Ralph Nader on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline + 1,252 arrested in front of the White House

Youth Keep Spirits High as Arrests Begin

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on Sep 2, 2011

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We have no bargaining power with Obama by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Aug. 29, 2011

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This is the second week of protests, led by Bill McKibben, in front of the White House demanding that President Barack Obama reject a proposed 1700 mile pipeline transporting the dirtiest oil from Alberta, Canada through fragile ecologies down to the Gulf Coast refineries. One thousand people will be arrested there from all fifty states before their demonstration is over. The vast majority voted for Obama and they are plenty angry with his brittleness on environmental issues in general.

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The Sky Really Is Falling by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
May 30, 2011

Boone County Fire Protection District in Joplin

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The rapid and terrifying acceleration of global warming, which is disfiguring the ecosystem at a swifter pace than even the gloomiest scientific studies predicted a few years ago, has been confronted by the power elite with equal parts of self-delusion. There are those, many of whom hold elected office, who dismiss the science and empirical evidence as false. There are others who accept the science surrounding global warming but insist that the human species can adapt. Our only salvation—the rapid dismantling of the fossil fuel industry—is ignored by both groups. And we will be led, unless we build popular resistance movements and carry out sustained acts of civil disobedience, toward collective self-annihilation by dimwitted Pied Pipers and fools.

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Refuse Allegiance to Coal by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
Nov. 23, 2009

There are some 614 coal-fired power plants in the United States, and it is up to us to shut them down. No one in the White House will do it. No one in Congress will do it. And no one at the coming U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen will do it. We will build local movements to carry out acts of nonviolent civil disobedience to halt the burning of coal, or the polar ice caps will continue to dissolve, the Greenland ice sheet will disappear, the glaciers in the Alps, the Himalayas and Tibet will melt, and widespread droughts, rising sea levels and temperatures, acute food shortages, disease and gigantic mass migrations will envelop the globe. We are killing the ecosystem on which human life depends. One of the major polluters is coal, which supplies about half of the country’s electricity. NASA’s James Hansen has demonstrated that our only hope of getting our atmosphere back to a safe level—below 350 parts per million CO2—lies in stopping the use of coal to generate electricity. We are currently at 390 parts per million carbon dioxide.

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stimulator: Fighting Fascism

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stimulator
October 30, 2009

http://submedia.tv/stimulator/2009/10…
This week:

This week:
1.What?
2. Crispy Pigs
3. Hot in Roch City
4. Olympig Harassment
5. Vienna Occupation
6. Old school bank robber
7. Coal River Blast
8. 350 or 250
9. Modest Mouse
10. Torch Hypnosis

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Bill McKibben: Why is 350 the most important number in the world?

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thomhartmann
September 12, 2009

Thom discusses global warming with Bill McKibben. Check out http://www.350.org

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