Why Labor Unions Need to Join the Climate Fight by Naomi Klein

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by Naomi Klein
www.commondreams.org
Sept. 4, 2013

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The following remarks were delivered on September 1, 2013 at the founding convention of UNIFOR, a new mega union created by the Canadian Autoworkers and the Canadian Energy and Paper Workers Union, and provided to Common Dreams by the author for publication.

I’m so very happy and honoured to be able to share this historic day with you.

The energy in this room — and the hope the founding of this new union has inspired across the country – is contagious.

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U.S. Gambles On Syria With Empty Hand by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 6, 2013

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Poker seems to be an apt metaphor as international tensions mount over Washington’s plan to launch military strikes against Russia’s ally Syria.

There’s other players at the table too. The players are holding cards close to their chest, eyes are flitting to see who’s bluffing, and the stakes seem to be getting higher and higher. The latter is certainly not an empty bluff, given the powder-keg state of the Middle East and the danger for not just an all-out regional war, but a global conflagration involving nuclear weapons.

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Global Power Project, Part 10: TransCanada Corporation – Kings of the Keystone Pipeline

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally published on Occupy.com
September 5, 2013

TransCanada Corporation describes itself as “a leader in the responsible development and reliable and safe operation of North American energy infrastructure.” Beginning in 2005, the company announced plans for the Keystone XL pipeline. In 2010, Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) approved the full pipeline project, stating that it was in the “public interest” to transport Canadian tar sands oil to the Gulf Coast in the United States.

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The Digest Email Subscriptions Are Not Working Through WordPress.com by Lo (Updated)

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Updated: Sept. 12, 2013

by Lo
Editor, Dandelion Salad
September 6, 2013

The email subscriptions are not working through WordPress.com. It is on the daily and weekly digests, not the individual posts setting for the subscriptions.

It’s been a few weeks and they are trying to fix it.

I’m sorry I didn’t notice until today as I have been so busy posting every day.

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