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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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Israel Apartheid Week and more | Mazin Qumsiyeh

by Mazin Qumsiyeh Early this morning, Israeli forces brutally uprooted Palestinians who made presence in the Jordan Valley near Deir Hijlah. Many Palestinians were injured including our friend Abdullah Aburahma from Bil’in whose arm was broken. Israeli media ignored this event that lasted eight days of non-violent action that attempted to draw attention to the ongoing ethnic cleansing in the ...

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Chasing Ice, wind and McKibben | Stanley Heller

It’s not often you combine the words “beautiful” and “terrifying” together in a sentence when talking about a film, but those words are accurate in the description of “Chasing Ice.” It’s a film by photographer/videographer James Balog. He studied climate in college, but decided he didn’t like computer models. He wanted to show climate change visually. He hit on the ...

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Forum: Enough about ‘peace process:’ Gaza under siege | Stanley Heller via The New Haven Register

Why is the Register publishing yet another analysis of the long dead “peace process” by Jeffrey Goldberg while ignoring the immense suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip? On the day the column appeared, sewage was flowing in the streets of Gaza City, and garbage was left rotting on street corners. Sonic booms blasted at random. Water, which used to ...

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Snow and Subservience | Mazin Qumsiyeh

It is snowing here in Palestine.  My visitors from Gaza (a child being treated and his father) wish to go back to their family even though their wife tells us that they have no water and no electricity and that parts of the refugee camp that they live in is flooded (in Rafah).  But we are all concerned for the ...

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Prawer | Mazin Qumsiyeh via Popular Resistance

On Friday, all demonstrations in many Palestinian villages had the theme against the Prawer Plan. On Saturday in 30 countries, events were held to counter the Prawer plan to ethnically cleanse 40,000 Palestinians from the Negev in the 65 year colonial Zionist program to make Palestine a “Jewish state”. The demonstrations locally in Palestine were held in Haifa, the Triangle, ...

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Geopolitical shifts | Mazin Qumsiyeh via Popular Resistance

We are in the middle of major, some say tectonic, changes.  We see realignments going left and right that will change the geopolitical reality in Western Asia (the Euro term is “Middle East”) and even beyond.  Hamas abandoned Syria/ Hizbollah/Iran/Russia (SHIR) axis some two years ago and tried to accommodate the Zionist/US/Gulf monarchies (ZUG) axis.  It is now trying to ...

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Should We Stop Flying? | Stanley Heller, Peacenews.org

On October 1, respected meteorologist Eric Holthaus tweeted that after reading the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “I just broke down in tears in boarding area at SFO [San Francisco airport] while on phone with my wife. I’ve never cried because of a science report before.” He then decided he would stop being an airline passenger. The new IPCC ...

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