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Weekly Mulch: The Dirty Truth about Natural Gas and Energy Innovation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evide...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Sexual Violence Against Latina Farmworkers is a Hate Crime

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger This week, two high-profile trials involving the racially motivated murders of Latinos in Pennsylva...

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

Weekly Diaspora: Anti-Immigrant Hate Crimes Rise with Hateful Political Speech

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The federal trial of three Pennsylvania police officers accused of covering up the murder of an und...

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Craigslist Saga: The Great Migration of Sex Trafficking Ads

Marissa Louie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Louie

What has happened since Craigslist shut down its Adult Services section in the United States in September and internationally in December?

Weekly Pulse: Giffords Shooting Reveals Flaws in U.S. Mental Health Services

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a constituent outreach event in a supermarket...

Weekly Diaspora: In 2011, Birthright Citizenship in the Crosshairs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, a coalition of anti-immigrant lawmakers from 14 states unveiled their much-anticipated b...

Reflecting on 2011 -- The Year Online Organizers Got Real

Joe Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Solomon

Let's imagine for a moment, that right now we're not nearing the end of 2010. Instead, we're wrapping up 2011 -- the year online organizers shot for the stars.

Weekly Mulch: How to Avoid Fracking and Oil Spills in 2011

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: We're posting the Weekly Mulch on Thursday this week because of the holidays. It'll return to its regular Friday morning posting next w...

Ending Animal Abuse Is Merely a Click Away

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I'm always surprised when I read about how we treat nonhuman animal beings. But it's incredibly easy to contribute to ending the abuse.

Weekly Mulch: Coal Ash in Our Stockings

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Due to the holidays, the Weekly Mulch will appear on Thursday afternoon both this week and next week. We'll resume regular Friday morni...

Weekly Pulse: Egg Salad Surprise! Congress Votes to Clean Up Food Supply

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger It's a Christmas-week miracle! The Senate, in a vote that astonished everyone, brought the Food Safe...

Weekly Mulch: At Cancun, Incentives Point Toward Incremental Progress on Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger This year's round of the United Nations-led climate change negotiations, ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, for the ...

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona's SB 1070 Takes Nativist Fever Nationwide

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger While Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, was far from the first controversial immigra...

Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As some Americans obsess over whether to brine or deep-fry their Thanksgiving turkeys, others are goi...

Weekly Mulch: For Cancun Climate Summit, Activists Consider the Long View

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger A year ago, it seemed possible--likely, even--that President Barack Obama would sweep into the internation...

Weekly Diaspora: ICE Deports Children, Disabled, and Domestic Violence Victims

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger For the past several months, the Obama administration has relentlessly professed its commitment to ...

Weekly Pulse: The Coming War on Health Reform, Government Cheese, and how CPCs Incubate Anti-Choice Violence

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Republicans don't have the votes to repeal health care reform, but they are determined to use their ...

Weekly Mulch: Climate Deniers Set to Freeze Progress in Congress

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A chill is coming to Washington. A wave of climate change deniers were elected to office this week, and co...

The Biggest Election Showdown is WHERE?

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Smith

Michael Pollan said "For the food movement," this may be "the most important election this year." Slow Food chef Kurt Michael Friese named it, The Mo...

Calling All Bloggers: Blog Action Day Is On Oct. 15

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Blog Action Day, created by Envato founders Collis and Cyan Ta'eed in effort to unite the diverse blogosphere under one cause, will be celebrating its...

10/10/10 Global Work Party: How Social Media Made It Happen

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With international negotiations at a standstill, 350.org, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.

Weekly Diaspora: Will Immigration Reform Bills Bring Voters to the Polls?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Riding the media blitz that followed the DREAM Act's recent defeat, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) an...