and research institution and if members of your staff are blatant advocates for a genocidal, profiteering, propaganda mongering industry, your institution deserves to lose all accreditation – at least in the Geosciences department – and deserves to be publicly …

Shale Gas Outrage Press Conference Coverage

September 20, 2012 // 1 Comment

Today, I had the opportunity to attend the press conference that preceded the Shale Gas Outrage Demonstration.  Below are the videos of those who gave statements at the press conference.  The speakers are residents and activists in Marcellus Shale Region, and here are their stories. …

SOLIDARITY WITH CHICAGO TEACHERS!

September 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Raging Chicken Press stands in solidarity with Chicago Teachers and Support Staff. We contributed $35 to their solidarity fund on Monday and hope all you Raging Chickens will consider contributing what you can to their solidarity fund too! Raging Chicken Press also just posted this …

__________ Lee Camp is a stand-up comic. …Sometimes people make him write things too. He’s a contributor to The Onion and has performed stand-up comedy at events featuring Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore. If you like Lee Camp, you’ll be happy to hear …

Chicago Teachers Union v. Astroturf Billionaires

September 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is currently on strike. Here’s a background video documenting some of the forces they’re up against. Yes, these are the people with whom Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel is standing shoulder-to-shoulder. Keep up with the latest developments at CTU Strike Central, “Like” the CTU …

Currently, Terrance “Terry” Williams is awaiting his death, scheduled for less than a month from today. On October 3, 2012, Terry will be executed by the state of Pennsylvania unless Governor Tom Corbett and the Board of Pardons can be convinced to commute Terry’s death …

Suppose you are a leader of a nationally prominent environmental conservation society or even a local conversation society.  Let’s say the society is the Audubon Society or the Ruffed Grouse Society, whose missions, respectively, are: “To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and …

Our tax dollars have become RADiculous

September 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

Every so often, the tax exempt status of our regions non-profits prompts a fair bit of discussion in the public square. Recent articles in the Post-Gazette written by both Nicholas Cafardi and Sally Kalson have described how the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned the legal standard …

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