Posts Tagged ‘water pollution’

April 22, 1970 Earth Day

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. On April 22,1970, twenty million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the destruction of the environment. Groups…

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March 29, 1987 Veterans March and Organize for Peace

As the United States destabilized Nicaragua by funding the terrorist Contras, Veterans for Peace organized and flew to the country to show support. On March 29th 1987, they marched from Jinotega to Wilculi, interviewing hundreds of people and compiling a forty page report for the United States which was sent to over five thousand stakeholders…

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March 24, 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

March 24, 1989 became known around the world as one of the worst oil spill disasters in history. The Exxon Valdez oil tanker hit a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling nearly eight-hundred-thousand barrels of crude oil.   Initial responses by Exxon and the Alyeska Pipeline Company were insufficient to contain much of the…

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2014-02-04 – Eco-Defense Radio News

Transcript (with links) from the 2014-02-04 Broadcast of Eco-Defense Radio on Anniversaries: 1976 – Leonard Peltier was arrested in Canada along with Frank Blackhorse, a.k.a. Frank Deluca. The United States presented the Canadian court with affidavits signed by Myrtle Poor Bear who said she was Mr. Peltier’s girlfriend and allegedly saw him shoot the…

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