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Cowichan Conversations: JEFF RUBIN – Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

The Oil and Gas crowd are an addicted and confused force that take up air and space at a time when change is begging for action.

Somewhat like the ‘Flat Earther’s refusal to get that

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LeDaro: Obama’s interview and his use of ‘N’ word commenting on South Carolina tragedy

One can do a google search and find a plethora of racist images of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and yet this is what’s fuelling outrage?  Listening to the interview and context, Obama’s use of the n-word made sense.  It was about how, while there has been much progress in race-relations, much more needs to . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Obama’s interview and his use of ‘N’ word commenting on South Carolina tragedy

Cowichan Conversations: Why Is the West Spoiling for a Fight with Russia?

At a time where the commercial media, or much of it, serves to whip up hysteria over challenges from ISIS, the so called aggressive actions of Putin and other US/Nato driven issues we can be grateful for the internet, bloggers and social media.

Murray Dobbin’s articles would get short shrift today by most media outlets . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Why Is the West Spoiling for a Fight with Russia?

Cowichan Conversations: Ukranian Soldiers Captured and Then Released by Ethnic Russians (Video)

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

We have read accounts which differ substantially from the MSM line accusing Russia of sending troops and military equipment into eastern Ukraine. Here is some video which expands on that.

Is it true? This is certainly at odds with unquestioned MSM reports that dominate the news cycle.

Are the Russians . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Ukranian Soldiers Captured and Then Released by Ethnic Russians (Video)

Cowichan Conversations: Barack Obama – The Peace Maker

Cowichan Conversations: The Ukraine Crisis – It Is All About Control of Oil and Gas

Cold War propaganda has been ratcheted up considerably as the US continues its efforts to gain control and influence in the region that began a decade ago. Exxon, Shell and Chevron have invested heavily.

Much of the western media has been unquestionably advancing the side of goodness and light ( the US interests) while . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Ukraine Crisis – It Is All About Control of Oil and Gas

The Canadian Progressive: In the US, an “open season on black boys” after Zimmerman acquittal

by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:

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In the US, an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, is murdered in cold blood. The jury finds the alleged murderer, Florida neighbourhood watchman George Zimmerman, not guilty. President Barack Obama calls for “calm reflection”. He mentions neither “George Zimmerman” nor the issue at the heart . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In the US, an “open season on black boys” after Zimmerman acquittal

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 […]

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

The Canadian Progressive: “Forward on Climate”: 35 0000 March on Washington for Climate Action

By Sierra Club | Feb. 17, 2013: Washington, D.C. – Today, during President’s Day weekend, more than 35,000 people are marching to the President’s doorstep to support immediate action to contain climate change. People from more than 30 states across the country whose land, homes and health are being threatened by the climate crisis, as . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Forward on Climate”: 35 0000 March on Washington for Climate Action

The Canadian Progressive: Prominent Canadians Support Forward on Climate Rally

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013: Support from Naomi Klein, Maude Barlow, David Suzuki, and others: OAKLAND, Calif — Prominent Canadians from a variety of backgrounds have signed on to a letter in support of the “Forward on Climate” rally on February 17, when tens of thousands of committed activists will . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Prominent Canadians Support Forward on Climate Rally

The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Greets President Obama In Atlanta With Climate Message

By Sierra Club | Feb. 14, 2013: ATLANTA, GA – As President Obama visits Decatur today, members of the Georgia Beyond Coal Campaign will rally around the downtown Decatur MARTA station to call on the president to protect future generations by addressing climate disruption with bold executive action to hold fossil fuel polluters accountable and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Greets President Obama In Atlanta With Climate Message

The Canadian Progressive: Climate Action Now!: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17th

via Sierra Club: Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home — and the American people get it. What: The largest climate rally in U.S. history. When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.) Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Gather at the northeast corner of the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Climate Action Now!: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17th

bastard.logic: Unpacking the Ramifications of Obama’s Targeted Killing Memo

Rosa Brooks unpacks the Obama JD’s targeted killing memo: “Like many legal documents, this one does fine on its own terms, but looks a lot less satisfying when taken out of its hermetically sealed legal universe.”

