Tag Archives: Keystone XL

‘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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Lac Mégantic: capitalism’s train wreck

On July 6, around 1:15 AM, an unattended 74-car freight train filled with crude oil derailed and exploded in the center of the town of Lac Mégantic, Québec. This catastrophe was avoidable with even the slightest attention to safety, and is a result of cutting corners to save money, and the lack of anyone in charge taking responsibility for any aspect of the negligence, including those in the government. Continue reading

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Chicagoans rally: Forward on Climate

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Chicagoans rally: Forward on Climate Chicago–“Hey! Obama! We don’t want your climate drama!” we chanted at the Forward on Climate rally here on Feb. 17. There were at least 20 … Continue reading

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Rallies across U.S. against Keystone XL pipeline

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Rallies across U.S. against Keystone XL pipeline 40,000 in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.–I drove from Memphis to Washington with three others and joined the 40,000-plus people there on Feb. 17 … Continue reading

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Tar sands pipeline vs. human future

Check out the pdf with the whole new November-December issue of News & Letters.  For today’s national protest of the Keystone XL pipeline, see “Tar sands pipeline vs. human future,” p. 1. Tar sands pipeline vs. human future The battle … Continue reading

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