EL SALVADOR IS THE FIRST COUNTRY TO BAN METAL MINING.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking re-election against challenger Cynthia Nixon. Cynthia Nixon's platform includes banning the bag & other "sane" policies.
This week: Cuomo signs a bill to ban the bag.
Last year: Cuomo blocked a bill to ban the bag.
Point is...the movement is growing. Keep strong enviornmentalist!
Enjoy these pictures taken for my 2014 Calendar "They don't grow on trees".
El Salvador, 30 March 2017
There was a time in the early 1980s when the villagers of Cinquera, located on the northern border of El Salvador, fled from their homes. These were the early days of the violence, and the military—armed by the US—would spread terror throughout the region supressing the civic uprising that wanted an end to repressive militarism, and called for social justice and the opportunity to earn a liveable wage. The military swept through villages in death squads, massacring combatants, disappearing citizens, and filling pits with the dead. Over 75,000 people were killed during the Civil War.