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drive-by planet: "Anti-Semitic" troll on Common Dreams site turns out to be Jewish Harvard grad

The progressive news website Common Dreams offers stellar content on a regular basis. It has been fearless and honest in its coverage of Israel and in so doing has attracted negative attention, including simulated anti-Semitic commentary. In a recent published report the site notes that such anti-Semitic posts “have been so frequent and intense . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: "Anti-Semitic" troll on Common Dreams site turns out to be Jewish Harvard grad

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Court Upholds Small Towns’ Right to Ban Fracking

The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that local communities have the right to ban the environmentally-harmful practice of fracking by oil and gas companies.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Report: World’s Oceans on Brink of Collapse

The world’s oceans face irreparable damage from climate change and overfishing, with a five-year window for intervention, says environmental group Global Oceans Commission.

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The Canadian Progressive: Obama Teases on Keystone XL, But Continues to Dodge Climate Peril

President Obama acknowledges that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline’s ability to create jobs is exaggerated, but won’t publicly acknowledge the pipeline’s climate impact.

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Politics and its Discontents: This Is What Engaged Citizenship Looks Like

On Friday, fifty-four members of the global climate movement were arrested in Washington, DC after blockading the offices of an environmental engineering firm responsible for contributing to what protesters see as a deeply flawed impact statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial tar sands project that has become a focus of the climate . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: This Is What Engaged Citizenship Looks Like

The Canadian Progressive: ‘This Is Our Last Chance’: Deep-Pocketed Dems Urge Obama to Reject Keystone XL

To avoid ‘catastrophic climate disruption,’ warn donors, president must take a historic stand By: Jacob Chamberlain | Published by Common Dreams on Friday, May 10, 2013 In a letter sent to President Obama on Friday, 150 high profile Democratic donors urged the president “to proclaim with clarity and purpose that our […]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Global Warming Speeding Up, New Research Shows

Scientists find ‘missing heat’ in deep ocean waters By: Lauren McCauley | Common Dreams: The rate of global warming is speeding up, say scientists, despite the apparent stagnation in the rise of global surface air temperatures that may have prevented people from recognizing “the danger of the climate problem we face.” […]

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