Canadian tar sands project — Obama appears to be preparing to okay Keystone Pipeline It’s been quite a few weeks for news here in the United States. First, Edward Snowden revealed that […]
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Reminder to SF Bay Area Residents: Meeting on Sunday, June 23 Capitalism & the Disaster of Hydraulic Fracking Sunday, June 23; 10:30 a.m. Niebyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph, Oakland
On, June 18th, the People of Boulder witnessed an amazing turn of events that will have ripple effects across the State of Colorado. Due to relentless public pressure demanding a closer examination of the […]
by John Reimann The world powers are playing out a drama in Syria. In this drama, the human beings are but bits of scenery on the stage of history. The young child who […]
Here is a video of a mass march in Turkey. It is absolutely massive. Note that the police have not attacked it. Maybe this is significant.
Here is Josh Fox, maker of Gasland and Gasland II, being interviewed on the Maher show. He is attacked by some proponents of fracking and gives no quarter. He is not intimidated […]
Assad is a brutal dictator but the Saudi and Bahraini regimes are perfectly fine; political assassinations are terrorist acts, the worst sin in the world, unless they are carried out by drones; […]
Here are two statements from a revolutionary group in Syria called Syriafreedomforever. We do not know anything about this group other than what is revealed through their statements. We think it is […]
Parts of eastern Europe have been flooded… again. The last such flood was in 2002 and was called a 1000 year flood, meaning such floods come once every 1000 years. So 1000 […]
NOTE: This commentary was written a year ago. It provides a little background to the present situation. As the war is heating up there, and as the Obama administartion, along with […]