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Jan 29 – Visiting Lecturer Sharad Lele To Speak on “Engaging Climate Change in India” Allegheny College, Quigley Hall, 7:30pm
Jan 31 – Not Everyone Loves Marineland Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7 PM Burning Books 420 Connecticut Street, Buffalo NY. In response to huge concern and outrage against Marineland, including an 800-person demonstration that stormed the facility and shut down a dolphin show last October, the company has targeted Marineland Animal Defense co-founder Dylan Powell with a $1.5 million damages suit as well as a multiple location injunction. Dylan, who will be giving presentation on the campaign and current situation at Burning Books.
Feb 2 – World Wetlands Day
Feb 3, 2013 Ethnic Heritage Ensemble Erie Art Museumat 7 p.m. Suggested donation $15 per person The amazing Ethnic Heritage Ensemble will make their annual EAm appearance during Black History Month.
Feb 4 – Protest Corbett’s Proposed Budget 4pm at Governors Regional Office, 100 State Street, Erie PA. “ Demand a budget for the 99%. Restore funding to Education, Medicaid, and Medicare. Stop taking from the People to give to the Corporations!”
Feb 5 – Bus to Harrisburg. From Molly Bechtel “We will be taking our budget fight to the state capital. We will be taking a bus from Erie.” Info: (814) 450-8652 Seating is limited.
Feb. 6. “Laurence Anyways” (2012). Erie Art Museum Film Series. Award-winner about a couple with a 10-year relationship that includes a male-to-female transsexual. Film series curator John C, Lyons is lining up a post-screening Skype interview with director Xavier Dolan. 2:48. Not rated. Drama, romance. French subtitles.
Feb 15 – On Screen/In Person: Cafeteria Man Mercyhurst
Feb 18 – Author Peter Annin on “The Great Lakes Water Wars” Penn State Erie
Feb 17 – “Forward on Climate” Rally “Largest Climate Rally in History” with the Sierra Club
Sunday, February 17, 2013 Washington, DC On Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action. Rally will feature critical action, inspiring speakers, and a march to the president’s doorstep to show him that we can’t afford to wait any longer.
Mar 1-2 – Pennsylvania Progressive Summit Harrisburg
Jun 20-23 – Netroots Nation
Frontline: The Untouchables FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street’s leaders have escaped prosecution for any fraud related to the sale of bad mortgages. Watch online.
Frontline Gets Its Man: Lanny Breuer Leaves DOJ After Exposé. One day after the Frontline episode The Untouchables aired, head of the Justice Department’s criminal division stepped down. Way to go, Frontline!
Independent UK: Billionaires secretly fund attacks on climate science Audit trail reveals that donors linked to fossil fuel industry are backing global warming sceptics
The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery “In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the “slave patrols,” and they were regulated by the states… It’s the answer to the question raised by the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained when he asks, “Why don’t they just rise up and kill the whites?” If the movie were real, it would have been a purely rhetorical question, because every southerner of the era knew the simple answer: Well regulated militias kept the slaves in chains.
The NRA once supported gun control It may seem hard to believe, but for decades the organization helped write federal laws restricting gun use