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CIA Rejects the Keystone XL Pipeline | Stanley Heller, Peacenews.org

By Stanley Heller CIA?  The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, of course.  For a week in April they occupied a portion of the National Mall in DC, obvious with tipis and tents and horses.  They allied to demonstrate against the Keystone XL (Climate Killing) Pipeline.  By Saturday, April 26, they and their supporters amounted to several thousand people.  During the week they hand ...

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Back in Palestine | Mazin Qumsiyeh

My short trip to the USA and Canada was encouraging as all 12 talks I gave were well attended including schools, churches and civic centers. I also visited museums to get additional ideas and collaborations for continuing work in our nascent Palestine Museum of Natural History. The Sabeel Conference in Portland also had 400 people. Much work for peace and justice is being ...

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Mazin Qumsiyeh beginning human rights speaking tour

I leave Palestine to the USA and Canada (West Coasts) Saturday. I will be speaking at a few venues about human rights and why I am (still) optimistic about our common humanity. My tentative schedule is posted here http://qumsiyeh.org/upcomingevents/ I feel guilty to leave for I am always glad to be in Palestine despite the difficulties. Sharing in sad events ...

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Another world is possible | Mazin Qumsiyeh

A visit to the Galilee just emphasized to me that we are on the right track to one democratic state where we live together in equality, peace, and harmony.  Another world is coming.  As you will see below, there is no difference in colonial settlement activity inside 1948 or 1967 occupied areas but that is all temporary phenomenon. Since my ...

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Mr. 2% Comes Out for Keystone XL | Stanley Heller

Feb. 17 Update. Here’s what Trumka said about climate change and jobs at a “Good Jobs, Green Jobs”conference on Feb. 11. He said merely saying that things should be shut down “poisons the well politically.” He didn’t utter the words “Keystone XL,” but what else? There’s wasn’t one “boo.” Not one person shouted out “what about the pipeline?” Trumka didn’t ...

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Mr. 2% Comes Out for Keystone XL | Stanley Heller

By Stanley Heller Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, may not be in the 1%, but he’s close behind. He made a salary of $272,000 last year along with nearly $16,000 of “other disbursements”. If he retired tomorrow he’d get 60% of that as a pension for his 14 years of “service” as a top AFL-CIO officer. I have the gall to ...

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