Independent Journalist • Writer • Educator • Theater Artist - Company Message
Maura Stephens is a generalist with deep background in journalism, international human rights, organic farming and food, performing arts, humanities, and sciences. She's passionately committed to justice, independent media, environmental common sense, and the principles of democratic socialism.
 
Please check out the independent media sites linked below, and start getting an unfettered story. Please also visit the organizations below, with which Maura works regularly.
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Invasion of the Black Snakes
Everyone in the USA has heard about the Keystone XL and especially the Dakota Access pipelines, thanks to the prayerful unarmed indigenous people of Standing Rock Reservation, who with relatives from more than 300 other Native American societies and tens of thousands of white, black, and brown allies stood long against these powerful corporations in cahoots with "law enforcement" agencies of North Dakota and many other states.

But did you know that similar atrocities against people and planet are happening around the continent and indeed the globe?

Maura's home state of New York is being crisscrossed by fossil fuel pipelines and related other infrastructures intended to bring methane ("natural" gas) from Pennsylvania and other fracked regions to foreign markets -- under the guise of helping local communities.

Although New Yorkers won't benefit from cheaper gas, they might pay the ultimate price, for the short-term enrichment of some corporate bigwigs, high-stakes investors, and the politicians in their pockets.
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SOME GROUPS MAURA WORKS WITH
FrackBustersNY
You Are Here fracking infrastructure
  map, in collaboration with FracTracker
RAFT Residents Allied for the Future of
  Tioga
Save S-VE(Spencer-Van Etten)
Ithaca Fringe Festival #5 will is set for April 26-29, 2018. Mark your calendar!
Onstage/OffStagetheater radio
  show/podcast with George Sapio
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SOME FAVORITE INDY MEDIA OUTLETS
TruthOut  (contributor)
AlterNet (contributor)
Common Dreams (contributor)
CounterPunch (contributor)
Counterspin (FAIR's weekly radio show)
Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff 
National Radio Project/Making Contact
Unicorn Riot  www.unicornriot.ninja
WRFI Ithaca, Watkins Glen, & online
Yes! magazine  (contributor)
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