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HEAL is an egalitarian network of activists self-empowered to plan events, create change, and make the world a better place for all life. Our goals include the liberation of humans, nonhuman animals, and the earth! We work in cooperation with like-minded organizations that put compassion in action!
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believes in working from the bottom up and from the inside out. We
begin by focusing on ourselves as individuals. What are feasible changes
we can make in how we treat ourselves, our bodies, our families, our
communities, our countries, and our world? Can we show ourselves
love, compassion, and care through proper nourishment of body, mind, and
soul? How? By giving our bodies clean air, clean water, and
nutrient-rich foods. And, by enriching our minds and souls with
value-rich entertainment (this includes a good movie and a good laugh),
being informed and involved. We can then begin, with patience,
love, and compassion, and without judgment or misanthropy, to
share our knowledge and values with others and encourage our families
and communities to fight for our collective health by working and fighting
for clean air, clean water, and nutrient-rich foods. Then,
collectively, we vote for strict regulations to clean our air, clean our
water, and to insure
nutrient-rich foods are available and affordable to all. We must
regulate polluters to insure they aren't allowed to dump our toxins on
This is not the answer. We must work for global social and
economic justice for all! We must work for a clean and healthy
all! And, we cannot hypocritically allow other human beings to
suffer so we can keep the illusion of being environmentally-conscious.
Special Note: HEAL is posting most new environmental action alerts we support on our twitter feed. To best keep updated on environmental action alerts, follow us on Twitter.
Action Alerts are in order of Priority with Newest/Priority Alerts First!
Take Action for Clean Air!--Congress is voting on the big energy bill next week. But the latest version of the energy bill would repeal a key part of the Clean Air Act1—arguably the most important environmental law in American history. Big coal companies want to revoke President Obama's authority to crack down on global warming pollution from their dirty power plants—and they're on the verge of winning. If they succeed, the oldest and dirtiest coal plants could keep destroying the climate for years to come. And this change could pave the way for 100 new coal plants, which would pollute our communities with smog, soot, mercury, and global warming pollution.2The big vote is next week. Can you tell Congress not to repeal this Clean Air Act provision? Clicking here will add your name: http://pol.moveon.org/cleanairact/o.pl?id=16386-5425778-Gy_FcEx&t=3
Tell Congress to Strengthen Clean Energy/Green Jobs Bill!--If you haven't been paying attention to the fight in Congress over President Obama's clean energy jobs plan, now's the time to tune in. This is the most important opportunity in generations to jumpstart our economy and fight the climate crisis. Unfortunately, powerful oil and coal interests have had a stranglehold on our energy policy, demanding loopholes, bailouts, and giveaways from taxpayers. They've won concessions that weaken the bill's ability to deliver on the full promise of clean energy jobs. But now, progressives are coming together to push back. MoveOn has joined with groups across the progressive movement, from the Sierra Club to ACORN to Oxfam to Rock the Vote, to tell Congress to stand strong against the special interests that seek to weaken the clean energy bill at every turn. We can strengthen and improve this bill, if clean energy leaders in Congress will join our fight. Can you sign MoveOn's petition to Congress? Clicking here will sign your name: http://pol.moveon.org/cleanenergy/o.pl?id=16302-5425778-eFhgpqx&t=4
Take A Stand Against Climate Change!--Earlier this week, I wrote to tell you about climate change’s devastating effect on the 1.4 billion people who subsist on just over a dollar a day. For people living in extreme poverty — 60 percent of whom are women — climate change is a daily threat to their survival. The world’s poorest people are the least responsible for causing climate change, yet they are suffering the most from its effects. What’s more, they have the fewest resources to adapt to the new conditions. You and I cannot let this stand.I urge you to call on U.S. leaders to take immediate action.
Help Save the Polar Seas!--The wildlife of America's Arctic -- including polar bears, whales, and millions of migratory birds -- is under threat once again from oil and gas drilling. Right now, the Minerals Management Service is considering the approval of oil and gas leases in over 73 million acres in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi -- also known as the Polar Bear Seas. Please go tohttp://www.savebiogems.org/arctic/takeaction right away and tell the Obama administration you don't support the giveaway of Arctic wilderness to oil and gas giants.
Stand Up Against Big Oil!--Think oil companies should pay their fair share of taxes? So does President Obama. In his budget, the President has proposed cutting billions of dollars in unfair subsidies and tax loopholes for oil and gas companies, to help pay for critical priorities like clean energy and green jobs.1 After all, they don't exactly need the help: ExxonMobil made a record profit of $45.2 billion last year.2 But Big Oil is already fighting back. Like other corporate special interests, they're lobbying heavily to gut Obama's budget. The American Petroleum Institute has announced plans to fly top executives into Washington to help save their tax breaks.3And they've got a lot of friends on Capitol Hill, thanks to millions in campaign contributions over the years. So we've got to be louder than Big Oil, and remind our elected representatives that they work for us, not ExxonMobil. Click here to sign our petition: http://pol.moveon.org/stopbigoil/?id=15729-5425778-Uu6uHRx&t=3
Call to End Agrofuel
all blew it, including me as
president... It is crazy for us to think
we can develop countries around the
world without increasing their ability
to feed themselves."
Clinton speaking to the United Nations
last week about the global food crisis.
Clinton acknowledged that subsidies for
chemical-intensive crops such as corn,
and the biofuels boondoogle (converting
food crops into fuel crops) are a
disaster, leading to spiraling grain and
food prices and mass hunger.
Learn more and sign OCA's petition
calling for a moratorium on agrofuels
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