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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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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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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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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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Could the Boycott Have Beaten Hitler? | Stanley Heller

by Stanley Heller One can argue that the Holocaust began with the November 9-10, 1938 Kristallnacht, 75 years ago, when 1,000 synagogues were burned, 30,000 Jews thrown into concentration camps and around 100 killed outright. From discrimination and violent outrages, the Nazis had moved on to mass murder. Could they have been stopped? What could have stopped them? Twenty nine ...

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Why Didn’t Obama Bomb Syria? | Stanley Heller

We can let go of our breath now.  It really looks like the U.S. bombing of Syria is off.  It sure didn’t look that way at the end of August.  The first videos of large numbers of corpses without apparent wounds appeared on August 21.  Shortly afterwards the Obama Administration announced chemical weapons had been used and began sending U.S. ...

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Taking to the Streets Against Dirty Deadly Coal | Stanley Heller

A few years ago the Clean Air Task Force produced a report saying that 13,000 people a year were dying prematurely from the particles coming out of coal fired power plants. It says ” “among all industrial sources of air pollution, none poses greater risks to human health and the environment than coal-fired power plants.” The President a few months ago ...

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