Sheldon Whitehouse Calls Out Climate Deniers in Senate Speech + Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

Victim of Acidification

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by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
December 5, 2012

Mr. President, last week I spoke about our nation’s military and intelligence leaders acknowledging, along with our nation’s scientific leaders, the clear evidence that carbon pollution is changing our climate.

Unfortunately, there is confusion among many Americans regarding this scientific consensus, confusion caused by deliberate and coordinated attempts to mislead the American people.

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A Most Familiar Drama … Murder Most Foul … by Soraya Boyd

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by Soraya Boyd
Guest Writer
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Facilitate Global, Dec. 10, 2012
December 11, 2012

Aided and abetted by its coalition of the willing
Plundering Israel tears a thirst-deprived people and its parched land asunder
Under the auspices of its American heel
Raiding Israel steals away every last of drop of water
Aided and abetted by its coalition of the willing
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Sibel Edmonds on the Pacification of the Public + Government Allowed 9/11

with Sibel Edmonds
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Boiling Frogs Post
December 13, 2012

Sibel Edmonds?

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SmellsLikePodcast·Dec. 13, 2012

Sibel Edmonds is the founder and President of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), and runs the independent website Boiling Frogs Post. During her time working for the FBI in 2001-2002, she reported on serious acts of misconduct within the Bureau, and was subsequently retaliated against, and fired. After a long battle, she published the book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, earlier this year. Her courage and willingness to fight for justice are traits that are to be admired, and we were very pleased to have the opportunity to speak with her on the podcast. Continue reading

Poetic justice in Qatari tyrant’s fairytale of supporting regional democracy and free speech by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from
December 5, 2012

Once upon a time there was a very rich emirate whose royal ruler wanted to dazzle the world with his magnanimity and appreciation of free speech. It was a bold move because, in this particular geographical desert enclave, the oil-rich kingdoms were typically ruled with an iron rod by absolute unelected monarchs. These tyrants, who lorded over their people with megalomaniacal majesty, were widely feared by the populace because they did not tolerate the slightest dissent to their hereditary despotism. At the drop of a royal whim, disobedient subjects could be flung into dungeons and tortured until death.

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As Obama Admin Preps “Enduring Presence” in Afghanistan, Peace Activists Build Ties to War Victims

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democracynow·Dec 14, 2012

Stop the Wars!

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr – While the U.S. military is preparing to extend what is already the nation’s longest war, new ties are emerging between the peace movement here and in Afghanistan. The group “Afghan Peace Volunteers” recently invited international peace activists to help launch a campaign called “2 Million Friends for Peace in Afghanistan,” a nod to the number of Afghans killed in the last four decades of war and occupation. Continue reading

Iranian Bomb Graph Appears Adapted from One on Internet by Gareth Porter

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by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
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crossposted at ISP
Dec. 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 2012 (IPS) – The suspect graph of a nuclear explosion reportedly provided to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as evidence of Iranian computer modeling of nuclear weapons yields appears to have been adapted from a very similar graph in a scholarly journal article published in January 2009 and available on the internet.

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Andy Worthington and David Remes: GITMO – The Rule of Law and the NDAA

Chicago Protest Against Guantanamo Jan 11, 2012 - Photo by FJJ

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with Andy Worthington
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
14 December 2012

RevolutionTruthOrg·Dec 14, 2012

On December 6, 2012, RevolutionTruth hosted a live panel discussion with David Remes and Andy Worthington to discuss the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, the U.S. Government’s current position on indefinite detention, and their work examining and dealing with the effects it has had on the detainees that reside there.

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