Oil Mafia insists on Tar Sands Pipe.. But Resistance Grows

stop tar sandsDebunking Nature’s arguments for Keystone  By David Roberts and Emma Cassidy

There was a bit of buzz last week when the august scientific journal Nature endorsed the Keystone XL pipeline (ironically, in the course of pleading with Obama to do

something about climate change). Despite the

In latest Keystone Pipeline protest, environmentalists storm offices of oil giant TransCanada
In latest Keystone Pipeline protest, environmentalists storm offices of oil giant TransCanada

hubbub, it was not the first time the journal had done so. Back in September 2011, it boosted Keystone … in the context of pleading with Obama do to something about climate change. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

Neither editorial makes a fully fleshed-out case for Keystone, but together they advance three common arguments, all of which I find unconvincing…. Continue reading “Oil Mafia insists on Tar Sands Pipe.. But Resistance Grows”

US #Drone murders create future Terror

The man who makes the 'kill lists' for drone attacks, John Brennan, has been proposed to head the CIA
The man who makes the ‘kill lists’ for drone attacks, John Brennan, has been proposed to head the CIA

Wed, Jan 9, 2013 by Common Dreams

John Brennan vs. a Sixteen-Year-Old Boy

by Medea Benjamin  In October 2011, 16-year-old Tariq Aziz attended a gathering in Islamabad where he was taught how to use a video camera so he could document the drones that were constantly circling over his Pakistani village, terrorizing and killing his family and neighbors.
Two days later, when Aziz was driving with his 12-year-old cousin to a village near his home in Waziristan to pick up his aunt, his car was struck by a Hellfire missile. Continue reading “US #Drone murders create future Terror”