Related: John Fugelsang talks with Harper’s Scott Horton and Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK about the kill memo and . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Unpacking the Ramifications of Obama’s Targeted Killing Memo

bastard.logic: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney On Targeted Killing: Lethal Strikes On U.S. Citizens ‘Legal,’ ‘Ethical,’ And ‘Wise’

Words fail (h/t):

A friendly reminder from TAFKAdnA:

The Obama administration claims that the secret judgment of a single ”well-informed high level administration official” meets the demands of due process and is sufficient justification to kill an American citizen suspected of working with terrorists. That procedure is entirely secret. Thus it’s impossible to know . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney On Targeted Killing: Lethal Strikes On U.S. Citizens ‘Legal,’ ‘Ethical,’ And ‘Wise’

The Canadian Progressive: US Immigration Reform Should Uphold Rights: Human Rights Watch

White House, Senate Proposals a Good Start by Human Rights Watch, Feb. 1, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US government should urgently reform its unfair immigration system to uphold the basic rights of non-citizens and provide a path to legal status for the country’s unauthorized immigrants, Human Rights Watch said in a policy briefing released . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: US Immigration Reform Should Uphold Rights: Human Rights Watch

The Canadian Progressive: Cornel West Is Upset Obama Was Sworn In On Martin Luther King’s Bible

Dr. Cornel West, America’s most provocative public intellectual, progressive and champion for racial justice, explains why he’s upset that President Barack Obama was sworn in on Martin Luther King’s bible. He questions the first black president’s commitment to the values the slain anti-war civil rights leader stood for, including: peace, truth and justice. “You don’t . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Cornel West Is Upset Obama Was Sworn In On Martin Luther King’s Bible

The Canadian Progressive: President Barack Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address: Full Text

Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office on Monday for his second term as President of the Unites States. Throughout his historic Inaugural Address, Obama repudiated the right-wing agenda. He urged Americans to cooperate on immigration reform, climate change, gay rights, economic inequality & other progressive issues. To emphasize this call collective action, Obama . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: President Barack Obama’s 2nd Inaugural Address: Full Text

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Racist Threatens Obama, Doesn’t ‘Understand What She Did Wrong’ [VIDEO]

Denise Helms is one of the worst people on the planet. Correction: the worst person in the world. Seriously. After President Obama won re-election on Tuesday, the 22-year-old California woman took to the social media to express her anger and frustrat… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Racist Threatens Obama, Doesn’t ‘Understand What She Did Wrong’ [VIDEO]

Cowichan Conversations: US Democrats Nominate President Barack Obama

The US Democratic Party Convention answered the bell and nominated President Barack Obama to face off against Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

In what may have been the finest contrast possible to the Republican’s Convention the Democrat’s three day political convention provided a stark contrast of choice for American’s.

 

The New York Times covered . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: US Democrats Nominate President Barack Obama

Cowichan Conversations: A Tea Partier Decided To Pick A Fight With Irish President Michael Higgins

This is an amazing interview where Ireland’s President Michael Higgins lambasts Tea Party Style American Talk Show Host, Michael Graham. The Irish Talk Show is in progress…

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur On Obama’s “Kill List” (VIDEO)

Aly Ssa Canadian Progressive World mentioned.

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down President Obama‘s “Kill List” of terrorists targeted for assassination through drone attacks. Obama approves every name on the Kill List. He reviews the bios and the evidence against them. And then he authorizes “lethal action without hand-wringing.” Without due . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur On Obama’s “Kill List” (VIDEO)

DeSmogBlog: TransCanada’s Latest Extreme Energy Export Pipelines in the U.S. and Canada

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TransCanada was once in the limelight and targeted for its Keystone XL pipeline project. Now, with few eyes watching, it is pushing along two key pipeline projects that would bring two respective forms of what energy geopolitics scholar Michael Klare calls "extreme energy" to lucrative export markets.

Pipeline one: the southern segment of . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: TransCanada’s Latest Extreme Energy Export Pipelines in the U.S. and Canada

DeSmogBlog: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Larger Than Originally Claimed

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Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) dropped a bombshell early this week, unveiling documents pertaining to the Royal Dutch Shell Oil 2008 Bodo oil pipeline spill.

The documents indicate that the Shell spill released 60 times the amount of oil Shell had originally reported in the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Larger Than Originally Claimed

DeSmogBlog: Investors: No More Flaring of Fracked Oil and Gas in Bakken Shale

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The debate over flaring unconventional oil and gas in shale basins across the United States has suddenly heated up immensely (excuse the bad pun). 

On March 27, the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economy (CERES) penned a letter calling for an end to the practice, writing,

We are a group of 37 investors, representing . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Investors: No More Flaring of Fracked Oil and Gas in Bakken Shale