Obama Has No ISIS Strategy

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:19 am

Obama said a week ago he did not have a strategy to combat ISIS, and that now he does. He was right the first time.

The Prosecution of Environmental Activists: District Attorney Sam Sutter Sets Bold Example for Other Prosecutors

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 8:28 pm

When Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter surprised two environmental activists and reduced all criminal charges against them to civil infractions, it was an unusual and rare example of a prosecutor exercising his conscience and using prosecutorial discretion while still upholding the rule of law. And it led activists to praise him for his courage [...]

Podcast: Arrested Activists Discuss Taking Direct Action to Stop Oil Trains at Risk of Explosion

By: Sunday September 7, 2014 11:15 am

Five residents from the Seattle area took direct action on September 2 and constructed a massive tripod that blocked trains transporting crude oil through a rail yard in Everett, Washington. The action was organized by the environmental action group, Rising Tide North America, and was initiated to call attention to the need to halt the [...]

Eleven Years After US Invaded Iraq: Bloodshed, Rape, Torture & Executions in the Country Are Ignored

By: Thursday March 20, 2014 11:01 am

Kenneth Pollack, who has worked for the CIA and the National Security Council, was a prime advocate for the United States invasion and occupation of Iraq. He published a book called “The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq” that was considered widely to be a very convincing case that Saddam Hussein had weapons of [...]

Captain Phillips Goes to Libya: Why Are Navy Seals Sent to Shill for American Oil Companies and Seize a Libyan Tanker?

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 7:36 am

So here’s today’s puzzler: when is it cool to take over a ship in international waters and when is it piracy? Captain Phillips Goes to Libya A major American movie this year was Captain Phillips. It told the story of a brave ship captain (played by American Hero Tom Hanks) and the brave Navy SEALS [...]

NSA Spied on Brazil Oil Company, Petrobras—What WikiLeaks Cables Reveal About Possible Motivation

By: Monday September 9, 2013 1:06 pm

A Brazilian television program has revealed that the National Security Agency in the United States spied on the internal and private computer networks of the oil company, Petrobras, which is partly state-owned. Globo TV’s “Fantastico” program reported top secret documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, which were provided to program by Guardian journalist Glenn [...]

Obama’s Choice to Alienate Environmental Activists and Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Monday February 18, 2013 11:58 am

Somewhere around thirty-five to forty thousand people came to the National Mall in Washington, DC, for one of the largest climate rallies in history.  Those demonstrating demanded that President Barack Obama honor his inaugural pledge and take action on climate change. They also called on Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline being built by [...]

The Fall of Tripoli Brings New Era for Oil & Gas Companies in Libya

By: Monday August 22, 2011 1:37 pm

Rebels near an oil refinery in Ras Lanuf in March. (photo: BRQ) Throughout the Libya war, there has been quite a bit of skepticism about who the rebels being armed were exactly and whether they could govern Libya after Gaddafi was defeated. A political body to represent the rebels, the National Transitional Council (NTC), began [...]

US Park Police Seek to Intimidate Oil Pipeline Protesters

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 9:53 am

Three participants in the Civil Disobedience Action, wait to be processed in front of the White House on August 20th, 2011. (photo: Tar Sands Action) A major two-week action involving daily sit-ins at the White House against the granting of a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline began Saturday. Just over seventy people [...]

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