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Readers’ Views, March-April 2014, Part 2

Readers’ Views from the March-April 2014 issue of News & Letters, part 2. Continue reading

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‘Say NO to KXL!’

Chicago–“Say NO to KXL!” was the message of 100 protesters outside the local State Department offices on the bitter cold night of Feb. 3, demanding that President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry extra-dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. It was one of 283 actions across the U.S. and Canada organized in three days after the State Department released its fake environmental report on the pipeline–a report crafted by cronies of TransCanada, Keystone’s owner, with the imprimatur of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, Jan.-Feb. 2014, Part 2

From the January-February 2014 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, Part 2 ENVIRONMENT UNDER THREAT Recently I attended a talk near Berkeley, Calif., by a retired professor about the effect of environmental damage on political instability in the Middle … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, Jan.-Feb. 2014, Part 1

From the January-February 2014 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, Part 1 THE SYRIAN REVOLUTION AS TEST OF WORLD POLITICS I have been active in a number of student groups around labor and women’s issues. We always talk about … Continue reading

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No to Monsanto!

From the November-December 2013 issue of News & Letters: No to Monsanto! Protesters in Nashville, Tenn., in one of the 400 demonstrations of the second Global March against Monsanto on Oct. 12. Protests were held in 52 countries on all … Continue reading

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Oakland Frackdown

About 90 members of environmental and community groups gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza for “Oakland Frackdown” to protest passage of State Senate Bill 4 authorizing hydraulic fracturing in California. Continue reading

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Movements confront climate change

Occupations of planned fracking sites in Canada and Romania showed the intensification of struggles against the damage fossil fuel exploitation is inflicting. The urgency of stopping the headlong rush to extract and burn fossil fuel was underscored by the latest comprehensive report from the International Panel on Climate Change. Continue reading

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