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End Amazon Crude!
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Published on Sep 28, 2016

Destroying the Rainforest, devastating the climate, deadly for indigenous peoples. Join the movement athttp://amazonwatch.org/endamazoncrude.

When most people think of where we get our oil, they primarily think of the Middle East. The tar sands of northern Canada or domestic fracking also come to mind. But drilling for oil in the Amazon? Not likely. Surprisingly oil extraction in the Amazon is rampant, and expanding. And it’s the worst possible place to be drilling. But who’s consuming the oil produced there? We are. Amazon crude is coming to California and the rest of the United States in record levels.

Amazonian peoples, many of whom consider oil to be the blood of Mother Earth, have long called on governments and corporations to keep it in the ground. Now scientists are catching up with their calls, stating that we need to keep 80% of fossil fuels in the ground in order to have a good chance of averting catastrophic climate change. As our planet’s most important carbon sink, the home to over 400 distinct indigenous peoples, and the world’s most biodiverse rainforest, it is urgent that we keep the oil in the ground in the Amazon. 

Amazon Watch is committed to supporting and amplifying the calls and proposals of our indigenous allies from the Amazon by ensuring that global governments and corporations respect their rights and territories. Based on the findings in our report FROM WELL TO WHEEL THE SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND CLIMATE COSTS OF AMAZON CRUDE, we call upon companies, universities, and governments to heed their call and change their vehicle fleets to Amazon-free fuel sources. By keeping the oil in the ground in the Amazon, we can contribute to the protection of the Amazon rainforest, indigenous peoples territories, and our global climate.
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Opportunity and Discrimination by Betty Soskin
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Talks at Google has uploaded Betty Soskin: "Of Lost Conversations: Opportunity and Discrimination..." Published on Sep 15, 2016

Betty Reid Soskin speaks about her experiences as a Black woman in the shipyards during World War II. Now in her 90s, Soskin is the country's oldest active park ranger, serving at the Rosie the Riveter World War II/Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, which she helped bring into existence.

Betty brings a unique perspective to the story of the home front effort, having lived it as a woman of color. She also touches on the immense social changes that she and her family members have witnessed, and provides her thoughts on the responsibility of living in a democracy.
The following video provides more context to her work here.
EarthSayer Betty Soskin
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Oil pipeline in North Dakota in limbo by CNN
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Published on Sep 9, 2016

The Dakota Access oil pipeline has caused a lot of controversy in North Dakota. This is a brief review by CNN of the issue and demonstration.

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Federal Judge denies Temporary Restraining Order (news reports)
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Published on Sep 9, 2016 by Sequence Media Group

In an already tense stand off, a federal judge has denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe their request for a temporary restraining order to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, as reported by CNN. The judge reached this decision after claiming the tribe failed to prove that they would quote suffer injury that would be prevented by any injunction the court could issue. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is fighting to prevent the destruction of sacred sites due to the construction of the pipeline which means to run from North Dakota to Illinois through 2 other states. The project is set to cost 3.7 billion dollars and would carry nearly half a million barrels of crude oil a day. Thousands of people from over 200 Native American tribes are in support of the Standing Rock Sioux’s work to preserve their history while around 30 environmental groups have been outspoken with their opposition to the pipeline which draws concerns over environmental disasters especially around the Missouri River.

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The Question to President Obama
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Published on Sep 9, 2016

President Obama asked about the North Dakota Pipeline while in Laos.

President Obama. 

EarthSayer President Barack Obama
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Time to Move On by Winona LaDuke
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Published on Sep 12, 2016 by Democracy Now.

While Democracy Now! was covering the Standing Rock standoff earlier this month, we spoke to Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. She spent years successfully fighting the Sandpiper pipeline, a pipeline similar to Dakota Access. We met her right outside the Red Warrior Camp, where she has set up her tipi. Red Warrior is one of the encampments where thousands of Native Americans representing hundreds of tribes from across the U.S. and Canada are currently resisting the pipeline’s construction.

EarthSayer Winona LaDuke
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Standing Rock update with Tara Houska
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Published on Sep 9, 2016

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has activated the National Guard ahead of today’s ruling on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. government over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg is set to rule today on an injunction in a lawsuit challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue permits for the pipeline, arguing it violates the National Historic Preservation Act. This comes as over 1,000 people representing more than 100 Native American tribes are gathered along the Cannonball River by the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to resist the pipeline’s construction. It’s been described as the largest unification of Native American tribes in decades. We go to North Dakota for an update from Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth.

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET.

EarthSayer Tara Houska
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Economic Inequality with Danny Dorling
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The Inequality Debate with Danny Dorling brought to you by the RSA. Is growing inequality a price worth paying for London’s continued economic success? Danny Dorling explores the relationship between inequality and economic growth in London and questions whether London can continue to foster economic efficiency in the face of the current scale of inequality.

Watch Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography at University of Oxford, in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! Loved this snippet? Watch the full replay here.

EarthSayer Danny Dorling
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Arctic Youth Witness to Climate Change with Esau Sinnok
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Published on Jun 3, 2016

Meet Esau Sinnok, an emerging leader in the climate movement. Esau hails from the village of Shishmaref, in Northwest Alaska, where the centuries-old way of life is changing. Essential ice is being lost, but he is refusing to stand by while his home melts away. Join Esau in the fight to keep dirty fuels in the ground!  



Also watch NASA's video, The Greening of Arctic here on EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability.

EarthSayer Esau Sinnok
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Sabbath Economics & Community Investing
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What is Sabbath Economics?

We are all economic creatures: we all consume, produce, exchange, and interact with the resources of creation within human community. Economic practice is fundamental to our survival and our flourishing. Sabbath Economics operates out of a sense that there is enough for everyone.  Forgiveness of debt is part of living out Sabbath Economics, and is more than just a good idea. It is biblical, just and healing, as we work to narrow the growing divide between the few wealthy and the masses who are poor.

This is clip 1 of 3. Clip 2 is here and clip 3 is here.

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