Imperial Recipes for a Burnt Planet by Chris Williams

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Climate change

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by Chris Williams
SocialistWorker.org
April 2, 2013

Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, explains the critical connection between imperialism and ecological destruction.

AT THE turn of the 19th century, industrialist and weapons manufacturer par excellence Alfred Nobel, the guilt-ridden inventor of dynamite, established the Peace Prize that carries his name, proposing that it go “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

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Media Grounded: No-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill to censor news coverage?

Arkansas Tar Sands Oil Spill

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RussiaToday·Apr 4, 2013

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has imposed an indefinite no-fly zone over an area in Arkansas recently affected by an oil spill. It’s sparked concern that the Exxon Mobil oil company may be trying to keep the TV cameras away from the scene. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports.

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Chris Hedges: The Democratic Party Would Be a Far-Right Party in Europe

Resolution opposing indefinite detention under NDAA introduced at San Francisco Board of Supervisors

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with Chris Hedges
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February 28, 2013

Edmonton Public Library·Feb 28, 2013

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt: EPL presented Chris Hedges to launch Freedom to Read Week 2013 in Edmonton. Chris spoke about injustice and corporate greed in America…and argued Canada is travelling the same path.

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Perils of the Keystone XL Pipeline Confront Obama by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 21, 2013

Forward on Climate/ Idle No More

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Bill McKibben, a prolific writer and organizer on global warming and climate change, has had a busy year teaching environmentalists not to despair and will soon be learning some lessons himself.

In August 2011, he organized an unprecedented demonstration in front of the White House urging President Obama to deny a permit for the giant Keystone XL pipeline that would haul very dirty tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada down to Texas refineries, largely to be exported. Continue reading

Sounding the Global Warming Alarm by Peter Rugh + Tens of Thousands March in DC “Keystone Pipeline Got to Go”

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by Peter Rugh
SocialistWorker.org
February 19, 2013

Forward on Climate  19813

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THERE IS no doorbell at the front gates of the White House–at least not for the public anyway–but the estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people who stood before 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday made perhaps the largest human buzzer in the history of the U.S. climate movement.

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Thousands Rally in Washington, DC Against Climate Change + James Hansen: Half the Planet is Doomed!

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Forward On Climate Rally

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AlJazeeraEnglish·Feb 17, 2013

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Washington DC to demand government action on climate change.

Organisers say it’s the largest climate change protest in US history.

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Sanders, Boxer Propose Climate Change Bills + 48 Arrested at Keystone Pipeline Protest

Come Arrest Me

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Updated: Feb. 21, 2013

SenatorSanders·Feb 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 — Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) today introduced comprehensive legislation on climate change.

Boxer is chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Sanders sits on the environment committee and also is a member of the Senate energy.

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Capitalism Stands As A Death Sentinel Over Planetary Life by Chris Williams

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by Chris Williams
SocialistWorker.org
February 8, 2013

Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, looks at the battles ahead for those who will protest for the planet next week.

CAPITALISM STANDS as a death sentinel over planetary life.

Recent reports from institutions such as the World Bank detail how, as a result of human activity, we are on track for a four-degree Celsius increase in average global temperatures. Continue reading

Koch Brothers Driving Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Cut Out Venezuelan Oil by Greg Palast

Tar Sands Blockade N19

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by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
for Vice Magazine and The Other 98%
February 7, 2013

I’ve been tracking a tube of black putrid ooze, a toxic viper slowly slithering 2000 miles across the belly of America, swallowing all water aquifers, politicians and reason in its path.

The XL Keystone Pipeline.

As Nagini, the murderous snake in the Harry Potter tales, had its master Voldemort, I figured the Keystone XL Pipeline much also have its own dark lords.

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Tar Sands Exposed + Garth Lenz: The True Cost of Oil

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Fort McMurray, Alberta - Operation Arctic Shadow

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MrEnergyCzar·Jan 18, 2013

Website: http://MrEnergyCzar.com

This video is about defining what the Tar Sands are. Tar Sands are also known as the oil sands because it sounds like it’s actually oil but it’s not, it’s Bitumen, underground mixed in with sand. Bitumen is a gooey tar substance that, through massive efforts and refining, can eventually be made into oil. We don’t call corn ethanol gasoline, it’s corn ethanol which can be used later on as if it’s gasoline. The Tar Sands are mostly up in Alberta Canada where the Boreal forest is. Continue reading

Greg Palast: Texas judge stops construction of Keystone XL pipeline

with Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
December 15, 2012

Tar Sands Blockade N19

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RTAmerica·Dec 12, 2012

The Keystone XL pipeline has received a lot of attention due to the potential environmental impact the project could have on land across America. TransCanada, the company behind the construction is now being accused of lying to land owners. Land owners are claiming the firm said crude oil would be transported through the pipes and not nearly solid product extracted from tar sands and now Michael Bishop, one of the land owners, has filed a lawsuit against the oil giant. A judge has halted construction of the pipeline on Bishops property and Greg Palast an investigative journalist gives us his take on the never ending controversy. Continue reading

Michael Parenti, Savvina Chowdhury, Sarah Regan: State of the Struggle

Occupy Wall Street S15

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with Michael Parenti
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Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
October 24, 2012

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Michael Parenti, Savvina Chowdhury, Sarah Regan panel: “State of the Struggle” – at the Peoples’ Movement Assembly in Olympia WA, Oct. 20, 2012. Continue reading

Appealing To The Corporate State Is Futile by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
October 15, 2012

SSREC Tar Sands Action

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The next great battle of the Occupy movement may not take place in city parks and plazas, where the security and surveillance state is blocking protesters from setting up urban encampments. Instead it could arise in the nation’s heartland, where some ranchers, farmers and enraged citizens, often after seeing their land seized by eminent domain and their water supplies placed under mortal threat, have united with Occupiers and activists to oppose the building of the Keystone XL tar sand pipeline. They have formed an unusual coalition called Tar Sands Blockade (TSB). Continue reading

The Punk Patriot: Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline or Keystone XL is Back from the Dead

Climate Camp 2009... march and demo against BP in support of the Tar Sands campaigners _G108365

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Corporations Have No Use for Borders by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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